Get Ready for a Great Perseid Meteor Shower this Year! August 11-14, by Starstuff, Contemplating

If you have clear skies Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night, consider celebrating as my family does – by seeing these wonders, just as our Ancestors have seen them for many thousands of years.  Do you have a chance to share this sacred moment with a child?

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Yes, You Can Be Part of Vulture Culture!

I recently got an email from someone who was interested in Vulture Culture, but felt like they couldn’t actually be a participating member of this “fandom” unless they were tanning their own hides and cleaning their own bones and otherwise processing their own specimens. It’s not the first time I’ve run into this, either. It’s … Continue reading Yes, You Can Be Part of Vulture Culture!

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Home Base: Place Altars As Connections to Wilderness

Note: This post was originally posted on No Unsacred Place in 2011, and then later Paths Through the Forests. I am moving it over here so I can have more of my writings in one place. I am not a huge fan of “nature” as being separate from humanity. The perceived divide of “natural” and “artificial” … Continue reading Home Base: Place Altars As Connections to Wilderness

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Deep Ancestral Animal Spirits, Part One

Note: This post was originally posted on No Unsacred Place in 2012, and then later Paths Through the Forests. I am moving it over here so I can have more of my writings in one place. The human brain is a fascinating thing. I had already learned a good deal about it just in personal … Continue reading Deep Ancestral Animal Spirits, Part One

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Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos”: A Pagan Perspective

Note: This post was originally posted on No Unsacred Place in 2011, and then later Paths Through the Forests. I am moving it over here so I can have more of my writings in one place. When I’m making artwork, I often enjoy having some music or video going on that I can listen to … Continue reading Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos”: A Pagan Perspective

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Shapeshifting Into Kin: Part Two

Note: This post was originally posted on No Unsacred Place in 2011, and then later Paths Through the Forests. I am moving it over here so I can have more of my writings in one place. This is part two of a two-part series; you may read part one here. There are many purposes for shapeshifting—celebration, … Continue reading Shapeshifting Into Kin: Part Two

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Ecopsychology and Neopagan Relevance

Note: This post was originally posted on No Unsacred Place in 2011, and then later Paths Through the Forests. I am moving it over here so I can have more of my writings in one place. Ecopsychology: the psychology of how we relate to the natural environment, and the therapeutic application of the restorative qualities … Continue reading Ecopsychology and Neopagan Relevance

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