Humanistic Paganism

Category: death


Mid-Month Meditation: “The role of death in the circle of life” by Molly

Editor’s note: We encourage our readers to take these mid-month meditations as an opportunity to take a short break from everything else.  Rather than treating these posts the way you would any other post, set aside 10 minutes someplace quiet and semi-private…

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Death and Life, by Genevieve Wood

the Divine suffers, as we do, with each death, and rejoices with us in each life. Our Flame is that of the Divine, never lost or forgotten, even when we leave our bodies and cease to be separate, and are again one with the Universe.

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Postpagan Ceremony & Ecology, by Glen Gordon: “Death Song”

Today we hear from our first of several regular columnists, Glen Gordon. The Song of the Deer I’ve encountered a phenomenon which is difficult to describe. It is the gifting of song from the land and the other-than-humans I share it…

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Thoughts on death and afterlife, by NaturalPantheist

We see death as the return to nature of our elements, and the end of our existence as individuals. The forms of ‘afterlife’ available to humans are natural ones, in the natural world. Our actions, our ideas and memories of us live on, according to what we do in our lives. Our genes live on in our families, and our elements are endlessly recycled in nature.

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Last hum of the cicada: Death in naturalism

– by B. T. Newberg Deep in the mountains of South Korea, a cicada hummed its last.  Walking along the roadside, I saw a spider fall upon it with its venomous mandibles.  Caught in the web, it had no escape,…

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