This month we begin our semi-seasonal theme for late spring: “Practice”. We Naturalistic Pagans talk a lot. Some Naturalistic Pagans have no spiritual practice, per se. For some, living an ethical lifestyle is a spiritual practice. Others practice meditation. Other Naturalistic Pagans perform rituals, either solitary or in groups. Naturalistic Pagan rituals may be similar or dissimilar to other Pagan rituals. This month and into June, we will be talking about how we practice our Naturalistic Paganism — or how we don’t. How do you experience your religion in your flesh? Send your submissions to humanisticpaganism [at] gmail [dot] com for inclusion in June.
This Month at HP
May 4 “How I finally ‘got’ ritual”: A dialogue with DT Strain and B. T. Newberg, part 2
May 7 “The Unseen World” by Ken Apple
May 9 “Of Crafting and Placebos” by Telmaris Green
May 11 DE NATURA DEORUM: “Why I Pray to Isis” by B.T. Newberg
May 14 “An Atheist’s Magical Practice in Detail” by AtheistWitch
May 16 “An Altar for Broken Things” by Carol Green
May 18 “The Amethyst Path: Shamanism, Dionysian Spirituality and Recovery from ‘Addiction'” by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D.
May 21 “Caring for nature” by Annika Garratt
May 25 “Pagan Crafting” by Crafter Yearly
May 28 “Observing: The shape of the ritual” by Áine Órga
May 30 “Living The Path: Sacred Acts Everyone Can Perform” by Carolina Gonzalez
Humanistic Paganism Calendar for May
May 1 Neo-Pagan spring cross-quarter day (Beltane)
May 1 (first Thursday of May) National Day of Prayer and National Day of Reason
May 2 Pagan Coming Out Day
May 15 Thomas Taylor’s birthday
May 16 Love a Tree Day
May 22 International Day for Biological Diversity
May 24 Vesak, Day of the Full Moon
May 25 (last Monday of May) Memorial Day, unofficial start of summer in U.S.