Naturalistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: February 2015

We Are (Not) Special: Anthropocentrism and the Evolving Universe (Part 2), by John Halstead

Cosmic Evolution As mentioned in Part 1, if we were to go back in time and reset the course of evolution, it is highly unlikely that we would be here the second time around. On the other hand, according to…

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We Are (Not) Special: Anthropocentrism and the Evolving Universe (Part 1), by John Halstead

I had something like a spiritual experience watching a movie recently. The movie Lucy is not what I would call a “good” movie. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Lucy is about a young woman who is kidnapped and has an bag of…

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PostPaganry, Part 2: Reason and Spirituality, by Glen Gordon 

Postpaganry was never meant to be a set of beliefs and practices, but a method to construct naturalistic religious and spiritual traditions from the primordial experience of being human in the exact time and place we find ourselves.

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“Faith for the Naturalistic Pagan: Trusting in the Return of Warmth” by Crafter Yearly

Imbolc has been about faith for me this year, because instead of focusing on the light, I’m focusing on the warmth. For me, Imbolc this year is about trusting that shifts are occurring, even if their results are too subtle to perceive or delayed in their impact. It’s about trusting that clarity and warmth eventually predominate, even though the cold feels like it may go on forever. Faith in this sense, then, is not about belief in supernatural beings or the absence of rationality. Instead, it is a commitment to a sense of humility towards that which is, as yet, too subtle to be perceived.

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For Discussion: “Evolution at Odds” by Bart Everson

We are constantly forgetting trivial experiences. What did lunch taste like last Tuesday? Strangely enough, we can also forget important experiences. We can, in fact, forget the most experiences of all. We can and do lose touch with the most…

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