Naturalistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: December 2016


The Real Reason For The Season, by Rua Lupa

So now you know the facts about why the earth’s slight tilt is the reason for the season and the soon lengthening days is the reason humanity has so much celebration this time of year.

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A Shinto Experience in New Zealand by Megan Manson

It may seem strange that one of the most profoundly Shinto experiences I’ve had was in New Zealand. The whole trip, from the cave’s entrance to the meditative atmosphere of the glowworm chamber, felt like a pilgrimage to a particularly powerful Shinto shrine. To me, this visit to Te Ana-Au Glowworm Caves demonstrated how universal the concept behind Shinto – the sense of respect and awe we feel in the face of Nature’s wonders – really is, and that the kami themselves truly are to be found everywhere.

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[Pagan in Place] “Year’s End: An Invitation to Daily Practice”, By Anna Walther

I’m recommitting to a daily practice, so that I don’t burn out, and so that I’ll be able to exercise some discernment in the days ahead, and I invite you to do the same. My daily practices are grounding and centering. Soul aligning. Earth walking. I’ll do my craft, you do yours. Just do something.

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“Plants as Aliens”, by Brock Haussamen

Plants are so familiar to us that we don’t see them very well. We look at them and think about them according mostly to how we use them—for food and beauty. To shift our perspective, I’ll look at plants as if they were strangers from another planet, as plant-aliens. Making them weirder may make them more vivid.

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A Call to the Humanistic Pagan Community: Please help Glen Gordon

My friend and fellow Humanistic Pagan contributor, Glen Gordon, has asked the HP community for help. This is an opportunity for us to show the kind of community we are. It is an opportunity for us to help take care of one of our own.

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