Humanistic Paganism

Category: The Naturalistic Pagan Toolbox


Naturalistic Animism: Seeing the Trees for the Ents

It takes an artist’s eyes—or a lover’s—to really see. It takes a willingness to get our hands dirty, to get up close and personal with messy nature, and to use all of our senses. But most of all, it requires a willingness to be open to receiving, as well as perceiving—an openness to being “touched back” when we touch nature.

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Naturalistic Pagan Toolbox: Worship

Three steps toward creating a naturalistic devotional practice toward the earth.

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Naturalistic Pagan Toolbox: Poetic Ritual Language

Symbolic language, like poetry, is a rich resource which we can and should tap in order to make more our rituals more emotionally powerful and personally and collectively transformative. This requires more than just adding a poem into a preexisting ritual. It means using poetic language as a substitute for all discursive language in our rituals. In fact, it means treating the entire ritual as a poem.

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Naturalistic Pagan Toolbox: How to Construct a Morning Ritual

A morning ritual doesn’t have to be complicated, or even difficult. If you don’t have a morning ritual, these elements may help you construct one, or if you have one already, this may help you refine yours.

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Naturalistic Pagan Toolbox: Eco-Shrines by John Halstead

This column was conceived by Rua Lupa, who proposed gathering practical resources for Naturalistic Pagans in one place. It is dedicated to sharing ideas for religious technologies which we might use or adapt to deepen our Naturalistic Pagan practices. It…

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