Humanistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: August 2014


Call for Essays: “Life and Death”

Our new semi-seasonal theme begins with the fall equinox, September 23.  Our early fall theme will be “Life and Death”.  What does “life” mean to Naturalistic Pagans?  And what role does an awareness of death play in our spirituality as…

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Starstuff, Contemplating: “Letters of Love in our DNA” by Jon Cleland Host

We are assemblages of ancient atoms forged in stars – atoms organized by history to the point of consciousness, now able to contemplate this sacred Universe of which we are a tiny, but wondrous, part. Emotions are a powerful and…

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Mid-Month Meditation: A poem by Yona

Editor’s note: This was originally published as a comment to André Solo’s (formerly Drew Jacob “An Open Letter to John Halstead” at RoguePriest. I salute the moon whenever I see him, like a lover being recognized with an airy kiss….

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“‘As the gods pour, so do mortals’: An alternative conception of divine reciprocity” by John Halstead (Part 2)

PART 2: AN ALTERNATIVE CONCEPTION OF DIVINE RECIPROCITY In Part 1 of this essay (published last month), I critiqued a popular understanding of divine reciprocity. But there is another conception of divine reciprocity. It is rooted in the notion of…

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DE NATURA DEORUM: “What is this whole ‘deity’ thing, anyway?” by Blue

De Natura Deorum is a monthly column where we explore the beliefs of Naturalistic Pagans about the nature of deity. Today’s essay essay was originally published at Garden of the Blue Apple: Musings About Aphrodite. You know, I don’t have a good answer…

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