Humanistic Paganism

Category: John Halstead


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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PantheaCon Raises Questions About the Future of Non-Theistic Paganism

I am left wondering about what the future holds for the non-theist Pagan community. We began to coalesce under the pressure of extinction from an external force: evangelical polytheism. But now that open hostilities have ceased, will the non-theistic Pagan community thrive in this newly accommodating environment?

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A Call to the Humanistic Pagan Community: Please help Glen Gordon

My friend and fellow Humanistic Pagan contributor, Glen Gordon, has asked the HP community for help. This is an opportunity for us to show the kind of community we are. It is an opportunity for us to help take care of one of our own.

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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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“The Forgotten History of Atheist Paganism” by John Halstead

Polytheists and Pagan Reconstructionist do not have an exclusive claim to the pagan past. While belief may have been the norm among ancient pagans, there were atheist pagans in antiquity, as there are today.

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