Do you feel a deep sense of peace and belonging and wonder in the midst of nature, in a forest, by the ocean, or on a mountain top? Are you speechless with awe when you look up at the sky on a clear moonless night and see the Milky Way?
Do you find it hard to believe in supernatural beings, and difficult to conceive of anything more worthy of reverence than the beauty of nature or the power of the universe?
If you answered yes to these questions, then you will feel thoroughly at home in the World Pantheist Movement. Our caring and celebratory approach focuses on nature rather than the supernatural, on what we can see and do and live out in this life, rather than on invisible entities and after-death states that we know nothing of.
We use the name pantheism for convenience, because it has a long and venerable history. But we welcome people who call themselves religious humanists, religious naturalists, religious atheists, deep ecologists, nature-worshippers, modern Stoics, philosophical Taoists, as well as wiccans and pagans who see magic and the gods as symbols rather than realities. Check out the links on the left for more details on the World Pantheist Movement.
Currently we have two active groups are Southern California
Meetings are lively and newcomers are most welcome. You don’t have to belong to the World Pantheist Movement, just come along and/or sign yourself up for one of the email lists below.
We hope to create more groups in more areas as time progresses. Join Pantheist Meetup if you want to meet people in your own area, but pick a large center rather than your local village for a better chance of success.
Los Angeles & Ventura
Our West Los Angeles group meets at 11:30am on the first and third Sundays of each month, usually in the Black Sage room of the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at the Goebel Center, 1385 E. Janss Rd in Thousand Oaks, off the 101, one exit up the 23 (see map here). Take the Janns Rd exit, turn right onto Janss Rd and first left into the parking lot, the Goebel is the larger building on the right.
Our meetings are highly interactive and include sharing of insights and wisdom, enjoyment of natural sights and sounds, and a discussion topic. We also have outings to places of natural, environmental and scientific interest such as the Monarch butterfuly roosting sites. We are planning outings.
Our San Diego area group meets once a month at members’ homes. You can find details of the next meeting at the group’s home page (click the DETAILS link).
You can also join the email list (click here for the sign-up page). For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 858-673-8279.