Humanistic Paganism

Category: Anna Walther


[Pagan in Place] “Creating a Local Lunar Calendar: Full Moon Names for Central Texas” by Anna Walther

The custom of naming full moons to mark the passage of the seasons appeals to me. It is a practice available to anyone in deep relationship with the land beneath their feet, anyone who knows by direct observation when the days lengthen, when the berries ripen, and when the cold winds come where they live.

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[Pagan in Place] “Cicadas, Insect Allies” by Anna Walther

Insects offer another unique perspective from which to view our place in the living, breathing earth.

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[Pagan in Place] “Feminism is for Naturalistic Pagans: An Invitation to Magic” by Anna Walther

The Goddess movement, while an important source of validation for women, was not enough to extinguish the violence of gender oppression. We symbol workers and magic makers still have work to do, both inside and outside the circle.

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[Pagan in Place] “Home Base Practice” by Anna Walther

The elements, plants, animals, and seasonal patterns that inspire my practice manifest in specific places; therefore I must be grounded in a specific place in order to interact with them.

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[Pagan in Place] “Numina loci” by Anna Walther

Pagan in Place is a column devoted to place-bound paganism. My goals are active engagement with my environment via meditation, walking outside, ritual, journaling, storytelling, and acts of social and environmental justice. Being pagan in place is about getting out of the house, putting foot to ground, and doing my holy work directly, at the closest creek, at my neighborhood park, at the community garden, and in my own backyard.

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