Humanistic Paganism

Category: death


Happy Darwin Day!

Happy Darwin Day! This commemorates the birthday of the one who contributed the theory of natural selection to our understanding of evolution, Charles Darwin.

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[Rotting Silver] “Dearly Departed, O Vapor of Earth” by B. T. Newberg

Dearly departed, O vapor of earth,

Though briefly sprayed, arise now for thy rebirth;

And though thy mist shall roll beyond the veil,

O’er summery lands or listless oceans pale,

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Neopaganism v. Shinto: Death and Darkness, by Megan Manson

Despite accepting that “light” and “dark” are not really polarised, Shinto in general tends to avoid images related to death and darkness. While black and other dark colours are commonly used by Western Pagans, Shinto is usually associated with white, as well as bright red, gold and green – black is avoided for the most part.

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Samhain (The Fall Equitherm) is just two weeks away!

Got your house decorated yet? Samhain (the Fall Equitherm) is nearly here! For many of us (including me), this is one of the most sacred times of the year – a time when I feel my Ancestors even more closely than usual.

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A Pedagogy of Gaia by Bart Everson: “The New Spooky”

Ever since I was a kid I’ve felt like a freak, a weirdo, an outsider — despite being born to an array of privileges which would seem to assure my status as an insider. Especially as a young adult I wanted…

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