Naturalistic Paganism

from the CCL Earth-based Spirituality Action Team: Conference and Video!

You might remember from 2019, when the founding of the Earth Based Spirituality Action Team (a chapter of the Climate Change Lobby – CCL) was announced here on the Naturalistic Paganism blog.  Both CCL and our Earth-based chapter are going strong!  Here is information on the CCL National conference, which you can attend, and a video from our EB team.

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Dealing with our Families, Boundaries, Beltane, the Four Sacred Pillars, and more! Recent Episodes of THE WONDER podcast, by Mark Green

Are boundaries important?  How can Beltane be healthy, safe, and joyous?  What are the four Sacred Pillars of Atheopaganism?  All that, and more, are in the recent THE WONDER podcasts!   They are on the page here.

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Happy Spring Equitherm (Beltane)!

Celebrations

Life!  We celebrate life today, especially life’s growth and evolutionary diversification.  Every year brings us more discoveries of the incredible diversity of life around us!  Here is one more example – DNA studies of coral (which is an animal, not a plant) show that what we previously thought was one species of coral is actually four!  We see the resurgence of life around us, and for me, this reminds me of the surge of life over the all of Earth’s history.

Some of the ways many of us are celebrating were published a few weeks ago, and now we also have many online celebrations and rituals to attend, as we like (the updated list, with links, is below).

1-May 11 am-4 pm Central Register by April 28 Circle Sanctuary https://www.circlesanctuary.org/index.php/events/beltane-2021
1-May 2 pm EST Cunning Folk https://www.eventbrite.com/e/imbolc-tickets-135165396339?aff=erelexpmlt
1-May 2 pm EDT OBOD https://www.facebook.com/druidry/photos/a.10155793447234837/10159613051889837/
2-May  4-6 pm Fairfax CUUPS https://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/73924891/event/268140450/2021-05-02
1-May 6 pm CST? Druids of the Light https://druidsofthelight.org/2021/04/03/beltane-a-celebration-of-the-life-energy-that-flows-through-us-all/
1-May 9 pm EDT John Beckett https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_cIFIeedK0
1-May 6 pm EDT S. Tucker Beltane concert https://www.facebook.com/events/468987961190887/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1617897130206669
1-May 6:50 EDT Mystic Grove CUUPS https://www.facebook.com/events/706805663340925
2-May 7 PM GMT=      3 pm EDT London Woodland Witches, Wiccans & Pagans community https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/277293360/

Beltane also reminds us of the symmetry of life and death, – as Glenys does here.   For some of us, the celebrations will be later this week – the actual midpoint between the Equinox and the Solstice is May 5th.  And of course, for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, Happy Samhain!  However you are celebrating, may your be celebration be blessed.

This is an updated version of our annual Spring Equitherm post.

The May Cross-Quarter (Vernal Equitherm or Beltane) is just two weeks away! + 13 online celebrations

The Vernal Equitherm (Beltane) is coming! The flowers are coming up, and blooms around the woods herald the approach of Beltane!  It’s so nice to walk through the woods without a coat on!

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Update! History Made on Mars! [Starstuff, Contemplating]

For the first time in the history of the Universe, a species has achieved powered flight on two planets!  Today, the NASA helicopter beat its propellers against the incredibly thin Martian atmosphere, and flew!
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