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Tenth Conference on Current Pagan Studies



8:00 – 8:45: Registration and coffee & pastries

8:45 – 9:00: Welcome talk – Dorothea Kahena Viale

9:00 – 10:30 Session One

Joseph Merlin Nichter – The Black Spot: Social Stigmas in Pagan Paradigms

Garrett Sadler – Qi = mc²: On Contested Models of Science, Spirituality, and the Acquisition of Scientific Knowledge

Joseph Futerman = The Burning Times Bugaboo – Using fear to Create Insiders in Contemporary Paganism

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45 -12:15 Session Two

Scott D. Gilliam – The Reemergence of Pagan Soul, and its voice in the World

Sam Webster – The Relationship of Christianity with Paganism

Jacqueline Rochelle –  Psycho-Magickal Analysis of the Industrial Revolution and the Rise of Contemporary Paganism

Margaret Froelich – The Maiden, the Mother, and the Other One: Testing the Triple Goddess for a Feminist World

12:15 – 12:45: Lunch merging into…

12:45 – 2:00: Key Note Presentation: Lon Milo DuQuette – Good and Evil? Get Over It!

2:00 – 2:15: Break

2:15 – 3:45: Session Three

Armando D “Murtagh AnDoile” Marini – Proto-Pagans: Precursors of the Modern Pagan Movement  -  Seeking the Themes of Myth and Magic in the American Experience (1850 to 1975)

Elizabeth Rose-Marini – Mythic Landscape: California and the West Coast – 19th Century Utopias, Cultural Creatives, Health Pioneers and Proto-Pagans

Amy Hale – Cell Block Arcadia: “Nature Religion” and the Politics of Being Pagan

3:45 –4:00: Break

4:00 – 5:30: Session Four

Joan DeArtemis – Pagan Sexuality: a Striving for Reconciliation and Redemption

Tony Mierzwicki - Ancient Greek Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny?

Mary Beth “Kat” Robb – A study of Lesbiphobia in the pagan community

Marie Cartier – Book Reading and Signing: Baby, You Are My Religion: Women, Gay Bars and Theology before Stonewall

6:00: Ritual



8:00 – 8:45: Registration and coffee & pastries

8:45 – 9:00: Welcome talk – Dorothea Kahena Viale

9:15 – 10:30: Session Five

Kimberly Kirner - Relating to Nature: Spiritual Practice and Sustainable Behavior

Sabina Magliocco – Animal Afterlives

Jeffrey Albaugh – Re-encountering the Divine: Discovering a Pagan Praxis in the Work of Martin Buber and Rudolf Otto

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45 -12:15: Session Six

Jennifer Rycenga – Furies and Nemesis: Images and Metaphors of Righteous Rebellion in Mary Daly’s Philosophy

Arlette Poland - Care and Connection – The Only Way to Fly!

Alfred Surenyan – Pagans and Their Relationship with Mainstream Music

12:15 – 12:45: Lunch merging into…

12:45 – 2:00: Key Note Presentation: Crystal Blanton – Cultural Empathy; Collective Understanding and Healing Within the Pagan Community

2 – 2:15: Break

2:15 – 3:45: Session Seven

Brittany Marie Garcia - The 21st Century Pagan within Social Media

Kahena Viale – Scaling the Academy Walls: Is It a Venture Pagans Need?

Zacrey M. Hanson – Battle Wolf