Humanistic Paganism

Category: Death and Life


Starstuff, Contemplating: “Death is Life” by Jon Cleland Host

We are assemblages of ancient atoms forged in stars – atoms organized by history to the point of consciousness, now able to contemplate this sacred Universe of which we are a tiny, but wondrous, part. Life is Death, and Death…

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Musings of a Pagan Mythicist, by Maggie Jay Lee: “Gnothi Seauton: On Being Human”

Gnothi seauton is an important pillar of my sense of spirituality. Gnothi seauton calls me to accept reality, not as I wish it to be, but as it really is. It reminds me that my understanding of reality will always be imperfect and incomplete. Yet gnothi seauton challenges me to strive to know and understand to my fullest ability.

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What if? by Meg Pauken

What if we are like the stars? What if the energy we emit remains in the universe after we are gone, traveling far beyond the spheres we knew, continuing to provide warmth and light?

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Death and Life, by Genevieve Wood

the Divine suffers, as we do, with each death, and rejoices with us in each life. Our Flame is that of the Divine, never lost or forgotten, even when we leave our bodies and cease to be separate, and are again one with the Universe.

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Postpagan Ceremony & Ecology, by Glen Gordon: “Death Song”

Today we hear from our first of several regular columnists, Glen Gordon. The Song of the Deer I’ve encountered a phenomenon which is difficult to describe. It is the gifting of song from the land and the other-than-humans I share it…

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