The Green Wolf


Be aware that this Tumblr frequently includes pictures of art made with animal remains, as well as occasional liberal political ideologies. Mostly it's nature photography and art (and not just of charismatic megafauna).

Artist, author, ecopagan, and wannabe polymath living in the Pacific Northwe(s)t.

Creator of Curious Gallery, a two-day arts festival celebrating the wunderkammer revival in Portland, OR on February 1-2, 2014. Details at http://www.curiousgallerypdx.com.

I discovered neopaganism in the mid-1990s, and shortly thereafter began my work with animal totems and neoshamanism. Over the years I've wandered through various paths, ranging from Wicca-flavored neopaganism to Chaos magic, and for several few years I created (and followed) Therioshamanism, a post-industrial neo-shamanic path. These days I've relaxed into a more integrated ecopaganism, less about rituals and journeying, and more about the sacred in every moment.

I've also been creating various neopagan ritual tools and other sacred art from hides, bones, beads and other such things since about the same time. And I've written several nonfiction books on totemism, animal magic, and related topics. My next book is "Plant and Fungus Totems: Connect With Spirits of Field, Forest and Garden", due out from Llewellyn in May 2014.

A few places to find me, as I'm all over the internet:


http://www.thegreenwolf.com
http://thegreenwolf.etsy.com
http://therioshamanism.com
http://paganbookreviews.net
https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenWolfLupa

Ask me anything
batblush:

sprouhtling:

I really love this

this work is not sourced correctly!! this is maruti-bitamin's lovely art and she should be credited for it.

Reblogging for ^ ^ ^

batblush:

sprouhtling:

I really love this

this work is not sourced correctly!! this is maruti-bitamin's lovely art and she should be credited for it.

Reblogging for ^ ^ ^

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geekartgallery:

Game of Thrones inspired 3-Eyed Crow by Allis Markham

This three-eyed crow was created by Game of Thrones superfan Allis Markham, a taxidermist who works at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles and  teaches amateur taxidermists on the side.  It’s not for sale, because it’s illegal to sell dead crows in the U.S., but she created this one as a gift.

You can check out detailed step-by-step build pics of the whole process pictorial of the whole process on Imgur, but the photos aren’t for the squeamish.

That’s very cool :)

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thelastasiantimelord:

son-of-mercury:

theramen:

starry-dawn:

merrymethods:

That cat is not even playful, he is downright -concerned- about this fucking penguin aelinawhwa

CAT: ARE YOU OKAY SMALL WIBBLY ANIMAL

S-sir? Sir, what are you-

Sir, are you-

Sir, please stop.

Sir

Are you okay?

I can’t remember if I blogged this or not but oh my fucking cute.

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andythanfiction:

teslaandhispigeon:

Can we please just tell every middle schooler this instead of making them feel embarrassed by their existence and their need to try new things? It would be much nicer to hear this through middle school and high school than it is to hear about how dumb your phase or whatever is and how much you’ll regret it in a year.

Damn, every time I see this go by my dash, it has, like, 10K more notes.  I’m awed by how much it seems to have meant to so many people, and incredibly moved to see so many notes saying that this has mattered.

andythanfiction:

teslaandhispigeon:

Can we please just tell every middle schooler this instead of making them feel embarrassed by their existence and their need to try new things? It would be much nicer to hear this through middle school and high school than it is to hear about how dumb your phase or whatever is and how much you’ll regret it in a year.

Damn, every time I see this go by my dash, it has, like, 10K more notes.  I’m awed by how much it seems to have meant to so many people, and incredibly moved to see so many notes saying that this has mattered.

Source: andythanfiction

spiritusarcanum:

Bones given new life by the ochre blood of earth, perfumed and sealed by hallowed tinctured.
Soon the breath of life is born, and the host of shades returns.

spiritusarcanum:

Bones given new life by the ochre blood of earth, perfumed and sealed by hallowed tinctured.

Soon the breath of life is born, and the host of shades returns.

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strongholdleather:

I figured we should post something cute and pink since it’s Easter.
These sure are both but maybe not quite in the spirit of the season? At least Easter dinner will be fresh.
These gloves were a custom order from long ago, and were colored with hand-mixed paint so they can’t be re-created. At least you can still bask in their majestic beauty or whatever
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strongholdleather:

I figured we should post something cute and pink since it’s Easter.

These sure are both but maybe not quite in the spirit of the season? At least Easter dinner will be fresh.

These gloves were a custom order from long ago, and were colored with hand-mixed paint so they can’t be re-created. At least you can still bask in their majestic beauty or whatever

(x)

Source: strongholdleather

Hey, all!
So, thanks to sales at Sakura-Con this past weekend, I was able to put some money aside for a donation to Rewild Portland! From their website:

Rewild Portland is a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. Our purpose is to promote cultural and environmental resilience through the education of earth-based arts, culture and story. This mission comes to life in the form of educational workshops, community-building events, art shows and ecological restoration. Rewildingmeans returning to a more wild or natural state. This is a large spectrum of nature connection; from learning about native plants to full-on living off grid in the style of our nature-based ancestors. Resilience is a culture’s ability to withstand or bounce back from large scale environmental and social changes. Rewilding creates resilience because it is about getting the things you need to live from the land you live on, not shipped from thousands of miles away. Our goal as an organization is to provide a full-spectrum model of education and implementation; from students who come to a single introductory course, to partners of a collective using regenerative design land management principles to live off the land together.

Since 1998, I’ve donated a portion of the money from my art and book sales to nonprofits that benefit wildlife and their habitats. While Rewild Portland focuses more on the human animal, they have a very strong sustainability focus in their work; for example, they’ve added new classes this year that teach you how to weave baskets and other items out of invasives like English ivy and Himalayan blackberry, using plant matter removed from Forest Park here in Portland. And as people re-learn these ancient skills, we’re reminded that we ARE a part of the ecosystems we dwell in, and we feel more responsibility toward and connection with them. 
So I highly recommend Rewild Portland if you’re looking for a nonprofit to support, and if you’re in the Portland area check out some of their upcoming classes (they’re under the Educational Programs tab on their website).

Hey, all!

So, thanks to sales at Sakura-Con this past weekend, I was able to put some money aside for a donation to Rewild Portland! From their website:

Rewild Portland is a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. Our purpose is to promote cultural and environmental resilience through the education of earth-based arts, culture and story. This mission comes to life in the form of educational workshops, community-building events, art shows and ecological restoration. Rewildingmeans returning to a more wild or natural state. This is a large spectrum of nature connection; from learning about native plants to full-on living off grid in the style of our nature-based ancestors. Resilience is a culture’s ability to withstand or bounce back from large scale environmental and social changes. Rewilding creates resilience because it is about getting the things you need to live from the land you live on, not shipped from thousands of miles away. Our goal as an organization is to provide a full-spectrum model of education and implementation; from students who come to a single introductory course, to partners of a collective using regenerative design land management principles to live off the land together.

Since 1998, I’ve donated a portion of the money from my art and book sales to nonprofits that benefit wildlife and their habitats. While Rewild Portland focuses more on the human animal, they have a very strong sustainability focus in their work; for example, they’ve added new classes this year that teach you how to weave baskets and other items out of invasives like English ivy and Himalayan blackberry, using plant matter removed from Forest Park here in Portland. And as people re-learn these ancient skills, we’re reminded that we ARE a part of the ecosystems we dwell in, and we feel more responsibility toward and connection with them. 

So I highly recommend Rewild Portland if you’re looking for a nonprofit to support, and if you’re in the Portland area check out some of their upcoming classes (they’re under the Educational Programs tab on their website).

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