Humanistic Paganism

Category: Practice


Skin-Deep Sacrifices

Getting inked on a monthly basis has caused me to understand the world of tattooing better than I ever thought existed, by just conversing with these artists and getting to know them. Once, I had the opportunity to watch my artist get tattooed by his friend, Maya Sialuk Jacobsen, from Oslo.

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Happy Spring Equinox!

Happy Spring Equinox, or Ostara!  Of course, our spherical planet also gives us the beautiful symmetry of the  Fall Equinox (& Mabon) being celebrated now by our Southern Hemisphere friends.  The moment of the Equinox is right now.  That’s 9:25…

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Naturalistic Paganism’s Spectral Challenge – Part Three: Preparing to Encounter the Specters by Émile Wayne

Part Three will move us from the speculative and theoretical discussion of specters into more practical, ethical considerations. First, we need to think about why these encounters are necessary, and how to prepare for an ethically sound, constructive encounter.

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The Spring Equinox Approaches…

The growing daylight is a reminder from our Earth itself, one of those many helpful features of our seasons, to begin thinking about, and planning for, the Spring Equinox/Ostara. Another reminder – one that is rather bizarre – is the appearance of a warm-blooded plant!

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The Joy of Pagan Conventions!

I’ve also been amazed a how far we have come as Naturalistic Pagans – at how we are most often openly welcomed at fellow Pagans now. It was nice to be able to feel comfortable being open at Convocation. Of course, there is still a lot of areas where there is room for growth, and life is rarely a bed of roses. As we grow in so many different ways, experiences of many kinds help us build.

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