Naturalistic Paganism

Category: Practice

The May Cross-Quarter (Vernal Equitherm) is just two weeks away!

In the Northern Hemisphere, May 1st time is traditionally celebrated in the Neo-Pagan Wheel of the Year as Beltane. The name derives from the Irish Gaelic Bealtaine or the Scottish Gaelic Bealtuinn for “Bel-fire”. Beltane is reputed as a day of unabashed sexuality, visible in the phallic symbolism of dancing round the Maypole.

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Inoculative Libations to the Land By Rua Lupa

Whatever comes from Nature is of Nature, no matter its form or its location. Nothing is separate from Nature. The ritual here helps to ensure that our connections within Nature are harmonious and encourage life, instead of ignoring the workings of Nature and inadvertently cause disharmony.

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Happy Spring Equinox!

It’s so cool to live on a spherical planet! Some of the ways many of us are celebrating were published a few weeks ago, but I did happen to come across this video, which is almost the same as the method my family has been using for years. We just colored eggs this way (leaving them overnight), and it works just like in the video. In whatever way you are celebrating, Happy Equinox!

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The Light Returns!

Has it awoken your senses as it has mine? Is the returning light stirring you too from winter’s slumber?

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The Spring Equinox Approaches…

With the moment of the Equinox at 12:30 am EDT this year, the actual Equinox will be on March 19th for some and on the 20th for others. Whichever day you choose, here are some of the many ways Naturalistic and Humanistic Pagans will be celebrating.

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