Naturalistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: September 2014


Musings of a Pagan Mythicist: “Getting Down to Earth: Caring for Compost″ by Maggie Jay Lee

There is something deeply spiritual about composting.  For years I’ve had a compost pile, really just a refuse heap confined by pig wire.  It was almost impossible to turn or to get at any of the finished compost.  The flies…

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Starstuff, Contemplating: “Death is Life” by Jon Cleland Host

We are assemblages of ancient atoms forged in stars – atoms organized by history to the point of consciousness, now able to contemplate this sacred Universe of which we are a tiny, but wondrous, part. Life is Death, and Death…

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Mid-Month Meditation: “Song of the Taste” by Gary Snyder

In anticipation of the autumn equinox … Eating the living germs of grasses Eating the ova of large birds the fleshy sweetness packed around the sperm of swaying trees The muscles of the flanks and thighs of soft-voiced cows the…

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DE NATURA DEORUM: “Adventures of a Non-Deist, or, Why I Don’t ‘Believe’ in the Gods” by Peg Aloi

De Natura Deorum is a monthly column where we explore the beliefs of Naturalistic Pagans about the nature of deity. This essay was originally published at Peg Aloi’s blog The Witching Hour on the Patheos Pagan Channel. I was raised Catholic. Not very strictly,…

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Call for a Pagan Community Statement on the Environment

LATEST UPDATE In honor of Earth Day, the statement has been published at ecopagan.com where you can add your signature on Earth Day or any time after. The statement represents the beginning of a conversation, not the final word. Join…

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