Humanistic Paganism

Category: poetry


[Rotting Silver] “Parable of the Wrestler’s Lover” by B. T. Newberg

Image Credit: "Conscience" by Kharlamov

In the wanderings of the Goddess, she came upon a traveling wrestler challenging all comers. The wrestler said, “They call me ‘I am.’ For within this ring, I am the power that determines the worthy. All that are not worthy…

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[Rotting Silver] “To the Vale Inanna Says” by B. T. Newberg

Split Head in Water by DasWortgewand

What whispers as I stalk the midnight hills? Thickly fell the darkness roundabout; Like pitch it filled the cataracts and rills, And took my vision, so that I may doubt My step, but then as from the earth my shout…

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My Path to Paganism, by Tyler Clow

Road Home

Paganism is not just about worshiping the gods. To many, it is just as much about celebrating the cycle of seasons and harvests in the Wheel of the Year, honoring your ancestors by continuing their traditions, recognizing and embracing your role as part of nature, connecting with your fellow humans and other beings with whom you share space, and of course, being a part of something greater than yourself. And I can securely say that after a long and trying journey, I have finally found my way home.

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[Rotting Silver] “Waiting” by B. T. Newberg

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Rotting Silver is a column devoted to this Earth in all its tarnished radiance: poetry, prose, and parables of ugliness alloyed with joy.

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Mid-Month Meditation: “planetize the movement” by Drew Dellinger

Editor’s note: We encourage our readers to take 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…

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