Humanistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: June 2013


Naturalism in prehistory?

– by B. T. Newberg Were our earliest human ancestors naturalistic?  Some might assume so, reasoning that before the first gods were invented, people must have been naturalistic. But was that really the case? The column Naturalistic Traditions, hosted by…

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The HPedia: Science

Your help is needed!  Please critique this entry from the HPedia: An encyclopedia of key concepts in Naturalistic Paganism.  Please leave your constructive criticism in the comments below. Science, from the Latin scientia, Ancient Greek epistemē, can be described as…

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Am I a Secular Pagan? by Heather Van De Sande

I was once a very bad witch.  When I was trying to be a Wiccan, it was very difficult. I was 19 and the world was still pre-Internet. I knew no other Wiccans nor Witches nor Neo-Pagans. I did a…

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World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is June 20th (same day as the solstice this year).  It is devoted to raising awareness of the situations of refugees across the world. This year’s theme is “One refugee without hope is too many.” From Wikipedia:…

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June Solstice

The Summer Solstice is known in Contemporary Paganism as Litha or Midsummer, as in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Nichols (2009) calls this a time when bonfires are lit, people may leap through the fires, and the young stay up all…

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