As far back as I can remember I have always put extra thought and care into the feelings of inanimate objects.
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An Animist's Bookshelf- 'Animism, Respecting the Living World', and other Writings by Graham Harvey..
An Animist’s Bookshelf – showing ye olde working methods!
As a latecomer to ‘new’ animism, I’m still feeling slightly dis-orientated, in a good way, by the process of looking anew at familiar landscapes and questioning long held assumptions. 2,308 more words
The ancient Egyptians’ sacralisation of other-than-human animals puzzled or offended both the Greeks and Romans -who tended to explain it in terms of the animals’ allegorical, symbolic, or ‘totemic’ importance, or their usefulness- and later commentators, coming from a vantage point of Christian and/or Cartesian anthropocentricism. 1,045 more words
I’ve never really had the travel bug, so have only seen vultures in the wild once, in Andalucia, soaring over a limestone gorge, and spiralling on thermals above the mountains. 891 more words
Our world is warming up again. Milder evenings are waking toads from their hibernation. So, once again, we potter up the hill with torches, buckets, smaller pots for the occasional frog -who wouldn’t want the company of toads- and yogurt pots for palmate newts. 700 more words