This is the last episode of both the podcast season and the current nature season, so it's timely that winter solstice is our focus. Learn about winter solstice, how it can be experienced internally along with intentional ritual, and what potential is held in a quiet period of reflecting on both the dark and the return of light. Solstice blessings to all of our listeners.
This week we search for Janet and then discuss animism and art, covering the ways our perception and consumption of creative work can be understood animistically and also exploring the ways in which the art we create transform both the artist and the audience. Brandice apologizes for the Danielle Steele reference.
This week, in our 20th (!!!) episode, co-hosts explore Samhain, or the dead time, and how we currently hold and have historically held this time through an animistic lens, both intentionally and experientially.
This week is an exploration of how we can (and should) engage in ancestral work, offering animistic context, personal experience, and a few actionable ways to begin a more intentional relationship with one’s ancestors.
This week hosts dig in to the topic of divination, including what it is to each of us, what systems/oracles we use, how our animistic lens informs our practice, and a thorough geek out over Kelley's new book, Runic Book of Days.
We're back! This week, co-hosts discuss the animistic experience of minor illness, including our experience and awareness of the impact on relationships with the body, the "bug," and the world in which we're still living and working.
Q&A this week! Hear our thoughts on being an animist while also being a Christian, trusting your intuition, and reconciling multiple points of agency within Self, particularly with regard to soul and body as individuals unto themselves.
A listener recently asked an excellent question: Why? Why look at the world and ourselves through an animistic lens? Why be animists? How does it benefit us, and how does it benefit the world around us? Listen in to hear answers from Kelley, Brandice, and Janet, and hear some ways to explore those reasons for yourself as well.
The week we discuss the complicated nature of our modern relationship with food and the source(s) of our food, including exploration of blessings and death work before eating, realistic mindfulness of sourcing, and opportunity (responsibility?) to reframe advocacy for two of our biggest life givers, water and air.
The cohosts discuss the upcoming summer solstice (2018 is June 21st at 6:07 am EST in Northern Hemisphere) and how each experience the seasonal change in animistic ways. If you're looking for ways to understand this event and also observe, several options are offered. Blessed Solstice to listeners in all hemispheres, winter or summer!