Humanistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: August 2017


The Birth of Human-Pig Hybrids

Now, the reason they’ve chosen pigs is due to the similar size and appearance of organs we share, even though there’s a bit of a gap between our evolutionary history. But there’s more we share with pigs than just anatomical organs. Throughout world mythology, we have deities that either depicts pigs, are associated with them, ride them, or are partially pig themselves like Varahi from Nepal. In Greek mythology, Hercules captured the Erymanthian Boar for Eurystheus, as his Fourth Labour. Pigs were also a favorite sacrificial animal of various cultures and are used as a main festive dish for several religious holidays.

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Eclipse Afterglow (aftershadow?) [Stardust, Contemplating]

All of this shows me yet again how wonderful, how astounding, and how incredibly powerful our real world is.  These deep wells of spirituality don’t need any supernatural belief, no otherworldly woo.  It’s all right here, all stunning, and all (most of all) undeniably *real*.  

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Naturalistic Animism: Seeing the Trees for the Ents

It takes an artist’s eyes—or a lover’s—to really see. It takes a willingness to get our hands dirty, to get up close and personal with messy nature, and to use all of our senses. But most of all, it requires a willingness to be open to receiving, as well as perceiving—an openness to being “touched back” when we touch nature.

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Video Review of Godless Paganism

A great review of Godless Paganism: Voices of Non-Theistic Pagans by Katey Flowers.  Check it out!

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The Great Eclipse is Upon Us! Here is a Ritual for it. [Stardust, Contemplating]

Whether you celebrate in the path of totality, far from it, or at some other time, may your celebrations be blessed.

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