Humanistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: April 2016


Longing and Contradiction in (Re?)Creating Modern Paganism by Emile Wayne

I feel this situation speaks to a deep and important longing among modern Pagans. We admire the non-creedal, integrated, world-affirming lifeways of ancient paleo-pagans and hope to (re)create that form of religion for ourselves, working past centuries of religious alienation produced by religions which insist that any experience of “depth” must be “Not of this World.” But the societies in which ancient paleo-pagan religions were practiced no longer exist; if we celebrate paleo-paganisms because of their seamless integration with daily life, natural systems, and cultural milieu, then the fact that we live in entirely different circumstances means that, even if we could recover these systems in their entirety, we could not successfully integrate them into our own lives, which is the goal in the first place.

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Limited Time Offer: Godless Paganism Free (with $5 S&H)

NOTICE: The defective copies are all sold out. But you can still purchase the book for a reduced price using  by clicking here or using the links on the right side of this page. Due to a printer error, I…

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[Rotting Silver] “Haiku Collection: Beetles” by B. T. Newberg

A struggling beetle Emerging from the toilet Slides into the piss   A beetle scurries On the floor; an eye flashes A shoe thunders down   A hounded beetle Dashes madly for the wall Almost, almost, al   A horn…

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Hear Diverse Voices Reading a Pagan Community Statement on the Environment

You can now listen to a compilation of voices of various ethnicities, nationalities, ages, and genders reading “A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment.” There is also a Spanish language version.

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The Naturalistic Pagan Toolbox: Speaking of/to Nature

Robin Kimmerer argues for changing our language as a way of changing our relationship to nature. She urges us to adopt a “grammar of animacy.” She calls this “a kind of reverse linguistic imperialism, a shift in worldview through the humble work of the pronoun.”

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