How you practice

Discussion in 'Animism' started by Devin, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. Devin

    Devin Member

    I was just wondering, how do all of you other animists out there practice your animism? I usually go on hikes, dance around bonfires, engage in ethogenic rituals, and participate in some native creamonies namely the seven souix ceramonies.....I'd love to hear from anyone :)
     
  2. malakala

    malakala Member

    Um, Devin, it's "entheogenic" (unless you are indeed referring to narrative social psychology, which based on the context in which you use the word, you are not)....I don't mean to be the grammar and spelling nazi, but you've made this mistake in several of your posts and it bugged me and made you seem very novice. Well, I guess due to your age you ARE novice, but just sayin'. Sorry.:confused:
     
  3. malakala

    malakala Member

    oh, and there's only one correct way of spelling "ceremony"...and "sioux"...learn the basics and everything else will fall into place and people will accept your credibility to a much greater degree.
     
  4. heron

    heron Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    I drum, offer, pray, sweat, smoke, think and wonder.
     
  5. Devin

    Devin Member

    Right on Heron! Sweat lodges are my favorite, I've only been to one though. It was still a meaningful experience
     
  6. I would LOVE to find a sweat lodge...I wonder how hard one would be to construct...then you guys could all come to my place and we could have a cool little hip fest/sweat/smoke/drum and all those good things. :)
     
  7. Lemongait

    Lemongait Member

    A guy I was working with in the bush this summer went to a sweat lodge, however, he'd unwittingly gotten into a fair bit of poison ivy, and the oils spread to every part of his body. He ended up in the hospital for a couple weeks, all bloated and blistered.
     
  8. unknown2012

    unknown2012 Member

    O_O wow that sucks for real.

    i love to take a walk and just see beautiful things really enjoy things small things that most dont see.

    also the bond fire thing is amazing too! :)
     
  9. dollydagger

    dollydagger Needle to the Groove

    sweats are a SACRED rite......each family has their tradition, and it is easy to violate them, even if you feel you are honoring them. You can look up places that hold an "All Nations" sweat.....if you are not part of a family, you are only allowed to participate in an all nations lodge.

    I have only been able to take part in two of the seven rites of the Lakota (Sioux)
    Pipe and Sweat....and I feel very lucky to have been a part of them each time
     
  10. ippi

    ippi Member

    I use the altered states a lot... That my way to practice...
     
  11. st3wy

    st3wy Member

    i definitely go on hikes as much as i can and think a lot, smoke, and like whoever said take some entheogens and dance and stuff and just live life and wonder
     
  12. st3wy

    st3wy Member

    and camp
     
  13. heron

    heron Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Is that how you practice animism? or being a hippy?
     
  14. fragile wings

    fragile wings Member

    I take quiet walks outside stopping often to admire the beauty, watch wildlife, and to silently pray.

    Camping is good for the soul.
     
  15. ippi

    ippi Member

    I like, to take myself, in to altered states and also psychedelics are important... I contacting with spirits, and with everything... Meditating...

    Oh! and every on you who want to go in to a sweet lodge welcome to Finland, in here we "sauna" all day long... And drink beer!
     
  16. heron

    heron Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    ippi, i am envious...to practice my ways in Finland would be outstanding.
     
  17. ippi

    ippi Member

    Well, mr heron! Come here! I warm up the sauna!

    Right now, I am, warming my amanitas! I did collect like half kilo of them!
     
  18. heron

    heron Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Would love to...I will bring my kantele.
     
  19. ippi

    ippi Member

    Kantele is so beautiful... We can play it to sunset... I got the kitara!
     
  20. Driftwood Gypsy

    Driftwood Gypsy Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    smoke, tea, yoga, meditation, hiking, painting
     

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