Humanistic Paganism

Category: Pantheism and Cosmology


[The Dionysian Naturalist] “Our Universe Is A Sacred Living System, Part 3” by Wayne Martin Melliinger, Ph.D.

To heal our connection to the world, I believe that we must re-enchant nature and revive anima mundi. Only when we realize that the world is sacred, that we are an intimate part of the web of life and kin to other species, will we acquire the sense of belonging to this planet needed create a global ethic in which all beings are valued and respected and choose to live responsibly.

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[The Dionysian Naturalist] “Our Universe Is A Sacred Living System, Part 2” by Wayne Martin Melliinger, Ph.D.

In the modern worldview, the human is clearly separated from the natural world. Humans looked out at the natural world and believed that all the cherished qualities that made them human were absent in the objective world — a sense of purpose, consciousness, intelligence, the capacity for meaning and spiritual presence. Over time the world became de-sacralized — the numinous powers, gods and goddesses, and other spiritual objects no longer assigned meaning to nature.

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[The Dionysian Naturalist] “Our Universe Is A Sacred Living System, Part 1” by Wayne Martin Melliinger, Ph.D.

Given our current ecological crisis, enflamed as it is by global climate change and numerous other issues, we must critically scrutinize our current conceptualization of our natural world, figure out if it is contributing to our problems and consider potential alternatives that might be able to guide us to a more sustainable way of living.

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“Varieties of Pantheism” by Paul Harrison

Scientific Pantheism is the belief that the universe and nature are divine. It fuses religion and science, and concern for humans with concern for nature.
It provides the most realistic concept of life after death, and the most solid basis for environmental ethics. It is a religion that requires no faith other than common sense, no revelation other than open eyes and a mind open to evidence, no guru other than your own self.

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Great Story Gift Ideas

The gift-giving season is coming up. Here are a few gift suggestions inspired by our themes for the month of November: Cosmology and Pantheism.

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