Humanistic Paganism

Category: science


Dear Pagans: Please Stop Abusing Science, by Lupa Greenwolf

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I have a deep spiritual path that gives me a structure for personal meaning and creating a place for myself in this world. But my work with totems does not overwrite my understanding of the physical animals, plants and other beings out there in the world. If anything, it is natural history that informs my deeper connection with the spirits I work with, because I know where they’re rooted.

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Pagan Environmental Statement Passes 7,000 Signatures!

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Our Pagan Community Statement on the Environment just passed 7,000 signatures! Where will it be on it’s one year anniversary, just a few short weeks away? With the record setting temperatures of 2015 making headlines, we need to keep speaking out about the threats we, and our grandchildren, face as a result of our actions. Join thousands of other Pagans in signing, and publicizing, the statement.

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[Starstuff, Contemplating] “Celebrating Meaning in our Lives through Family Holidays” by Heather and Jon Cleland Host

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Instead of swearing off all holidays, we committed to celebrating only holidays that were meaningful and real. The eclipse of the Sun is a moment when we small humans become conscious of where we are in our solar system relative to the Moon and the Sun. It is worthy of celebrating. It is something that re-occurs though not always on the same time of the year, nor every year. We wanted something that communicated the cycles of the Universe, of our solar system, and especially our planet Earth. Most of all, we wanted something that connected us to our Ancestors and our humanity.

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“Gaia’s Heartbeat: practicing empathy for the Mother of us all” by Brandon Sanders

This essay was first published at the SolSeed blog. According to James Lovelock’s popular Gaia hypothesis, all life on Earth, in combination with the geochemical cycles it interacts with, can be treated as a single living organism called Gaia. Humanity…

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Starstuff, Contemplating: “Death is Life” by Jon Cleland Host

We are assemblages of ancient atoms forged in stars – atoms organized by history to the point of consciousness, now able to contemplate this sacred Universe of which we are a tiny, but wondrous, part. Life is Death, and Death…

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