It is suggested that each week should include, as well as the regular elements outlined in Meeting Formats, a focus on one specific theme. There is a multitude of potential themes. What follows are some suggestions. They could be timetabled in conjunction with the Pantheist Calendar.

Bring something along

These would be fun sessions, especially for kids, which would also explore the concrete reality of natural objects and living things and our techniques for exploring and recording them.

1.   Bring a crystal.
2.   Bring a pebble or rock.
3.   Bring a shell.
4.   Bring a fossil.
5.   Bring bark from a dead branch.
6.   Bring a fungus.
7.   Bring a pet.
8.   Bring a houseplant.
9.   Bring a photo or drawing
10. Bring a microscope.

Playing with the elements

These would also be fun sessions focussed on the properties of some key elements of the human habitat.

11. Fire & energy
12. Water
13. Light
14. Music & sound.

Field trips

These need not be spectacular: they could most often be to a member’s garden or a local park. Each outing would include careful study of the phenomena, plus time for direct communion with nature, tree-hugging, meditation and so on.

15. Sunrise at solstices and equinoxes.
16. Full moon at specific times: eg, first after spring solstice
17. Starwatching parties at shooting star peaks in August and December.
18. Planet viewing parties at close conjunctions.
19. Mammals.
20. Bird & animal migration (check for dates).
21. Birds breeding.
22. Insects – ants, termites, bees, butterflies.
23. Microscopic creatures.
24. Fish.
25. Trees.
    i. Leaves
    ii. Flowers
    iii. Fruit
    iv. Fall
    v. Planting
26. Flowers.
27. Harvest: food plants.
28. Clouds.
29. Rain: get wet.
30. Wind: Fly a kite.
31. Rivers
32. Lakes
33. Rocks and fossils

Local variants (depending on location)

34. Snow & ice.
35. Sand
36. Wetland
37. Desert
38. Mountain
39. Forest
40. Ocean & tides
41. Monsoon

Pantheist living

These sessions would explore our ways of relating to each other in families and society, our ways of living in harmony with the earth, with our bodies and with each other.

42. Gardens.
43. Parents.
44. Ancestors & natural death.
45. Children.
46. Childrearing.
47. Partnering.
48. Exercise.
Communal run.
49. Diet.


These meetings would be indoor meetings with a talk, slides,   discussion, pitched at an accessible level that an intelligent child would understand, focussed as much on the wonder and the beauty as on the science.

50. Sun
51. Moon
52. Galaxies.
    a. Milky way.
    b. Other galaxies.
53. Planets.
54. Stars.
    a. Starbirth
    b. Supernovae
55. Atoms and below.
56. Cosmology.
57. Gaia: earth as a unitary system.
58. Tectonics.
59. Evolution.
60. Self-organization in physical systems.
61. Humans.

Special days

See  A Pantheist Calendar

See also

Typical format of meeting
Example: meetings of the Rome group
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