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Online summer classes at +Cherry Hill Seminary , including my four-week class on Pagan Consent Culture.
What defines a Pagan leader? Being famous? Being articulate? Having a blog or writing a book? Outstanding leadership is unique. It requires understanding the stages of group development, the dynamics of member interactions and factors in group failure or success.
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I will be promoting PAGAN CONSENT CULTURE and EROS AND TOUCH FROM A PAGAN PERSPECTIVE at a Feminisms Unbound book event at MIT. There will be around twenty authors presenting! Wed. 4/13/16, 5:30-7:30pm, The Moore Room Building 6 Room 321.
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My latest book (edited collection) is available! How might a Druid, a Wiccan, a Heathen, or a Polytheist understand consent? In Pagan Consent Culture, Pagans show how to ground good consent practices in Pagan stories, liturgies, and values. www.paganconsentculture.com
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I am teaching Introduction to Pagan Theology as an online class this semester at Cherry Hill Seminary. 14 weeks and enough multisyllabic theological vocabulary to satisfy just about anybody ;)
Theology-the study of Deity-calls us to make connections between reason and experience, between history and contemporary life, between our own traditions and practices and those of others. It is something we *do*-a practice by which we grow in deep understanding of our relationships with the ...
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Short fiction anthology with Neil Gaiman, Bruce Sterling, Cory Doctorow, more! Supports the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)​. Download for free or make a donation :) 
Pwning Tomorrow is a free anthology of short fiction curated by EFF, featuring incisive visions of the future from 21 superstar authors.
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hey geeky people! want a cool board game? i am giving one away.

i have a copy of nightmare, a horror board game from the early 1980s. it uses a recording on a VHS tape to direct the action of the game. we played it through once and it was hilarious!

you don't actually need a VCR, though, if you have a computer. the video is available on youtube.

the game would make a great christmas present for some geek. i'm pretty sure my copy has all the parts. anybody want it? especially someone in the boston area? (can arrange shipping if absolutely necessary.)
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I bet +A Mandible would play this once!
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I will be offering an online, 4-week course on Pagan consent culture at +Cherry Hill Seminary starting May 30. Consent is about more than sexuality -- it's about creating a society where we all respect each other's personhood and maximize each other's freedom. 
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Neat collection on Pagan and Goddess mothering, co-edited by my dear friend +Sarah Whedon! Chapter proposals being accepted now.

CALL FOR PAPERS
DEMETER PRESS
Seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled
Pagan, Goddess, Mother
Editors: Sarah Whedon & Nané Jordan
Deadline for Abstracts: September 1st, 2016 

Pagan spirituality and Goddess spirituality are distinct, yet overlapping movements and communities, each with much to say about deity as mother and about human mothers in relationship to deity. The purpose of this collection is to call categories of Pagan and Goddess mothering into focus, to highlight philosophies and experiences of mothers in these various movements and traditions, and to generate new ways of imagining and enacting motherhood.
 
What is distinctive about Pagan motherhood, what is distinctive about Goddess spirituality motherhood, and where is the overlap? How do these differ, and what does each have to learn from the other? How does study of these communities, philosophies, and practices highlight tensions and insights into gender, motherhood, and embodiment, more broadly? How do mothers in contemporary Pagan and Goddess movements negotiate their mothering roles and identities? What elements of these diverse contemporary traditions inform their experiences? How do theologies, thealogies, and devotions to Mother Goddesses affect experiences of mothering? How do Pagan and Goddess mothers engage with ceremony, ritual, magic, and priestesshood? How do Pagan and Goddess mothers interface with interreligious dialogue, social institutions for children, community leadership, social justice, and the public sphere?
 
Topics may include (but are not limited to):
The specific theologies, thealogies, mythologies, ethics, or practices of mothers in particular Pagan and/or Goddess traditions; theories of gender, motherhood, or embodiment in Pagan and/or Goddess traditions; Earth Mother, Great Mother, mother Goddess creation stories, eco-spirituality, or the maiden-mother-crone trinity; mothers’ participation in ceremony, ritual, festival, magic, or priestesshood; the relationship between mother Goddess and human mother’s empowerment; pregnancy, birth, early mothering, and beyond; Pagan and/or Goddess spirituality in mom blogging, custody conflict, religious freedom, children’s religious education, or other social institutions; diversity and difference in Pagan and/or Goddess mothering including grandmothering, race, disability, or lgbtq families.
 
Perspectives are welcomed from a wide range of disciplines and genres, including history, theology, thealogy, religious studies, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, biography, spiritual autobiography, personal essays, life writing, poetry and artwork.
                                                  
Submissions Guidelines:
Please send abstracts of approximately 300 words together with a short bio to
Sarah Whedon & Nané Jordan at: pagangoddessmother@gmail.com
by September 1, 2016.
Accepted papers of 4000-5000 words (15-20 pages including references and endnotes) will be due February 1st, 2017. Contributors will be responsible for ensuring that manuscripts adhere to MLA style.
 
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Pagan Consent Culture at PantheaCon! A talk and book release for the upcoming anthology. I hope to have a great discussion, and I'll also have copies there to buy. Sunday, Feb 14, 1:30-3:00pm in the Four Paths suite. 
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If you like horror... three of the best horror films I've ever seen are ones I've seen recently: IT FOLLOWS, THE BABADOOK, and AUDITION (that last one was made in 2001; the other two are new). They are all best if you see them without knowing anything about them. But note, they are intense!!

If you've seen them already, though, you might like the attached article about the former two. (SPOILERS!) 
There’s an old saying that one is an example, two is a coincidence, and three is a trend. That’s especially true when it comes to horror, where either because of synchronicity or cold commercial calculation, trends bubble up seemingly overnight, and then dominate the genre for years. One slasher fi
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Bay State Learning Center​ is crowdfunding! In the last year, BSLC has provided $30,000 in financial aid to student members who want or need a self-directed alternative to traditional school. Click through to read some amazing testimonials from parents and students. (I serve on the Board of this organization and am perpetually blown away at the impact this model of learning has on young people's lives.) Can you donate $5, $25, or $100? Every bit helps!
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BOSTON: BSLC's Annual Silent Auction and Fundraiser will again feature the amazing Thom Wall, Juggler Extraordinaire! Click the link to read about the show and then "Register Now" to buy your tickets. Support self-directed education for teens! Saturday, Nov. 14 at 1:00pm in Dedham, MA. 
Juggler Extraordinaire and former Cirque du Soleil performer Thom Wall combines high-calibre juggling, smart comedy and time-tested vaudeville theatrics, creating a show that defies the laws of physics! It will thrill and amaze kids and adults alike. There's also a silent auction with awesome items to bid on, and, of course, delicious refreshments!
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Religious Studies Scholar (specialties: Pagan Studies, body theology, religion and comics)
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  • Bay State Learning Center
    President, Board of Trustees, 2014 - present
  • Cherry Hill Seminary
    Instructor, Theology and Religious History, 2009 - present
  • Patheos.com
    Managing Editor, Pagan Channel, 2012 - 2015
  • Cherry Hill Seminary
    Department Chair, Theology and Religious History, 2010 - 2012
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Christine Hoff Kraemer
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Writer, Editor, Religious Studies Scholar
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  • Boston University
    Religious and Theological Studies, 2002 - 2007
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Plan II / English, 1996 - 2000
  • Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage
    Integrative Massage, 2007 - 2008
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