Humanistic Paganism

Category: Non-Theistic Religion


Building a Strong and Free Pagan Community

I hope that moving forward, we are able to disagree respectfully, as friends, to recognize our common goals and community, and sometimes, to join in powerful and moving rituals, regardless of the fact that some of us see the underlying basis of those rituals differently. With that, we might be able to bring a life-centered Paganism to millions, who might fit better into this or that part of our wider Pagan community, with many of us working together to build a better future for the whole web of life.

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Walking the Labyrinth, by Anna Walther

The cicada song in the trees above intensified as I approached the center. Coincidence, I’m certain, and yet…

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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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[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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Visions, Part 3: The Power of Spiritual Experiences, by Jon Cleland Host (Starstuff, Contemplating)

Spiritual experiences are a powerful and wonderful part of being human – but what do they mean? Do they prove one religious path is right over all the others? What does the evidence show? What happened during my spiritual experience? Here is some discussion of these points, in this video:

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