Humanistic Paganism

Category: Mark Green


“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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Presenting Ourselves to the World by Mark Green [an Atheopagan Life]

So I’m going to make a change. When I engage community and political leadership, I’m going to wear my Atheopagan lapel pin. If I’m asked about it, I will briefly describe what it means. If that means that my credibility drops, well, so be it. Maybe people like me have to be the thin edge of the wedge.

We have wise people in this community: people of heart and intellect and compassion and courage. Their voices should be heard by those who make decisions on behalf of all of us.

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On Pentagrams and a Cool New Symbol for Atheopaganism

A single, recognizable symbol for an idea, movement or spiritual path is important – both because it is a quick way to convey a lot of information, as well as because it helps group cohesion form.

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