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: Some Post-Solstice Musings

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I used to be very puzzled when Pagans referred to the solstices as “midsummer” and “midwinter,” since our modern calendar quite clearly labels those days the “first day of summer” and “first day of winter.” “Mid-” and “first” seemed mutually exclusive; how can we be in the middle of something that’s just beginning? It’s one [Read More...]

Naturalistic Traditions: All Things July

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What can a naturalist celebrate in July? 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 As the moon completes its monthly cycle, July 3rd will see a full moon, with the new moon on [Read More...]

Naturalistic Traditions: All Things June

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What can a naturalist celebrate in June? 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 June 20th is a solstice.  Those in the Northern Hemisphere will experience the longest day of the year, with [Read More...]

Naturalistic Traditions: All Things May

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What can a naturalist celebrate in May? 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 May 4th is a Cross-quarter.  That is, it is the midpoint between the previous equinox and the upcoming solstice.  [Read More...]

Naturalistic Traditions: All Things April

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What can a naturalist celebrate in April? 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 April falls between the Equinox and the upcoming Cross-quarter.  Those in the Northern Hemisphere experience the coming of spring, [Read More...]

Pagan Easter Breakfast, and the origin of Easter things

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For the last ten years* or so my wife and I have hosted what we fondly call “Pagan Easter Breakfast.” Pagan Easter Breakfast (or PEB) is exactly what it sounds like, it’s breakfast on Easter by and for Pagans. I’ve had a few Pagans accuse me of having a “secret Christian agenda” for hosting such [Read More...]


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