Naturalistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: June 2018

Serpent Dreams: A Naturalist Encounter with Myth and Deity by Mary Lanham

Atheism, at least in its mainstream forms, requires me to dismiss all mystical pathways to meaning. But the more deeply I engage with the world, the more sterile this restriction becomes. So far, the best framework I’ve found to release me from that sterility of thought is naturalism. To me, naturalism is a middle path between the reductive perspectives of both materialism and supernaturalism.

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What Humanistic Paganism Means to Me by Wendy Wilson

The idea that Deity represents “all that is” works for me, but I could just call that “nature” or the “Cosmos”.

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Happy Summer Solstice!

(Winter Solstice/Yule for those in the Southern Hemisphere) Our Universe (which we are part of), gives us unique gifts for each of our 8 Sabbats (and other days as we choose).  This time, ramping up for Summer Solstice 2018, it’s…

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What Naturalism Means to Me by Ryan Cronin

At its core, what Naturalism means to me is simple. I have a right to exist. And so do you.

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[A Pedagogy of Gaia] “School’s Out; Summer’s Here” by Bart Everson

Maybe that’s why I love summer so much. More than any other, it’s the season of liberty. It represents an enduring freedom of the spirit. Sometimes, on the best days, it seems that summer stands outside of the regular flow of time, magical, eternal.

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