Call for Papers: What positive role do the emotions play in our Naturalistic Paganism?

“… I’m not sure that I could be said to believe in divinity in any real way. But when it comes to how I resonate emotionally, I have very strong pantheistic feelings. … It is an emotional response to awe, to beauty, to mystery. And that emotional response is very strong in me.

“I’ve come to the understanding that this emotion is what is most important to my spiritual practice. My need for ritual and a spiritual practice and belief is reinforced by my logic and intellect – the mysteries of the universe are certainly awe-inspiring to even the most sceptical. But its seed is in emotion, in an inherent response that is so natural as to be almost a reflex.”

— Áine Órga, “Emotional Pantheism: Where the logic ends and the feelings start”

Heart vs. Mind stencil by ArtisticInsomnia

Our theme for late summer is Emotion. 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? Remember, your writing is what makes HP great!  Send your submissions to humanisticpaganism [at] gmail [dot] com.

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One Comment on “Call for Papers: What positive role do the emotions play in our Naturalistic Paganism?

  1. Since it’s a while since I wrote those words, they have become somewhat unfamiliar and fresh to my eyes. I definitely still stand by that article, but if I have the chance I might try writing more on the subject! My path has evolved so much since then that I sure have a new perspective. 🙂

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