Everyday Animism

Everyday Animism

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Everyday Animism is podcast hosted by Kelley Harrell, Brandice Schnabel, and Janet Roper with the intention of exploring all things animism, particularly animism in everyday life.


35 - Season 2 Wrap Up
Jul 2 • 33 min
Season 2 of Everyday Animism has come to an end, and this last conversation is about timing, shifting focus, cyclical assessment, and animistic relationship with these concepts. 🌿 Thanks for listening!
34 - Summer Solstice
Jun 18 • 25 min
We’re halfway through another year and pondering seasonal shift, themes of summer, and how we are each entering the second half of this year.
33 - Getting to Know Kelley
Jun 11 • 46 min
This week is all about Kelley! This is our third episode intended to give listeners a closer look at each of the co-hosts of Everyday Animism, and this one features the wisdom-wielding Ravenclaw in the group. | Reference: Sailor J’s “How to be a…
32 - Getting to Know Brandice
May 28 • 41 min
This week is all about Brandice! This is our second episode intended to give listeners a closer look at each of the co-hosts of Everyday Animism, and this one features our fiery Gryffindor in the group. || Reference: http://timshel.org/timshel.php |…
31 - Getting to Know Janet
May 14 • 33 min
This week is all about Janet! We’re kicking off a few episodes intended to give listeners a closer look at each of the co-hosts of Everyday Animism, and the Hufflepuff in the group obviously deserved to go first.
30 - Mid-Spring Animism
Apr 26 • 31 min
This week’s episode falls just before May Day, May 1st, or the mid-point in the spring season (in the northern hemisphere). We explore personal animistic experience of this time and our ways of observing spring as it exists at this point in our year. Now…
29 - Q&A on Death, Litter, & Paganism
Apr 16 • 30 min
Q&A episode this week! Animistic explorations of what happens when physical forms change or die, the best kitty litter, and whether animism is pagan. (Thank you for your patience with some sound issues this week.)
28 - Animism & Broken Path
Apr 2 • 37 min
This week is an exploration of the broken path, something experienced by those of us on a spiritual path that we’ve had to cultivate on our own without the support of a direct lineage. We carefully explore what it’s like for each of us to try to navigate…
27 - Animism & Spring
Mar 15 • 37 min
Spring is coming! Mercury is retrograde! This week is an exploration of season and the themes of spring as they present themselves in both our inner and external lives. Join us in exploring how we show up for the changing season, talk about Brandice’s…
25-ish - Animism & Technology
Feb 26 • 28 min
This week we talk about the internet and technology, and what these things mean to us as animists. We’ll definitely continue this conversation, which branched off in too many directions to address with just one episode. References: Cybernetic animism:…
26 - Tidying Up & Duality
Feb 12 • 37 min
These week we explore Marie Kondo and the KonMari method, our thoughts regarding the cultural conversation and the method itself. We also answer a question from Stuart in Sydney regarding our view of duality as animists, and the takeaways really spoke to…
24 - Animism & Winter’s Midpoint
Jan 29 • 26 min
Welcome to Season 2 of Everyday Animism! 🌿 • Cohost Segment 🎙 : Exploring the midpoint in a winter that no longer ”behaves,” and how this alters our observance of the wheel of the year. • Send in questions or responses for a future Q&A episode. ❄️
23 - Animism & Winter Solstice
Dec 11, 2018 • 33 min
This is the last episode of both the podcast season and the current nature season, so it’s timely that winter solstice is our focus. Learn about winter solstice, how it can be experienced internally along with intentional ritual, and what potential is…
22 - Raising Animists
Dec 4, 2018 • 37 min
This week’s discussion explores our experience of raising young animists while navigating our own still developing and unmodeled elderhood in an ever-shifting world.
21 - Animism & Art
Nov 20, 2018 • 36 min
This week we search for Janet and then discuss animism and art, covering the ways our perception and consumption of creative work can be understood animistically and also exploring the ways in which the art we create transform both the artist and the…
20 - The Dead Time
Oct 30, 2018 • 31 min
This week, in our 20th (!!!) episode, co-hosts explore Samhain, or the dead time, and how we currently hold and have historically held this time through an animistic lens, both intentionally and experientially.
19 - Animism & Ancestors
Oct 16, 2018 • 35 min
This week is an exploration of how we can (and should) engage in ancestral work, offering animistic context, personal experience, and a few actionable ways to begin a more intentional relationship with one’s ancestors.
