Humanistic Paganism

Category: Starstuff, Contemplating


We care about the world.

Together, our naturalism and our Paganism mean that if we are honest about our spirituality, we will do what we can to influence politics. After all, the decisions made by politicians – especially by politicians who lead the United States government, are some of the strongest human forces on the planet affecting everything from education to the environment.

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Honoring our Ancestors – Racism Rears it’s head, by Lupa Greenwolf & Jon Cleland Host

I hope we, as Pagans, can move past the harmful views of the AFA toward a better word for everyone, with recognition that we are all of mixed race. I’m white and privileged, and I’m proud to count Africans, Asians, and so many colors of wonderful human beings among my Ancestors, whom I thank every day.

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Visions, Part 3: The Power of Spiritual Experiences, by Jon Cleland Host (Starstuff, Contemplating)

Spiritual experiences are a powerful and wonderful part of being human – but what do they mean? Do they prove one religious path is right over all the others? What does the evidence show? What happened during my spiritual experience? Here is some discussion of these points, in this video:

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The Light Returns!

Has it awoken your senses as it has mine? Is the returning light stirring you too from winter’s slumber?

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[Starstuff, Contemplating] “Winter Solstice: Axial Tilt is the Reason for the Season” by Heather (& Jon) Cleland-Host

… then I met Jon who practiced one single, holiday tradition: every year he watched the Sun rise on the Winter Solstice. I was awed, and I said right then, we should celebrate the Equinoxes and Summer Solstice too. That was the beginning of our family traditions together.

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