Naturalistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: May 2015

“The worship of the gods is not what matters” by Brendan Myers

I hit upon one of the most liberating and life-changing propositions ever to have entered my mind, which is that the worship of the gods is not what matters. What, then, am I still doing in the pagan community? And if the worship of the gods isn’t what matters, then what does?

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Mid-Month Meditation: “An Invitation to Contemplation” by Bart Everson

In honor of this month’s theme, I’d like to extend an invitation. For the next thirty days, take a few moments each day to meditate. Think of it as a thirty-day challenge, or an experiment, if that’s helpful. Further, let’s join together, as a sort of virtual support group.

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“Talking to the Gods as an Atheist Pagan” by Anonymous

My altar is not a place where I “honor” Deity as such. My altar is a place where I store physical representations of my mental constructs, a place where it is easier to slip into the meditative, “mental edit mode”, if you will, because it is easier for my mind to leap from a physical object to a mental image than it is to create the image from scratch.

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“Why Modern Paganism Is Good For Today’s Families, Part II” by Debra Macleod

The New Vesta is for people with humanist values such as gender equality and personal autonomy, who embrace science and reject the indoctrination of children into supernatural belief, and who don’t believe that “mankind” has the “god-given right” to exploit the Earth or its life. It’s for people who believe in co-existence and feel that spirituality, like life itself, should be dynamic and open to positive change.

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“Why Modern Paganism is Good For Today’s Families” by Debra Macleod

This article is part of a two-part series discussing the rise and role of modern paganism in today’s families. Part I tells the author’s story, while Part II expands into the history and principles of some practices. This article was first published…

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