Living in a Sacred World

Nature is magnificent. Daily, we have sunsets and sunrises, trees and birds and all sorts of magnificent creatures. Frequently, we have new-burgeoning crescent Moons or full Moons or waning, deep-into-the-night Moons, casting their silver magic across the land. Rarely, we have sundogs and auroras and eclipses and comets. Experientially, we have mountaintops and forest walks. … Continue reading Living in a Sacred World

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The Atheopagan Suntree and Its Meanings

In summer of 2018, the Atheopagan community went through a process of selecting a symbol for our path. Many designs were submitted, and after several rounds of voting, we settled on this: the Suntree. I’ve been wearing a Suntree now since last August—the very first example of the beautiful laser-cut wooden versions created by community member … Continue reading The Atheopagan Suntree and Its Meanings

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In Which I Have Nothing of Value to Say

As I have noted previously, I am a white guy. Really, really white. 23andme.com tells me that I am 99.4% northwestern European in derivation. I get that this limits my perspective in a variety of ways, and so the following may be of no value other than for the questions. I lead with this acknowledgement because … Continue reading In Which I Have Nothing of Value to Say

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Toward a Culture of Happiness

Yes, the world presents us with tremendous challenges. Yes, there are many reasons for sadness and anger and grief. Yes, there is urgency in addressing crises that threaten our very existence. So why, then, does Atheopaganism put a premium not only on being activists, but on being happy people? On having lives that are fulfilling adventures … Continue reading Toward a Culture of Happiness

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Abuse, the Pagan Community, and Our Commitments

Sarah Anne Lawless, who published these two revelatory articles on her experiences of being sexually harassed and abused within the Pagan community (mostly in Canada and the Pacific Northwest), has now published a third piece. In it, she reports the truly horrifying blowback she received for daring to name this problem. Lawless has suffered financially, … Continue reading Abuse, the Pagan Community, and Our Commitments

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Mainstreaming, Pt. 2

Some weeks ago, I wrote about how Paganism is having a moment in the sun, and mainstream culture is noticing us. If nothing else, take as evidence the eternally fluffy and pop-culturey Huffington Post’s article about encountering Pagans. Seems pretty clear that between sugary media offerings like The Spooky Adventures of Sabrina and the explosion of … Continue reading Mainstreaming, Pt. 2

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CALL FOR NOMINEES: Atheopagan Charitable Cause 2019

Well, we took a poll and the results are in: this year, the majority of the community feels we should choose for our support a charitable organization which deals with conservation of the Sacred Earth itself. So now it’s time to submit your nominees! One per person, please, so we have a manageable number to … Continue reading CALL FOR NOMINEES: Atheopagan Charitable Cause 2019

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Atheopagan Events at Pantheacon 2019

Though we were disappointed that Atheopagan submissions for presentation at Pantheacon weren’t accepted to the official schedule this year, that’s not slowing us down! We have three events scheduled in hospitality suites this year, including the popular annual Nontheist Pagan Mixer. The events are: An Introduction to Atheopaganism: 11 am Friday, in the CAW Suite … Continue reading Atheopagan Events at Pantheacon 2019

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