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Join our huge and varied Pagan, Heathen, Wiccan, Reconstructionist, Indigenous, spiritual and magical groups in education and celebration February 2016 in San Jose, CA. More information can be found about the conference at www.pantheacon.com

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Saturday, February 13 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Chinese Polytheism and Millenarian Movements

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Millenarianism, the religious belief in a more harmonious society resulting from cataclysmic social upheaval, is usually associated with heretical medieval Christianity, but actually has a centuries long history in polytheist China as well. This presentation will survey Chinese millenarian movements ranging from the disruptive mass worship of the Queen Mother of the West in 3 BCE to the anti-foreign Boxer Rebellion of 1900 CE. Given the tumultuous times we live in, members of all religious traditions may be interested in examining the forms that eschatological movements have taken in the past.


Heathen Chinese

Heathen Chinese is the son of Chinese immigrants. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in California (stolen Ohlone land). He venerates his ancestors and worships (among others) the warrior god Guan Di, who has had a presence in California since the mid-1800s. He writes sporadically... Read More →

Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am PST
Santa Clara