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Mark Green

Mark Green

Mark Green is an activist, writer and nonprofit professional with a background in environmental public policy and electoral campaigns. He is the author of "Atheopaganism: an Earth-Honoring Path Rooted in Science", published in 2019. A Pagan since 1987, he presents at Pantheacon and has been published in Green Egg and the anthology "Godless Paganism" (for which he wrote the foreword). His Pagan writing appears here, at the Humanistic Paganism website (humanisticpaganism.com), at the Naturalist Pagan site (naturalpagans.com) and at the Atheopaganism blog.  

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Atheopaganism for Solitaries

We’re a subgroup of a subculture. Of a couple of them, actually: atheism and Paganism.

So it’s not a surprise that though there are many of us collectively, we are spread thinly and may live far away from anyone else who identifies as practicing the path of Atheopaganism. Thus, this post, about practicing as a solitary.

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Atheopaganism: The Book is here!

I am thrilled to announce tha Atheopaganism: An Earth-Honoring Path Rooted in Science is available for order in print and e-book formats!

Atheopaganism is a handy guide to the path: the science background, the values, the Principles, the Sabbaths, crafting rituals, building a Focus, etc.

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  • Kile Martz
    Kile Martz says #
    Thank you so much, Mark. I have been waiting for this book!
  • Mark Green
    Mark Green says #
    You're so welcome!

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The Book is Coming! The Book is Coming!

I am excited to announce that on October 1, Atheopaganism: An Earth-Honoring Path Rooted in Science will be published! The book will be available in both print and e-book formats and will be available through the usual channels.

 

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Atheopaganism, and What It Isn't

It’s not dressing as if you’re at a Renaissance Faire.

Nor goth/BDSM aesthetic, all black and “witchy”.

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May Celebrations That Aren't About Sex

 Hooray, hooray, the first of May
Outdoor sex begins today!
             —old saw

So, Atheopaganism is a pleasure-positive path. That’s Atheopagan Principle #10: so long as others and the Sacred Earth are respected, we believe that joy and fun and feeling good are our birthrights as humans.

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Burgeoning

It’s definite now: the light is stronger, the days are longer. Here in the northern hemisphere, winter is passing, and spring is coming on.

Where I live, in coastal Northern California, the very first wildflowers are the milk maids, and they are already gone now, faded to buttercups and hounds’ tongues and shooting stars: the survivals of what once was a landscape carpeted with flowers in the spring. European grasses have forcibly taken over our hills, but the native flowers yet persist.

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  • Mark Green
    Mark Green says #
    Of course! https://atheopaganism.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/an-atheopagan-rosary/
  • Kile Martz
    Kile Martz says #
    So glad you found a new path of employment, though I envy you your relationship with spring. Here in the upper Midwest we are stil
  • Carla Benejam
    Carla Benejam says #
    Mark, happy to hear about your new job! And reading your column made me want to add that the first wildflowers here on the "centra
  • Mark Green
    Mark Green says #
    Thank you! Yes, mustard is an early arrival here, too, but I was sticking to the native Californian wildflowers--should have menti
  • Mark Green
    Mark Green says #
    Good luck! I hope you get it.

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Atheopagan Events at Pantheacon 2019!

Though we were disappointed that Atheopagan submissions for presentation at Pantheacon weren’t accepted to the official schedule this year, that’s not slowing us down! We have three events scheduled in hospitality suites this year, including the popular annual Nontheist Pagan Mixer.

Pantheacon 2019 will be held Feb. 15-18 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, California.

Our events are:

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