Ethical Considerations of Spiritual Work in Natural Disasters

Every time there is some sort of larger happening in the world I see a call to “send energy”: to send prayers, intentions, or even do some type of energetic or spiritual work to be of assistance. In this I see the best of intentions: a desire to be of service,...

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...

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...