About Stoicism

Stoicism is a philosophy and practice that helps its user enjoy a more peaceful and contented life. Although some think of it as being about being emotionless, what Stoicism actually teaches is how to avoid harmful feelings and enjoy feelings that are healthier.   Ancient Stoicism Ancient Stoicism was a philosophy born in ancient Greece. …

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Complex Systems Theory

There is a little-known but new and ’emerging’ field of science called Complexity or complex systems theory. Complexity science has brought together professionals from a multitude of vastly different disciplines. It seeks to study what are called “complex adaptive systems”, which as it turns out, tends to be just about everything that is interesting about …

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The Humanist Contemplative

Introduction Humanist Contemplatives are not a separate group from Humanists, but are individuals who can work with and in existing Humanist organizations. These are Humanists with a particular focus on the personal aspects of Humanism as a life practice.   The Foundation Compassion is the foundational principle on which Humanist Contemplative thought is based. Compassion …

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What is Humanism?

Humanists are people who believe in a natural universe as understood through reason, people who wish to live ethical and meaningful lives without faith in the supernatural, and people who care for their fellow human being. Humanists are informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion. The International Humanist & Ethical Union (IHEU) …

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What is Naturalistic Paganism?

Ours is a path both inspiring and, to the best of human ability, true. Ours is a naturalistic path rooted in ancient Paganism and contemporary science. This path integrates mythic, meditative, and ritual practices with a worldview based on the current most compelling scientific evidence.   What defines us? First, we are Pagans. Our spiritual …

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