Naturalistic Paganism

Category: Bart Everson


How the larger community sees altars and why it matters, by Lexi Phillips

Your altar can be considered a spiritual hub of your home. Depending on your traditions there is a great flexibility about how you decorate your altar and the symbols you use.  But what happens when the neighbors come to dinner…

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On “coming out” to my Catholic Community, by Bart Everson [A Pedagogy of Gaia]

Mornings of Prayer When I saw the announcement about a Morning of Prayer for staff at the university where I work, with “persons of all faith traditions… encouraged to attend,” I was curious but also skeptical but also hopeful. I’d…

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Citizen’s Climate Lobby launches Earth-based Spirituality Action Team – Interview with Bart Everson

HP: What is this Earth-based Spirituality Action Team? What are the goals of the group, and who’s eligible for membership? BE: We’re just getting started, so I’ll use future tense. The team is being organized under the auspices of the…

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[A Pedagogy of Gaia] “School’s Out; Summer’s Here” by Bart Everson

Maybe that’s why I love summer so much. More than any other, it’s the season of liberty. It represents an enduring freedom of the spirit. Sometimes, on the best days, it seems that summer stands outside of the regular flow of time, magical, eternal.

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[A Pedagogy of Gaia] How I Celebrated the Equinox by Bart Everson

If we lived in a truly Earth-honoring society, I wouldn’t have to do this. If our society cherished our planet as source and sustainer of life, the Equinox would be surely be more widely known and celebrated as a sort of secular holy day. But we don’t live in such a society, to our impoverishment and peril. And that’s why we need to nourish a revolutionary spirit. And that’s why I make a point to celebrate the Equinox. And that’s why I took the day off.

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