Naturalistic traditions for February

Snow candles, by Sangudo

Candles in the snow

Introducing: Naturalistic Traditions, a new column at Patheos.com (by yours truly)!

This column features seasonal celebrations, profiles of historical and contemporary movements, and ritual activities.

It’s a big step to expand into a larger venue like Patheos.  It expands our exposure, promotes cross-fertilization of ideas, and raises awareness of naturalism.  So please support the new column by tweeting, sharing, and liking it!

The first post explores the month of February from a range of sources including Neopaganism, PaGaian, Pantheism, Humanism, and Carl Sagan.  If you’re looking for a naturalistic way to celebrate the glories of nature this month, look no further.  Check it out here.

Also, if you have anything to add for the month of February, by all means share!  If we all chip in, we can gradually build a robust calendar of naturalistic traditions.  You can leave a comment either here or at Patheos.

Finally, we’ll have a special treat for the February Cross-quarter on the 4th (this Saturday) here on HP.  Videos and excerpts from the PaGaian tradition will warm your winter day!

image: (c) Mickie Mueller

image: (c) Mickie Mueller

6 Comments on “Naturalistic traditions for February

  1. I just happened to finish making the Ehoah Seasonal Festival Calendars for both hemispheres before viewing this. As I am going along putting together the different festivities I am doing the solar ones this year as they come along, then focusing on the seasonal transition ones next year; so I am in the midst of it and experiencing it while working on it and making myself able to fully immerse myself without getting distracted by the next event. So far I’ve completed the Nox Festival and will be working on Equilux (vernal equinox) next.

    Its really nice to see the different yet similar ways of celebrating the turning of the year. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wooooo-hoo! Congrats on the new gig, B.T.! I’m so excited to see this leap forward both for you personally and for the visibility of naturalistic Paganism! Hooray, you!

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