Naturalistic Traditions: All Things November

Halloween Couple, by Cobalt123

What can a naturalist celebrate in November? This post is part of Naturalistic Traditions, a column exploring naturalism in Pagan ways.  This column will cover seasonal celebrations, historical and contemporary movements, and ritual practices. Natural Cycles For places in the northern hemisphere with four seasons, autumn is giving way to the coming winter.  The last [Read More...]

Reclaiming Halloween’s Religious Roots

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My contribution to the religion blog at CNN.com: Reclaiming Halloween’s Religious Roots Happy Samhain, everyone! [Read more...]

Samhain: Blessed Be All Souls

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This week many Pagans celebrate Samhain, popularly known as Hallowe’en. It is the ancient, and modern, festival of the dead, of remembering and honouring those who have gone before us. In pre-Roman times, there is evidence that the ‘Celtic’ peoples of the British Isles would leave doors and windows open to invite the spirits of [Read More...]

State of the Pagan Channel address

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Patheos Pagan readers and bloggers, I am delighted to be serving you all as the new Managing Editor of the Pagan Channel. Patheos provides an important space for interfaith dialogue between Pagans and other religious practitioners, as well as among our own community. I look forward to great conversations about the role of Paganism in the twenty-first [Read More...]

ANNOUNCING: New Managing Editor of the Patheos Pagan Channel: Christine Hoff Kraemer

Dear Readers, We are pleased to share with you some exciting news: Effective immediately, Christine Hoff Kraemer is assuming the responsibilities of Managing Editor of the Pagan Channel at Patheos.com. Christine holds a PhD in Religious and Theological Studies from Boston University. An accomplished writer, editor, and teacher, Christine has published widely on literature, popular culture, and [Read More...]

Naturalistic Traditions: All Things October

autumn leaf

What can a naturalist celebrate in October? This post is part of Naturalistic Traditions, a column exploring naturalism in Pagan ways.  This column will cover seasonal celebrations, historical and contemporary movements, and ritual practices. Natural cycles For places in the northern hemisphere with four seasons, it is now well into autumn.  The temperature is cooling [Read More...]

Naturalistic Traditions: All Things September

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Summer has waned, and those in a four-seasons climate are now moving into autumn. In those climates, this is also often a time when fields begin to turn gold with ripened grain, ready for harvest. An equinox, when the length of day and night are equal, will arrive on the 22nd. [Read more...]


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