University

The next session of Atheopaganism U. begins on September 21! Please use the Contact page to be placed on the list. Registration starts Sept. 1.

Welcome to “Atheopaganism U.”, the online course in the theory and practice of  Atheopaganism!

Atheopaganism is an Earth-revering path which develops ritual and religious practices to enhance happiness, wisdom, kindness, and effectiveness, both in ourselves and in the world. It is about loving the world, feeling joy, deepening relationships and serving our broader communities, including the fabric of Life itself…all the while remaining true to a factual, science-informed grounding in reality.

Atheopaganism U. is a ten-week (plus three week-long breaks) online course which draws forward materials from the blog and elsewhere into an in-depth course about the cosmology, principles, rituals, observances and way of living of the Atheopagan path. Each week, a new, password protected page is published here, with new content and links to reading assignments and exercises.

Combined with live class discussions and individual coaching sessions with Mark Green using the video conferencing service Zoom, the U. is meant to help Atheopagans to deepen their understanding of the path and their experience of practicing it. Classes are limited in size to no more than ten students so individual attention can be provided.

The password for the lesson pages will be emailed to each student in the class after registration is complete. Links to the Zoom conferences will be sent to students in advance of each conference. Individual coaching sessions will be scheduled at the student’s convenience.

Atheopaganism U.’s tuition is $100. A limited number of reduced-rate scholarship students can be accommodated in each class; contact Mark through the Contact page if $100 is a hardship and we will figure out how to get you into the course.

To register for the next ten-member cohort of students, please use the Contact page. Pay using the “tuition” link in the above paragraph.

Obviously, this is not an accredited university course, and I make no representation thereof.

Here are some testimonial reviews of Atheopaganism U. by former students.

The syllabus for Atheopaganism U. is:

Week 1: What Is This?

  • Why Atheopaganism? What is Atheopaganism?
  • What is a religion?
  • Evolution, the brain, and human ritual

Live class discussion and Q&A session on Zoom

Week 2: Elements of Atheopaganism, part 1

  • The cosmology: the wonders of science, critical thinking and skepticism
  • The Four Sacred Pillars

Week 3: Elements of Atheopaganism, part 2

  • The Atheopagan Principles

Live class discussion and Q&A session on Zoom

ONE-WEEK BREAK

Week 4: Atheopagan Practices, part 1

  • The Practices, 1: The Focus
  • The Practices, 2: Rituals

Week 5: Atheopagan Practices, part 2

  • The Practices, 3: The Wheel of the Year
  • The Practices, 4: Rites of Passage

Live class discussion and Q&A session on Zoom

ONE-WEEK BREAK

Week 6: Ritual Design

  • Ritual design: Arrival
  • Ritual design: Qualities and Intentions
  • Ritual design: Working
  • Ritual design: Gratitude and Benediction

Week 7: Ritual Skills, part 1

  • Ritual skills: Public speaking, spoken word and guided meditation
  • Ritual skills: Singing

Week 8: Ritual Skills, part 2

  • Ritual skills: Movement
  • Rituals skills: Drumming and rhythm

Individual live coaching session with Mark Green on Zoom

Live class discussion and Q&A session on Zoom

ONE-WEEK BREAK

Week 9: Living the Path, part 1

  • A vision of a better world
  • Activism
  • Building communities

Week 10: Living the Path, part 2

  • Integration
  • Living Atheopaganism

Individual live coaching session with Mark Green on Zoom

Final class live discussion and farewell on Zoom

For alumni of Atheopaganism U. who wish to review the course materials, visit HERE.