Alison Leigh Lilly

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Category Archives: Theology

Can Christians Be Animists?

Mark Wallace’s new book, When God Was A Bird, represents a well-intentioned first step along the path towards Christian animism. Unfortunately, it is the same first step that Christians have been taking for hundreds of years. Can they do better? …maybe.

February 6, 2019 · 1 Comment

Landscape In Ink, With Horse

“Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized.”

The lines we draw around the sacred earth can cut us right down the middle.

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July 26, 2016

Romancing the Flower Maid: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Anima

These days our society is moving further and further from the simple conception of gender as a binary: male or female, man or woman. We are beginning to recognize that gender is complex.

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July 12, 2016

New Moon, Forever Maiden: Wild Worship in the Digital Age

Cynicism is just the mask that hope wears when it ventures out at night.

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June 22, 2016

Relishing Choice: How Not To Be An Ass

When we embrace choice, we shift our focus from loss to enjoyment, from separation to engagement. Every choice is a new opportunity.

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February 4, 2016

Relishing Choice: How Not To Be An Ass

When faced with a decision, we are practically obsessed with separation and loss. When we embrace choice, we shift our focus from loss to enjoyment, from separation to engagement. To choose is to express not only our freedom, but also our joyful and sensual embodiment in the world. Every choice is a new opportunity.

February 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Welcoming Wild: Community for Introverts & Animists

An animist is never alone, not really. But how does that help an introvert?

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January 13, 2016