Humanistic Paganism

Category: Wayne Martin Mellinger


Tripping With the Gods – On Entheogenic Spirituality:, (Part 2 of 5) by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D. [The Dionysian Naturalist]

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND The use of substances to alter consciousness seems to be innate. UCLA Professor Ronald Siegel (2005) calls it the “fourth universal drive”, as natural as hunger, thirst and sex.  Many other animal species also pursue intoxication, including elephants,…

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Tripping With the Gods – On Entheogenic Spirituality:, (Part 1 of 5) by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D. [The Dionysian Naturalist]

Contrary to the prohibitionist propaganda that is disseminated by our dominant culture, some drugs, when consumed with sacred intention in carefully crafted rituals, can be magical portals to vividly visionary and exotic realms, catalysts for deep and profound spiritual transformations,…

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Bearing Witness to Social Injustice as A Spiritual Practice: Moving from Pain to Taking Compassionate Action, (Part 3 of 3) by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D. [The Dionysian Naturalist]

  … continued from Part II.

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Bearing Witness to Social Injustice as A Spiritual Practice: Moving from Pain to Taking Compassionate Action, (Part 2 of 3) by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D. [The Dionysian Naturalist]

Bearing witness enables us to publicly testify about the suffering of our world based upon firsthand observation.  It informs our actions to change the world and to alleviate suffering. 

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Bearing Witness to Social Injustice as A Spiritual Practice: Moving from Pain to Taking Compassionate Action, (Part 1 of 3) by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D. [The Dionysian Naturalist]

Take a deep breath and feel your connection to the Earth and all that surrounds you. Know that your life makes a difference and that you are in part responsible for the state of our world. Know that you are good enough to do this holy work.

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