Naturalistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: June 2011

Paganism and the brain, by Rhys Chisnall

image enhanced from original and original This week we dive into the field of neurotheology with an essay by Rhys Chisnall. Is the brain a necessary condition to having religious and mystical experiences? Is there a biological underpinning to the…

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Speak your truth

image enhanced from The Calumny of Apelles, by Botticelli, 1494 – by B. T. Newberg The last post emphasized how critical it is for those neither religious nor secular to make their voices known.  Now, here is an opportunity to…

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Neither religious nor secular: A home for those with none

image enhanced from Odysseus vor Scilla und Charybdis, by Johann Heinrich Füssli – by B. T. Newberg Do you find yourself between worlds, neither religious nor secular?  Do you feel without a home?  It can be frustrating for those with…

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To build a fire: The spiritual art of socialization

image enhanced from original – by B. T. Newberg “You don’t really think that’s going to work do you?” said my dad.  I had arranged the twigs, kindling, and birch bark in a tepee, just exactly so, and he came…

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