Naturalistic Paganism

Category: Starstuff, Contemplating


Honoring our Ancestors – Racism Rears it’s head, by Lupa Greenwolf & Jon Cleland Host

I hope we, as Pagans, can move past the harmful views of the AFA toward a better word for everyone, with recognition that we are all of mixed race. I’m white and privileged, and I’m proud to count Africans, Asians, and so many colors of wonderful human beings among my Ancestors, whom I thank every day.

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Visions, Part 3: The Power of Spiritual Experiences, by Jon Cleland Host (Starstuff, Contemplating)

Spiritual experiences are a powerful and wonderful part of being human – but what do they mean? Do they prove one religious path is right over all the others? What does the evidence show? What happened during my spiritual experience? Here is some discussion of these points, in this video:

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The Light Returns!

Has it awoken your senses as it has mine? Is the returning light stirring you too from winter’s slumber?

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[Starstuff, Contemplating] “Winter Solstice: Axial Tilt is the Reason for the Season” by Heather (& Jon) Cleland-Host

… then I met Jon who practiced one single, holiday tradition: every year he watched the Sun rise on the Winter Solstice. I was awed, and I said right then, we should celebrate the Equinoxes and Summer Solstice too. That was the beginning of our family traditions together.

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[Starstuff, Contemplating] “Our Most Precious Gifts” by Jon Cleland Host

This gratitude fills my life, and comes into special focus with Samhain. So many things in our day-to-day lives can be reminders of that. Small signposts pop up with even trivial prompts. As this year draws to a close and the next approaches, these spur me on to pay these gifts forward to future generations – who are also the children of our Ancestors.

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