I follow the Neo-Pagan Wheel of the Year – the eight festivals/ sabbats. These help me to stay in tune with nature, to feel more of a sense of the cyclical nature of time, to be aware of the changes taking place in the world around me each season. I love celebrating these festivals, feeling connected with nature, the way they ground my spirituality in the reality of daily life. And that is another reason I consider myself a Pagan. If these things don’t make me a Pagan, I have no idea what would.
Stocism takes the basic premise of Pantheism and builds a philosophy which shows a beneficial way to live. It emphasises simplicity and detachment rather than materialism. Rather than imagining afterlives, it encourages acceptance of this life. It encourages contemplation of the universe, compassion for all people, and focusing on the present moment.Read More
We see death as the return to nature of our elements, and the end of our existence as individuals. The forms of ‘afterlife’ available to humans are natural ones, in the natural world. Our actions, our ideas and memories of us live on, according to what we do in our lives. Our genes live on in our families, and our elements are endlessly recycled in nature.Read More
The theme for the rest of this month at HP is “Finding Meaning”. As a Naturalistic Pantheist, I have a naturalistic and non-supernatural worldview. So the question has to be asked –- is it possible to still have a…Read More
There are three reasons why ritual is important, whether or not we believe in anything supernatural about it – it reminds us to stop and be aware of the world around us, it has an effect on us internally and it helps us to connect to something bigger than ourselves.Read More