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Managing editor

The current managing editor is:

Dr. Jon Cleland Host

Jon Cleland Host

Dr. Jon Cleland Host is a Naturalistic Pagan, scientist, father, UU, and science educator.  Jon grew up and lives in Michigan (Turtle Island), and has been building a reality-based spirituality for over 30 years, including collaborating with Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow to spread the Great Story of our Universe.  Jon launched the Naturalistic Paganism website (at in 2004, and then the Naturalistic Pagan yahoo group.   He has written in Godless Paganism, A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment, UU publications including Faithful Practices & Faith of UU Pagans, Everyday Ways to Feed Your Spirit

and more, and is the current managing editor at Naturalistic Paganism (his column here is Starstuff, Contemplating).  With 20 years of scientific work supporting the growth of solar power, his work today advances electric cars.  He holds ten patents, has authored over five dozen internal scientific papers and over a dozen peer-reviewed papers for scientific journals, including the journal Nature.  He has also taught classes on biology, math, chemistry, physics and general science at the university level, and has a  YouTube Channel.  His motivation in all of this is to lovingly help build a better world for future generations, in gratitude for the existence his Ancestors have given him.

Social media coordinator

The current social media coordinator is:


NaturalPantheistNaturalPantheist:  A former Christian, I now see myself as a Naturalistic Pantheist with an interest in Druidry.

I blog at on issues relating to scientific and naturalistic approaches to spirituality.  I’ve lived in both China and the UK and I love to travel. I’m a country boy at heart but also strongly believe in getting involved in my local community here in Devon, UK. My interests include religion & philosophy, social media & technology, current affairs and walking. My blog is at

To speak with NaturalPantheist, find him at his blog above or contact him here.

Advising editor

The current advising editor is:

B. T. Newberg

B. T. Newberg, photo courtesy Leora Effinger-Weintraub 2011B. T. Newberg founded in 2011, and served as managing editor till 2013.  His writings on naturalistic spirituality can be found at Patheos, Pagan Square, the Spiritual Naturalist Society, as well as right here on HP.

Since the year 2000, he has been practicing meditation and ritual from a naturalistic perspective.  After leaving the Lutheranism of his raising, he experimented with Agnosticism, Buddhism, Contemporary Paganism, and Humanism.  Currently he combines the latter two into a dynamic path embracing both science and myth.

In 2009, he completed a 365-day challenge recorded at One Good Deed Per Day.  As a Pagan, he has published frequently at The Witch’s Voice as well as Oak Leaves and the podcast Tribeways, and has written a book on the ritual order of Druid organization Ar nDriocht Fein called Ancient Symbols, Modern Rites.  He headed the Google Group Polytheist Charity, and organized the international interfaith event The Genocide Prevention Ritual. Currently, he is working with the Spiritual Naturalist Society to develop an online educational course on Spiritual Naturalism (of which Naturalistic Paganism can be considered one variety).

Professionally, he teaches English as a Second Language.  He also researches the relation between religion, psychology, and evolution in his spare time, with occasional posts at

After living in Minnesota, England, Malaysia, Japan, and South Korea, B. T. Newberg currently resides in St Paul, Minnesota, with his wife and cat.

To speak with B. T. Newberg, find him on Twitter at @BTNewberg.


The current Editor-at-Large is:

John Halstead

John H. Halstead

John Halstead is Editor-At-Large and a contributor at He blogs about Paganism generally at (which is hosted by Patheos) and about Jungian Neo-Paganism at “Dreaming the Myth Onward” (which is hosted by Witches & Pagans). He is also an occasional contributor to and The Huffington Post and the administrator of the site John was the principal facilitator of “A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment,” which can be found at He is a Shaper of the fledgling Earthseed community, which is described at John is also the editor of the anthology, Godless Paganism: Voices of Non-Theistic Pagans.

To speak with John, contact him on Facebook.

Science News Editor

The current Science News Editor is:

Kansas Stanton

Kansas Stanton is a Neo-Pagan who resides in Seattle, Washington. He belongs to, and practices with, a local group of Reform Pagans and blogs at He also volunteers every year at the Esoteric Book Conference in Seattle and regularly attends various Pagan festivals and events.

He is a full-time student, earning his degree in Environmental Science and a Certificate in Sustainability, after which time he will move on to grad school (climate science). When Kansas is not in class or working his job in the art industry, he also attends heavy metal concerts both locally and internationally. He is also a vegan outdoorsman who frequents the trails and whitewater rivers of the pacific northwest and loves to spend his time with friends over a cold, dark beer.

See Kansas’ posts


Join Our Staff

We’re looking for a few individuals to join the staff here at HP.

We’re looking for an HPedia editor who will move the project to a wiki format and then oversee it as it develops through open collaboration with other Naturalistic Pagans.

We’re also looking for an ebook editor who will bring together some of the work we have done here with some new content to produce a marketable product.

If you’re interested in any of these positions, email the managing editor, Jon Cleland Host, at humanisticpaganism [at]

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