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The Spiritual Naturalist

Honoring traditions that encourage a soulful relationship with nature

 
10,000 years ago

Egyptian

Australian Aborigines (soon)

 

          Basic Assumptions

  1. The source of nature is spirit.
  2. Nature is not a random accident. It has meaning, significance, and purpose.
  3. Certain aspects of nature are invisible.
  4. Nature is a part of a greater whole, which is beyond time and space.
  5. Nature's beauty has intrinsic value.
  6. That which preserves the beauty and harmony of nature is good. That which destroys it is bad.
  7. All animals, plants, and landscapes are sacred.
  8. All creatures have an equal right to self-fulfillment.
  9. The inner world is a part of nature.
  10. We should celebrate the creation with song, dance, art, poetry, and stories.
  11. Science is an indispensable tool for gaining knowledge about nature. Scientism (the belief that science is the ONLY source of wisdom) is, however, a dangerous and misguided philosophy.

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from video by Terrie Gates

2004 Larry Gates

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Egyptian Scarab

 

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Hummingbirds

 

 

Christian

Buddhist

Mormon

Taoist

Jewish

Pagan

Native American.
(Soon)

Albert Schweitzer

John Muir

Secular & Literary

Nature Mysticism
The Chiricahua Diaries
Links
Books

 

 

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