"You are being offered the gift of your own embeddedness. You are being taught how to belong. Learn how to belong here, on this land. Stay in the relationship. You are part of this remembering, part of this land dreaming, right here, right now. You are given the gift of healing time. Savor, do not accelerate. Your job is to slow down. You will know the next motion out of this deeper stableness, this deeper attunement. You are just beginning to learn the language of receiving. Your roots are beginning to take hold."
—Attunement, from Long Body Prayers, An Animist Oracle
"We have lost access to this singing process that happens in the darkness, the liminal journey through all that is subterranean, implicit, unconscious, and unintegrated."
Shante’ Sojourn Zenith is an animist somatics practitioner tending the roots of her kin’s developmental dissociation from felt sense embodiment by re-enlivening relationship to elemental earth consciousness and initiatory process.
Long Body Prayers is an emergent art project that includes the creation of a podcast, an oracle deck, and a pedagogical process for re-membering the relational root system of support each being is embedded in.