Humanistic Paganism

Category: Thing on Thursday


With what aspects of Pagan popular culture do you identify?

2012 Thing on Thursday #13 Final poll of 2012 Ah, Pagan culture!  Some revel in it, others are embarrassed by it.  From incense to crystals, does any of it appeal to you?  If so, which parts? There is, of course,…

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Does the Fourfold Path resonate with you?

2012 Thing on Thursday #12 Another key concept introduced in the original “What is Humanistic Paganism?” post was the Fourfold Path, which Humanistic Pagans ideally share in common.  The Fourfold Path is: exploration of the Five +1 relationship with myth…

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Is there a better term for the “Five +1″?

2012 Thing on Thursday #11 A key concept introduced in the original “What is Humanistic Paganism?” post was the Five +1.  It refers to the five empirical senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch), plus the additional “sense” of introspection.  It’s…

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With which label do you identify most?

2012 Thing on Thursday #9 After numerous polls on liturgy, we now begin a series returning to fundamental concepts and questions.  This week, let’s revisit debates about what to call ourselves. This issue is complicated.  Much ink has been spilled…

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How and why do you purify?

2012 Thing on Thursday #8 Last week’s poll on creating sacred space yielded some surprising results: a leading response was “purifying the space.” This is puzzling because “purification” was not favored at all on our earlier liturgical elements poll.  It…

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