Humanistic Paganism

Category: Seasonal

The Wheel of Evolution, by Eric Steinhart: Imbolc


During Imbolc, the sun is gaining strength, so that holy creative power concentrates itself ever more intensely. Imbolc represents early growth.

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Winter Cross-Quarter


While the Winter Solstice is the time of longest darkness, the Winter Cross-Quarter is (on average) the time of greatest cold. Yet, like a secret promise, the sun is returning.

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“Let The Sun Shine in at Christmas” by Gary Suttle


Pantheists celebrate the winter solstice. Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus. The Sun of Life and the Son of God. What is the true significance of Christmas, and how can we celebrate this joyful season in keeping with its meaning?

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“Winter Solstice: Axial Tilt is the Reason for the Season” by Heather (& Jon) Cleland-Host


We have been able to watch the Solstice Sunrise every year since we met. Usually we watch it over a lake. Occasionally we have watched it over a field. One year we watched it from a hospital window because I was in preterm labor with my second child. Another year, it was too snowy to go anywhere, so we went to the nearby sledhill and at the exact moment of the Sunrise, we all launched ourselves down the hill, even Mommy, who does NOT sled. We had the whole hill to ourselves that morning and it was probably one of the most memorable Sunrises, whooshing down that hill.

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Winter Solstice


For Neo-Pagans in the Northern Hemisphere, the solstice is celebrated as Yule. This year, the date falls on December 21st. The precise date and time for the cross-quarter can be found at At the Winter Solstice, NaturalPantheist of the Nature is…

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