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How I finally “got” ritual: A dialogue with DT Strain and B. T. Newberg, part 2

Today, we begin our late spring theme, Practice, with DT Strain, director of the Spiritual Naturalist Society, who shares how he learned to “get” ritual as a naturalist, and he asks B. T. to share his understanding in turn. Click above…

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The Earth, The Gods, and the Soul by Brendan Myers, a review by John Halstead

Brendan Myers’s book The Earth, The Gods, and the Soul is like candy for a philosophy lover like me.  If philo-sophy is the “love of wisdom”, then I am a lover of the lover of wisdom, a philo-philosophe.  And a book…

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Atheist-interfaith activism: An interview with Chris Stedman

Winterviews continues!  From the Solstice (Dec. 21st) till the next Cross-quarter (Feb. 4th), we’re bringing you non-stop interviews and other goodies from big-name authors.  Mark your calendar! Dr. Glenys Livingstone, author of PaGaian Cosmology – Dec. 21 Dr. Chet Raymo,…

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What are our goals?

Thing on Thursday #7 The topic this week is goals for the website.  I’ve long wanted to craft a mission statement, something that sums up our aspirations and sense of direction. I do not mean a mission for the HP…

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Ritual – why bother? by Jake Diebolt

This week we have something new: a “challenge” piece.  Jake airs many concerns common among those who question naturalistic ritual.  He says: “While it may reflect a dissenting opinion on HP, I feel it could be valuable as a point…

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