Naturalistic Paganism

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Musings of a Pagan Mythicist by Maggie Jay Lee: “Myth and Mnemosyne”

Mnemosyne, whose name means Memory, was the mother of the Muses, therefore the mother of all the ancient arts. It is now well accepted that the poetry attributed to Homer goes back to a time without writing. The gods and…

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Starstuff, Contemplating by Jon Cleland Host: “Flower Power”

We are assemblages of ancient atoms forged in stars – atoms organized by history to the point of consciousness, now able to contemplate this sacred Universe of which we are a tiny, but wondrous, part. Blue! Yellow! Purple! Red! Flowers…

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Postpagan Ceremony & Ecology by Glen Gordon: “Regional Direction Devotional”

Over the years I have found myself in the position of creating earth-centered ceremony for my Unitarian Universalist congregation. The intent of these events was to fuse a naturalistic sense of place with a loose Wiccanate structure, in order to…

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DE NATURA DEORUM: “The Mystic Demystified: Making theistic language serve the religious naturalist” by John Halstead

De Natura Deorum is a semi-seasonal column where we explore the beliefs of Naturalistic Pagans about the nature of deity. For the rest of this month, the theme here at HP is “Inspiration”.  Some of our contributors have shared their…

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DE NATURA DEORUM: “The Revelation of an Uncaring God” by Scott Oden

I have never had a supernatural experience.
I have never seen a ghost, a spirit, a wraith, or a shade.
I have never witnessed an inexplicable omen.
I have never heard the voice of a god.
My god box is empty.

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