Naturalistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: March 2015

Vernal Equinox Music Mix by Bart Everson

Our own Bart Everson has put together a great playlist of equinox-themed music. Enjoy!

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How do you measure the start of spring?

For more information, check out this article at The Washington Post.  

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[Starstuff, Contemplating] “New Life on the Spring Equinox (Ostara)!” by Heather (and Jon) Cleland-Host

We grasp these first signs of Spring with excitement and joy, but it does not compare to the joy of our Ancestors. The return of Spring was the end of the death in winter, the return of life. It was hope. The signs of the return of Spring and the fertility of the Earth were of great importance. It is why they persist to the modern day:

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[A Pedagogy of Gaia] “Of Fathers and Daughters and Numbers and Stars” by Bart Everson

As a committed feminist and as a father of a young girl, I see Hypatia as an inspiring figure, a role model of sorts. True, we’ve come a long way since 5th century. And yet I’m aware that gender equity is hardly a done deal. The gains of recent history, such as they are, might be easily undone without continued vigilance, and moreover there are still plenty of serious challenges that must be confronted.

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Mid-Month Meditation: “Shoulders” by Shane Koyczan and The Short Story Long

We encourage our readers to use these Mid-Month Meditations as an opportunity to take a short break from everything else. Rather than treating these posts the way you would any other post, set aside 10 minutes someplace quiet and semi-private…

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