We gotta winner!
We went through an extensive process and considered many possibilities, but in the end this symbol was the overwhelming favorite in the final round of voting to select an Atheopagan symbol. Congratulations to Linden Weaver and Rua Lupa for the concept and the finalization of this beautiful design!
Now, nothing can please everyone. I’m sure there is some disappointment out there (my proposals, for the record, washed out before the final round of voting). Many of the designs were really good and I’m grateful to all of those who submitted them. As with everything in Atheopaganism, remember that if you don’t like this symbol, you are free just not to use it.
That said, I’m going to start using it in documents and in the gear purchasable at the Zazzle store, and working with one of our community members, I hope soon to point you to an affordable source for neck pendants and Focus patens (large symbol disks).
To me, this symbol points to the two great realities of life on Earth: the Earth and biosphere (the growing tree) and the Sun and Cosmos (the Sun). And between the eight rays of the Sun and the five branches of the tree, we have thirteen: the number of the Atheopagan Principles.
These are what we revere and celebrate in Atheopaganism, and in this simple but elegant symbol, we can express that love to the world. It is a hopeful and positive symbol and one I hope we can be proud of for many years to come.
THANK YOU to all of you for your proposals, input and votes, and congratulations on a successful community process!