GUEST POST: Playing with the Senses During Ritual

by Eloise MartelSomething I find useful to immerse into the ritual experience (especially when you start and you don’t really know what to begin with) is playing with the 5 senses: Sight, Hearing, Touch, Smell, and Taste. Playing with the senses can trigger specific memories and help you achieve your goal during the ritual. You …

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Riffs on a Meme: Enchanting the Mundane

Today, in the weekly Atheopagan Zoom mixer gathering, I was exposed to an Internet meme that really resonated. It is this: This is so completely an Atheopagan approach to life! Turning pedestrian tasks into romantic and thrilling adventures is a way to add happiness and joy, and to retool our mental approach to them to …

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Confronting Our Demons: A Guide to Atheopagan “Demonology”

This article draws heavily on concepts suggested by my friend Hummingbear in an essay he provided to me more than 25 years ago. I no longer have the essay, and he lost it in a computer disaster, but this is my riff on his basic concepts. Thanks, Hummingbear! Our Atheopagan approach to "magic" is that …

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