Humanistic Paganism

Category: uncategorized


[Dead Ideas] “Steampunk Rome”, by B. T. Newberg

For our final series, we’re doing the steam technology of the ancient world that died and had to be resurrected in 18th-century Europe. How close was Rome to being able to construct a working steam locomotive? That may sound silly, but you won’t think so after this episode!

Read More

“Ritual Technologies, Part 2” by Mark Green (Naturalistic Pagan Toolbox)

There is great joy in living in the animal self for a time, such as dancing around a fire to the beat of drums. It’s a challenge, for bleached-out men like me, getting to that animal self and honoring it. But I try, and I encourage you to try, too.

Read More

“Just Do It!”: Ritual for Atheists by Mark Green (Naturalistic Pagan Toolbox)

The challenge for atheists who move in the direction of ritual observances is that the atheist/skeptic community lauds the analytical part of the brain, and many atheists are accustomed to living there as much as they can. And that is the exact part of the brain you want largely to turn off during ritual.

Read More

[Dead Ideas] “Canals of Mars”, by B. T. Newberg

Is the surface of Mars criss-crossed by lines so long and straight they can only be constructions of an advanced alien civilization? Many astronomers in the late 19th and early 20th century thought so. Join us in this jaunt into the frailty of human perception. Learn all about it in this episode of Dead Ideas.

Read More

The Winter Cross-Quarter (Winter Thermstice) Approaches!

  In the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter cross-quarter (Summer Thermstice) is traditionally celebrated on February 2 as Imbolc.  It is near the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Spring equinox, which this year happens on February 3rd.  It is one of…

Read More