The Year of the Lady 11368, Gemmini/Delphinus (or ~May/June/July 2002 ev) Revision

The Pagan Community's Interface with the
current mainstream Society Component

The purpose of this part of the TransPagan Consensus survey is to determine the approximate range of beliefs on various questions related to the Pagan Community's interface with Mainstream Society.


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TransPagan Consensus Survey Introduction



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Humanity is in the transition or emergence phase into a new Aeon.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
I am willing to contribute to a Pagan Community MultiLogue online, on this topic.
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Increasing Pagan visibility to the current society benefits all people, especially since as the general population starts to realize that some perfectly pleasant, well adjusted and interesting people they know or meet are Pagans.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
I am willing to contribute to a Pagan Community MultiLogue online, on this topic.
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As Pagans we have to deal with fears of persecution, both physical and symbolic. A functioning TransPagan Forum could represent the interests of the Pagan Community regarding professional, personal and social discrimination, at least to the extent of getting these positions out into mainstream society.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
I am willing to contribute to a Pagan Community MultiLogue online, on this topic.
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I believe that Intentional-Community, Extended-Family and/or Tribal type of social unit will likely preempt the "nuclear family" as the most common social unit of the TwentyFirst Century.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
I am willing to contribute to a Pagan Community MultiLogue online, on this topic.
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Humanity is growing beyond old mainstream institutions and paradigms. Traditions oriented toward the emerging Aeon have the right, if not the responsibility, to put their Consensus Spiritual Views and Experiences into society's information pool to facilitate the building of a new mainstream civilization.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
I am willing to contribute to a Pagan Community MultiLogue online, on this topic.
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The process of Individuals sifting through the varied ideas found in society's information pool and evaluating them will determine which Ideas will survive and/or flourish in the upcoming Aeon, and in what proportion of strength.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
I am willing to contribute to a Pagan Community MultiLogue online, on this topic.
Comments:

An effective TransPagan Organization could develope vehicles for the Earth-Centered-Spirituality-Traditions to interface with the current National, State, Local governmental bodies or other current mainstream institutions on matters that require such interaction.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
I am willing to contribute to a Pagan Community MultiLogue online, on this topic.
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Education of Children, will continue to be one of the most important components of Civilization in the TwentyFirst Century. A TransPagan Forum could assist in Pagan Community views being effectively heard on issues in public education, as the new goal and evaluation systems develop in representing.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
I am willing to contribute to a Pagan Community MultiLogue online, on this topic.
Comments:

The Establishment of Alternative Community Activity Centers would be a beneficial step for Pagans. Centers would foster our learning to work together without loosing the Diversity that is at the Heart of the Coalescing Pagan Community. This would be especially helpful in transitional times, as many of the young adults who will be mainstays of Pagan culture in twenty years do not share their Spiritual Orientation with their parents or close relatives. These Centers could give these young adults somewhere to go for Alternative Activities, where they can have fun and learn in a positive, safe and legal environment.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
I am willing to contribute to a Pagan Community MultiLogue online, on this topic.
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Care of Elders will soon become a vital concern in the Pagan Community, as the re-emergence of the Earth Religions is now old enough to have Elders. Therefore, appropriate Geriatric Care Facilities need to be established. An effective TransPagan Forum could benefit coordination of this process with the existing institutions and agencies.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
I am willing to contribute to a Pagan Community MultiLogue online, on this topic.
Comments:

A TransPagan Organization could facilitate certification, resources and referrals of Pagan Counselors to provide counseling of Pagan and like-minded Individuals, especially in situations where they are having difficulty in educational institution, or are confined to medical or penal institutions.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
I am willing to contribute to a Pagan Community MultiLogue online, on this topic.
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A TransPagan Organization would be able to help negotiate group rates for health insurance, life insurance and other services for Pagan Officiants, or any other definable group within the TransPagan community.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
I am willing to contribute to a Pagan Community MultiLogue online, on this topic.
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I am willing to contribute to a Pagan Community MultiLogue online, on this topic.


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