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

Venus Flytrap poaching increases over 3 year period | WWAY NewsChannel 3 | Wilmington NC News →

But, it’s a price many are willing to pay for the plants possible healing powers.

"Most of them end up ground up into a commercial snake oil tincture,” said Sheret.

Some argue the oil has cancer fighting aspects, while others are skeptic.

"That has never been proven,” said Sheret.

What has been proven, the Venus Flytrap population has decreased.”

And then people wonder why I get so pissy about the very real effects of pseudoscience.

3weeksmaximum:

This little guy was just strutting along the side of the road, couldn’t have cared less when we drove up beside him.

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Pharmacists Refusing to Fill Prescriptions for Pain Relievers - Opioid Medication - Chronic Pain →

thefaultinourspoons:

storylineofic:

spooniestrong:

This is criminal.

This is understandable, but completely outrageous at the same time. Why should a pharmacist have the right to deny meds that their doctor is prescribing. I know there are some corrupt doctors our there, but there’s such a thing as invisible illness and I better not be refused my meds.

This is absolutely outrageous.

If a doctor believes that you need pain meds, then a pharmacist has no right whatsoever to refuse to give someone pain meds that are potentially allowing someone to go with their lives, and for some people that are potentially allowing them to live.

Yes there are a lot of people that are addicted to pain killers, but some of those people also NEED those pain killers, because guess what, they are in an unbelievable amount of pain.

A pharmacy is not a bar. The pharmacist is not a bartender deciding if a patron has had too much to drink. The pharmacist’s job is to dispense the medication ordered by the doctor, who is the person who decides whether the patient needs the meds or not. 

Source: krabel65

wildhyaena:

howtoskinatiger:

Hyena by Frik Erasmus1 on Flickr.

The hyena in the background though

Hyenas just have a little different way of training assistant branch managers.

wildhyaena:

howtoskinatiger:

Hyena by Frik Erasmus1 on Flickr.

The hyena in the background though

Hyenas just have a little different way of training assistant branch managers.

Source: Flickr / frik_erasmus

urbanmongoose:

Better photo of my newest fox who I’ve decided to call Titus. As well as his large size he has really bold, vivid colors, and unusually lacks any white markings on his legs. 
Planning to reshape his ears so they stand up properly and possibly reshape his face a little. 

Wow, his color’s so loud I heard him even before I scrolled down to him! (Very nice find, BTW—he’s gorgeous.)

urbanmongoose:

Better photo of my newest fox who I’ve decided to call Titus. As well as his large size he has really bold, vivid colors, and unusually lacks any white markings on his legs. 

Planning to reshape his ears so they stand up properly and possibly reshape his face a little. 

Wow, his color’s so loud I heard him even before I scrolled down to him! (Very nice find, BTW—he’s gorgeous.)

Source: urbanmongoose

jmatheny:

Google Wants To Put A Camera On Your Eyeball
We knew Google was experimenting with computerized contact lenses, and we knew Google’s been selling 

jmatheny:

Google Wants To Put A Camera On Your Eyeball

We knew Google was experimenting with computerized contact lenses, and we knew Google’s been selling 

Source: jmatheny

I love how utterly concerned GSDs look about everything.

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the-tortoise-queen:

bundere:

bundere:

DO NOT BUY A BUNNY JUST BECAUSE YOU SAW A CUTE PHOTO ON THE INTERNET!!! DO NOT BUY ANY ANIMAL JUST BECAUSE YOU SAW A CUTE PHOTO ON THE INTERNET. DO RESEARCH FIRST AND MAKE SURE YOU CAN TAKE CARE OF THAT ANIMAL. PETS ARE NOT HANDBAGS DO NOT TREAT THEM AS SUCH

This is super relevant again with Easter coming around the corner!!!

As a rabbit breeder, I am sad to say that I used to sell rabbits at Easter time. Within a few months, when they were no longer “cute and fuzzy” they’d be returned. It pissed me the fuck off. But each and every person that returned the rabbit because of, I’d give them a long lecture as to why they are fucking idiots. I wasn’t even the owner of the buisness, that was my mom. I was the underling, and I was taking charge. I made sure they knew it applied to all animals. After my mom found out about my lectures, she never sold around Easter again. 

Don’t be a dumbass and buy any animal at a baby age. If you really want them, you’d adopt a rescue pet, ones that are older and need someone to love them. Yes, there are rabbit, guinea pig, chicken, rat, mice, all sorts of small animal rescues. Because dumbasses like you abandon them when they’re no longer “cute” and “fuzzy”. 

Source: bundere

archilovers:

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Smart Student Units - Sweden by Tengbom Eriksson Architects

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