Atheopaganism has really taken off in the past couple of years! Our web traffic is up, our Facebook group is soon to break 1,000 members, and we’re engaged in the broader online conversation of the Pagan community to a significant degree.
This is exciting!
It’s also quite a bit of work. I am unemployed at the moment, so I have the time, but soon I will (presumably) be going back to work and Atheopagan activities will need to fit in around that.
For this reason and after a lot of soul-searching about it, I have decided to create a Patreon fundraising campaign to ensure that Atheopaganism gets the attention and time it needs, and new events and resources are regularly organized and provided for Atheopagans.
Patreon, if you don’t know, is a way you can subscribe to a creative person’s efforts by making a monthly financial pledge. Even small amounts add up; if everyone on the Facebook group sponsored at $10/month, I could work full-time on developing Atheopagan events, materials, atheology and rituals, and look at possibly even producing rituals at events elsewhere in the country and/or internationally!
Let me be clear: the materials and writing at the blog will always be free. This IS a labor of love and I am committed to supporting ALL Atheopagans and non-theist Pagans of every stripe in their paths.
That said, sponsor support will really, really help me. And it will enable me to add new dimensions to what I can provide: like a podcast and/or YouTube series, and the creation of the Atheopaganism book, The Atheopagan Reader.
Atheopaganism as a movement is real now. Naturalistic Paganism as a legitimate spiritual path is growing, as shown by the success of websites like Humanistic Paganism and the collective of writers at NaturalPagans.com, and the fact that our rituals and presentations are welcomed at Pagan conferences like Pantheacon.
Your investment will ensure that I can continue to promote our interests and ideas, develop materials and thought and events for us, and expand into new media with our vision and philosophy.
You can access the Atheopaganism Patreon page here, complete with the reward levels and goals.
And thank you for considering becoming a Patron of Atheopaganism. I really appreciate anything you can pledge to help our movement keep growing and going.