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Darkness, Spirit, and the Feminine

It is the tendency of our culture to mistake what is dark within ourselves for what is wounded, rather than seeing darkness as its own kingdom, and carrying its own beauty. It has been a long path for me to separate my rather dark tendencies from what was wounded...

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Sisyphus and the Spiritual Path

One of the more common illusions of the spiritual path is that it will get easier as one progresses on it. The belief that the spiritual path is about transcendence means that people often create subsuquent beliefs that if only they tried hard enough, or were...

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Animism and Personhood

Lately I have seen the term “person” or “personhood” being used in an animist context to introduce the concept that we should be considering other intelligences as vitally alive and of having a soul. Anything that supports people picking their heads up and actually...

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On an Animist Way of Being

I had a student ask me for a working definition of animism the other day and I realized that much of the talk regarding animism, or an animistic perspective, is sort of quartered in the Spiritual Ecology section of the bookstore, and doesn’t get the consideration and...

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