We divide the year here at HP into 8 semi-seasonal themes, following the Neo-Pagan Wheel of the Year. The themes for 2014 are inspired in part by the Earth Story Calendar created by Peter Adair. Your contributions to any of these themes (or any other topic related to Naturalistic Paganism) are welcome.
Cosmic event: The birth of the universe
Questions: How does our religious (or non-religious) past continue to influence our future as Naturalistic Pagans, for better or for worse?
Cosmic event: Galaxies emerge
Questions: How do we structure our world as Naturalistic Pagans? How do we make a cosmos out of chaos with our beliefs and the stories we tell?
Cosmic event: Supernovas and the seeding of space
Theme: Inspiration (Fire)
Questions: What role do intuition, inspiration, poetry, and art play in our Naturalistic Paganism?
Cosmic event: The earth forms
Theme: Practice (Earth)
Questions: Let’s bring our discussion “down to earth”. How do we practice our Naturalistic Paganism with our senses and our bodies?
Cosmic event: Formation of the atmosphere
Theme: Intellect (Air)
Questions: How do we make intellect serve wonder? What constructive role does intellectual inquiry play in our Naturalistic Paganism?
Cosmic event: Formation of oceans on earth
Theme: Emotion (Water)
Questions: Naturalistic Paganism may sometimes seem to be a matter of the mind rather than an affair of the heart. What positive role do the emotions play in our Naturalistic Paganism?
Cosmic event: Life emerges
Theme: Life and death
Questions: This was a very popular theme this past fall. We will revisit these questions: What role does an awareness of death play in our spirituality as Naturalistic Pagans?
Cosmic event: The last great extinction
Questions: What ethical obligations do our beliefs impose on us as Naturalistic Pagans?