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, (neo)shaman, 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, but for the past few years I've been creating Therioshamanism, a post-industrial neo-shamanic path. 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.
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SecularWitch: This is a survey meant to bring up unpopular opinions about certain topics within Paganism, Witchcraft, and Occultism specifically related to Magical Traditions. So if you get offended, know that you were already prepared for that joyous feeling of offense!
SecularWitch: So tell me…
Regarding animal sacrifice—not all animal killing is “sociopathic”. In fact, most isn’t. Anyone who’s ever hunted their own food isn’t a sociopath for it. And regarding religious animal sacrifice, Afro-Caribbean religions such as Vodou and Santeria which do practice it under certain circumstances are not rife with crazy people killing house pets. The animals (chickens, etc.) that are killed are killed humanely and generally are eaten afterward. The same goes for a handful of Norse and other European reconstructionist pagans who also practice animal sacrifice.
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