Naturalistic Paganism


“Charity: A naturalistic practice of offering” by B. T. Newberg

In the ancient world, gods and goddesses were honored with gifts. How can a naturalist carry on this tradition today? One way it can be done is through giving to charities. For example, if you want to honor Demeter, goddess…

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How I finally “got” ritual: A dialogue with DT Strain and B. T. Newberg, part 2

Today, we begin our late spring theme, Practice, with DT Strain, director of the Spiritual Naturalist Society, who shares how he learned to “get” ritual as a naturalist, and he asks B. T. to share his understanding in turn. Click above…

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How does mythology function in your life?

Thing on Thursday #4 At the top of our values poll results was relationship with mythology.  This week, let’s dig into that idea. We are not talking about simple falsehoods here, such as the “myth” that money brings happiness.  We’re…

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Of consequence and wonder: Exploring the “why’s” of Humanistic Paganism, by C Luke Mula

photo by B. T. Newberg This week, C Luke Mula challenges us to take a deeper look at the fundamentals.  Why are we doing this?  What do we hope to get out of it?  Through a careful critique of the…

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Symbols in the sky

image enhanced from original, and posted under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license – by B. T. Newberg I double-checked my suit pocket: yes, the rings were there.  Everything was ready.  I just had to take the trash out before…

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