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The Wakeful World: Animism, Mind and the Self in Nature

When the question of the greatest Druids of our era comes up, I’m going to have to start including Emma Restall Orr in the discussion. She began her Druid work in OBOD, was co-chief of the British Druid Order for nine years, then fou...

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Carpathian Shamans – Ukraine Molfar & Polish Whisperer’s Magical Rites

The Boyko (Бойко) is a Ukrainian and Polish ethnographic group located in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine and Poland.

The Boykos inhabit the central and the western half of the Carpathians in Ukraine across such regions as...

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Thousands-Years-Old Shaman Sanctuary Discovered in Europe

One of the key figures of the ancient world was the shaman. According to ancient accounts, these magic practitioners helped shape the first human societies. As wise as they were feared, the shaman mystics were a high-rank figure in th...

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Living with Djinns: Understanding and Dealing with the Invisible

The djinn is an invisible spirit with a will of its own that may hide in the bathroom, lurk in dark alleys or under staircases to seep through the pores of its victims and possess them. Djinns have long been an explanation for illness...

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What Neopagans Believe

Thou Art God/dess

Neopagans believe that divinity is both immanent (internal) and transcendent (external), with immanence being far more important for people to pay attention to right now. This principle o...

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Uluru — The Most Sacred Site of Australia

The biggest rock in the world , Ayers Rock, or as the aborigines call it Uluru is positioned 450 kilometers aside from Alice Springs. This unique stone plays a vital role in the mythology and spiritual practices of the indigenous peo...

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On Animism, Modernity/ Colonialism, and the African Order of Knowledge

It might even be said that the fetish is the consummate form of power for Marx insofar as it mystifies and materializes in the same gesture, insofar as it crystallizes the necessity and inevitability of mystification for materializati...

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Ancient Lore and Magic of Crows and Ravens

Although crows and ravens are part of the same family (Corvus), they’re not exactly the same bird. Typically, ravens are quite a bit bigger than crows, and they tend to be a bit shaggier looking. The raven actually has more in common ...

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Japan's Ritual Ghosts, Monsters, Ogres and Goblins

In 2013, just after finishing his European tour of winter masquerades (Wilder Mann), Charles Fréger began a photography project exploring Japan’s masked ritual figures. Photographing sumo wrestlers (Rikishi, 2002-2003) had already ...

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