Naturalistic Paganism

Category: Practice


“Caring for nature” by Annika Garratt

This essay original appeared on Annika Garratt’s blog. “Caring for nature.” This is a phrase I find a little odd, simply because people have strange concepts of what Nature is. I remember in Sweden people expressed respect and care for…

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“The Amethyst Path: Shamanism, Dionysian Spirituality and Recovery from ‘Addiction'” by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D.

Today, we are joined by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D., who describes a Dionysian spirituality in the pursuit of a shamanic approach to addiction recovery. This essay was originally published at Mellinger’s blog, Doing Modernity: Using Cultural Interactionism to Study Everyday…

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An atheist’s magical practice in detail, by AtheistWitch

This essay (with minor edits) was originally published at AtheistWitch’s blog, Spiritual atheist witch…and other strange labels. Rational use of irrationality: […] since the only defensible logical explanation for magic is the psychological effect it creates on a person, that…

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DE NATURA DEORUM: “Why I pray to Isis” by B. T. Newberg

For our monthly installment of De Natura Deorum, where we explore the beliefs of Naturalistic Pagans about the nature of deity, B. T. Newberg shares why he prays to the goddess Isis. If there is no Isis outside my mind, why…

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Of Crafting and Placebos, by Telmaris Green

Today, we continue our late spring theme, Practice, with Telmaris Greene, who shares her evolving understanding of the role of the placebo effect in ritual practice. Stage one of my life as a witch:  I’m looking up spells and rituals furtively, as though…

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