Can we derive a secular spirituality from the seasons? by Bart Everson, in Standing Room Only

 Bart Everson, author of “Spinning in Place,” speaks at the Venue Fine Arts and Gifts on July 9, 2017.
On July 7, Bart Everson spoke about eco-spiritual practices at The Venue in Bloomington. A longtime atheist, Everson emphasized the celebration of living on Earth and the process of becoming better citizens of the planet. Much of Everson’s talk revolved around ideas also found in his book Spinning in Place: A Secular Humanist Embraces the Neo-Pagan Wheel of the Year. Spinning in Place: A Secular Humanist Embraces the Neo-Pagan Wheel of the Year by [Everson, Bart]

Bart writes:  “While many of us focus on how we relate to the Pagan community, I’ve been keen to reach out to the atheists, secularists, humanists, freethinkers and “Nones.” I especially desire to make contact with those who have some vague interest in religion and spirituality, but are unsure what that might look like in practice. In other words, I’m trying to connect with people like myself.
It’s my sense that atheists et al still have a spiritual appetite, even if we are alienated from the dominant religious sensibilities of our nation. Yet I know first-hand how many obstacles there are on this path. Information flows more easily with the rise of the internet, but it can still be difficult to find what you are looking for, especially if you don’t know it exists.”

Bart Everson

15361388775_0be73debd1_z-2Bart Everson is a writer, a photographer, a baker of bread, a husband and a father. An award-winning videographer, he is co-creator of ROX, the first TV show on the internet. As a media artist and an advocate for faculty development in higher education, he is interested in current and emerging trends in social media, blogging, podcasting, et cetera, as well as contemplative pedagogy and integrative learning. He is a founding member of the Green Party of Louisiana, past president of Friends of Lafitte Corridor, sometime contributor to Rising Tide, and a participant in New Orleans Lamplight Circle.

Bart is also a regular columnist here at HP.  His column is called A Pedagogy of Gaia.

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