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December 30, 2020

Creating Your Experiential Animist Spiritual Path

What's it like to have an experiential spiritual walk through animism? Is it about the rituals? Or honoring the gods or your ancestors? Laura Giles will share her perspective on how to bring this ancient practice alive in your day to day life. For more s...

December 30, 2020

Bring Sovereignty and Connection Into Your Every Day Life With This

So you embrace the idea of modern animism, but aren't real sure how to do it. No worries. Here is a strategy called the "Policy of Joint Agreement" that comes from behavioral psychology that can make it really easy. This one little tool can help you brin...

December 23, 2020

Why Is the Moon Feminine? (Or a Look At the Law of Gender)

A listener wants to know why the Moon is feminine. To find out, we're going to explore the Law of Gender and see how that applies to animism. Tune in and see what may be hidden in plain sight and how, when you know what to look for, Nature is an amazing ...

December 16, 2020

A View of Mental Health Through an Animist Lens - Modern Animism

Is there a spiritual component to mental illness? Could animism help to create a sense of mental wellness? Tune in and see what Laura Giles, LCSW thinks! For more see our website or online course. Say hi on social media: Facebook, MeWe, or Twitter. Laura...

December 09, 2020

Art From an Animist Perspective - Pan Society

How you do anything is how you do everything. If you live an animist lifestyle, it seeps into your thoughts and actions. In today's podcast, Laura Giles, Rick West, and Lanvi T. Nguyen talk about photography, poetry, dance, and visual art from an animist...

December 02, 2020

How to Talk to People the Animist Way - Pan Society

In life, how you do anything is how you do everything. In this episode, Laura Giles and Cherie Calvert talk about how sovereignty and connection shows up in how they talk to people. Want to bring animism into your daily life? Tune in and get some ideas o...

November 25, 2020

An Animist Look at Medical Sovereignty

Animism is a spiritual path that includes sovereignty and connection in all aspects of life. Today we talk to Laura Giles, Cherie Calvert, and Ryan Starling about medical sovereignty and how to stay empowered while dealing with health care providers. * C...

November 18, 2020

A Behind the Scenes Look at an Animist Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is part of every spiritual path for really profound reasons. Laura Giles shares her animist perspective on what it's all about in this episode of Modern Animism radio.  For more see our website or online course. Say hi on social media: Faceboo...

November 11, 2020

How to Find Gratitude in Challenging Times - Modern Animism

Feel free to comment from YOUR animist perspective on what YOU see. For more see our website or online course. 2020 has been a rough year! Covid-19, isolation, joblessness, politics, death, and so much more can make it seem like we have nothing to be tha...

November 04, 2020

Animist Thoughts About Current Events

There's a lot going on in the world right now: the US election, Halloween just passed, the full blue moon, Mercury in Retrograde, and covid. It's got things all stirred up. Are you stirred up too? Laura Giles shares an animist perspective on how things a...

October 28, 2020

How to Start an Ancestor Veneration Practice

Why would you start an ancestor veneration practice? How do you do that? Laura Giles addresses both those questions in today's episode.  For more see our website or online course. Say hi on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Laura Giles grew up ...

October 21, 2020

How To Create an Authentic Animist Path

What do you do when you want to avoid cultural appropriation, but you don't know who your animist people were or what their practices were? How do you be you? Is it okay to take from others? Do you have to keep it in line with your DNA? How do you keep i...

October 14, 2020

Why I Love Forest Bathing... And You Will Too!

Forest bathing is a natural way to get healthier that is becoming a fad! Tune in to see why you might want to make this part of your animist practice.  For more see our website or online course. Say hi on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Laura...

October 07, 2020

Shocking Things Non-Animists Say About Us

If you are getting your information about animism by non-animists, you may not be getting the correct information. Find out the shocking things non-animists say and the other side of the story. For more see our website or online course. Say hi on social ...

September 30, 2020

Did My Soul Retrieval Work?

Lots of people are talking about shamanism, shamanic healing, and soul retrieval. But how do you know if your soul retrieval worked? What signs do you see? For more see our website or online course. Say hi on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. L...

September 23, 2020

Walking the Astrological Wheel of Life

Did you know that you can use the zodiac as a wheel of life? Yep! Tune in and see what that looks like. For more see our website or online course. Say hi on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Laura Giles is a licensed clinical social worker in p...

September 16, 2020

Creating Your Animist Practice

Having spiritual practices can deepen your connection to Spirit. If you are new to animism and want help creating your animist practice, tune in. Laura will make it super simple for you. For more see our website or online course. Say hi on social media: ...

September 09, 2020

Whom Do You Serve?

Have you ever thought about the spirituality of service? We're all a part of the web of life. We all take and need to give to keep things balanced. When this is a conscious, meaningful choice, we can cultivate belonging and gratitude. So whom do you serv...

September 02, 2020

Introduction to the Wheel of Life

If you need a road map through life, there is no finer tool than the Wheel of Life. What's that? Tune in for a broad overview and you could be seeing the world very differently really quickly. Be sure to check out the podcasts on the seasons for a in dep...

August 26, 2020

Introduction to the Divine Masculine

We hear a lot about the Divine Feminine, but what about the Divine Masculine? The masculine archetype is often demonized as a warmonger or sex predator. How can we re-imagine this  necessary energy so that we can embrace both men and the masculine energy...

August 19, 2020

Things Ladies Don't Talk About, But Need to Hear

If you grow up in a culture of silence, you don't get to learn about being a woman from other women. This is why many women don't know that "sex I didn't want to have" is rape. So many of us have our first menstrual cycle or sex without knowing anything ...

August 12, 2020

How to Make Your Animist Practice Bone Deep

If you're new to animism, you may be wondering how to make an urban animist practice more meaningful. Or how to make a superficial practice deeper. Tune in to today's podcast to see what Laura Giles has to say about that! You may be surprised. It may not...

August 05, 2020

Cultivating Your Love Garden

If love is not the foundation of your animist practice, what is? If you're not oozing with love, how can you cultivate it so that you are the juiciest love monster around? What if you weren't reared with it? How do you do it then? Laura Giles tackles tho...

July 29, 2020

Animism in the Movies

Today Laura Giles, Cherie Calvert and Simon Faur talk about animism in the movies. I bet there are lots of movies that you weren't even aware were animist! And how many symbols do you see that you didn't even know had a meaning? Tune in and learn more....