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Maps of the Soul

Maps of the Soul

Understanding the self through mythical figures...
What is Spiritual Transformation? (Pt 2 of 2)

What is Spiritual Transformation? (Pt 2 of 2)

In the second part of this series, we continue with the question: Is extraordinary transformation possible?
What is Spiritual Transformation? (Pt 1 of 2)

What is Spiritual Transformation? (Pt 1 of 2)

The purpose of a spiritual practice is happiness through self-transformation. But what does transformation mean within a naturalistic view?
Managers of Human Nature: A Job Description for Spiritual Naturalists

Managers of Human Nature: A Job Description for Spiritual Naturalists

Job descriptions help us know what we’re supposed to be doing. So what’s the job description for Spiritual Naturalists?
Do you believe in Love?

Do you believe in Love?

Some ancient thoughts on divinity can be surprisingly naturalistic when we look to the concepts behind the terms...
Distractions to Spiritual Practice, Pt 4

Distractions to Spiritual Practice, Pt 4

In the final part of this 4-part series, DT Strain describes how obsession with fixing the world, noble and important though it is, can be confused with spiritual practice...
Looking forward to 2013

Looking forward to 2013

Our Director shares some things about our organization and what's ahead for the Society...
Living Life Intentionally

Living Life Intentionally

Jennifer Hancock describes what is required to live life intentionally...
Distractions to Spiritual Practice, Pt 3

Distractions to Spiritual Practice, Pt 3

In this third of a 4-part series, DT Strain describes the potential for academics to become a distraction to spiritual practice...
Working Ritual with the Center, Pt 2

Working Ritual with the Center, Pt 2

B.T. Newberg concludes his essay on ritual center, explaining how we work with it, how it works psychologically, and what that means for naturalists...
Wisdom Hides in Plain Sight

Wisdom Hides in Plain Sight

Thomas Schenk makes the case that we already have access to the wisdom we need for a good life...
The Humanist concept of community

The Humanist concept of community

Jennifer Hancock shares what 'community' means to her tradition: Humanism. What does community mean to you, and what role does it play in your tradition or philosophy?
Giving and the holidays: making a change

Giving and the holidays: making a change

Does the way we celebrate the season of giving really help us to be more generous? Or, does it encourage materialistic values?
Working Ritual with the Center, Pt 1

Working Ritual with the Center, Pt 1

B.T. Newberg explains aspects of naturalistic ritual - why create special time and space? Why propose new techniques? What is 'Center'?...
First Annual Membership Drive!

First Annual Membership Drive!

Read more to learn the benefits of membership, to join, or see other ways to help out during the drive...