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Emma Restall Orr on the ancestors

“The dead fall from awareness only when they are forgotten, so the practising animist acknowledges the ancestors with gratitude and open-heartedness, each and every day – whenever a task is to be done, whenever an old tool is lifted, a skill used, an old pathway walked. 89 more words


Tigers in Tokyo

I call this 13,000 year old shaman’s effigy, the “Heart of the Ancient Tiger” because it has a special meaning for me. I have a very good buddhist, scientist and professional cellist friend from Tokyo, and although I had never had a dreaming with him before (the past twenty years) while he lived in the US, I recently did, only after he returned to Tokyo.  1,171 more words


About our traditional Karenni beliefs

The Karenni people have many different cultural traits and beliefs. Karenni is a broader term used to describe all of the sub-ethnic groups that comprise it. 378 more words


feather and fur and bone and skin

“I would like to request that you remove the dead thing from the fridge as soon as possible please”, were the words the husband woke me with that morning. 372 more words

Musings & Other Randomness

The Greatest Injustice: Not Loving Those Who Hate

A few months ago I was I sitting in a small wooden boat in Southeast Asia with some of my closest friends and teammates. We were trying to find our way up river through a maze of thousands of dead trees rising up out of the water. 868 more words

Missional Living