Naturalistic Paganism

Category: Wayne Martin Mellinger


“Steps Toward A Dionysian Naturalism: Making the Earth Sacred in a Time of Ecological Disaster, Part 2” by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D.

Modern humans have become debased by absolute adherence to order and stability. The de-sacralization of nature we find in modernity is intrinsically linked to that most Apollonian of economic systems–industrial capitalism. How we yearn to return to the immediacy of life at the edge of chaos. How we yearn to dance again with Dionysus!

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“Steps Toward A Dionysian Naturalism: Making the Earth Sacred in a Time of Ecological Disaster, Part 1” by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D.

The de-sacralization of nature is a central causal factor in our ecological crisis. To guide us through these turbulent times and to help us transition to a sustainable society, we need a revolutionary approach to religion that rethinks the moral foundations of western civilization which have supported our ecocidal, repressive and hierarchical social systems.

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“The Amethyst Path: Shamanism, Dionysian Spirituality and Recovery from ‘Addiction'” by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D.

Today, we are joined by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D., who describes a Dionysian spirituality in the pursuit of a shamanic approach to addiction recovery. This essay was originally published at Mellinger’s blog, Doing Modernity: Using Cultural Interactionism to Study Everyday…

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“The Ordeal” by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D.

Today we continue our early spring theme, Inspiration, where we showcase examples of the poetic imagination flowing from the depths of the universe through the minds and hands of Naturalistic Pagans and friends. “The Ordeal” by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D. None of us…

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