Naturalistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: May 2014

Of Crafting and Placebos, by Telmaris Green

Today, we continue our late spring theme, Practice, with Telmaris Greene, who shares her evolving understanding of the role of the placebo effect in ritual practice. Stage one of my life as a witch:  I’m looking up spells and rituals furtively, as though…

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“The Unseen World” by Ken Apple

Today, we continue our late spring theme, Practice, with Ken Apple, who shares his practice of looking for signs of the “Unseen World” of animals moving through our own. I posted a picture of a rough skinned newt on Facebook….

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May Cross-Quarter

Today is the May Cross-Quarter.  It is the midpoint between the spring equinox and the summer solstice.  It is one of eight stations in our planet’s annual journey around the sun.  For those in the Northern Hemisphere, spring is well and truly come…

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How I finally “got” ritual: A dialogue with DT Strain and B. T. Newberg, part 2

Today, we begin our late spring theme, Practice, with DT Strain, director of the Spiritual Naturalist Society, who shares how he learned to “get” ritual as a naturalist, and he asks B. T. to share his understanding in turn. Click above…

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What to look forward to in May at HP

This month we begin our semi-seasonal theme for late spring: “Practice”.  We Naturalistic Pagans talk a lot.  Some Naturalistic Pagans have no spiritual practice, per se.  For some, living an ethical lifestyle is a spiritual practice.  Others practice meditation.  Other…

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