Section 1 - Introduction
Animism is something much deeper and more profound than any of the dictionary definitions portray. The introduction will help you to understand how the compulsive labeling, comparison and judgement of the analytical mind has created the mainstream's missunderstanding of the term Animism.
Section 2 - Knowing
Animism is about the cultivation of a deep, direct perception of reality, incorporating an embodied connection with the natural world that gives us life. Within this we devlop a direct relationship with everything in the web of life. The perception/connection/relationship depends upon us developing the 'knowing' of the Animist. Human beings only have four ways of 'knowing', these are covered in this section.
Section 3 - The Numinous Nature of Nature
We talk about connection and relationship, but what are we relating to, what are we connecting with? What is the Numinosity (a strong sacred/spiritual quality) within Nature?
Section 4 - Begin Connecting
We have looked at the functions that enable us to connect, we have looked at what we are connecting with. Now lets look at the how? How do we connect? This section is about the DOING