Short articles about the concepts, tools and language of animism. A good place to start.
Plant Work & Herbalism
Plant work is the collection of practices that center around learning from the wisdom of plants. Plant work acknowledges theRead more.
Silence is a practice in many spiritual traditions. In animism, silence works to increase awareness, connection and knowledge of ourRead more.
Working with the elements is about working with the essential fabric of reality; most cultures have envisioned that reality hasRead more.
Animal work is the collection of practices and approaches that center around learning from the wisdom of animals. Animal workRead more.
Protection is an umbrella term for a variety of tools that animists can use to strengthen their boundaries, heal anyRead more.
Crafting in the context of animism is making objects or art that is influenced by and serves our animism practice.Read more.
Divination is the practice of reading meaningful patterns in randomness. It allows us to gain a new perspective,Read more.
Altars are sacred spaces where we can relate to all the important people, places and feelings in our livesRead more.
Ceremony is when we act out our intent within sacred space. Ceremony allows us to communicate our feelings and intent directlyRead more.
Sacred space is the fundamental practice of animism. Opening sacred space creates a set apart space within a clearRead more.
With such a broad definition, it’s helpful to be clear about what animism isn’t. The Occult Traditions Occult traditions likeRead more.
Atheism or Non-theism?
I consider myself a non-theist. I was raised by atheists, in a secular society, and for a long time IRead more.
I’m a non-theist. That means that I don’t work from a position that there’s an ultimate being that created andRead more.
Animism can be very hard to define. The term is used by anthropologists and historians, theologists and philosophers – not toRead more.
Animism, not Shamanism
You’ve probably heard about shamanism. I used to call what I practice shamanism, mainly because that’s what the other peopleRead more.