Humanistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: February 2017


Naturalistic Pagan Toolbox: Poetic Ritual Language

Symbolic language, like poetry, is a rich resource which we can and should tap in order to make more our rituals more emotionally powerful and personally and collectively transformative. This requires more than just adding a poem into a preexisting ritual. It means using poetic language as a substitute for all discursive language in our rituals. In fact, it means treating the entire ritual as a poem.

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Walking the Labyrinth, by Anna Walther

The cicada song in the trees above intensified as I approached the center. Coincidence, I’m certain, and yet…

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PantheaCon Raises Questions About the Future of Non-Theistic Paganism

I am left wondering about what the future holds for the non-theist Pagan community. We began to coalesce under the pressure of extinction from an external force: evangelical polytheism. But now that open hostilities have ceased, will the non-theistic Pagan community thrive in this newly accommodating environment?

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[Dead Ideas] “Geis VII Finale: Quentin Tarantino’s The Destruction of Da Derga’s Hostel”, by B. T. Newberg

This one has it all: romance, plunder, mimes – and it all ends in a bloodbath! This story is without doubt the Pulp Fiction of medieval Irish literature, so here it is: The Destruction of Da Derga’s Hostel, told in the style of Quentin Tarantino! With a soundtrack by Brooklyn band Twin Guns!

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Dear Pagans: Can We Be As Picky About Science As We Are About History? by Lupa

I can’t say where this process of questioning will take you, whether you’ll let go of your beliefs, or recategorize their place in your life, or just cling to them more tightly. Every person’s path winds in its own direction. But just as we have questioned our historical inaccuracies and come out the better for it, I think that as individuals and as a community we can benefit from really questioning scientific inaccuracies in the same way. Won’t you join me in this effort?

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