Animism

Kindling Brigid’s Purifying Fire

Fire has been crucial from the very origins of our humanity. Fire is the power our early predecessors sat around sharing the stories, the campfire throwing out flames of protection that kept the predators common in those days: the cave bears, the hyenas, the smilodons, […]

What Have We Inherited?

(Image Credit: Here) Recently, I have been listening to John Trudell’s talks on Youtube, and they have given me quite a bit to think about. John Trudell was a Native American activist and author. I would like to share some of those thoughts with you, […]

A Winter Solstice Post

(I am pretty tired folks. Photo by Bob Watson) Hello again folks, It is well into the holidays already, and we are looking towards the Winter Solstice. I have been really busy this year with all sorts of different projects, this one included. I am […]

Plastic Abyss

  Or the mythical confronts us climbing out of the sea.     To continue with my views of the contemporary world through a mythic lens (a bit delayed this time by a peak work mundane month)….     A recent study done by Newcastle […]

The Stories We Tell…

“I’m telling you, I saw Bigfoot!” “You’re so full of crap…” (One of my pictures from Cabela’s.) Hello again folks! It has already gotten pretty busy with the holidays here, so this post is a little later than I wanted it to be. I wanted […]

The Great Forest Spirit

“In ancient times, the land lay covered lay covered in forests. Where, from ages long past, dwelt the spirits of the gods. Back then, man and beast lived in harmony. But as time went by, most of the great forests were destroyed…” — Princess Mononoke […]

More on Natural Relations

(Image Credit: Here)   I received a really good question on my last post, so I wanted to follow up with a second part and address the question that was raised. Sarenth asked the following question; “Will you be exploring more of the positive aspects […]

The Tree: An Earth Memoir

The cottonwood tree’s roots are numerous, and its branches are wide, stretching over the expanse of our yard. The combination of root and branch are such that our backyard is never very sunny, nor does it grow much grass. The tree is the largest in […]

Reading Harvey’s Dark Ecology

  What can being a pagan mean if isn’t valuing the earth, the ecological, the life world as valuable, sacred, worth fighting over? For me the word is valueless as an identifier without that basic foundation. Pagans may be polytheists, pantheists, animists, even non-theistic but […]

Natural Relations

(One of my own photos, a great place for thinking about nature.) Hello again folks, As a follow up to my last post on this blog, today I want to talk about what might be called nature spirits. Now there is a great deal of […]