Naturalistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: February 2014


The Earth, The Gods, and the Soul by Brendan Myers, a review by John Halstead

Brendan Myers’s book The Earth, The Gods, and the Soul is like candy for a philosophy lover like me.  If philo-sophy is the “love of wisdom”, then I am a lover of the lover of wisdom, a philo-philosophe.  And a book…

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The Gadfly: A Socratic Interrogation of Naturalism, by B. T. Newberg

Today we continue our late-winter theme of “Order and Structure” with B. T. Newberg’s Socratic interrogation of naturalism. Socrates was known as the gadfly of Athens because he asked the questions no one wanted to answer. While waiting in line for his…

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Axiarchism and Paganism, Part 2 by Eric Steinhart

According to axiarchism, reality is ultimately defined by some kind of value.  Axiarchism can be used to support a rational and naturalistic kind of Pagan theology.  Part 1 of this article laid out the basic motivations for axiarchism.  It showed…

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Axiarchism and Paganism, Part 1 by Eric Steinhart

Today we continue our late-winter theme of “Order and Structure” with Eric Steinhart’s discussion of Axiarchism and Paganism.  This essay is broken into two parts.  In Part 1, which is posted today, Eric Steinhert lays out the basic motivations for axiarchism. In Part…

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“Shinto Intertwined” by Ken Apple

Shinto is the teaching of Nature, in contrast to revealed Religion which can be said to be the teaching of Man. Shinto originating in Japan’s deep prehistory and existing in the present is a subconscious amalgam of attitudes, ideas and ways of living and relating to all aspects of life. Shinto means to touch the divine Earth, to receive the life giving power of the Sun and to “catch the whisper” of Nature.”

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