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Patricia Montley

A playwright and award-winning theater director, Patricia Montley teaches in the Odyssey Program and Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore. She is the author of In Nature's Honor: Myths and Rituals Celebrating the Earth (Skinner House, 2005).


A humanist's guide to prayer
What would the prayer of a humanist sound like?
By Patricia Montley 2.25.13

Winter solstice and the shaman within
It is we ourselves who must don the shaman's mask.
By Patricia Montley 12.19.11

Renewing the world
Modern and ancient New Year's celebrations from around the world.
By Patricia Montley 12.29.08

It's about time, Persephone!
Ancient myths dramatize the shift from winter to spring.
By Patricia Montley 3.24.08

Many religions, but only one earth
Can reverence for the earth bring us together across religious differences?
By Patricia Montley 2.6.06

Celebrate the Winter Solstice
Meditation for the longest night.
By Patricia Montley 12.19.05

Halloween's ritual roots
Even in its secular and commercial form, Halloween ritualizes our inescapable destination.
By Patricia Montley 10.31.05