Blog - Alan

Three Ways I Prepare For Ritual

Since re-opening the Coven in 2014, I haven't really done much solo ritual. I did for the first year, but then I kind of slacked off with it. Admittedly, I even dropped my daily practice to

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The Top 5 Things I Do At My Altar

Yes, I have an altar.I know: shocker, right? Like anyone who proclaims to be a Pagan, or a Shamanic Practitioner, or an Earth-based Spiritualist wouldn’t have some sort of altar in their

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How Animists Can Get More Out Of Solo Ritual

Ritual holds a special place in my heart. It can be either formal, or casual. And either way, when done well, ritual adds that something special - a little zing - to our lives.As an animist,

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5 Kinds Of Ritual Beginner Animists Should Know About

As I was beginning my spiritual path, there were a lot of different events to attend. There were public rituals for almost everything you could think of, and they were advertised quite a lot

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What Everyone Should Know About Power Animals

Animals do a lot for us. When we have pets, they become part of our family. We sometimes refer to them as “furbabies.” Hanging out on the couch stroking your cat’s fur has been medically

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How To Be Certain You’ve Been Called To Be A Shaman

No, they don't make Shamans like they used to.And even though I'm being a little facetious, it's really the truth. At least in the western world.We're growing, no doubt about it. People are

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Why Visualization Is The Least Important Skill You Need To Develop

Visualization is not the only skill you need, and it isn’t even the best one to develop.When we work on our goals, we do it by accomplishing smaller tasks that lead to the bigger goal. We

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Hestia’s Fire

Back in the year 2000, I’d already been a Coven-trained Witch for about 7 years. And I’d already led two Covens.The first was my Home Coven when my Initiator fell ill, and I took over.The

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