Humanistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: February 2016


[Rotting Silver] “Wine for Dionysos” by B. T. Newberg

As icelets beat my ears and prick my cheeks, The candle fire of Hestia bobs within a glass cup, laying its yellow hands on the offering of wine for Dionysos: three dark bottles in the snow.   With a palm-full…

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The Void, Wicca, & Becoming Atheopagan, by Pat Mosley

Wicca grounds me in ritual practices that incite personal empowerment, provide community, and grant me a greater sense of control over the irrational forces–anxieties and traumas–that complicate this life. And unlike many of my ritual companions, I embrace an atheopaganism that discerns deeper than the astral entities and dreamscapes that entice us in siren song.

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The Sabbath of Water, by Mark Green

The tension there, I feel, is between maintaining traditions—something of great value in instilling rituals with power and continuity—and facing up to what is actually happening in the world in that particular year. I don’t have easy answers for how to bridge that gap, but I suspect it lies in changing the traditions just a little, to better suit the times.

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Jay Forrest interviews B. T. Newberg on Naturalistic Paganism

Hi everybody. I was just given an opportunity to raise awareness of our community on the podcast Spiritual Wisdom with Jay Forrest. Jay is a published author, experienced podcaster, ex-pastor, and certified Humanist minister and meditation instructor – in short,…

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My Path to Paganism, by Tyler Clow

Paganism is not just about worshiping the gods. To many, it is just as much about celebrating the cycle of seasons and harvests in the Wheel of the Year, honoring your ancestors by continuing their traditions, recognizing and embracing your role as part of nature, connecting with your fellow humans and other beings with whom you share space, and of course, being a part of something greater than yourself. And I can securely say that after a long and trying journey, I have finally found my way home.

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