Secular

7 Ways To Give Your Spiritual Life A Spring Cleaning This Season

The spring equinox fell this week on 20th March, this year, marking the time when the sun passes over the celestial equator. It’s a day many pagans observe as Ostara, a holiday of renewal and rebirth that celebrates the transition from winter to spring. Paganism and its many permutations, including Wicca, are nature religions that honour the sacred power…

Interspiritual Calendar 2018

Almost each day of the year is a sacred time for someone, somewhere in the world. This inclusive interspiritual calendar provides dates for major feasts, celebrations and festivals for nine major world religions: Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Paganism, Shinto and Sikhism, as well as Humanist/Secular dates. We hope you will come to this page…

Stressed? You are too much in this physical world

Look within - EdP-Art

Eliminate stress by making an inner connection In our Western world there are too many people suffering from stress and stress related illness. Why is it that we who live in a world of plenty cannot find peace and calmness? Why do we sometimes feel like we are on a merry go round, doing the…

Make Culture Night a Spiritual Night

Culture Night takes place on Friday 22nd of September all around Ireland. It’s a time when lots of museums, public buildings, historical and spiritual centres open their doors to give free entry to the buildings and events taking place there. It can also give us the opportunity to explore many spiritual and religious centres. If…

A Spirituality for Growing Old

Many years ago, when I was in my late teens I remember one of my younger aunts, who was a nurse all her life, remarking that growing old was a rather frightening endeavour. As a general nurse, she had at one stage worked in a nursing home and had encountered there the various ravages age…

The Spiritual Golden Rule

The Spiritual Golden Rule By Ethan Indigo Smith, Author and Contributing writer for Wake Up World   Warning! Before proceeding to review this article further, understand, you are about to be exposed to information that the majority of the gaggle you know may not be ready for. If you are sheepish or fidgety like a chicken,…

Our problems are gifts

We don’t often think of problems as gifts. We usually see them as an inconvenience, something that interrupts our life and to be avoided if at all possible. We also think of them as a sign of failure, or a lack of strength and something negative in our lives. These ideas stem from the fact…

How to discover the Sound of God

Sounds of God

Have you ever been sitting quietly with your eyes closed and noticed on your inner vision lights glowing or moving? Did you also notice a sound in your ears, like a wind, a jet or a high pitch note? Many of us have these experiences but fail to notice them as a connection to the…

Seven Ways Pagans Celebrate Earth Day

Paganism is a nature religion or earth-centred spirituality. A nature religion is one that has “a this-worldly focus and deep reverence for the earth as something sacred and something to be cherished. Not surprisingly then, Earth Day (April 22) is a holy day for many Pagans. Here are some ways that Pagans celebrate Earth Day.  …

How to regain your emotional balance

Our emotions can bring turbulent storms into our lives. Our thunderous emotions can strike at any time, particularly when a person who upsets us is in our vicinity. This can wash away our happiness and bring turmoil within us. In Harold Klemp’s book, The Spiritual Exercises of ECK, there is a chapter on Balance and…

Census 2016 Results: Large Growth in No Religion, Orthodox Christianity and Hinduism in Ireland

Preliminary Results from the 2016 Census released by the Central Statistics Office last week show that Orthodox Christianity and Hinduism were the fastest growing religion in Ireland between 2011 and 2016 (Chapter 8, Religion (PDF)) Orthodox Christianity, which included Greek, Coptic, Russian and others, grew by 37.5% during the five years. In 2011 there were…

7 Most Impressive Works Of Religious Art

Throughout history, art has been a symbol of hope and progress. The same can be said about religion. Among the most intriguing world of religious art include the 7 famous artistic items below. The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci One of the most controversial art works of all time, The Last Supper by da…

Carbon Fast for Lent

As each year passes we become more and more aware of the effects climate change is having on our world, and how our use of carbon and its products are making things worse. So maybe Lent is the perfect time for us to try and make some changes in our lives to help lower the…