Naturalistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: September 2016

Spinning an Interview, by Bart Everson

Draw a circle to represent the year: one complete revolution around the sun. Make a mark at the top and the bottom, the left and the right, dividing the circle into four equal quarters. Let these represent the solstices and the equinoxes. Now rotate the whole thing about 45º and make the marks again. These marks fall midway between the others, dividing the circle into eighths. Call these the cross-quarter days. You’ve just sketched the Wheel of the Year……

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The Fall Equinox Approaches!

In the Northern Hemisphere, the fall equinox is celebrated in a couple weeks (it is September 22nd this year) as Mabon, also called Harvest Home. (Those in the Southern Hemisphere celebrate the spring equinox, Ostara, at this time.)

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Grandmother Fish – a Fun Way to Introduce our Evolutionary History to Kids!

Grandmother Fish is a delightful new book that teaches our evolutionary history to kids as young as preschool, and its call-and-response structure makes it perfect for public reading. Listen as the book is read live at a Unitarian Universalist church story hour in this video! Kids hoot, squeak, and laugh. The energy in the room builds up step by step. The kids start out wiggling like Grandmother Fish, and they end up wiggling, chomping, crawling, breathing, squeaking, cuddling, grabbing, hooting, walking, and talking like Grandmother Human. Here it is, just in time for school!

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My Name is Medusa – A New Children’s book arrives!

Glenys Livingstone, Ph.D. brings us a wonderfully empowering children’s book!  I’ll start off with a short review by a child, and then leave the more in depth adult discussion after that.  Enjoy!

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Announcing Dead Ideas: The Podcast of Extinct Thoughts and Practices, by B. T. Newberg

We Pagans are book people. We have an itch for history – especially odd, little-known, out-of-the-way history. This September 6th, you can scratch that itch.

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