I was grateful to have the opportunity to share a bit about our path with the wider naturalistic community. Spiritual Naturalism Today is a podcast about all forms of Spiritual Naturalism, including Naturalistic Paganism.
Episode 19: What does it mean to practice Paganism as a naturalist? How can we reconcile the use of magic and polytheism with a reason-based naturalistic worldview? More importantly, why would we want to? Join us as we explore these and many other fascinating questions about Naturalistic Paganism with our guest, B.T. Newberg.
This piece was first published at The Spiritual Naturalist Society.
B. T. Newberg: Since the year 2000, B. T. has been practicing meditation and ritual from a naturalistic perspective. He served as Education Director for the Spiritual Naturalist Society, where he created an online course in naturalistic spirituality (including Naturalistic Paganism!). His writings can also be found at Patheos, as well as right here at HP.
He also hosts a new podcast called Dead Ideas: The Podcast of Extinct Thoughts and Practices. It explores ideas once believed to be true, but no longer.
Professionally, he was an ESL teacher for 12 years and now works in customer service. After living in Minnesota, England, Malaysia, Japan, and South Korea, he currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife and cat.
After founding HumanisticPaganism.com in 2011 and serving as managing editor till 2013, he now serves as advising editor, and feels blessed to be a part of this community.
What a fantastic conversation!
“That person knows you as well as you know yourself, because She is yourself.”
Brilliant explanation of why praying to a deity works for some of us naturalists. Thanks for posting.