Naturalistic Paganism

Category: The Dionysian Naturalist


[The Dionysian Naturalist] “Dancing with Dionysus: Ecstasy and Religion in the Age of the Anthropocene, Part 2” by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D.

Continued from Part 1 … UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM AND THE GROWTH OF RELIGIOUS NATURALISM It is within the context of Unitarian-Universalism (UU) that I discover Religious Naturalism (RN). Many of the core theologians of RN are based in this denomination, including…

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[The Dionysian Naturalist] “Dancing with Dionysus: Ecstasy and Religion in the Age of the Anthropocene, Part 1” by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D.

“A religion, new or old, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science might be able to draw forth reserves of reference and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. Sooner or later, such a religion…

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[The Dionysian Naturalist] “Enchanting Naturalism, Part 2” by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D.

The road from hydrogen to human that constitutes cosmic evolution has been a long one. Through us the Universe is finally becoming capable of reflecting upon its own journey. What an amazing story!!!

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[The Dionysian Naturalist] “Enchanting Naturalism, Part 1” by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D.

I went looking for the soul of modernity and surprisingly found it to be alive, although severely injured and in vital need of resuscitation.

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[The Dionysian Naturalist] “Our Universe Is A Sacred Living System, Part 3” by Wayne Martin Melliinger, Ph.D.

To heal our connection to the world, I believe that we must re-enchant nature and revive anima mundi. Only when we realize that the world is sacred, that we are an intimate part of the web of life and kin to other species, will we acquire the sense of belonging to this planet needed create a global ethic in which all beings are valued and respected and choose to live responsibly.

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