Naturalistic Paganism

Category: Big History


Even naturalists don’t stay in the grave, by DT Strain

If persons are patterns, then patterns repeat. Through their actions and interactions in life, people are like the butterfly that can affect the course of a hurricane. Our loved ones create causes and effects which ripple outward in uncountable and unimaginable ways that cannot be contained. Just one of those ways is in their impressions upon us, which recreate similar patterns in our minds through communication and our deep knowledge of them. Thus, it is true our loved ones are not in the grave. We, quite literally, carry a part of them within us, and so on to others. If that is so then, in many important ways they did not die.

Read More

A meditation on the Ancestors, by Jon Cleland Host

26 days left for you to help HP place an ad at The Wild Hunt.  Go to HP’s Indiegogo campaign to contribute. The theme for the early autumn at HP is “Finding Meaning”.   Editor’s note: The following meditation is…

Read More

Epic of Evolution ritual, by Connie Barlow

Winterviews continues today.  From the Solstice till Imbolc, we’re bringing you non-stop interviews and other goodies from big-name authors: Brian Swimme, author of The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos – Winter Solstice, Dec. 21st Jason Pitzl-Waters, Pagan journalist of The…

Read More

Isis in Big History, Part 4: From the Cosmos to Daily Life

– by B. T. Newberg Big History is the entire story of the universe.  In the scale of cosmic time, human life can and perhaps should feel dwarfed – it puts us in perspective. At the same time, the story…

Read More

Isis in Big History, Part 3: From the Middle Ages to the Modern Era

– by B. T. Newberg What happens when a myth goes through an extinction event? Pagan cults were stamped out as far as possible under Christian domination, but Isian strains survived through radical adaptation. This post is the third in…

Read More