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Saturday, March 17 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
A Panel on Paganistan: Contemporary Community in Minnesota’s Twin Cities

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Panel Of Reviewers: Volkhvy, Penny Mixau, and Nels Linde. Respondent: Murphy Pizza, Ph.D
Here it is. You watched her work, were subjected to her analysis, the dissertation passed, the academic monograph came out – and it’s too expensive to buy. Lucky for you, not only is the book now available via inter-library loan from your local library (ahem! FREE!), but we have a panel of readers from the Pagan community to review and analyze her work for you.
Paganistan, based on and expanding Murphy’s dissertation, is an ethnography and critical analysis of community processes among the Pagans of Minnesota. While she has been getting good critical reviews in academic anthropological and religious studies journals, she has most been in need of feedback on her work the community who so generously allowed her to study them. These panelists have graciously agreed to do so. They will provide what they deem important critique for Murphy, and Murphy will respond to their insights and questions. If you have read Murphy’s book and wish to contribute feedback during Q&A, please do so! Attendees who haven’t read the book can come to hear what scholarship can provide to a community, what community can provide to scholarship – and learn of the remarkable history and contributions of the Twin Cities Pagans.

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Ethics Maven, Emrys Anu's Ethics Playground
EmrysAnu holds a third degree in both eclectic Alexandrian informed Wicca and Sabbatic Witchcraft. With more than twenty years experience in the local Pagan Community, Emrys has served on the boards of two local Pagan non-profits, volunteered for a number of Pagan organizations, and... Read More →
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Nels Linde

Organizer / Priest, Sacred Fire Circle in Paradise
30 years as Community Organizer through Harmony Tribe, Inc,, Upper Midwest Pagan Alliance, Sacred Fire Circle in Paradise, and festival events. Author and High Priest of Sweet River Blue Coven.
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Doc Murphy Pizza

Unapologetic eclectic Pagan practitioner for over 25 years and academic expert on new religions, occultism, new religions and folks traditions. My book, "Paganistan: Contemporary Pagan Community in Minnesota's Twin Cities", is an ethnography this vibrant Minnesota tradition palette... Read More →
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kannushi, shi-yaku-jin no hokora
With over 50 years of experience in various Neo-Paganisms, Volkhvy is a poly-atheistic poly-affiate, with a foot in each the following communities: minzoku NEO-shintô, zen, Daoist, Slavic and Germanic Heathenry, Shamanic, Old Craft, Wiccan, and Druidic. Kind of a Sleipnir with a... Read More →

Saturday March 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
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