We strayed from the topic of the show, but spent nearly three hours talking with Lupa about her projects, her books, her personal spiritual beliefs. We hope that you, the listener, enjoy the conversation as much as we did. As Lupa put it "a three hour interview-turned conversational artwork".
Lupa is back to talk about her newest book, Engaging the Spirit World, and the concept of animism.
About Engaging the Spirit World (taken from http://www.thegreenwolf.com):
Animism--the belief in spirits--is considered to be an integral part of many pagans' paths. We call on these beings when we create our rituals, when we work magic, and even in our everyday lives. For some, though, spirits are the very center of their practices. This book collects writings from a variety of practitioners, exploring animism in nature, in technology, and even within the human psyche. Speaking from both theory and practice, the authors present personal experiences to demonstrate concepts, and provide ideas and tools for the reader to work with. Featuring essays from Dawn M. Allenbach, Kali Black, Veronica Cummer, Kenn Day, jaymi elford, Taylor Ellwood, S. Kelley Harrell, Raven Kaldera, Erynn Rowan Laurie, Rhiannon Louve, Lupa, Bari Mandelbaum, Paleo, Pia Van Ravestein, Andrieh Vitimus and Mel White.
Talking About the Elephant is an attempt to shatter that stillness and to promote constructive communication about the issues surrounding cultural appropriation in neopaganism.
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