Naturalistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: August 2015

“The Meaning of Life?” by Thomas Schenk

Perhaps the ultimate end our existence is something of a sublime old joke, but if it is, I at least want to be attentive enough to catch the joke and share a grand old chuckle with the cosmos.

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“What the Dress Can Teach Us About Spirituality” by Trellia

The Dress serves as a very useful metaphor for exploring spirituality and religion, and what religious belief can mean.

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“8 Ancient Rituals to Renew Your Life, Spirit & Happiness” by Debra Macleod

Those who identify as “spiritual but not religious” often struggle to find spiritual expression or rituals that complement their humanist values and reason. If you’re nodding your head right now, check out these ancient traditions practiced by Vesta’s faithful to see whether they can help you renew your spirit while simultaneously strengthening your home life.

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Mid-Month Meditation: “Nietzsche’s Unknown God”

Despite being an atheist, perhaps Nietzsche had what is sometimes called a “God-shaped hole” in his being; perhaps he experienced God, not as the absence of a presence, but the “presence of an absence”. Have you ever felt something like this?

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“Pantheism, Archetype, and Deities in Ritual, Part 3” by Shauna Aura Knight

At a certain point, I leave the theological wrestling behind. I focus on technique and what works. Singing works, drumming works, chanting works, dancing works. Trance language works. And story works, every time. Whether I believe they are gods or just old stories, it doesn’t really matter. The stories themselves drive us and inspire us; always have, probably always will.

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