Short articles about the concepts, tools and language of animism. A good place to start.
Animism & Witchcraft
Witchcraft is a part of my personal spiritual identity as a practitioner of Northern European animism. But is witchcraft animism?Read more.
Northern European Starting Points
Magical and animistic practices that are good starting points for people of Northern European descent: Working with local or ancestralRead more.
Foundation in Animism
Foundation in Animism is a free 12 week email course aimed at introducing the essential tools and principles for authenticRead more.
Protection is another umbrella term; it covers all the animist practices that can help us reinforce, heal and recover ourRead more.
Spirit communication is an umbrella term for animist practices that involve… you guessed it, communicating with spirits. Spirit communication canRead more.
Folk magic is what happens when animist methods like ceremony, craft, altar work and working with spirit helpers are combined.Read more.
Depossession encompasses the methods to remove a harmful, intrusive spirit from a host’s energy system. It is is very specificRead more.
Journeying, also known as shamanic journeying, is the Western name for the practice of spirit flight that is found inRead more.
The Principles of Animism
Animism is as diverse as it is potent. There are no laws, rules or dogma that apply across animism, andRead more.
A Personal Animism
Animism goes far beyond what our language can tell. We can catch glimpses of it in art, poetry, music andRead more.
Energy healing is a practice that many animist practitioners use in various forms, from modern reiki and acupunture, to theRead more.
Extraction is a practice for removing harmful energy, emotion and thoughts. It’s found in many animist traditions around the world.Read more.
Initiation is an ancient practice that marks a transition point in a practitioner’s life with ceremony and symbolism. Initiations canRead more.
Trance is an animist practice that shifts our mental states so that we can access different ways of thinkingRead more.