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Why are you here?

Farewell now my sister
Up ahead there lies your road
And your conscience walks beside you
It’s the best friend you will ever know
And the past is now your future…

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Paganism

Fjothr Odinsdottir Lokakvan reblogged this on Rebalancing Acts and commented:

SO. My first post on Gods & Radicals is up.

Why are you here?

Farewell now my sister
Up ahead there lies your road
And your conscience walks beside you
It’s the best friend you will ever know
And the past is now your future…

1,805 more words
Paganism

End of Life Experiences; Two Books by Peter Fenwick and Elizabeth Fenwick

A research study based on interviews with nurses, doctors, and carers in two hospices and one nursing home in London found that profoundly meaningful ‘end of life experiences’ were not uncommon.  1,369 more words

Animism

What the real Mr. McGuires of the world have wrought

Up until lunchtime, I was most likely going to write about freshwater mussels, and how amazing they are on account of their ability to filter and clean water, and how a combination of cleaning up water/preventing pollution, and reintroducing native mussels into watersheds could do wonderful things for restoration. 1,024 more words

Environmentalism

Our soft and squishy foundation

Today I was going to write a nice tidy post about soil. Because soil is so tidy, right? But soil ecology, it’s important! It is quite literally the foundation of ecosystems; I trust I don’t have to explain why. 1,687 more words

Land And Land Spirits

Spirit Possession, Deities, and Gnats.

Western discourse about spirit possession emerged from a long history of Christian demonology.  After the Enlightenment it came to be regarded as ‘one of the key markers of the primitive stage in the evolution of human civilization’, and, thanks to E.B.Tylor’s late nineteenth century theory of animism, became ‘a founding term in the discipline of anthropology’.  1,260 more words

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Telepathy (feeling at a distance): Animism, Healing, and Science.

I can’t remember ever doubting telepathy.  This would be an unremarkable statement in many non-Western cultures, but in the wrong company might prove risky here, mainly because modernist psychiatry has linked experiences of telepathy, and other supposedly paranormal phenomena, with ‘mental illness’.* 1,684 more words

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