Humanistic Paganism

Category: Starstuff, Contemplating


Naturalistic Pagan Pilgrimage – [Stardust, Contemplating]

Wherever you go, whatever you do, may this practice be as powerful for you as it is for me.   In addition to all the details here, I’m interested to hear some of your stories.

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Spiritual Experiences: Fuel for Action [Starstuff, Contemplating]

These spiritual experiences are an astounding gift that can be powerful fuel for our actions – motivating us when other lights have gone out.  How could I receive that gift, and not want to use it responsibly, to help empower me to make a better world?  

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Building a Strong and Free Pagan Community

I hope that moving forward, we are able to disagree respectfully, as friends, to recognize our common goals and community, and sometimes, to join in powerful and moving rituals, regardless of the fact that some of us see the underlying basis of those rituals differently. With that, we might be able to bring a life-centered Paganism to millions, who might fit better into this or that part of our wider Pagan community, with many of us working together to build a better future for the whole web of life.

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This Summer’s Eclipse will be Beyond Words!

The total eclipse this August 21st will hold dozens of millions of people in awe (including both Americans and eclipse chasers), and will be the most photographed, selfied, live streamed, and documented moment in the history of the Universe up to now, as far as we know. What will I do during those 100 or so sacred seconds? Will I prepare a ritual? Just revel in it? Hug my kids? I have no idea yet. All religions have sacred times and sacred places. For many of us (and certainly me), this will be one of those most sacred times. What will those 90 seconds be like for you? I don’t think that can be predicted – we can’t decide when the sacred will touch us.

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The Joy of Pagan Conventions!

I’ve also been amazed a how far we have come as Naturalistic Pagans – at how we are most often openly welcomed at fellow Pagans now. It was nice to be able to feel comfortable being open at Convocation. Of course, there is still a lot of areas where there is room for growth, and life is rarely a bed of roses. As we grow in so many different ways, experiences of many kinds help us build.

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