The February Sabbath always seems a bit elusive to me. I don’t believe in the goddess Brighid, who is often celebrated at this time, and I don’t live somewhere where first, small indications of spring are appearing. No, I’m in coastal Northern California, and here in this Mediterranean climate it is wet and the mountains are … Continue reading The February SabbathRead more
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 EventRead more
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!Read more
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 SubmissionsRead more
Paganism is a very broad category. It includes a tremendous range of traditions, practices and paths. Which is as should be: people are diverse. They should do what gives them joy and meaning. So it can be about many things. It can be about rituals and “magic”. It can be about the Earth. It can … Continue reading I’m Gonna Go There: A Rant.Read more
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 2019Read more
It is midnight on the 29th of December. I have just returned from the Sebastopol Wassail, which is conducted annually by the Apple Tree Morris dancing team in my local area. Wassailing is an old English tradition. Poor people going from house to house begging became conflated with people going from tree to tree in … Continue reading Old Ways, New DaysRead more
We now have several sources for Atheopagan products. Here’s how you can buy them! First, there is The Atheopagan Store at Zazzle, where mugs, bumper stickers, Winter Solstice cards and t-shirts can be purchased, as well as collar pins and ritual stoles for when you need that clerical look. Royalties on these products are near … Continue reading Show Your Pride! Atheopagan Pendants and ProductsRead more
A very joyous Longest Night (or Longest Day, in the Southern Hemisphere) to you!
Here is a compendium of Yuletide traditions, projects and rituals you can use to inspire your own celebrations.
I’ve been thinking more about the idea behind this post. Had a good comment exchange with Yvonne Aburrow about the concept of a day when we can share our deepest and most shameful secrets. She agrees that it could be really beneficial for many; an opportunity for the kind of “absolution” that Catholics, for example, … Continue reading The Secrets, Pt. II: Ritual and ObservanceRead more