Humanistic Paganism

Category: Anna Walther


Confessions of a Naturalistic Witch, by Anna Walther

The goal of my naturalistic practice is not to project my will onto the world, but instead to harmonize my will with reality, which is Nature. In other words, I want to fully inhabit my life in this one world just as it is. I have no evidence for an otherworld, but belief in an otherworld is not required, for the meaningful practice of magic.

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Walking the Labyrinth, by Anna Walther

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

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

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

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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