Humanistic Paganism

Category: Seasonal Themes


Samhain (The Fall Equitherm) Approaches!

Got your house decorated yet?  Samhain (the Fall Equitherm) is less than two weeks away!  For many of us (including me), this is one of the most sacred times of the year – a time when I feel my Ancestors…

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The Fall Equinox Approaches!

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Fall Equinox is celebrated in less than two weeks (it is September 22nd this year in the Eastern Pacific, but on the 23rd in Europe and most of the United States) as Mabon, also called…

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Happy Summer Thermstice/Lammas!

Celebrations Heat! Productivity! Success! Growing Darkness!  These and many other themes join with the baking of bread and early harvest celebrations of Lunasa.  What better time to remember the success of the Apollo program, landing a human on the moon…

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The Summer Cross-Quarter (Summer Thermstice) Approaches!

 Lammas thus celebrates the heat of the summer, and with it, productivity and the early harvest – as well as the returning darkness.  Those in the Southern Hemisphere celebrate Imbolc at this time.

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Happy Winter Thermstice/Imbolc!

Hidden life beneath the snow and ice……   What discovery could fit Imbolc better than this?  Scientists in Antarctica have discovered living bacteria, as well as animal bodies, in the permanent darkness of pockets of water beneath hundreds of meters of…

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