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    Any pop culture pagans here?

    I'm looking for pop-culture pagans here I can talk to.
    Tumblr has the biggest community, but it seems more Pop-Culture Magic with a PCP founding. Plus, there's a "scattered" feel to it, probably due to all the online harassment.
    And all of the "voices of reason" seem to be teenagers who act immaturely. Or rather, they try to act mature, but I don't think they're mature because I can see gaps. And I don't want to be part of a community where the people everyone turns to seem mentally younger than me- especially in a space where that's not required.

    So yeah, the atmosphere is a lot calmer here. Any teens or adults that are PCP? What media do you incorporate into your religion?

    I've done more MLP than anything, but it's weird- I'm not a part of the fandom anymore, but I still feel somewhat religiously inclined to it.
    I've thought about incorporating Steven Universe pcm & maybe pcp.
    Most recently, I've taken serious consideration into working with a Gravity Fall's character for the sake of spiritual development.
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    Re: Any pop culture pagans here?

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    I'm looking for pop-culture pagans here I can talk to.
    What are " pop-culture pagans"?
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    Re: Any pop culture pagans here?

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    What are " pop-culture pagans"?
    The general idea to take ideas or figures from pop culture materials and incorporate them into magical or pagan-like practices. It can range from literally worshiping a fictional character as some sort of deity to just creating a simple spell or ritual inspired by a pop culture concept. Needless to say, PCP very popular in the Tumblr witchy-pagan community.

    Personally, I dabble a little bit in pop culture paganism by incorporating a few fantasy video game religious concepts into my practice, but that's as far as it goes.

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    Re: Any pop culture pagans here?

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    So yeah, the atmosphere is a lot calmer here. Any teens or adults that are PCP? What media do you incorporate into your religion?
    I'm an occultist, rather than a pagan. So my work with pop culture is primarily about my practise, as opposed to being religious.

    But I've done a fair bit. I've worked with Don Quixote as a kind of inspirational icon. Lots and lots of work with Robin Hood, if you count that as pop culture. I'm heavily influenced by The Situationist Manifesto which probably counts. And my magico-ideological perspective is heavily shaded by the views of House Tytalus from the Ars Magica RPG.
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    Re: Any pop culture pagans here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky View Post
    Lots and lots of work with Robin Hood, if you count that as pop culture.
    Now, that's a really interesting question.

    Where does is the line between folklore paganism and PCP drawn?
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    Re: Any pop culture pagans here?

    Quote Originally Posted by RandallS View Post
    What are " pop-culture pagans"?
    That's funny, I could've sworn I've seen you post in one of the other PCP threads. Of course, all of them were from a year and two back.
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    Re: Any pop culture pagans here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aubren View Post
    I'm looking for pop-culture pagans here I can talk to.
    Tumblr has the biggest community, but it seems more Pop-Culture Magic with a PCP founding. Plus, there's a "scattered" feel to it, probably due to all the online harassment.
    And all of the "voices of reason" seem to be teenagers who act immaturely. Or rather, they try to act mature, but I don't think they're mature because I can see gaps. And I don't want to be part of a community where the people everyone turns to seem mentally younger than me- especially in a space where that's not required.

    So yeah, the atmosphere is a lot calmer here. Any teens or adults that are PCP? What media do you incorporate into your religion?

    I've done more MLP than anything, but it's weird- I'm not a part of the fandom anymore, but I still feel somewhat religiously inclined to it.
    I've thought about incorporating Steven Universe pcm & maybe pcp.
    Most recently, I've taken serious consideration into working with a Gravity Fall's character for the sake of spiritual development.
    GF fans, you get no prizes for guesses XD
    I have the same issue with Tumblr. Though I really like how visual it is and it inspired me to dabble into photograph magic. It's really interesting how practicing magic has become more or less a trend amongst the youth. I personally think it's awesome for the most part. I don't identify as pagan but rather as a witch. While I don't exclusively practice pop-culture magic, I have performed a few spells from the perspective of fictional characters. I'm also very interested in technopaganism (or technowitchcraft I suppose...).

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    Re: Any pop culture pagans here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aubren View Post
    So yeah, the atmosphere is a lot calmer here. Any teens or adults that are PCP? What media do you incorporate into your religion?

    I've done more MLP than anything, but it's weird- I'm not a part of the fandom anymore, but I still feel somewhat religiously inclined to it.
    I've thought about incorporating Steven Universe pcm & maybe pcp.
    Most recently, I've taken serious consideration into working with a Gravity Fall's character for the sake of spiritual development.
    GF fans, you get no prizes for guesses XD
    I'm not a pop culture pagan, but I do use chaos magic and so have used fictional characters in magic before. (I'm in my thirties, for the record.)

    I personally could not ever touch MLP because I know too many people who work on that show (I work in animation) but from what I understand Gravity Falls and Stephen Universe hit a lot of people in the emotions, so they seem pretty potent. I say give it a shot, see what happens.
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    Re: Any pop culture pagans here?

    Quote Originally Posted by LunaStar View Post
    I have the same issue with Tumblr. Though I really like how visual it is and it inspired me to dabble into photograph magic. It's really interesting how practicing magic has become more or less a trend amongst the youth. I personally think it's awesome for the most part.
    In spite of being old and cranky and prone to telling kids to get off my (fictional) lawn, I think it's great, too. I mean, if it weren't for pop culture I would never have gotten into magic in the 90s! (Thank you, The Craft.)

    Some of these kids are gonna drift away because magic's a lot of work, and that's fine. But some will stick around and bring new energy and possibly ideas to the community. I think that's cool.
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    Re: Any pop culture pagans here?

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    My sort of Faelatry takes influence from everything between whatever I can find out about occidental low mythologies, and most of whatever's had a fairy in it recently. My approach has been heavily influenced by modes of literary analysis and psychospirituality.

    The novel version of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie is as close to a canon text as I've gotten, and it's interesting to analyze, whether that's the in-text problem with classism, or modern interpretations of Neverland that weren't in the source material (that is, people could grow up and old there, it was just "against the rules" when it came to Lost Boys.)

    Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess and The Secret Garden, I keep thinking are going to be the next thing I explore. They don't have fairies, but there's a lot about magic, and I think the latter articulates some predecessor to New Thought.

    For those who feel an absence of a monist feminine divinity, I think it's also interesting that George MacDonald elevated a witchy sort of archetype to coded deityhood in The Princess and the Goblins.

    Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales are spells.

    I've done more MLP than anything, but it's weird- I'm not a part of the fandom anymore, but I still feel somewhat religiously inclined to it.
    I don't think that's weird. There are casual viewers, there are fans, and then there's fandom fans. Almost inevitably, pop culture pagans would stand as apart from those categories as those categories would from one another. It's not weird whether there's overlap or not.
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