Humanistic Paganism

Category: Mark Green


Seats Still Available for Atheopagan U.!

We now have an opportunity to deepen our spirituality, empower our practices, and learn with knowledgeable peers!   Mark Green if offering an online course on Atheopagan theory and practice.  Seats are filling up fast, but there are still a few spots left!

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Living in a Sacred World, by Mark Green

Re-sacralizing the world can be challenging. Cities are sacred, too: they are often the least environmentally damaging way to accommodate millions of people. And they are hotbeds of culture, innovation, art and science. And we see that magic in one another. We know that other people are full of extraordinary and unique gifts. That even some of the most damaged and suffering people have beauty inside them.

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“Ritual Technologies, Part 2” by Mark Green (Naturalistic Pagan Toolbox)

There is great joy in living in the animal self for a time, such as dancing around a fire to the beat of drums. It’s a challenge, for bleached-out men like me, getting to that animal self and honoring it. But I try, and I encourage you to try, too.

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“Ritual Technologies, Part 1” by Mark Green (Naturalistic Pagan Toolbox)

As I get older, I find I treasure more and more the times when I can experience my animal self. Singing. Dancing. Howling at the moon. In ritual, there are techniques that make it easier.

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“Just Do It!”: Ritual for Atheists by Mark Green (Naturalistic Pagan Toolbox)

The challenge for atheists who move in the direction of ritual observances is that the atheist/skeptic community lauds the analytical part of the brain, and many atheists are accustomed to living there as much as they can. And that is the exact part of the brain you want largely to turn off during ritual.

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