Naturalistic Paganism

Category: The Wheel of Evolution

The Wheel of Evolution: Litha

At Litha, the power of the sun reaches its maximum. Litha therefore signifies the prime of life, the climax of cosmic complexity.

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The Wheel of Evolution, by Eric Steinhart: Beltane

At Beltane, the light, which has concentrated itself into life, now concentrates itself into a novel kind of life. Evolution builds on itself. During Beltane, life reaches a new level of self-engagement: it becomes self-aware.

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The Wheel of Evolution, by Eric Steinhart: Ostara

Ostara represents the triumph of the light. It signifies the emergence of a novel type of illumination, a new concentration of holy fire. For Pagan Naturalists, this new type of illumination is life.

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The Wheel of Evolution, by Eric Steinhart: Imbolc

During Imbolc, the sun is gaining strength, so that holy creative power concentrates itself ever more intensely. Imbolc represents early growth.

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The Wheel of Evolution, by Eric Steinhart: Yule

At Yule, Pagan Naturalists picture a winter scene: the frozen ground lies bare under the dark sky of the longest night.  This is the ground of being, underneath which lies the essential soil, the soil which contains the abstract roots of all things.  At Yule, Pagan Naturalists reflect on these abstract roots.

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