Naturalistic Paganism

Category: Death and Life


Samhain (The Fall Equitherm) Approaches!

Got your house decorated yet?  Samhain (the Fall Equitherm) is less than a month away!  For many of us (including me), this is one of the most sacred times of the year – a time when I feel my Ancestors…

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Institutionalized Elder Care is a Moral and Spiritual Problem – Naturalistic Pagans Can Help Solve It, by Renee Lehnen

Other than criminals, the elderly are the only people who are routinely kept in residential custody in the post-industrial world. The massive, brick edifices of the nineteenth century that housed the parentless, the impoverished, the mentally ill, and the disabled…

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A Few Glimpses of the Real Lives of our Ancestors, by Starstuff, Contemplating

In many ways (not all!), this is a great time to be alive.  In addition to benefits of medicine and technology, my Samhain observance (and indeed, my life overall) is enhanced by a large and growing body of knowledge about…

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Samhain (The Fall Equitherm) Approaches!

Got your house decorated yet?  Samhain (the Fall Equitherm) is less than two weeks away!  For many of us (including me), this is one of the most sacred times of the year – a time when I feel my Ancestors…

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A Naturalistic Pagan’s Case for MAID and the Humane Treatment of the Old Human Animal, by Renee Lehnen

On March 27, George and Shirley Brickenden died holding hands in bed after dining on lobster, salmon, and champagne. George, 95, and Shirley, 94, married since the final year of the Second World War, “flew away” (their words) to the…

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