Review: Thinking Wild

Niki reviews fellow Alaskan Theo Grutter’s book, ‘Thinking Wild.’ [Read more…]

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The Sacred Springs of South West England

This week Traci writes about her visit to the Blood Spring and the Waters of Sulis. [Read more…]

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An Extraenvironmentalist

“This is what we want. We don’t want to be Americans or Germans or English. We want to be extra environmentalists. Always feel that where ever you go, you are a stranger, the outsider, the one looking in. This is the viewpoint that makes all places the same to you.” – Terrance McKenna

It is not fun to be questioned at airports because my travel patterns look strange. It is not fun to be questioned by strangers about why I “can’t” settle down. It is even less fun to be questioned by family members of someone close to me because they are “concerned” that I’m somehow a bad influence on that person. McKenna’s idea that there is value in always being the stranger does not sit quite right with me, even as I live that reality. [Read more…]

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Point to Ponder: is it all just anthropomorphizing?

This week, Traci considers how stories connect us to the lived world, and relishes the rare string of sunny days at her home in Cork, Ireland. [Read more…]

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What Are These “Seasons” You Speak Of?

If you search the ‘Net for the “unseasonable weather,” you’ll find many examples of both unseasonably hot and unseasonably cold weather around the world, as well as more recent record-breaking temperatures in both directions. [Read more…]

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An Animist’s Take on Fiction: to view or not to view

This week Traci considers the image bank of fiction, how that repository impacts ‘spirit’ communication, and what this means to an Animist! [Read more…]

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Wrinkles in Space

Have you ever been to a place over and over again and then suddenly one day, you notice something that you never noticed before? This is one of a group of phenomena that my close friends and family chalk up to “dimension shift”. We say it half-jokingly, half-seriously, because there is a sense of mystery in suddenly noticing these previous invisible aspects of Place. [Read more…]

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