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Everyday Animism

Everyday Animism

By Everyday Animism
Everyday Animism is podcast hosted by Kelley Harrell, Brandice Schnabel, and Janet Roper with the intention of exploring all things animism, particularly animism in everyday life.
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Episode 35 - Season 2 Wrap Up
Season 2 of Everyday Animism has come to an end, and this last conversation is about timing, shifting focus, cyclical assessment, and animistic relationship with these concepts. 🌿 Thanks for listening!
July 02, 2019
Episode 34 - Summer Solstice
We’re halfway through another year and pondering seasonal shift, themes of summer, and how we are each entering the second half of this year.
June 18, 2019
Episode 33 - Getting to Know Kelley
This week is all about Kelley! This is our third episode intended to give listeners a closer look at each of the co-hosts of Everyday Animism, and this one features the wisdom-wielding Ravenclaw in the group. | Reference: Sailor J's "How to be a Ravenclaw"
June 12, 2019
Episode 32 - Getting to Know Brandice
This week is all about Brandice! This is our second episode intended to give listeners a closer look at each of the co-hosts of Everyday Animism, and this one features our fiery Gryffindor in the group. || Reference: |
May 28, 2019
Episode 31 - Getting to Know Janet
This week is all about Janet! We’re kicking off a few episodes intended to give listeners a closer look at each of the co-hosts of Everyday Animism, and the Hufflepuff in the group obviously deserved to go first.
May 15, 2019
Episode 30 - Mid-Spring Animism
This week's episode falls just before May Day, May 1st, or the mid-point in the spring season (in the northern hemisphere). We explore personal animistic experience of this time and our ways of observing spring as it exists at this point in our year. Now available on Podcoin as well.
April 26, 2019
Episode 29 - Q&A on Death, Litter, & Paganism
Q&A episode this week! Animistic explorations of what happens when physical forms change or die, the best kitty litter, and whether animism is pagan. (Thank you for your patience with some sound issues this week.)
April 16, 2019
Episode 28 - Animism & Broken Path
This week is an exploration of the broken path, something experienced by those of us on a spiritual path that we've had to cultivate on our own without the support of a direct lineage. We carefully explore what it's like for each of us to try to navigate a broken path while remaining flexible, aware of the painful aspects, and always open to any new understanding of our right (or lack of) to specific spiritual practices.
April 02, 2019
Episode 27 - Animism & Spring
Spring is coming! Mercury is retrograde! This week is an exploration of season and the themes of spring as they present themselves in both our inner and external lives. Join us in exploring how we show up for the changing season, talk about Brandice's seasonal offering, congratulate Janet on her new website digs, and celebrate a thoughtful review of Kelley's Runic Book of Days. Reference: Soulfully in Season: The Spring Sessions Janet Roper: Animist, Elder, Communicator Runic Book of Days by Kelley Harrell
March 15, 2019
Episode 25-ish - Animism & Technology
This week we talk about the internet and technology, and what these things mean to us as animists. We'll definitely continue this conversation, which branched off in too many directions to address with just one episode.  References: Cybernetic animism: Non-human personhood and the internet, by Devin Proctor The internet of things and a planetary vision by Kwame Ferreira
February 26, 2019
Episode 26 - Tidying Up & Duality
These week we explore Marie Kondo and the KonMari method, our thoughts regarding the cultural conversation and the method itself. We also answer a question from Stuart in Sydney regarding our view of duality as animists, and the takeaways really spoke to both topics. Lots of good nuggets this week. References: What White, Western Audiences Don’t Understand About Marie Kondo’s ‘Tidying Up’   Marie Kondo (Wikipedia) 
February 12, 2019
Episode 24 - Animism & Winter’s Midpoint
Welcome to Season 2 of Everyday Animism! 🌿 • Cohost Segment 🎙 : Exploring the midpoint in a winter that no longer ”behaves,” and how this alters our observance of the wheel of the year. • Send in questions or responses for a future Q&A episode. ❄️
January 29, 2019
Episode 23 - Animism & Winter Solstice
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. References:  Runic Book of Days by Kelley Harrell We’Moon Calendar 2018 Soulfully in Season: Winter Solstice Pop-Up with Brandice
December 11, 2018
Episode 22 - Raising Animists
This week’s discussion explores our experience of raising young animists while navigating our own still developing and unmodeled elderhood in an ever-shifting world.
