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 left-leaning 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
Hey, listen up, U.S. folks—there’s a really nasty bill going through the House right now that could overturn the law that has helped create ALL of our national parks and monuments. That’s right—the law that helped presidents over the years create Yellowstone and Zion, Yosemite and Crater Lake, and even the newest national park, Pinnacles in California, in January 2013—that law could go away if this passes. 
The bill is H.R. 1459, and according to this article, would

block presidents from using the Antiquities Act of 1906 to establish new national monuments by putting caps on how many times it can be used, requiring congressional review of proposed monuments, and forcing local communities to engage in an ironic exercise of reviewing the environmental impacts of protecting lands for future generations.

All this because Obama recently used the law to increase the size and expanse of the California Coastal Monument, which basically covers  thousands of small rocks, reefs and other tiny landforms along the California coast which are important to the ecosystems there. 
But wait, it gets worse! Do you know that this House has so vehemently blocked Obama’s ability to protect the environment that until federal protection was given to Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan earlier this month, there had been no new protected lands under federal law since 2010? That’s how hard the House has been stonewalling.
So what can we do about this pettiness on the part of the House? Enter your zip code at the official House of Representatives website, which will bring up your representative. Go to their website and contact them; ask them via email or phone (or heck, even snail mail!) to vote against H.R. 1459. Tell them that national parks and monuments are important to you!
And then reblog this post to get the word out to even more people!

Hey, listen up, U.S. folks—there’s a really nasty bill going through the House right now that could overturn the law that has helped create ALL of our national parks and monuments. That’s right—the law that helped presidents over the years create Yellowstone and Zion, Yosemite and Crater Lake, and even the newest national park, Pinnacles in California, in January 2013—that law could go away if this passes. 

The bill is H.R. 1459, and according to this article, would

block presidents from using the Antiquities Act of 1906 to establish new national monuments by putting caps on how many times it can be used, requiring congressional review of proposed monuments, and forcing local communities to engage in an ironic exercise of reviewing the environmental impacts of protecting lands for future generations.

All this because Obama recently used the law to increase the size and expanse of the California Coastal Monument, which basically covers  thousands of small rocks, reefs and other tiny landforms along the California coast which are important to the ecosystems there. 

But wait, it gets worse! Do you know that this House has so vehemently blocked Obama’s ability to protect the environment that until federal protection was given to Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan earlier this month, there had been no new protected lands under federal law since 2010? That’s how hard the House has been stonewalling.

So what can we do about this pettiness on the part of the House? Enter your zip code at the official House of Representatives website, which will bring up your representative. Go to their website and contact them; ask them via email or phone (or heck, even snail mail!) to vote against H.R. 1459. Tell them that national parks and monuments are important to you!

And then reblog this post to get the word out to even more people!

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