Humanistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: May 2015


[Rotting Silver] “Karma” by B. T. Newberg

Rotting Silver is a column devoted to this Earth in all its tarnished radiance: poetry, prose, and parables of ugliness alloyed with joy.

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“Seeing the Trees for the Dryads: Non-Theistic Nature Worship” by John Halstead

My polytheist friend was both right and wrong. He was right that Nature does not “care” about us. And he was right that making offerings to the earth and singing the praises of Nature do not avert catastrophe or bring down the blessings of Providence. But I think he was also wrong that Nature worship is pointless.

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Call for Articles: Ancient Paganism and the Neo-Pagan Revival

Our themes for the month of June will be ancient Paganism and the Neo-Pagan revival.

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“Was the Buddha a Humanistic Pagan?” by Tom Swiss

While neither humanism nor Neopaganism were established ideas in the Buddha’s time, there are enough resonances that Humanistic Pagans might legitimately claim him as a forebear, bringing a human-centered and nature-appreciative perspective to the spiritual quest.

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A Review of Tom Swiss’ “Why the Buddha Touched the Earth”, by Ken Apple

A review of “Why the Buddha Touched the Earth” by Tom Swiss

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