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A Naturalistic Pagan’s Case for MAID and the Humane Treatment of the Old Human Animal, by Renee Lehnen

On March 27, George and Shirley Brickenden died holding hands in bed after dining on lobster, salmon, and champagne. George, 95, and Shirley, 94, married since the final year of the Second World War, “flew away” (their words) to the…

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Naturalistic “Pagan” Books You Won’t Find in the Metaphysical Section

What naturalistic (small-p) pagan books have been an inspiration to you?

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Serpent Dreams: A Naturalist Encounter with Myth and Deity by Mary Lanham

Atheism, at least in its mainstream forms, requires me to dismiss all mystical pathways to meaning. But the more deeply I engage with the world, the more sterile this restriction becomes. So far, the best framework I’ve found to release me from that sterility of thought is naturalism. To me, naturalism is a middle path between the reductive perspectives of both materialism and supernaturalism.

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What Naturalism Means to Me by Ryan Cronin

At its core, what Naturalism means to me is simple. I have a right to exist. And so do you.

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Letters from an Eccentric Uncle: A Naturalistic Pagan Reads the Havamal by Renee Lehnen

A thousand years of Christianity separate Uncle Odin and us. The minds behind the words could not have imagined lost luggage or traffic jams or office parties, yet there is comfort and inspiration in the Havamal. To me, Odin’s poetry is the collective voice of the wise elders of pre-Christian, Pagan northern Europe. Through the Havamal and the Poetic Edda, Pagan teachings stand shoulder to shoulder with the literature of other ancient religions and philosophies.

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