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Monthly Archives: August 2014


“Compassion as Foundation” by DT Strain

This essay was originally published at The Spiritual Naturalist Society. Compassion is under assault in our media, entertainment, and politics. Meanwhile the faceless nature of the internet often encourages even greater levels of meanness and vitriol than would normally occur…

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“Unitarian Universalism and Paganism” by Crafter Yearly

Paganism grounds me in the natural world. Unitarian Universalism grounds me in the human, social world. And I am deeply grateful for these two expansive and inclusive traditions.

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The Centrality of Emotion, Part 2: An Ancient Approach to Modern Science

How can we bring our emotions into right relationship with reality? This is a key question today, not only for Naturalistic Pagans, but also Secular Buddhists, Humanistic Jews, and other naturalists. Since we hold science in high esteem, a natural…

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“The Centrality of Emotion, Part 1: What Ancient Philosophy Offers Modern Naturalists” by B. T. Newberg

Emotion is central. As much as we naturalists embrace objective science, the reason we do so is for the sake of the subjective. If it were not for the emotional response to nature, community, and the depths of our own…

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Exploring Spiritual Naturalism, Year 1: An Anthology of Articles from the Spiritual Naturalist Society is available for sale!

From SNS’s press release: Spirituality Without the Supernatural? New Book Offers Bold Vision Exploring Spiritual Naturalism, Year 1: An Anthology of Articles from the Spiritual Naturalist Society “We are talking about a full and rich spiritual practice inspired by the…

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