Humanistic Paganism

Category: Monthly Meditation


Day of the Dead Meditation: “Spirits” by Birago Diop

Listen to Things
More often than Beings,
Hear the voice of fire,
Hear the voice of water.
Listen in the wind,
To the sighs of the bush;
This is the ancestors breathing.

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Mid-Month Meditation: “Nietzsche’s Unknown God”

Despite being an atheist, perhaps Nietzsche had what is sometimes called a “God-shaped hole” in his being; perhaps he experienced God, not as the absence of a presence, but the “presence of an absence”. Have you ever felt something like this?

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Mid-Month Meditation: “Power”: Cheryl Strayed reads Adrienne Rich

Cheryl Strayed recounts her brush with the life-saving power of poetry and reads the first poem from Adrienne Rich’s 1977 masterwork, The Dream of a Common Language, titled “Power.”

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The Human Animal, by Paula Barkmeier

We encourage our readers to use these Mid-Month Meditations as an opportunity to take a short break from everything else. Rather than treating these posts the way you would any other post, set aside 10 minutes someplace quiet and semi-private…

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Mid-Month Meditation: “An Invitation to Contemplation” by Bart Everson

In honor of this month’s theme, I’d like to extend an invitation. For the next thirty days, take a few moments each day to meditate. Think of it as a thirty-day challenge, or an experiment, if that’s helpful. Further, let’s join together, as a sort of virtual support group.

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