December 04, 2018
Episode 21 - Animism & Art
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. References:  National Novel Writing Month (Brandice’s favorite November activity) Why Cats Paint (mentioned by Janet) Gender & Feminism in Game of Thrones (quick example of something discussed)
November 20, 2018
Episode 20 - The Dead Time
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.
October 30, 2018
Episode 19 - Animism & Ancestors
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.
October 17, 2018
Episode 18 - Coping with Agency
How do you understand and cope with agency? This week we explore how the concept of agency has impacted us along the way and how understand and cope with it as animists in modern day life.
September 25, 2018
Episode 17 - Autumn Equinox
Join our cohosts in exploring the upcoming equinox and how we observe/experience as animists.
September 20, 2018
Episode 16 - Animism & Divination
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.
September 12, 2018
Episode 15 - Sniffly Animism
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.
September 04, 2018
Episode 14 - Shadow
This week we tackle the concept of shadow, what it means for us, how it's often framed, and how we can understand and appreciate shadow as animists.
August 14, 2018
Episode 13 - Mid-Summer Animistic Reflections
This week we discuss various ways to observe the midpoint in the season, ranging from our regional awareness to personal and symbolic levels.
August 07, 2018
Episode 12 - Q&A: Intuiting, Bodies, Animistic Christianity?
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.
July 24, 2018
Episode 11 - Listener Question: Why Animism?
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.
July 10, 2018
Episode 10 - The Animistic Dinner Plate
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.
July 03, 2018
Episode 9 - Animism & Hierarchy
How do animists view the gods? An exploration of the concept of agency and then a delving into hierarchy, how deities fit into animism, and how animism shapes how we view these concepts and ourselves.
June 26, 2018
Episode 8 - Animistic Explorations of Summer Solstice
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! References:  6 things to know about the longest day of the year (Vox) Ep 25 of What in the Wyrd - “Summer Solstice” Summer Solstice - Wikipedia
June 19, 2018
Episode 7 - Animism & Modern Travel
No dumping allowed! This week the hosts discuss what it's like to experience modern travel as an animist, and how animistic relationships can be impacted, respected, and newly formed along the way.
June 16, 2018
Episode 6 - Talking About Being Animist
Kelley, Brandice, and Janet discuss the complexities of being an animist in our current culture, including how this impacts personal, professional, and spiritually-based conversations for each host. References: Animist Child – Blessings for the Tooth Faerie Michael Harner - Wikipedia
June 05, 2018
Episode 5 - The Guilt of Imperfect Animism
Join us in an exploration of the guilt that comes with a modern day understanding of animism, how we each experience it in our lives, and some of our musings on what to do about it.
May 22, 2018
Episode 4 - Occupying Space
Discussing the complexities of taking up space as a modern day animist, addressing some of those complexities, and remembering not to sit in the guilt of our carbon footprint. References: “Dear environmentalists,” (Together We Will USA)
May 15, 2018
Episode 3 - Animism with Intention 101
This week's discussion explores how each of us have consciously observed an animistic relationship in each of our lives, and how anyone can step into an animistic experience of living with intention. References:  Rock Stacking, or ‘Natural Graffitti,’ and Its Ecological Impact
May 08, 2018
Episode 2: What does animism look like?
The hosts discuss what animism is and isn't, totemism as a misunderstood concept, BINABM, fetishism, and what animism looks like in modern day life.
April 24, 2018
Episode 1: What is Animism?
Kelley, Brandice, and Janet give introductions and engage in a initial explanation of animism and discuss what animism looks like in each of their lives. References:  Pets as Children - “Pet Owners are Not Mothers” | “Our Pets Our Children?” Animism on Wikipedia - Link Cultural Appropriation - “7 Myths about Cultural Appropriation Debunked”  (one of B’s favorite primers) |  Native Appropriations (Kelley’s go-to resource)
April 17, 2018