The Green Wolf

My ask box is open. I answer most questions privately, unless it's something that other people may be wondering about AND it's not something personal about the person asking. Feel free to ask me stuff about nature, working with animal parts in art and spirituality, paganism, ethical omnivory, sustainability and environmentalism, and so forth.

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, naturalist pagan, and wannabe polymath living in the Pacific Northwe(s)t.


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 newest book is "Plant and Fungus Totems: Connect With Spirits of Field, Forest and Garden"..

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


http://www.thegreenwolf.com
http://thegreenwolf.etsy.com
https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenWolfLupa
www.patheos.com/blogs/pathsthroughtheforests/
http://www.patreon.com/user?u=224084
crocutable:

My temp job ended so I wanted to paint something and see if I couldn’t work on ideas. A while back I was thinking about some sorta Pathfinder scenario where players would face these little half-dragons sent to do their parent’s will.

crocutable:

My temp job ended so I wanted to paint something and see if I couldn’t work on ideas. A while back I was thinking about some sorta Pathfinder scenario where players would face these little half-dragons sent to do their parent’s will.

ECN305 – Lupa Greenwolf – Totemism and Nature Spirituality

I’m getting ready to go vend at FaerieWorlds (woohoo!!!!) but I wanted to leave you with my most recent podcast inteview. The good folks at Everyday Connection have just released our conversation from earlier this month—and is it a good one! Despite the title, we mostly talk a great deal about ecological issues, particularly as they pertain to food and other immediate needs, but we also take some time to touch on my artwork and other creative efforts, too. A nice, gently rambling discussion that you can listen to at http://everydayconnection.me/2014/07/22/ecn305-greenwolf/

libutron:

Wolf’s Milk Slime  (Toothpaste Slime)
Fruiting bodies (scientifically named aethalia) of the plasmodial slime mold Lycogala epidendrum are quite distinctive by its little, round, reddish pink balls, which exude a pinkish orange paste when popped. This cosmopolitan slime mold grows in groups on dead wood, especially large logs. 
[Mycetozoa - Myxomycetes - Liceales - Tubiferaceae - Lycogala - Lycogala epidendrum (L.) Fr., 1829]
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©MaKeR i | Locality: unknown

libutron:

Wolf’s Milk Slime  (Toothpaste Slime)

Fruiting bodies (scientifically named aethalia) of the plasmodial slime mold Lycogala epidendrum are quite distinctive by its little, round, reddish pink balls, which exude a pinkish orange paste when popped. This cosmopolitan slime mold grows in groups on dead wood, especially large logs. 

[Mycetozoa - Myxomycetes - Liceales - Tubiferaceae - LycogalaLycogala epidendrum (L.) Fr., 1829]

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©MaKeR i | Locality: unknown

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staff:

Congrats to the Fred Levy and his Black Dogs Project blog. It’s an effort to correct the fact that black dogs are sadly, routinely passed over for adoption. It’s nothing but photos of black dogs against black backgrounds, it’s beautiful, and it’s about to become a book. It’ll be out in fall of 2015, and its pages will be heavy with ink.

If you yourself have a black dog, by the way, Fred still needs models… 

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ba614:

THIS IS A PICTURE THAT SOMEONE TOOK WHO WORKS ON AN OIL RIG IN TEXAS.HE WANTED TO GET A SHOT OF THE LIGHTNING THAT WAS FLASHING BY. HE WAS UNAWARE OF THE TORNADO UNTIL THE LIGHTNING ILLUMINATED IT.This has been called a one-in-a-million photo; taken south of Ft. Stockton, Texas.

ba614:

THIS IS A PICTURE THAT SOMEONE TOOK WHO WORKS ON AN OIL RIG IN TEXAS.

HE WANTED TO GET A SHOT OF THE LIGHTNING THAT WAS FLASHING BY. 
HE WAS UNAWARE OF THE TORNADO UNTIL THE LIGHTNING ILLUMINATED IT.

This has been called a one-in-a-million photo; taken south of Ft. Stockton, Texas.

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The Worst Seafood You Could Eat Is…. Shrimp.

marine-conservation:

Shrimp is the #1 seafood in the USA. It is tasty, usually quite inexpensive, and is easily cooked and eaten. Unfortunately, such a craze for shrimp has created an environmental nightmare.

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Americans currently consume over one billion pounds of shrimp every year,…

I mostly just stick to the teensy little pink shrimp that are sustainably harvested off the Oregon coast.

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