Humanistic Paganism

Category: psychology


A Call to Action – by Lupa

These are dangerous times, and it’s going to be hard to not feel despair. (I recommend the writings of Joanna Macy as a good antidote.) Engage in self-care when and as you need to, and keep building your resilience. If you feel all alone, remember that at least I’m here with you in this fight, and I have a pretty good bunch of people at my side, too. We’re in this together.

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Dear Pagans: Can We Be As Picky About Science As We Are About History? by Lupa

I can’t say where this process of questioning will take you, whether you’ll let go of your beliefs, or recategorize their place in your life, or just cling to them more tightly. Every person’s path winds in its own direction. But just as we have questioned our historical inaccuracies and come out the better for it, I think that as individuals and as a community we can benefit from really questioning scientific inaccuracies in the same way. Won’t you join me in this effort?

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Hear the Ocean Speak to You, Mere Mortal!

Our Ancestors realized our ties to the ocean time and time again, with the ocean represented as a goddess (Namaka) or god (Lir, ) dozens of times – in addition to non-human representations, such as dragons, snakes, monsters, etc.

But we don’t even need a separate name. He is the Ocean!!! Hear the ocean speak to you, mere mortal!

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“Four strategies for naturalizing religion” by David Chapman

David Chapman discusses four strategies by which religion can be naturalized. He uses Buddhism as an example, but his discussion applies well to any religion. As you read, think about which strategies, or combination of strategies, Humanistic and Naturalistic Pagans…

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“The Amethyst Path: Shamanism, Dionysian Spirituality and Recovery from ‘Addiction'” by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D.

Today, we are joined by Wayne Martin Mellinger, Ph.D., who describes a Dionysian spirituality in the pursuit of a shamanic approach to addiction recovery. This essay was originally published at Mellinger’s blog, Doing Modernity: Using Cultural Interactionism to Study Everyday…

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