The Last Pantheacon, and What’s Next

Pantheacon, the largest indoor gathering of Pagans in North America, is no more. For a variety of reasons, Glenn Turner, the organizer, has decided to close it down and is retiring. I have been associated with PCon for a very long time. I attended the first one (I think), and have been to most of … Continue reading The Last Pantheacon, and What’s Next

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Growth is Change

Paganism generally—and Atheopaganism specifically—comprise intersecting sets of growing communities. And as we grow, we change. Generally, for example, the Atheopaganism Facebook group has been a very kind, warm context, but there has been more friction lately, and a need for more hands-on moderation. This is inevitable. When we were a group of 300 people, it … Continue reading Growth is Change

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Midsummer Dawn: A Regional Pagan Event

Midsummer Dawn is a low-tech Pagan gathering for those of us who miss events like Ancient Ways. We’ll do a couple of (non-theist) rituals in the evenings, but mostly focus on socializing and building community. Two nights under the magnificent stars in the exquisite Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in Sonoma County, California! There is a … Continue reading Midsummer Dawn: A Regional Pagan Event

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Join Us for Atheopagan Events at the Final Pantheacon!

I am presenting at the final Pantheacon. I hope that those of you who are also attending will join me for these Atheopagan events. Roundtable Discussion: Nontheist Paganism and the Greater Community. Saturday 9 AM, Reisling Room. We are a part of this community! Let’s talk about our practices and experiences, and what makes us similar … Continue reading Join Us for Atheopagan Events at the Final Pantheacon!

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Soapbox On Loan! Call for Submissions

Atheopaganism is getting pretty big. It won’t be long before the Facebook community crosses 2,000 members, and our path is now a topic of conversation and familiarity in many Pagan circles all over the world. Each of us does it a little differently, and that is exactly as should be: our celebrations of the Wheel … Continue reading Soapbox On Loan! Call for Submissions

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Ten Favorite Posts from 2019

As we wrap the arbitrarily-defined year up tonight, I thought I’d go back through my posts of this year and pick some favorites. Your mileage may vary! Abuse, the Pagan Community and Our Commitments Burgeoning Toward a Culture of Happiness Authenticity There is No Resurrection Towards a Spirituality of Responsibility Atheopagan Practice and Mental Illness … Continue reading Ten Favorite Posts from 2019

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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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