Humanistic Paganism

Category: The Dionysian Naturalist


Tripping With the Gods – On Entheogenic Spirituality:, (Part 1 of 5) by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D. [The Dionysian Naturalist]

Contrary to the prohibitionist propaganda that is disseminated by our dominant culture, some drugs, when consumed with sacred intention in carefully crafted rituals, can be magical portals to vividly visionary and exotic realms, catalysts for deep and profound spiritual transformations,…

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Bearing Witness to Social Injustice as A Spiritual Practice: Moving from Pain to Taking Compassionate Action, (Part 3 of 3) by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D. [The Dionysian Naturalist]

  … continued from Part II.

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Bearing Witness to Social Injustice as A Spiritual Practice: Moving from Pain to Taking Compassionate Action, (Part 2 of 3) by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D. [The Dionysian Naturalist]

Bearing witness enables us to publicly testify about the suffering of our world based upon firsthand observation.  It informs our actions to change the world and to alleviate suffering. 

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Bearing Witness to Social Injustice as A Spiritual Practice: Moving from Pain to Taking Compassionate Action, (Part 1 of 3) by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D. [The Dionysian Naturalist]

Take a deep breath and feel your connection to the Earth and all that surrounds you. Know that your life makes a difference and that you are in part responsible for the state of our world. Know that you are good enough to do this holy work.

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[The Dionysian Naturalist] “Nature Religions and Revolutionary Social Change, Part 5” by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D.

This is a time for revolution. The climate crisis threatens to destroy much of our planet and we face an environmental catastrophe unprecedented in human history. We are coming to realize that the extraction of valued resources, so central to capitalism and modern industrial civilization, is destroying countless ecosystems. Let us struggle together to transform our social systems and to create a just, compassionate and sustainable society.

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