From the current issue of Pantheist Vision, we read about this famous landscape photographer, born this day in 1902 in San Francisco. He "believed in the sanctity of Nature. He raised photography to the status of fine art and used his photographs in efforts to preserve wilderness and protect the planet. Adams wrote, "I knew my destiny when I first experienced Yosemite" -- at the age of 14, on a vacation with his family. "
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Join the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands, called the Ramsar Convention. This year's theme is "wetlands and water" -- healthy wetlands have a rich natural diversity of life that maintains and improves water quality.
Discover activities worldwide at https://www.worldwetlandsday.org.
(photo by Gary Kramer/USFWS)
Celebrate the birthday of author/essayist/environmentalist Edward Abbey (January 29, 1927 -- March 14, 1989). His "works, set primarily in the southwestern United States, reflect an uncompromising environmentalist philosophy" (from Britannica.com).
Happy National Bird Day! Hope you're enjoying watching and listening to the birds outside your window.
Wishing everyone a Happy Solstice (summer for those in the southern hemisphere)! As we celebrate light and hope this new season (something we can all use especially this year!), we also have Saturn and Jupiter shining together as a 'Christmas Star.' Read all about the "great conjunction" here. It's a great time to be a pantheist and a sky watcher! Stay warm and safe as you celebrate this week.
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.
From Pantheist Vision:
The primary goal of this day is to develop a compassionate culture to make our world a fairer place for all living creatures -- where animals are recognized as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare. Celebrated in a variety of different ways in many countries, with no regard to nationality, religion, faith, or political ideology, World Animal Day sometimes includes a Blessing of the Animals." Click on the picture above for more information.
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