Humanistic Paganism

Category: ancestors


Neanderthals, by Kansas Stanton

This proves that our relation to Neandertals are not bound strictly by DNA, but by the shared humanity of understanding, the importance of storytelling, and ritualizing rites of passage. The more we segregate and conceit ourselves from the history of Earth’s species and where we come from, the more this is mirrored toward our human peers within our day-to-day activities, and to the shared animals of our planet.

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What a Fossil can Teach us, by Kansas Stanton

If we continue with our harmful habits and routines that maintain the current path toward global warming, then we will become another fossilized tree stump. But if we can learn from the history of what this can do, and stop our mistakes from continuing, then we will someday look back at this and be grateful to have the chance to camp in old-growth forests again.

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“The Dead Can Dance, Part 4: The Inspiration of Ancestors” by Mathieu Thiem

The fourth in a 4-part series, originally published at The Woven Song. V. The Inspiration of Ancestors (Air) “Every breath is a sacrament, an affirmation of our connection with all other living things, a renewal of our link with our…

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“The Dead Can Dance, Part 3: Ancestors as the Foundation of Place and Time” by Mathieu Thiem

The third in a 4-part series, originally published at The Woven Song. IV. Ancestors as the Foundation of Place and Time (Earth) “The crucible of making human beings is death – every culture worth a damn knows that.” – Stephen…

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“The Dead Can Dance, Part 2: The Mythic Ecology of Ancestry” by Mathieu Thiem

The second in a 4-part series, originally published at The Woven Song. III. The Mythic Ecology of Ancestry (Water) “There was a time, the myths tell us, when the link between animals, humans and the land was fluid, magical. The…

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