Naturalistic Paganism

Category: Big History

Isis in Big History, Part 2: From the Egyptians to Late Antiquity

– by B. T. Newberg Last time, the conditions were set for the rise of the myth of Isis.  This time, let’s explore how she emerged and adapted over time to fit the shifting environment of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman…

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Isis in Big History, Part 1: From the Big Bang to Agriculture

– by B. T. Newberg Last time, I ended with a controversial claim: For naturalists, myths are meaningless outside Big History. Let that sink in – myths, including the deities of which they tell, are not real in and of…

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Big History: A narrative core for HP?

– by B. T. Newberg Last time, our poll uncovered the three most popular root metaphors of our readers: nature-as-Creativity nature-as-kin nature-as-Big Self This time, I propose Big History as the narrative core of all forms of Religious Naturalism, including…

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What are our root metaphors?

– by B. T. Newberg I need your help folks.  At the core of every religious tradition is a root metaphor which fuses ideas of how things are and how we ought to live.  So what root metaphor(s) operate among…

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