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Animism Is Not Poetry

Language was not invented by humans. Humans’ capacity to communicate and speak comes directly from the Land herself. When I say that Rain and Ocean, Grasses and Vines, Frogs and Spiders, Engines and Teapots have voices, I am not being poetic or communicating with metaphors. To say these beings are voiceless, uncommunicative, or even mute is to deny their consciousness

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How I Define Spirituality

Before you read more, I wanted to share a few things first: How I define spirituality:Inner transformation AND outer change. How I define magick:The exploration of likely and unlikely connections, awakening and mobilization of these connections, and uniting these Seen and Unseen energies towards renewal and regeneration. How I define a coven:A communal space for the consideration and cultivation of

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Three Ceremonie Anointing Parfums are pictured with cotton voile on sand

What’s in a Fragrance?

Perfumes were not always considered cosmetics. In the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Persia, China, and Rome— cultures that revered plants and their spirit communication properties — perfumes were used to anoint the body and used in ceremony. Perfumes were used as spiritual and physical adornment to make requests to the goddesses and gods, as well as viewed as protective armour.

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Ways to invite harmony with the forces of Change

While I’ll be sharing loads of wisdom on befriending Change, including hands-on practices with Tea on September 17 – Befriending Change (Part of the Magick of Tea series), here are a few doable practices to help get you started.  Move around and remove objects in your surrounding that have no practical or beautifying (a form of practical IMHO) impact on

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Mimi Young in cream sweater leans forward and looks at camera

An animist’s forecast: 2 Key Themes for the rest of 2022

August was a midpoint for the lunar new year, igniting a major portal for the remaining months chaperoned by the Water Tiger. In many ways, the first 6 months of this lunar year was like a washing machine, where energies, circumstances, intentions, and reference points are jumbled, chaotic, and unclear. August, the seventh month this lunar year, felt much like

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Mimi Young dressed in terracotta coloured sweater and light blue jeans sits against green walls

Spirit is the Body

There are some spiritual beliefs that are focused on freeing spirit from matter, from the body. There is also another way, an ancient way— the animist tradition that sees the Spirit in Matter, in the Body. We do not typically find it miraculous when something breaks down or dissolves, but when spirit is made flesh, when something visible comes out of

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An artistically blurred image of woman walking in nature, giving a serene and connected feeling

Animism Is Not Poetry

Language was not invented by humans. Humans’ capacity to communicate and speak comes directly from the Land herself. When I say that Rain and Ocean, Grasses and Vines, Frogs and Spiders, Engines and Teapots have voices, I am not being poetic or communicating with metaphors. To say these beings are voiceless, uncommunicative, or even mute is to deny their consciousness

Read More »
Taiwanese woman with long black hair folds hands and looks at the camera

How I Define Spirituality

Before you read more, I wanted to share a few things first: How I define spirituality:Inner transformation AND outer change. How I define magick:The exploration of likely and unlikely connections, awakening and mobilization of these connections, and uniting these Seen and Unseen energies towards renewal and regeneration. How I define a coven:A communal space for the consideration and cultivation of

Read More »
Three Ceremonie Anointing Parfums are pictured with cotton voile on sand

What’s in a Fragrance?

Perfumes were not always considered cosmetics. In the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Persia, China, and Rome— cultures that revered plants and their spirit communication properties — perfumes were used to anoint the body and used in ceremony. Perfumes were used as spiritual and physical adornment to make requests to the goddesses and gods, as well as viewed as protective armour.

Read More »
Blurred image of female figure and foliage silhouttes

Ways to invite harmony with the forces of Change

While I’ll be sharing loads of wisdom on befriending Change, including hands-on practices with Tea on September 17 – Befriending Change (Part of the Magick of Tea series), here are a few doable practices to help get you started.  Move around and remove objects in your surrounding that have no practical or beautifying (a form of practical IMHO) impact on

Read More »
Mimi Young in cream sweater leans forward and looks at camera

An animist’s forecast: 2 Key Themes for the rest of 2022

August was a midpoint for the lunar new year, igniting a major portal for the remaining months chaperoned by the Water Tiger. In many ways, the first 6 months of this lunar year was like a washing machine, where energies, circumstances, intentions, and reference points are jumbled, chaotic, and unclear. August, the seventh month this lunar year, felt much like

Read More »
Mimi Young dressed in terracotta coloured sweater and light blue jeans sits against green walls

Spirit is the Body

There are some spiritual beliefs that are focused on freeing spirit from matter, from the body. There is also another way, an ancient way— the animist tradition that sees the Spirit in Matter, in the Body. We do not typically find it miraculous when something breaks down or dissolves, but when spirit is made flesh, when something visible comes out of

Read More »