Humanistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: December 2016


[Rotting Silver] “By the Dark Moon Her Sight” by B. T. Newberg

The night is without moon, and hardly missed, For lamps obscure the way with shady shapes Like puppetries; but lampless nights assist A stranger drama, parting thus the drapes Of other-vision’s show: the dreamy scapes Unveil their scenes on deprivation’s…

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Cosmic Calendar Countdown, 2016

This is so much more fun than just sitting around waiting for the ball to start moving!

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Naturalistic Paganism’s Spectral Challenge – Part One: A Haunted Landscape, by Emile Wayne

If we wish to be re-bodied, made subjects, and called-into-being through our relationship to place, we must do so with the knowledge that the land holds the memory of suffering bodies, of exploitation, dispossession, abuse, lynching, poverty, and a whole host of other specters, all of which arose out of the wounds that are our collective history. We must be ready to listen to the voices of the specters haunting the land and our histories, even if those voices call out to some of us in rebuke.

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Happy Winter Solstice!

Happy Winter Solstice, or Yule! Of course, our spherical planet also gives us the beautiful symmetry of the Summer Solstice (Litha) being celebrated now by our Southern Hemisphere friends.

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Yule: The Light in the Darkness, by Mark Green [an Atheopagan Life]

Let us be the People of the Returning Light, knowing that however bad it gets, they cannot kill every seed that waits in the soil, every heart burning for justice.

They cannot defeat us unless we let ourselves be defeated. Here, at the moment on the Wheel when we draw near to those we love to stave off the grim reality of winter, let us take this season more deeply into us, as we will be needing Yule not only in December, but throughout the coming years.

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