Humanistic Paganism

Category: Emile Wayne


Black Lives and Sacred Humanity, A Book Review by Emile Wayne

This book is an important philosophical and spiritual resource for all those currently working towards racial justice, especially for those who do so outside the frameworks of specific religious traditions.

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Learning to Live in Time and Place by Émile Wayne

I will soon celebrate the one-year anniversary of my cross-country trek from southern California to New Jersey, as well as my birthday. Anniversaries are good opportunities to stop and take stock of things, to imagine what could have been done…

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Naturalistic Paganism’s Spectral Challenge – Part Four: A Ritual of Encounter by Émile Wayne

All Specters + Reps: [Joyfully] The way forward is open! The future awaits us, and this night is full of promise! Follow us!

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Naturalistic Paganism’s Spectral Challenge – Part Three: Preparing to Encounter the Specters by Émile Wayne

Part Three will move us from the speculative and theoretical discussion of specters into more practical, ethical considerations. First, we need to think about why these encounters are necessary, and how to prepare for an ethically sound, constructive encounter.

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Naturalistic Paganism’s Spectral Challenge – Part Two: Calling the Specters by Émile Wayne

We cannot continue to live in ignorance of each other’s stories, or fail to hear the wailing of each other’s specters. What other specters haunt our landscape, our shared social and ecological flesh? Who struggles most under the weight of these legacies? Might this practice of listening to specters reshape our collective relationships to each other and the land? A whole haunted history is implicated in our traumatically fractured, complex present.

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