RNA Members' Blog

RNA members are invited to submit articles for posting here.

To submit an article send it in an email to membersblog@religious-naturalist-association.org

Meditation Basics

Meditation Basics

While Religious Naturalists may or may not meditate, for many, meditation is an important lifelong practice. This article by J.X. Mason is presented here for those interested in knowing more about the topic. Meditation is paying sustained attention to some event,...

read more
Nature’s Blessing of Awe

Nature’s Blessing of Awe

Image by Moaz Tobok on Unsplash No matter how little attention we pay to the outside world and the magical shifts of life turning from season to season, nature has ways of getting our attention as if to prod us back into wonder and awe.  One morning in early fall, I...

read more
The Beauty of Winter Trees

The Beauty of Winter Trees

Natural settings can speak to people, make them feel at home.  One of my sisters has  been attracted to oceans, another to the desert.  For me, it is forest settings that have always beckoned. Every morning, I feel a sense of peace and gratitude as I look out my...

read more
Ethnobotany

Ethnobotany

Laura Emerson Alaskauu1.substack.com Nature’s grand vistas of mountain ranges and oceans are certainly awe inspiring, but so, too, are the riches that lie beneath our feet and within arm’s reach.   Let’s pay attention to a patch of nature close to us. One of my...

read more
Encountering Nature as Sabbath

Encountering Nature as Sabbath

Photo by NOEM on Unsplash   Encountering Nature as Sabbath   “Holiness is not something limited to the religious world, much less the supernatural; holiness is something that happens in the natural world.” — Thomas W. Mann from The God of Dirt, Mary Oliver and...

read more
Forest Bathing & Forest Therapy

Forest Bathing & Forest Therapy

Laura Emerson Alaskauu1.substack.com Book:  Log Cabin Reflections, about living off-grid in remote Alaska   Do you know the terms Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy? They refer to immersion in nature for several hours at a time, on a repeated basis.  This is not a time...

read more
How Nature Restores Us to Ourselves

How Nature Restores Us to Ourselves

Image: Kyle Sanguin on Unsplash Encountering nature in silence, solitude, and seclusion, we become immersed in present moment awareness and find renewal. Where I live in the northeast it’s winter. Being close to one of the Great Lakes, we experience what’s called...

read more
The Hedonicon: a Scripture Whose Time Has Come

The Hedonicon: a Scripture Whose Time Has Come

In recent weeks, our friend Nate published The Hedonicon: The Holy Book of Epicurus as an e-book and in paperback edition. Nate is an artist/musician who wrote the Dude’s Letter to Menoeceus, and he has also written for the Society of Epicurus and has contributed to...

read more

You are at the Religious Naturalist Association’s website.

To learn about and explore the Religious Naturalist worldview click the button below.