I would be so interested in continuing this conversation. I was raised Christian, but about 14 yrs ago I really started questioning my religion - and I have not stopped questioning it. Today I would describe myself as a very open person. I draw strength from Buddhism, Christianity, and Earth-based spirituality. More recently I have been digging into Earth-based spirituality. For the last 2 years I have been using a We'Moon calendar, but this year I found the Lunaria calendar - it has a bit more space to keep a journal of sorts. That would be a good place to start for those interested in keeping the moon cycles.
Also there's a good article at http://margaretwendt.com/columns.php#copy
Tracy posts her knew articles on MDC and this one is about the New Moon in Sagittarius. This would also be a good place to start for those who are interested in La Luna and her cycles.
I also have a deep rooted interest in Native spirituality. My family has native ancestry and I have had an interest in native spirituality since I was a child.
I have found it hard to really embrace other religions with my whole heart - mostly because I hear decades of relatives screaming in my ears (as a previous poster mentioned). But I do know that I am a very open and loving person and I find inspiration in lots of different philosophies.
Oh, btw, magstphil - The Dance of the Dissident Daughter is excellent! I would highly recommend it. Changed my life...
Looking forward to further discussion