Naturalistic Paganism


Speak your truth

image enhanced from The Calumny of Apelles, by Botticelli, 1494 – by B. T. Newberg The last post emphasized how critical it is for those neither religious nor secular to make their voices known.  Now, here is an opportunity to…

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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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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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