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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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Winter Solstice

For Neopagans in the Northern Hemisphere, the solstice is celebrated as Yule.   This year, the date falls on December 21st.  The precise date and time for the cross-quarter can be found at archaeoastronomy.com. At the Winter Solstice, NaturalPantheist performs a…

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Autumn Equinox

In the Northern Hemisphere, the equinox is celebrated as Mabon, also called Harvest Home.  Astronomically, the event falls on the 22nd.  The precise date and time can be found at archaeoastronomy.com. Mike Nichols says of the day: Mythically, this is…

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International Day of Peace

Finally, September 21st is the International Day of Peace.  Initiated by the United Nations in 1982 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly, it declares the UN’s devotion to worldwide peace and encourages humanity to work toward peaceful…

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Cosmic Calendar: First earth rocks formed

On Carl Sagan’s Cosmic Calendar (illustrated as a comic strip here), which maps the entire history of our cosmos onto a single year, September is particularly interesting. Today, on the 16th (4.0 billion years ago), the oldest known rocks on earth…

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