Naturalistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: February 2012


Making stock, taking stock, by Bart Everson

We’ve had the habit for many years of constantly making stock. We are always saving any bits of vegetables left after slicing and dicing — carrot tops, onion skins — as well as the occasional bone. We save these in the fridge and, every few days, we boil them in water to make a stock. The stock grows richer, and darker, and more flavorful, with each iteration. Making stock is a metaphor for what I’m doing right now. As I continue my quest for discovery and definition, I’ve been storing up bits and pieces, ideas and aspects. I want to pause, take stock, simmer in my own juices for a moment, see where I’m at so far.

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Upcoming work

This Sunday What does making stock for cooking have to do with naturalistic spirituality?  Bart Everson gives us a delicious metaphor for our evolving paths. Making stock, taking stock, by Bart Everson Appearing Sunday, February 12, 2012 Next Sunday As…

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Four critical questions for HP in the coming year

– by B. T. Newberg Welcome to the second year of Humanistic Paganism.  After starting up last spring, we published pieces from more than a dozen authors, pumped out three ebooks, and interviewed some big-name authors.  What’s more, last week…

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Upcoming work

This Sunday Last year’s critical discussions proved fruitful for clarifying what we need to work on in the coming year.  What are the essential questions that keep coming up again and again, and how can we address them? Four critical…

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Naturalistic traditions for February

Introducing: Naturalistic Traditions, a new column at Patheos.com (by yours truly)! This column features seasonal celebrations, profiles of historical and contemporary movements, and ritual activities. It’s a big step to expand into a larger venue like Patheos.  It expands our…

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