HP is soliciting submissions for the forthcoming anthology, Godless Paganism: Voices of Non-Theistic Pagans. The deadline is November 15! We’re looking for writings non-theistic Pagans, including atheist Pagans, pantheists, animists, Gaians, archetypalists, Buddho-Pagans, natural polytheists, and so on. The goal is to educate others in the Pagan community about both the diversity and the depth of non-theistic Pagan practice. The tentative chapter headings are below:
Part 1: Non-Theistic Pagans: Yes, We Exist!
Part 2: The Pagan Left-Brain: Rationality, Critical Thought, and Skepticism
Part 3: The Pagan Right-Brain: Emotion, Passion, and Mysticism
Part 4: Not Your Fathers’ God: Non-Theistic Conceptions of the Divine
Part 5: Who Are We Talking To Anyway?: Non-Theistic Paganism and God-Talk
Part 6: Just LARPing? Non-Theistic Pagan Practice
Part 7: Bringing It Down to Earth: Non-Theistic Paganism and Nature
Part 8: Becoming a Non-Theistic Pagan: Personal Stories
Part 9: Looking Back: Non-Theistic Pagans in History
Part 10: Looking Forward: Non-Theistic Pagan Community
Send your submissions to HumanisticPaganism[at]gmail[dot]com by November 15!
And don’t forget to order your copy of Godless Paganism here. If you contribute $45 or more, you will receive an acknowledgement in the book!
Given our proclivity for taking science seriously, and given the current science of brain hemispheres…
…I’m wondering if we might consider some other metaphor for organizing the second and third chapters? Apollonian and Dionysian come to mind. Of course, that might be too ironic given the theme of the collection.
I love the idea Bart! And I love the irony. Thanks!
I like the Apollo/Dionysus idea, along with fond memories of the Hemispheres song. A decade ago, I led a worship service at our UU fellowship where a friend and impersonated those two gods, each spoke, and fought. It was good. It’s still a good metaphor for our whole non-theistic Pagan endeavor. They can work well together – but are quite different at their core. That’s why you should never drink and derive. ; )
This is an amazing video. We all talk about being atheist and pagan at the same time. This “explains” so much about us as humans and the power of our minds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51B8MzcxOX0