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The Problem and the Promise of Paganism, and Why One Looks a Lot Like the Other

In spite of the uncritical attitudes and superstitious ideas that haunt a lot of Paganism, I still call myself a Pagan. I am still a Pagan because I believe Paganism has the potential to bring together the wisdom of our animistic forebearers and the discoveries of contemporary science in a way that has the power to reenchant the world.

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Naturalistic Pagan Toolbox: How to Construct a Morning Ritual

A morning ritual doesn’t have to be complicated, or even difficult. If you don’t have a morning ritual, these elements may help you construct one, or if you have one already, this may help you refine yours.

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“Are Humanistic Pagans building a temple in Iceland?” by John Halstead

We Humanistic Pagans may have kin in Iceland.

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A Pedagogy of Gaia, by Bart Everson: “May Day x 2″

In anticipation of May Day on May 1st and our new semi-seasonal theme, Practice, Bart Everson discusses the connection between spiritual and political desire. Two May Days? International Workers Day is celebrated on the first of May all around the…

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Musings of a Pagan Mythicist, by Maggie Jay Lee: “Circle Around: Individuality, Community and Creating Religion”

To me, collective religious ceremony and shared devotional practice is not something peripheral, but is the very center of religion. It is the core that holds everything together. I believe without such shared practices, religious community will fall apart, but there are still enormous challenges to developing religion centered on communal ceremony.

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