Humanistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: September 2013


Looking back, Looking forward, by John Halstead

Officially, my job as managing editor does not start until next Sunday, but I’m very excited, and I wanted to give you a preview of what’s to come. Looking back But before I do, I want to look back briefly….

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The three why’s of ritual, by NaturalPantheist

There are three reasons why ritual is important, whether or not we believe in anything supernatural about it – it reminds us to stop and be aware of the world around us, it has an effect on us internally and it helps us to connect to something bigger than ourselves.

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The HPedia: Imagination

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. The imagination plays an important role in Contemporary Pagan discourse and practices,…

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Big changes at HP this equinox

Once again it’s the Autumn Equinox, which has always been a time of changes for me.  This time round, it has to do with a change of leadership at HP. I couldn’t be more proud of what HP has become. …

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Ancient philosophy meets Darwin: Can science offer a way of life?

Ancient philosophers differed from those today in one crucial way: For them, philosophy was a way of life. Can science, too, be a way of life? Philosophy as a way of life All the ancient philosophers, from Socrates to the…

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