Druid Thoughts: Innate Paganism

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If you’re like me, you get to the cold, dark, damp days and think, ‘Bloody hell, I could use cheering up.’ Innate Paganism is the simple idea that most human beings respond to the environment in similar ways. [Read more...]

Making Light: Happy Hyperborea!

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If Hallmark made cards for Hyperborea, I might consider sending out holiday cards at midwinter. I want cheesy television specials about Apollo at the North Pole. I want an inflatable baby Dionysos to put in the front lawn. I want a three-month sale on wine and movies, and I want chocolates shaped like bunches of grapes. [Read more...]

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 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...]

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...]


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