I am taking a new online course, Animism and Earth Reconnection, that begins today. As a Druid, I have a certain connection to the land and nature, though have not experientially studied animism per se, it has been more through formal educational studies. I thought this would be a great opportunity to expand my horizons, and while I do not practice, nor plan to practice, anything that I would consider shamanic at all, I thought this course description spoke to me:
Animism is a way of approaching life that emphasizes relationships. Animists see the world as full of persons, both human and other-than-human, and prioritize living in respectful ways with these others. Animism is largely about ethics or core values that get expressed through more or less fancy practices, rituals, and traditions.
Will look forward to sharing some of what I learn over the next couple months here on my blog.