“Exploring the Historical Roots of Naturalistic Paganism” by B. T. Newberg

Humanistic Paganism

This essay was originally published at The Agora: The Central Hub for the Patheos Pagan Channel.  This is the first of a series entitled “Naturalistic Traditions” previously published at Agora.

Were there Naturalistic Pagans in the ancient world?

This is the central question of a series of essays called “Naturalistic Traditions” which I published at Agora exploring the historical roots of naturalistic ways among Pagans.

Many may assume that Naturalistic Pagans, who tend to be agnostics or atheists, are an exclusively modern phenomenon.  The “Naturalistic Traditions” series questions that assumption, probing various historical Pagan traditions for something resembling naturalism.

The significance of this project goes beyond naturalism.  Indeed, it calls into question the historical consciousness of Pagans in general.  If there were naturalists among ancient Pagans, how might that change the way we see the myths and traditions on which Pagans of all styles of belief base their practices?


View original post 1,409 more words


~ by Sable Aradia on June 9, 2015.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Ancient Light's Daily Stuff

Ancient Light's Daily Pagan Newsletter

Coven of the Catta

Founded in 1967

The Averraine Cycle

The website for Morgan Smith, author

R. M. Mulder

Author of the Conquest Saga

Mystery Deb

A Writer's Life: Business and Personal

(Almost) Average

ramblings of the mediocre

Paper Beats World

The life and times of a writer, mom, and comic book nerd


Author, poetry, musings

Mercedes Prunty Author

The Walking Mumbie

Traveling Light

a life in motion

The unofficial blog of Stan Faryna

Match stick readings and contemplative meditations about great Bablion and obsequious Chatlanians

s a gibson

Experiences in writing

The Dream Book Blog

Psychological journeys into writing and creativity.

The Protagonist Speaks

Interviews with the protagonists of your favourite books

RevKess's Reviews

RevKess reviews books and music.

JC Morrows

Fantastical Fiction Wrapped up in Faith

Renaissance Universal

for service and blessedness

%d bloggers like this: