I couldn’t be more proud of what HP has become. To date, more than fifty contributors have conspired to make this site what it is. In these few years since our inception in 2011, we Naturalistic Pagans have gone from a little-understood fringe phenomenon to a recognized presence in the Pagan community. Our unique perspective has been discussed by well-known authors such as Brendan Myers, debated widely in the blogosphere, and sought out by forums such as Pagan Square. We’re emerging onto the mainstream scene, and a generation of new talent is bursting forth.
That’s why I feel it’s time for HP take the next step:
Time to let others take the lead.
I am proud to announce that as of October 6th of this year, John Halstead will be taking over as managing editor. As a frequent contributor to HP and the author of The Allergic Pagan and Dreaming the Myth Forward, John has proven a prolific voice. He is an insightful writer, and a rock-steady supporter of the community. I can’t wait to see the new energy he will bring to HP.
Meanwhile, I will be staying on as treasurer and advising editor. I’ll continue to contribute articles now and again, and take part in the discussions. You can also find me exploring ancient naturalism at Naturalistic Traditions, researching religion and evolution at BTNewberg.com, and developing an introductory course for spiritual naturalists with DT Strain at the Spiritual Naturalist Society. This change of leadership will give me breathing space to renew my energy, and will give HP a fresh new approach.
New staff structure
So, that makes our new staff structure look like this:
- Managing editor: John Halstead
- Social media coordinator: NaturalPantheist
- Treasurer and advising editor: B. T. Newberg
- Our next staff person: You?
So, that’s the big change here at HP. I hope your autumn is eventful and inspiring. I know mine will be!