Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Mallorie Vaudoise, author of Honoring Your Ancestors.
As an animist, I experience the world as alive with spirits. I see the intelligence of animals, plants, and stars.
Because the world is alive with spirits, we don't need to go out looking for them. There are spirits all around us. For most of us, having a good relationship with just three types of spirits is necessary and sufficient for a healthy existence in the animist ecosystem.
1. Your Own Spirit.
Hey, we're spirits, too—spirits who chose to experience human incarnation. The closer in touch you are with your own spirit, the more of those vital experiences you get to
Here in the northern hemisphere, Lammas/Lughnasadh, the first of the harvest festivals, is almost upon us, but for our southern hemisphere friends, it is time for the Imbolc/Candlemas. To help you celebrate, we’ve rounded up our best rituals, spells, books, and more!
Using the Tarot for Sabbats and Esbats: Imbolc: Celebrate Imbolc with a spread and other tarot-inspired ideas.
Ritual: An Imbolc Celebration: Use this Imbolc ritual to release old wounds in order to create fertile soil for new ideas and possibilities.
Traveling Deeper with the Wheel of the Year: We are all familiar with the Wheel of the Year and its celebrations. But what if
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Joann van der Hoeven, author of Book of Hedge Druidry.
Being a Hedge Druid is all about connecting to the world around you—not just this physical world, but also the Otherworld that lies alongside and overlaps this one. It is about learning where we fit in the world, where we belong, what our place is in the ecosystem. Once we have found our place, we can then work to the benefit of the whole, much like the trees, the nettles, the beetles and the geese. It is about living as naturally as possible, and that means not only being authentic, but also living as close to nature as you can within your own environment. It's about knowing what
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Sharlyn Hidalgo, author of The Healing Power of Trees and the new Celtic Tree Rituals.
I just got back from a three-week visit to Ireland on a pilgrimage of sorts to connect with the spirits of the land. We were a small group that traveled with local guides so that we could visit out of the way places strong in spirit.
The greatest reward for traveling there was understanding that Ireland is the birthplace of the ogham, or tree alphabet. It originated in Ireland and then moved east to the rest of the rest of the British Isles. So, in a way it was like going home. I also met quite a few people who are as passionate about the ogham as I am.