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Monthly Archives: October 2012


Last hum of the cicada: Death in naturalism

– by B. T. Newberg Deep in the mountains of South Korea, a cicada hummed its last.  Walking along the roadside, I saw a spider fall upon it with its venomous mandibles.  Caught in the web, it had no escape,…

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Upcoming work

News HP is starting to get traction beyond the English language! Recently I discovered an HP essay translated into Italian.  What’s more, we’ve just accepted our first bilingual submission in English/Italian.  Thanks to Hilaria for both. For speakers of other…

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How do you enter trance or meditation in ritual?

2012 Thing on Thursday #5 Two weeks ago, our poll asked about the most important elements of ritual liturgy, and last week’s dug into methods of “giving thanks.”  The second most popular method, after spoken words of gratitude, was making…

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Paul Kurtz has died

Paul Kurtz (1925-2012), the great Humanist and founder of many organizations including the Center for Inquiry, the Council for Secular Humanism, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, has passed away.  He was the author of the Humanist Manifesto 2000, and…

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Honoring our ancestors, by NaturalPantheist

Two and a half years ago my world was rocked to its core when a friend was tragically killed in a car accident aged only 23. He was a very close friend. Coming to terms with his loss was very…

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