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Retreat, day four: Psychology and mythology

Photo by B. T. Newberg, May 10, 2011 – by B. T. Newberg The sky roiled red last night.  Neighbors in my apartment watched in horror as hail rained down on their cars.  Afterward, my fiance discovered the door to…

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Retreat, day three: Meditation

photo by B. T. Newberg, May 10, 2011 – by B. T. Newberg It’s the third day of the retreat.  In my experience, day three is the make-it-or-break-it day.  The initial high has worn off, and the challenges have begun. …

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Retreat, day two: Nature and the Five +1

– by B. T. Newberg Today I’ll talk about spending time in nature, and exploring the Five +1 (fives senses, plus one introspective sense).  Befitting the topic, there’s extra sensory stimulation in this post: not only images but a video…

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Retreat, day one: Divination and ritual

image enhanced from original: Libation scene, Greek red figure vase, c. 480 BC – by B. T. Newberg Today is the first day of a seven-day Humanistic Pagan retreat.  Each day I’ll concentrate on describing one or two key experiences…

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Words into action: A Humanistic Pagan retreat

image enhanced from original, original, and Demeter, Attic red figure, c. 480 BC – by B. T. Newberg It is time to put words into action.  I am taking the coming week, starting tomorrow, as a seven-day Humanistic Paganism retreat. …

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