Humanistic Paganism

Category: Atheism and Meaning


This Summer’s Eclipse will be Beyond Words!

The total eclipse this August 21st will hold dozens of millions of people in awe (including both Americans and eclipse chasers), and will be the most photographed, selfied, live streamed, and documented moment in the history of the Universe up to now, as far as we know. What will I do during those 100 or so sacred seconds? Will I prepare a ritual? Just revel in it? Hug my kids? I have no idea yet. All religions have sacred times and sacred places. For many of us (and certainly me), this will be one of those most sacred times. What will those 90 seconds be like for you? I don’t think that can be predicted – we can’t decide when the sacred will touch us.

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Starstuff, Contemplating: The Darkest Day, 20 Years Later

I had no way of knowing that I would remember the next moment for my entire life.

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Godless Paganism wins Book of the Year!

Godless Paganism has been named Book of the Year at Pagan Tama! This recognition is wonderful, especially after a tough year for many of us! Godless Paganism is available on Amazon, here. In case you haven’t read it, the anthology gathers together the voices of 40 atheistic, humanistic, and naturalistic Pagans, pantheists, Gaians, animists, and other non-theistic Pagans.

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[The Dionysian Naturalist] “Nature Religions and Revolutionary Social Change, Part 1” by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D.

This essay highlights contributions religion can bring to social movement struggles for justice and transformational politics. These are times which demand “engaged spirituality”, in which religious people actively engage with the world in order to transform it in positive ways while finding inspiration, moral support and guidance in their spiritual beliefs and practices. To those ends I advance a “practical theology of social change” focused on our intentional interventions to change the world (“praxis”), and outline some of its operating principles and spiritual practices.

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Expand Your Pagan Cred This October, by B. T. Newberg

The annual online course designed for people just like us is back this October. SNS 101: Introduction to Spiritual Naturalism is a course for Naturalistic Pagans and others of like persuasion. Discover how our practices and beliefs fit into a…

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