Naturalistic Paganism

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One More Chance to see a Bright Mars, until 2035! by Starstuff, Contemplating

If you have clear skies Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night, consider celebrating as my family does – by seeing these wonders, just as our Ancestors have seen them for many thousands of years.  Do you have a chance to share this sacred moment with a child?

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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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Autumn 2020: Responsibility and Wonder; by Starstuff, Contemplating

Wonder and responsibility speak to me as we enter fall.  As Naturalistic Pagans, our focus is on this real world – giving us both the awe of the world we live in and the commitment to build a better world…

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Happy Fall Equinox!

Happy Fall Equinox, or Mabon!  Of course, our spherical planet also gives us the beautiful symmetry of the Spring Equinox (& Ostara) being celebrated now by our Southern Hemisphere friends.  The equinoctial moment, this year, is on September 22nd, at 5:31 pm…

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Animism for the Religious Naturalist

Animists see a world that is full of other-than-human persons, including salmon persons, tree persons, and even rock persons. It is difficult for many Westerners to understand the concept of other-than-human persons, especially when talking about (seemingly) “inanimate objects” like rocks. But for the animist, there is no such thing as inanimate matter, because it is all a part of the complex self-regulating living system called Gaia. Animism is not about the projection of consciousness or agency onto non-human things, but about respect and reciprocity within a more-than-human community that transcends the subject-object dichotomy.

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