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Monthly Archives: September 2014


Autumn Equinox

In the Northern Hemisphere, the equinox is celebrated today as Mabon, also called Herfest, Halig, and Harvest Home.  (Those in the Southern Hemisphere celebrate Eostar at this time.) Mike Nichols writes of the day: “Mythically, this is the day of the…

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An Equinox-Themed Music Mix by Bart Everson

Our own Bart Everson has put together a great playlist of Equinox-themed music. Enjoy! The Mix-Master In addition to writing the A Pedagogy of Gaia column here at HumanisticPaganism, Bart Everson is a writer, a photographer, a baker of bread, a husband and a father. An…

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The Wheel of Evolution, by Eric Steinhart: Mabon

Dr. Eric Steinhart draws on his philosophical background to create a naturalistic foundation for the Pagan Wheel of the Year.  To better understand axiarchism, the philosophy on which Dr. Steinhart draws to create a Naturalistic Pagan theology, see Part 1 and Part 2 of…

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A Pedagogy of Gaia by Bart Everson: “The Other Equinox” (Part 2)

The Flower of Fall There’s a old bridge over Bayou St. John in New Orleans, made from wooden planks supported by a steel frame and now used only for foot traffic. A Vodou ceremony is performed here on St. John’s…

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A Pedagogy of Gaia by Bart Everson: “The Other Equinox” (Part 1)

The Boy Who Didn’t Believe in Autumn The peak of hurricane season comes on September 10, statistically speaking, but the season officially runs until the first of November. Hurricane formation is driven by warm water in the mid-Atlantic and the…

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