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The World Tree - Part 4: The Experience of Yggdrasil

The common interpretation of our ancestors’ mythology is that it’s a “primitive” worldview, a barbarian’s idea of how the physical world around us is shaped: that our forefathers honestly believed that the world they experienced was a flat disc surrounded by a giant serpent whose tail was held fast in its jaw lest all the waters of the world should flow out into empty space (as if that makes any sense). 1,307 more words


The Aryan Apple (& a little mystery about the Vanir & Idunna from Snorri)

Aryan means Iranian.

Apples are so deeply ingrained in Norse and insular Celtic mythology I thought readers might be interested to know from where the apple actually came. 346 more words


The World Tree - Part 3: The Map of our Ancestors

In Part 2, we looked at how the experience of our internal structure – that is, the structure of our consciousness – is not unlike a tree in its form.  881 more words


Spiritual Ecosystems

Here’s a thought that popped into my head the other day: What if there are spiritual ecosystems? Just like physical ecosystems?

I’ll preface this by saying I’m still not 100% locked into the idea that a “spiritual” world even exists, but I also know that we don’t know what we don’t know. 399 more words


Climate Crisis Solutions conference

I’m pleased to be one of the presenters in Ohio this coming weekend at the 63rd annual conference put on by the Arthur Morgan Institute for… 260 more words

Spiritual Ecopsychology

Hiromi Tango

Hiromi Tango uses found object and very intentional processes of weaving and making to encourage healthy brain function and healing of thought processes and behaviours. 143 more words

My Animism

I wanted to sit down and type this out for two reasons; first and foremost for myself and for my readers. I have talked quite a bit here about my beliefs and worldview. 1,438 more words