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Nontheistic ritual: Is it effective?

photo by B. T. Newberg – by B. T. Newberg Two weeks ago I completed a seven-day Humanistic Pagan retreat.  In this post, I evaluate the effectiveness of the retreat, and then focus on one of its most controversial aspects:…

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Retreat, day five: Socialization and dialogue

Image enhanced from original by Jan Svankmeyer – by B. T. Newberg The world begins to hum. That is how I felt today as I cruised along the Midtown Greenway on my bicycle in the midst of an afternoon drizzle. …

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Retreat, day three: Meditation

photo by B. T. Newberg, May 10, 2011 – by B. T. Newberg It’s the third day of the retreat.  In my experience, day three is the make-it-or-break-it day.  The initial high has worn off, and the challenges have begun. …

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Retreat, day two: Nature and the Five +1

– by B. T. Newberg Today I’ll talk about spending time in nature, and exploring the Five +1 (fives senses, plus one introspective sense).  Befitting the topic, there’s extra sensory stimulation in this post: not only images but a video…

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