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Naturalistic Religious Practices: What Naturalists Have Been Discussing and Doing

Abstract. Beyond philosophical perspectives on how naturalism can be considered as a focus of religious orientation, a number of naturalists have been exploring things that might be done as spiritual/religious practices. This paper gives an overview of types of practices that have been considered – both in published descriptions of what authors have suggested can be done, and what naturalists have said they are doing as parts of personal practice. It will discuss themes in activities and reasons for engaging in practices, and ways that acts may contribute to well-being.

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