Naturalistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: November 2015


Mid-Month Meditation: “Ode to the West Wind” by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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 to have an experience. Take a minute to relax first. After listening to the recording or reading the text, take a few minutes to let the experience sink in. If it feels right, leave a comment.

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Last Chance to Send Your Submissions for “Godless Paganism: Voices of Non-Theistic Pagans”

HP is soliciting submissions for the forthcoming anthology, Godless Paganism: Voices of Non-Theistic Pagans.  The deadline is November 15!  Send your submissions to HumanisticPaganism[at]gmail[dot]com.  We’re looking for writings non-theistic Pagans, including atheist Pagans, pantheists, animists, Gaians, archetypalists, Buddho-Pagans, natural polytheists, and…

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“Varieties of Pantheism” by Paul Harrison

Scientific Pantheism is the belief that the universe and nature are divine. It fuses religion and science, and concern for humans with concern for nature.
It provides the most realistic concept of life after death, and the most solid basis for environmental ethics. It is a religion that requires no faith other than common sense, no revelation other than open eyes and a mind open to evidence, no guru other than your own self.

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Autumn Equitherm

Today is the Autumn Cross-Quarter in the Northern Hemisphere. Among Neo-Pagans, the Cross-Quarter is commonly celebrated on October 31 as Samhain (pron. saw-in). It is the part of the origin of modern Halloween. The actual date of the cross-quarter falls about a week later on November 6 or 7. The precise date and time for the cross-quarter for the year can be found at archaeoastronomy.com. Meanwhile, those in the Southern Hemisphere experience this time as the Summer Cross-Quarter.

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Great Story Gift Ideas

The gift-giving season is coming up. Here are a few gift suggestions inspired by our themes for the month of November: Cosmology and Pantheism.

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