Naturalistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: December 2015

“A Pagan Response to the ‘War on Christmas'” by Debra Macleod

This holiday — whatever you choose to call it and whatever it means to you — doesn’t belong to any “one” faith or world view. And that diversity adds richness and relevance. Such belief is important to contemporary paganism and a peaceful multicultural world.

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Modern Knowledge, Ancient Wisdom: “The Grim Reaper and The Second Law of Thermodynamics” by Trellia

The second law of thermodynamics tells us that ultimately, everything decays. Everything wears out and fades. Everything dies.

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Modern Knowledge, Ancient Wisdom: “You are a beautiful rainforest” by Trellia

This is a the fourth in a five-part miniseries about the intersection of Paganism and science by Trellia.  This article first appeared at Trellia’s Mirror Book. The other day, a friend and I found an article about how tiny arachnids live on our…

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Modern Knowledge, Ancient Wisdom: “The Threefold Rule” by Trellia

I don’t actually view the Threefold Rule as being a magical force at all. I interpret it as words of wisdom for life in general. In one way, it is simply a re-phrasing of the saying “to reap what you sow,” i.e. your actions, good or bad, always have consequences.

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Modern Knowledge, Ancient Wisdom: “The Four Elements and the Four States of Matter” by Trellia

The Four Elements are, by definition, fundamental to many forms of Paganism, and particularly Wicca. In the modern world however, I find it difficult to reconcile the four classical elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water with the 100 or so scientific elements — how can I refer to the four elements that make up our world when I know that the reality is far more complex?

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