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The HPedia: Polytheism, hard and soft

Your help is needed!  Please critique this entry from the HPedia: An encyclopedia of key concepts in Naturalistic Paganism.  Please leave your constructive criticism in the comments below. In the Contemporary Pagan community, there is a general distinction between soft…

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How important is science to your practice?

– by B. T. Newberg Last time, we asked about myth.  Now let’s talk about science.  Do scientific thoeries play a large part in your spiritual practice? Surely science plays a role in virtually everything we do today, from watching…

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The HPedia: Deity

Your help is needed!  Please critique this entry from the HPedia: An encyclopedia of key concepts in Naturalistic Paganism.  Please leave your constructive criticism in the comments below. In myth, a deity is typically portrayed as a figure of supernormal…

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Encounters with the Goddess? by Thomas Schenk

image by Steven Kenny, used with permission When Thomas shared this story in the comments section of Halstead’s article Re-godding the archetypes, it was intended to portray one man’s experience of an archetype in action.  Yet it was also larger…

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How Persephone killed the gods for me, by B. T. Newberg

As I poured a libation of barley tea, read aloud the Hymn to Demeter, and called out to the Two Goddesses, Demeter and Persephone, a dull frustration was in the air. The words rang empty. Then, as my fingers dug into the dirt and deposited the pendant into the ground, a rush came over me. Through my mind flashed a voice: “Let them die.”

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