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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cocaincadence asked: Do you know anything about how to consistently remember your dreams? I remembered my first dreams in weeks this morning and I quickly wrote some things down in my journal so now I'm trying to consistently remember! I'd love some tips if you know of any.
One thing that helps is learning to be aware of when you’re dreaming, also known as lucid dreaming. One trick I learned long ago was to get into the habit of wearing a watch and every so often check the watch—three times in a row. In waking time, the watch shows the same time in a span of about ten seconds, but in dreamtime very often it’ll show different times each time you look at it, even if you only looked away a couple of seconds ago. That let me know that I was dreaming, and helped me to take more control in the dreams, which imprinted them more in my mind.
Mainly, though, just keep writing or otherwise recording as much as you can remember as soon as you wake up. The more you practice, the better you’ll get.