Staff

We are an all-volunteer team working hard to bring you quality work.  Find out how you can join the team!.

Managing editor

The current managing editor is:

Dr. Jon Cleland Host

Jon Cleland Host

Dr. Jon Cleland Host is a scientist who earned his PhD in materials science at Northwestern University & has conducted research at Hemlock Semiconductor and Dow Corning since 1997.  He holds eight patents and has authored over three dozen internal scientific papers and eleven papers for peer-reviewed scientific journals, including the journal Nature.  He has taught classes on biology, math, chemistry, physics and general science at Delta College and Saginaw Valley State University.  Jon grew up near Pontiac, and has been building a reality-based spirituality for over 30 years, first as a Catholic and now as a Unitarian Universalist, including collaborating with Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow to spread the awe and wonder of the Great Story of our Universe (see www.thegreatstory.org, and the blog at evolutionarytimes.org).  Jon and his wife have four sons, whom they embrace within a Universe-centered, Pagan, family spirituality.  He currently moderates the yahoo group Naturalistic Paganism and posts videos on his YouTube Channel. Jon is also a regular columnist here at HP.  His column is called Starstuff, Contemplating.

Social media coordinator

The current social media coordinator is:

NaturalPantheist

NaturalPantheistNaturalPantheist:  A former Christian, I now see myself as a Naturalistic Pantheist with an interest in Druidry.

I blog at NaturalPantheist.com on issues relating to scientific and naturalistic approaches to spirituality.  I’ve lived in both China and the UK and I love to travel. I’m a country boy at heart but also strongly believe in getting involved in my local community here in Devon, UK. My interests include religion & philosophy, social media & technology, current affairs and walking. My blog is at www.naturalpantheist.com.

To speak with NaturalPantheist, find him at his blog above or contact him here.

Advising editor

The current advising editor is:

B. T. Newberg

B. T. Newberg, photo courtesy Leora Effinger-Weintraub 2011B. T. Newberg founded HumanisticPaganism.com in 2011, and served as managing editor till 2013.  His writings on naturalistic spirituality can be found at Patheos, Pagan Square, the Spiritual Naturalist Society, as well as right here on HP.

Since the year 2000, he has been practicing meditation and ritual from a naturalistic perspective.  After leaving the Lutheranism of his raising, he experimented with Agnosticism, Buddhism, Contemporary Paganism, and Humanism.  Currently he combines the latter two into a dynamic path embracing both science and myth.

In 2009, he completed a 365-day challenge recorded at One Good Deed Per Day.  As a Pagan, he has published frequently at The Witch’s Voice as well as Oak Leaves and the podcast Tribeways, and has written a book on the ritual order of Druid organization Ar nDriocht Fein called Ancient Symbols, Modern Rites.  He headed the Google Group Polytheist Charity, and organized the international interfaith event The Genocide Prevention Ritual. Currently, he is working with the Spiritual Naturalist Society to develop an online educational course on Spiritual Naturalism (of which Naturalistic Paganism can be considered one variety).

Professionally, he teaches English as a Second Language.  He also researches the relation between religion, psychology, and evolution in his spare time, with occasional posts at www.BTNewberg.com.

After living in Minnesota, England, Malaysia, Japan, and South Korea, B. T. Newberg currently resides in St Paul, Minnesota, with his wife and cat.

To speak with B. T. Newberg, find him on Twitter at @BTNewberg.

Editor-at-Large

The current Editor-at-Large is:

John Halstead

John H. Halstead

John Halstead is Editor-At-Large and a contributor at HumanisticPaganism.com. He blogs about Paganism generally at AllergicPagan.com (which is hosted by Patheos) and about Jungian Neo-Paganism at “Dreaming the Myth Onward” (which is hosted by Witches & Pagans). He is also an occasional contributor to GodsandRadicals.org and The Huffington Post and the administrator of the site Neo-Paganism.com. John was the principal facilitator of “A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment,” which can be found at ecopagan.com. He is a Shaper of the fledgling Earthseed community, which is described at GodisChange.org. John is also the editor of the anthology, Godless Paganism: Voices of Non-Theistic Pagans.

To speak with John, contact him on Facebook.

Science News Editor

The current Science News Editor is:

Kansas Stanton

Kansas Stanton is a Naturalistic Neo-Pagan who resides in Seattle, Washington. He belongs to, and practices with, a local group of Reform Pagans and blogs at https://leavesontheroad.wordpress.com/. He also volunteers every year at the Esoteric Book Conference in Seattle and regularly attends various Pagan festivals and events.

He is a full-time student, earning his degree in Environmental Science and a Certificate in Sustainability, after which time he will move on to law school to receive his Juris Doctor in Environmental Law. When Kansas is not in class or working his job in the art industry, he also attends heavy metal concerts both locally and internationally. He is also a vegan outdoorsman who frequents the trails and whitewater rivers of the pacific northwest and loves to spend his time with friends over a cold, dark beer.

 

Join Our Staff

We’re looking for a few individuals to join the staff here at HP.  First of all, we’re looking for a Science News editor.  There is lots of exciting science being done, and we need someone who can help identify what would be of most interest to Naturalistic Pagans and include it in our content here.

We’re also looking for an HPedia editor who will move the project to a wiki format and then oversee it as it develops through open collaboration with other Naturalistic Pagans.

We’re also looking for an ebook editor who will bring together some of the work we have done here with some new content to produce a marketable product.

If you’re interested in any of these positions, email the managing editor, Jon Cleland Host, at humanisticpaganism [at] gmail.com.

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