What’s On Your Pagan Calendar for 2016?

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What does your Pagan Calendar look like? What special days do you observe in addition to the traditional Wheel of the Year? [Read more...]

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A Unitarian Wheel of the Year

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Vespers in the winter, the Flower Communion in the spring, Pride Day in the summer, and the Ingathering / Water Communion in the autumn constitute a kind of liturgical year or Wheel of the Year for our Unitarian congregation. [Read more...]

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“Atheist Pagan” Does Not Equal “Secular Pagan”

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Yes, atheist Paganism is “a thing.” And it should neither be confused with secularism nor reduced to humanism. [Read more...]

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A “Truce” Which Requires Silence Cannot Produce Peace

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There will never be a clean separation between Pagans and Polytheists. There will always be people who move back and forth between the two communities, like children of a joint custody arrangement. And we will continue to use much of the same vocabulary, albeit using many of the same words to mean different things. We will continue to bump up against each other in online and IRL forums. So silence is not an option. [Read more...]

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Why “Pagan”? – An Atheist Pagan’s Response to a Theist

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Why do we call ourselves “Pagan”? Why not just call ourselves atheists or humanists? What does the “Pagan” label add to our identity? [Read more...]

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Why I’m Boycotting Lughnasadh

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This weekend, I suggest we forget everything we think we know about Lughnasadh or Lammas. Instead of treading that well-worn path, let’s forget about Celtic myths from long ago and the agricultural customs of 18th century English peasants. Forget even the words “Lughnasadh” or “Lammas”. Instead, go outside. Look. Listen. Breathe in and breathe out. Bend down and touch the earth. And then ask what the world is telling you. [Read more...]

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