He was the first person to employ the word "pantheist" in English and envisioned a Pantheist Society. He was born on this day in 1670. Learn more at http://naturepantheist.org/toland.html.
Writer, naturalist, and self-described Pantheist, born on this day in 1830. He coined the phrase "trust in wildness" to substitute for the simple "love of nature" when we mean trust in nature as both the creator and sustainer of health, happiness, and joy. He described it as a modern form of Pantheism: "It is a philosophy, a faith; it is even, if you like, a religion." (from Pantheist Vision)
A festival marking the transformation of life to death.- the end of the agricultural year, departure of migrating and hibernating animals, and decay and death of vegetal and animal life. Observed by remembering departed ancestors and contemplating one's own mortality. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.
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