Humanistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: February 2019


“Ritual Technologies, Part 1” by Mark Green (Naturalistic Pagan Toolbox)

As I get older, I find I treasure more and more the times when I can experience my animal self. Singing. Dancing. Howling at the moon. In ritual, there are techniques that make it easier.

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“Just Do It!”: Ritual for Atheists by Mark Green (Naturalistic Pagan Toolbox)

The challenge for atheists who move in the direction of ritual observances is that the atheist/skeptic community lauds the analytical part of the brain, and many atheists are accustomed to living there as much as they can. And that is the exact part of the brain you want largely to turn off during ritual.

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Gene Editing Could Forever Change Us, by Kansas Stanton

I do not know the future of gene editing in embryos and I do not yet know my opinion on it, other than that we are still far from its fruition for many reasons.

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[Dead Ideas] “Canals of Mars”, by B. T. Newberg

Is the surface of Mars criss-crossed by lines so long and straight they can only be constructions of an advanced alien civilization? Many astronomers in the late 19th and early 20th century thought so. Join us in this jaunt into the frailty of human perception. Learn all about it in this episode of Dead Ideas.

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Bearing Witness to Social Injustice as A Spiritual Practice: Moving from Pain to Taking Compassionate Action, (Part 3 of 3) by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D. [The Dionysian Naturalist]

  … continued from Part II.

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