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Psychedelics and Spiritual Practice

What role could psychedelic substances play in spiritual practice?
Distractions to Spiritual Practice, Pt 1

Distractions to Spiritual Practice, Pt 1

Many things are worthy endeavors, and may seem to be spirituality, but can actually become distractions to our spiritual practice...
How do you understand nature?

How do you understand nature?

B.T. Newberg continues his series: What is nature exactly? And how can it suggest how we ought to live?...
State of the Society: September 2012

State of the Society: September 2012

Updates on what's happening in the Society from the Director...
Love Naturally

Love Naturally

"Love they neighbor as thyself" is one of the finer sentiments contained in the Bible. But it’s not commonly practiced. Rick Heller explains how Buddhists cultivate it...
Saving the marriage of science and myth

Saving the marriage of science and myth

Marriage is hard. Humanistic Paganism bills itself as a naturalistic “marriage” of science and myth. Zeus and Hera were constantly bickering. Are all marriages doomed to failure?...
6 Reasons you will see more of Spiritual Naturalism in the future

6 Reasons you will see more of Spiritual Naturalism in the future

Many may not have heard the term yet, but Spiritual Naturalism is going to be something you’ll probably hear more about in the future. Here's why...
New Theists: Knowers, Not Believers

New Theists: Knowers, Not Believers

Rev. Michael Dowd explains what he calls Religion 2.0 - a fully naturalist Christianity focused on reality, evidence, integrity, and contribution...
What is more important: Honesty or Compassion?

What is more important: Honesty or Compassion?

A discussion of morality and values - asking the question, which is more important? Honesty or Compassion? Both are important and both can benefit your life here and now, but is one more important than the other?
What Do All Spiritual Naturalists Have in Common?

What Do All Spiritual Naturalists Have in Common?

The Society brings together naturalistic strands from a wide variety of traditions. Is there really anything shared in common by these strands? B.T. Newberg thinks there is...
Real religion?

Real religion?

What makes for “real” religion? How do you know that what you’re doing isn’t just playing dress-up, a shallow parody of religion?...
Is it possible to think too much?

Is it possible to think too much?

Jen Hancock says yes. If all you do is think and not act, you accomplish nothing. On the other hand, living life intentionally requires thinking...
Poet/Musician 'Apollo Poetry' preaches non-dogmatic spirituality

Poet/Musician 'Apollo Poetry' preaches non-dogmatic spirituality

Apollo Poetry describes himself as a spoken word poet, hiphop artist, filmmaker, and author. He says that his work is about using "words as tools of inspiration to bridge the gap between our cultural divisions..."
Poet/Musician 'Apollo Poetry' preaches non-dogmatic spirituality

Poet/Musician ‘Apollo Poetry’ preaches non-dogmatic spirituality

Apollo Poetry describes himself as a spoken word poet, hiphop artist, filmmaker, and author. He says that his work is about using "words as tools of inspiration to bridge the gap between our cultural divisions..."
Meditation 101

Meditation 101

Breathing meditation is the most general kind of attention practice. Learn what it's all about and how it's relevant for naturalists...