Humanistic Paganism

The World Needs Her Witches, by Phyllis Curott, Witch and Wiccan Priestess

A response to David Brooks New York Times 6/11/19 Op Ed

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/10/opinion/astrology-occult-millennials.html

David Brooks is right to quote from the Tara Isabella Burton essay in The American Interest, “Wicca … is technically the fastest-growing religion in America.”    But he misses the point.

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Can you believe that we Walked on the Moon 50 Years ago?! Here are some Ritual ideas for the Anniversary on July 20. [Stardust, Contemplating]

Some crabs migrate based on the Moon.  Oysters close.  Worms mate.  All these and so many more are ruled by the Moon.  For billions of years, the Moon has changed life on Earth, and our Ancestors evolved in it’s light, looking up at, even worshiping, this unreachable goddess.  Our gaze far exceeded our reach – until that momentous day 50 years ago, when Earth life strode on the Moon!
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One of Many American Rituals, by Starstuff, Contemplating

What objects do you find sacred?  Being able to openly pledge based on what symbolizes the most high in our minds is a precious part of being free, and, it turns out, a moving statement about what is important.

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Happy Summer Solstice!

(Winter Solstice/Yule for those in the Southern Hemisphere)

What is your most powerful experience of our Summer Solstice?  What would it be like experience unending daylight, for weeks?  You can find out…….

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The Evolution of Laughing and Crying, by Brock Haussamen

How have we humans come to be so skillful at smiling, laughing, and crying? Other notable human behaviors – reproducing, fighting, sharing, hunting –  have easily visible predecessors among most animals. But our repertoire of daily grins, laughs, and tears – except for some vaguely similar expressions among chimps, dogs, and rats – is unique. We express life’s joys and sorrows in ways that seem to have little ancestry.

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