Naturalistic Traditions: All Things January

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For places in the northern hemisphere with four seasons, winter has taken hold and the claws of cold grip the land. This month, we remember the Big Bang, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Chief Seattle. [Read more...]

Naturalistic Traditions: All Things December

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For places in the northern hemisphere, winter has arrived. Snow pricks your cheeks, and naked branches rattle in the wind. The day of longest darkness, after which the sun begins to return, comes on December 21st as the Winter Solstice. [Read more...]

Naturalistic Traditions: All Things November

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  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 [Read More...]

Naturalistic Traditions: All Things October

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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...]

Naturalistic Traditions: All Things August

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What can a naturalist celebrate in August? 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 A month of blazing heat for those in the Northern Hemisphere, August follows the Summer Solstice.  It is therefore [Read More...]

Pantheisticon: Sex, Gender, and the Green World

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I’ve just finished transcribing the Pagan Spirit Gathering press conference from last month regarding Dianic rituals and the inclusion of transgendered people, and it’s gotten my plant-loving-feminist-sociologist brain spinning. It was a fascinating discussion to listen to so closely, and it got me thinking about parallels between human sex/gender/sexuality and the sexual strategies of trees [Read More...]


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