Humanistic Paganism

Category: Pagan in Place


Walking the Labyrinth, by Anna Walther

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The cicada song in the trees above intensified as I approached the center. Coincidence, I’m certain, and yet…

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[Pagan in Place] “Year’s End: An Invitation to Daily Practice”, By Anna Walther

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I’m recommitting to a daily practice, so that I don’t burn out, and so that I’ll be able to exercise some discernment in the days ahead, and I invite you to do the same. My daily practices are grounding and centering. Soul aligning. Earth walking. I’ll do my craft, you do yours. Just do something.

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[Pagan in Place] “Live Oak Trance”, By Anna Walther

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Entering At dusk I sat under three live oak trunks that grow in woods near my house. I cleansed, grounded, and centered and began square breathing*, with eyes open and attention focused on the tree. I imagined that, like the…

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[Pagan in Place] “It’s Not Lammas: Hearthfire in the Texas Hill Country”, by Anna Walther

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As Pagans we seek to consciously align our lived experience with seasonal cycles, but those of us who live in a humid subtropical climate don’t have to pretend it’s Lammas right now. Here in Central Texas, when I come home in late summer to my own inner fire, I come home to the World. What are your body, the land where you are, and your communities calling you to do at this turn of the Wheel?

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Building a Land Shrine, by Anna Walther

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Why build a land shrine? Because I felt called to, and because it makes me happy. The shrine is a place for me to pay respect to the land beneath my feet and the other beings with whom I share it. A place for me to express wonder and gratitude for the vast underground Edwards Aquifer that supplies my water, the rocky soil that grows some of my food and provides a foundation for my home, the humid air and searing sunlight that surround my body and sustain life. A specific place where I can continue meeting and growing relationship with other animals, plants, and minerals. A physical focus for observation, prayer, and offerings.

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