Chapter 5 of Animism: Respecting the Living World engages with various aspects of Eco-Paganism.
A reminder: these are photos of communities within the larger community of Circle (itself within a larger community of its bioregion and its situation in a continent and a planet). Some members of the community are permanent residents in this place; others are visitors from other communities.
Click here for Circle Sanctuary's website.
Although I have no pictures of the conference in which Selena introduced Circle Sanctuary by way of introducing herself and her presentation, I do have the following two photos of some of the conference delegates before or after a ceremony at the wonderful stone circle at Castlerigg in the English Lake District:
Among other animist eco-Pagans noted in the book there are several groups who've been involved in contesting the destruction of life to make way for more traffic.
Here are a couple of pictures from the tenth anniversary of the commencement of work on the Newbury Bypass (early January 2006).
There's more about Newbury, and Jesmond Dene, St. Catherine's Hill, and the Dongas and Flowerpots and Earth First! (including links to more detailed sites) on my other website, for which click here.
My eco-Paganism chapter also notes that its not all protest. Even "activism" is largely about proffering alternatives, or crying that we should be seeking alternatives. But its also about celebration, enhancing the diversity of local places, taking a break to have fun and show respect. On the other hand, carnivalesque celebrations should not be mistaken for escapism or quietism. They can be the primary locations for some of the most significant and hopeful encounters between humans and other-than-human people. Anyway, here's a couple of photos of an event organised by the Secular Order of Druids in a flourishing grove near Bath.
Click here for a link to an interview with Tim Sebastion in which he presents a part of his vision.
Finally, for now, here are a link to the websites of two people mentioned in my chapter — Barry Patterson and Chas Clifton. Then I've added two further sites because they're of a similar ilk.
These links are also part of my other website: the bit where I link to some of the activist and information sites that inspire me (click here for more).
There are, of course, lots of other eco-Pagans. I'll add more elsewhere in the "more ethnography" section when I have time. For now all I've tried to do is illustrate some of what I've said in chapter 5 of Animism: Respecting the Living World.
Last updated 2 July 2007