18 - Coping with Agency
Sep 25, 2018 • 29 min
How do you understand and cope with agency? This week we explore how the concept of agency has impacted us along the way and how understand and cope with it as animists in modern day life.
17 - Autumn Equinox
Sep 20, 2018 • 27 min
Join our cohosts in exploring the upcoming equinox and how we observe/experience as animists.
16 - Animism & Divination
Sep 11, 2018 • 40 min
This week hosts dig in to the topic of divination, including what it is to each of us, what systems/oracles we use, how our animistic lens informs our practice, and a thorough geek out over Kelley’s new book, Runic Book of Days.
15 - Sniffly Animism
Sep 4, 2018 • 32 min
We’re back! This week, co-hosts discuss the animistic experience of minor illness, including our experience and awareness of the impact on relationships with the body, the “bug,” and the world in which we’re still living and working.
14 - Shadow
Aug 14, 2018 • 25 min
This week we tackle the concept of shadow, what it means for us, how it’s often framed, and how we can understand and appreciate shadow as animists.
13 - Mid-Summer Animistic Reflections
Aug 7, 2018 • 28 min
This week we discuss various ways to observe the midpoint in the season, ranging from our regional awareness to personal and symbolic levels.
12 - Q&A: Intuiting, Bodies, Animistic Christianity?
Jul 24, 2018 • 34 min
Q&A this week! Hear our thoughts on being an animist while also being a Christian, trusting your intuition, and reconciling multiple points of agency within Self, particularly with regard to soul and body as individuals unto themselves.
11 - Listener Question: Why Animism?
Jul 10, 2018 • 30 min
A listener recently asked an excellent question: Why? Why look at the world and ourselves through an animistic lens? Why be animists? How does it benefit us, and how does it benefit the world around us? Listen in to hear answers from Kelley, Brandice, and…
10 - The Animistic Dinner Plate
Jul 3, 2018 • 32 min
The week we discuss the complicated nature of our modern relationship with food and the source(s) of our food, including exploration of blessings and death work before eating, realistic mindfulness of sourcing, and opportunity (responsibility?) to reframe…
9 - Animism & Hierarchy
Jun 26, 2018 • 28 min
How do animists view the gods? An exploration of the concept of agency and then a delving into hierarchy, how deities fit into animism, and how animism shapes how we view these concepts and ourselves.
8 - Animistic Explorations of Summer Solstice
Jun 19, 2018 • 27 min
The cohosts discuss the upcoming summer solstice (2018 is June 21st at 6:07 am EST in Northern Hemisphere) and how each experience the seasonal change in animistic ways. If you’re looking for ways to understand this event and also observe, several options…
7 - Animism & Modern Travel
Jun 16, 2018 • 28 min
No dumping allowed! This week the hosts discuss what it’s like to experience modern travel as an animist, and how animistic relationships can be impacted, respected, and newly formed along the way.
6 - Talking About Being Animist
Jun 5, 2018 • 39 min
Kelley, Brandice, and Janet discuss the complexities of being an animist in our current culture, including how this impacts personal, professional, and spiritually-based conversations for each host. References: Animist Child – Blessings for the Tooth…
5 - The Guilt of Imperfect Animism
May 22, 2018 • 28 min
Join us in an exploration of the guilt that comes with a modern day understanding of animism, how we each experience it in our lives, and some of our musings on what to do about it.
4 - Occupying Space
May 15, 2018 • 25 min
Discussing the complexities of taking up space as a modern day animist, addressing some of those complexities, and remembering not to sit in the guilt of our carbon footprint. References: “Dear environmentalists,” (Together We Will USA)
3 - Animism with Intention 101
May 8, 2018 • 28 min
This week’s discussion explores how each of us have consciously observed an animistic relationship in each of our lives, and how anyone can step into an animistic experience of living with intention. References: Rock Stacking, or ‘Natural Graffitti,’ and…
2: What does animism look like?
Apr 24, 2018 • 29 min
The hosts discuss what animism is and isn’t, totemism as a misunderstood concept, BINABM, fetishism, and what animism looks like in modern day life.
1: What is Animism?
Apr 17, 2018 • 31 min
Kelley, Brandice, and Janet give introductions and engage in a initial explanation of animism and discuss what animism looks like in each of their lives. References: Pets as Children - “Pet Owners are Not Mothers” | “Our Pets Our Children?” Animism on…