CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for the Atheopagan Blog

Atheopaganism is a collaborative enterprise: a constellation of individual practices that share certain things in common, like a naturalistic cosmology, a set of values and principles, and ritual practices that enact, invoke and embody our celebration of the world and of living. We all do it a little differently, and that’s a part of its beauty: it is intended not as a template that all participating must follow, but as a landscape of possibilities, through which each of us can choose our way in the manner which best serves us.

Your Atheopaganism is not my Atheopaganism, exactly, and that is precisely as it should be.

I am the publisher of the Atheopaganism blog, and I write most of what is published here. But we have so many more voices! I would love to host writing by you on subjects such as (but not limited to):

  • My Atheopagan practice
  • How I celebrate (X) Sabbath
  • How my practice dovetails with my local ecosystem and/or climate
  • How I’m raising kids in an Atheopagan household
  • My rite of passage ritual (naming, wedding, passage to adulthood, funeral, etc.)
  • Thoughts on Atheopagan philosophy
  • My daily (or weekly, or every lunar cycle) ritual
  • How I made my ritual tool
  • My beautiful Atheopagan invocation/poem/prose
  • My cool Atheopagan craft project or piece of art
  • My pilgrimage hike 

Please send submissions to atheopagan (at) comcast.net.

I look forward to reading your work!

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SF Bay Atheopagans: Join Us on Dec. 9!

Atheopagans and friends are welcomed to join us for a potluck early winter gathering and nontheist Yule ritual on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, Connie Barbour room (1606 Bonita Ave, at the corner of Cedar St. in Berkeleymap link here). The gathering will convene at 2 pm, with the ritual at 3:30.

Please bring a dish and something to drink to share. We would appreciate it if you bring non-disposable eating ware, as well, so we have very little waste from the event.

Please no red wine, thanks—the venue is concerned about stains.

This event is our second effort to engage more local Atheopagans and friends in person, following our very successful Harvest event. We hope to see many of you there!

A Reminder: Atheopaganism Has a Patreon!

Providing thoughtful material and useful resources for Atheopagans and managing our growing community on Facebook (1,139 members as of today!) takes time, reflection, and work.

I do it because I truly feel called to the task, and gratified that so many are gravitating to our Pagan, atheist path. It is a privilege to support and serve this community of fascinating and diverse folk.

That said, I can use some help as I do so. Ensuring that I have the time carved out for Atheopagan work (even after I find a job again, which will be soon, I trust) is assisted by having some income directly from the community to subsidize my service.

Accordingly, I have a Patreon for Atheopaganism.

Patreon is a great system whereby you can become a Patron of a creative person or group. You make a monthly financial pledge, and that money goes to the person you are supporting.

My Patreon is organized like the Universe: Quarks are tiny but essential at $5 per month; the Virgo Galactic Supercluster is mighty at $101 per month or more. Each level has benefits that go to the pledging Patron.

I’ve also set a couple of goals. When my Patreon reaches $500 per month, I will start an Atheopagan podcast to add to the blog, YouTube and Facebook activity currently taking place. And when I hit $1,000 per month, I will write and compile The Book: The Atheopagan Reader, which will be compilation of existing as well as new material for Atheopagans to use as an inspiration and a reference. Patrons will receive discounts or free copies of the book upon publication as a part of their benefits.

If Atheopaganism is adding something to your life, please consider becoming a Patron. All Patrons are recognized on the blog website (unless you prefer to be anonymous) and in the programs of events like Moon Meet.

You can learn more about becoming a Patron and make a pledge by going here.

Thank you for considering patronage of Atheopaganism!