Humanistic Paganism

Category: Seasonal

“A Sticky, Sweaty, Complicated Mess (That Nearly Everyone Wants)” by Mark Green [An Atheopagan Life]


Unlike the guilt and shame and giggly self-consciousness associated with sexual desire and behavior by Abrahamic faiths, Paganism embraces the body as sacred and sex as a holy and pleasurable adult activity, not necessarily limited to monogamous relationships, but rather allowed by whatever the participants in those relationships decide is acceptable under their agreed rules.

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May Cross-Quarter: Vernal Equitherm


Today is the May Cross-Quarter. It is the midpoint between the spring equinox and the summer solstice.

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The Wheel of Evolution, by Eric Steinhart: Beltane


At Beltane, the light, which has concentrated itself into life, now concentrates itself into a novel kind of life. Evolution builds on itself. During Beltane, life reaches a new level of self-engagement: it becomes self-aware.

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[Starstuff, Contemplating] Celebrate the Earth! by Heather and Jon Cleland-Host


Beltane (Spring Equitherm): Celebrate the Earth! The Earth is a-bloom on Beltane (May 1 in the Northern Hemisphere).  The days are getting warmer.  Trees are budding and beginning to flower.  Tulips are poking up through the soil and unfolding into…

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The Wheel of Evolution, by Eric Steinhart: Ostara


Ostara represents the triumph of the light. It signifies the emergence of a novel type of illumination, a new concentration of holy fire. For Pagan Naturalists, this new type of illumination is life.

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