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Call for Writers - Engaging with the Spirit World: Shamanism, Totemism and Other Animistic Practices

Megalithica Books, an imprint of Immanion Press (Stafford, U.K./Portland, OR, U.S.A) is seeking submissions for an anthology on modern animistic practices, particularly (though not exclusively) within a Neopagan/modern Pagan context.

Animism is an ancient thread that has run through countless religions, spiritualities and creeds. However, in a world that is increasingly dominated by science )(which says spirits don't exist) and anti-animism religions (which may call the spirits "evil demons"), the belief in spirits has often been met with skepticism and/or hostility. Yet for many people around the world, animism is alive and well. This includes within Neopagan and reconstructed religious contexts, where rediscovery of animism may take even more varied forms than in the past.

Two areas of animistic practice that are alive and well in contemporary paganism are shamanism and totemism; however, animism may take a variety of other forms in modern practice. We're looking for your perspectives on animism in the twenty-first century, particularly your own experiences thereof. While theoretical explorations of indigenous practices by observers are a worthy topic, we're especially looking for essays from practitioners themselves, whether of indigenous or Neopagan animisms.

this post from Lupabitch, who is looking for essays re people's experiences with animism/spirits
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