Naturalistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: June 2017


Spiritual Experiences: Fuel for Action [Starstuff, Contemplating]

These spiritual experiences are an astounding gift that can be powerful fuel for our actions – motivating us when other lights have gone out.  How could I receive that gift, and not want to use it responsibly, to help empower me to make a better world?  

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Hail, the Magnificent Sun!, by Mark Green [an Atheopagan Life]

At noon on the longest day is the time to salute the Sun, whose energy drives Life on planet Earth.  Among my observances, I harvest long stalks of dry wild rye to bind into my Sun-broom, a ritual tool with which I spread (metaphorical) Light throughout the year…pretty handy to have in December, when the dark of the year brings gloom into the house before the candles and lights of Yule. And I lay a couple of bright crystals in the sun to warm and catch the light, to carry the light of the Sun on my Focus (altar) throughout the year.

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The Summer Solstice is just two weeks away!

The Summer Solstice approaches!  Ready? This is the last Solstice before the eclipse – something that can be part of this year’s Summer Solstice ritual if you choose.  A bunch of ritual and celebrations ideas can be found here.

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Cyanobacteria: R-E-S-P-E-C-T by Brock Haussamen

We owe cyanobacteria our respect. And they might deserve our fullest gratitude as well if it weren’t for one nasty trait.

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[Dead Ideas] “The Balance of Power”, by B. T. Newberg

[audio https://media.blubrry.com/deadideas/ia601503.us.archive.org/32/items/DeadIdeas38BalanceOfPowerIIFrederickTheGreat/Dead%20Ideas%2037%20Balance%20of%20Power%20I.mp3%5D

History lovers: Our new series explores the balance of power system which led up to World War I. It was meant to prevent a great war from ever happening again. Then what happened? Not just any great war, but THE Great War. What was this system and how was it supposed to work?

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