Solstice Gift Ideas for Naturalistic Pagans, 2023

Need a gift for a Naturalistic Pagan? Here’s a bunch of ideas! While we should declutter our lives and avoid gifts/things which we don’t need, many of these are essential to celebrating our Earth and especially for helping grow both critical thinking and the joy of our real world in both this and the next generation. Enjoy!

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Paganism is Different, Part 3: In Paganism, there’s less reverence for a human leader [Stardust, Contemplating]

Paganism is radically different from many huge religions, and that these radical differences appear to have a large impact on our lives, on the lives of future generations, and on our world.  In Paganism, human leaders are less often idolized. Paganism’s focus on our own actions aligns with Paganism’s strong thread of individual freedom. 

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Michael Dowd, who gave us all so much, has died [Starstuff, Contemplating]

All of that is just a start at the many ways that Michael will be with us all into the future.  I encourage all of us to discover the many, many life changing works he left us.  As when Carl Sagan died, I’m reminded again that times like this speak to us all, urging us to pick up the torch, and carry it into the future.

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Gratitude for Ancestors, and the Treasure Trove of Knowledge they gave us – Remembering W. Jason Morgan [Starstuff, Contemplating]

Every now and then, I am reminded of how incredible it is to live now.  So many things would not just be amazing to nearly all of our Ancestors (who are in my mind especially now with Samhain just around the corner), but often would be literally indescribable.  To think that we live, not just on a globe and not on a flat Earth, but that the continents move!  Dr. W. Jason Morgan was instrumental in giving us that knowledge – and I appreciate his life, which ended this year.

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