Naturalistic Paganism


An experiment in spiritual socialization

This Memorial Day weekend will be spent with my folks and relatives up in Ely, Minnesota.  I’m taking the opportunity to experiment further with Martin Buber’s spiritual practice of dialogue.  Expect a post on this next weekend. Meanwhile, tomorrow’s post…

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No rapture: Resonance, not transcendence

photo by B. T. Newberg, May 20, 2011 – by B. T. Newberg This post celebrates Non-judgment Day, the day which is not the May 21st Judgment Day predicted by Harold Camping and followers, but rather a day for celebrating…

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Retreat, day seven: Reflection, vulnerability, and the goal

Photo by B. T. Newberg, May 8, 2011 – by B. T. Newberg Yesterday was the final day.  In the morning I performed the final rituals and meditations, and at noon rode my bicycle in a cool, damp drizzle to…

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Retreat, day six: Displacements

Photo by B. T. Newberg, May 13, 2011 – by B. T. Newberg The retreat is almost over already – tomorrow is the last day.  From the beginning I’ve been carrying a token, a small stone found at Minnehaha Falls. …

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Retreat, day five: Socialization and dialogue

Image enhanced from original by Jan Svankmeyer – by B. T. Newberg The world begins to hum. That is how I felt today as I cruised along the Midtown Greenway on my bicycle in the midst of an afternoon drizzle. …

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