Aine Llewellyn

Aine Llewellyn

is creating Myths & Moderns Faery Tales

4

patrons

$43

per month

What is the Otherfaith?

The  Otherfaith is a modern polytheist religion founded in 2010 by a group of young polytheists. We wanted a less ancient-focused religious tradition, getting away from Wicca and reconstructionism. This lead me to founding the Otherfaith.

Our religion worships new gods, ones not attested to in folklore or history. The process of knowing these gods is a communal one in the current Otherfaith community. We also worship a host of spirits (whom we call 'fairies'). We revere our gods and spirits through prayer, story, and otherworldly exploration. Our view of the spirit world is influenced by animism and a firm belief in the agency of spirits. 

The Otherfaith is unique in its approach to gods and spirits and practice, though we owe much to those who have also written about new gods and laid the groundwork for us to jump from. Ideally, the faith will always be polytheist but always push the boundaries, expectations, and assumptions that come with the the labels of 'polytheist' and 'religion'.

Supporting the Otherfaith

As the founder of a new religious tradition, I've found myself with a lot of work to do.  There are the very simple introductory posts as well as those that explore the more progressive ideas stemming from this modern faith. 

The Otherfaith doesn't fit a recognizable model in any of its original homes. Coming from the Pagan, witchcraft, and polytheist movements, it has morphed into its own being not yet established enough to fit into easily published books or genres. Our blend of polytheism, modern life, scifi/fantasy, and fandom creates a heady blend that needs to be worked out gently, without casting assumptions on where we belong. Beyond simply not fitting in existing spaces, it is better for the faith and its content to remain freer and able to grow as it will.

The Otherfaith has been in existence for eight years. We don't proselytize but inform through education and story. It's vital that the faith continues to have content put out into the world, both online and off, in order to help its exposure and to develop a stronger, more diverse group.

What You Are Funding

What exactly are you funding by becoming a patron? My ability to keep writing - and living expenses! Though I currently live with a supportive partner, the ability to support myself and contribute to the household is important.

Becoming a patron also helps me see who is interested in my work, and as I develop this Patreon, patrons can help direct where my writing goes. Funding will help me develop more materials by taking away stress and allowing me to dedicate more of my time to writing about the Otherfaith. And it will help me buy materials for projects such as prayer cards, and with enough funding we can eventually commission artists, sculptors, and other creators to make beautiful content for the Otherfaith in ways I can't.

My current goals for 2019 include publishing Youtube videos, a monthly or bi-monthly podcast, and putting out a complete book on the Otherfaith. A small introductory booklet for the Otherfaith is slated for release in February 2019.

Created Content

Blogging

For years, I have reached others through blogging. This is the main content I produce and would be most of what patrons are supporting. Patrons would be supporting my Otherfaith-specific blogging - those posts that cover basic information on gods and spirits, introductory practices, prayers and devotions, holy days and ceremonies, as well as ethics and morality. Posts go up weekly.

Podcasts

This year I would like to begin a podcast that covers Otherfaith topics. Podcasts reach a different sort of audience than blogging, and the medium of audio allows for different storytelling. I am hoping to put out a podcast every month or every other month, with a focus on how Otherfaith stories impact our lives as worshipers.

YouTube Videos

In 2019 I plan to work on video essays, providing Otherfaith content through a different medium than before. 

Rewards

Current Rewards

There is currently only one tier. All patrons will receive early access to the majority of my content as well as access to daily Tarot draws not available to the public. Patrons will also receive one small to medium (three to seven cards) Tarot reading a month, focusing on a topic of their choice.

Future Rewards

Dependent on the results of current projects in the works, I may be able to offer physical rewards to patrons. More information on this will be coming throughout the year.
Tiers
Basic Tier
$1 or more per month

One tier to rule them all - patrons receive early access to the majority of content I create, exclusive audio diaries focusing on local life and season changes, as well as daily Tarot draws. Patrons also receive one small to medium Tarot reading every month on a topic they choose.

What is the Otherfaith?

The  Otherfaith is a modern polytheist religion founded in 2010 by a group of young polytheists. We wanted a less ancient-focused religious tradition, getting away from Wicca and reconstructionism. This lead me to founding the Otherfaith.

Our religion worships new gods, ones not attested to in folklore or history. The process of knowing these gods is a communal one in the current Otherfaith community. We also worship a host of spirits (whom we call 'fairies'). We revere our gods and spirits through prayer, story, and otherworldly exploration. Our view of the spirit world is influenced by animism and a firm belief in the agency of spirits. 

The Otherfaith is unique in its approach to gods and spirits and practice, though we owe much to those who have also written about new gods and laid the groundwork for us to jump from. Ideally, the faith will always be polytheist but always push the boundaries, expectations, and assumptions that come with the the labels of 'polytheist' and 'religion'.

Supporting the Otherfaith

As the founder of a new religious tradition, I've found myself with a lot of work to do.  There are the very simple introductory posts as well as those that explore the more progressive ideas stemming from this modern faith. 

The Otherfaith doesn't fit a recognizable model in any of its original homes. Coming from the Pagan, witchcraft, and polytheist movements, it has morphed into its own being not yet established enough to fit into easily published books or genres. Our blend of polytheism, modern life, scifi/fantasy, and fandom creates a heady blend that needs to be worked out gently, without casting assumptions on where we belong. Beyond simply not fitting in existing spaces, it is better for the faith and its content to remain freer and able to grow as it will.

The Otherfaith has been in existence for eight years. We don't proselytize but inform through education and story. It's vital that the faith continues to have content put out into the world, both online and off, in order to help its exposure and to develop a stronger, more diverse group.

What You Are Funding

What exactly are you funding by becoming a patron? My ability to keep writing - and living expenses! Though I currently live with a supportive partner, the ability to support myself and contribute to the household is important.

Becoming a patron also helps me see who is interested in my work, and as I develop this Patreon, patrons can help direct where my writing goes. Funding will help me develop more materials by taking away stress and allowing me to dedicate more of my time to writing about the Otherfaith. And it will help me buy materials for projects such as prayer cards, and with enough funding we can eventually commission artists, sculptors, and other creators to make beautiful content for the Otherfaith in ways I can't.

My current goals for 2019 include publishing Youtube videos, a monthly or bi-monthly podcast, and putting out a complete book on the Otherfaith. A small introductory booklet for the Otherfaith is slated for release in February 2019.

Created Content

Blogging

For years, I have reached others through blogging. This is the main content I produce and would be most of what patrons are supporting. Patrons would be supporting my Otherfaith-specific blogging - those posts that cover basic information on gods and spirits, introductory practices, prayers and devotions, holy days and ceremonies, as well as ethics and morality. Posts go up weekly.

Podcasts

This year I would like to begin a podcast that covers Otherfaith topics. Podcasts reach a different sort of audience than blogging, and the medium of audio allows for different storytelling. I am hoping to put out a podcast every month or every other month, with a focus on how Otherfaith stories impact our lives as worshipers.

YouTube Videos

In 2019 I plan to work on video essays, providing Otherfaith content through a different medium than before. 

Rewards

Current Rewards

There is currently only one tier. All patrons will receive early access to the majority of my content as well as access to daily Tarot draws not available to the public. Patrons will also receive one small to medium (three to seven cards) Tarot reading a month, focusing on a topic of their choice.

Future Rewards

Dependent on the results of current projects in the works, I may be able to offer physical rewards to patrons. More information on this will be coming throughout the year.

Recent posts by Aine Llewellyn

Tiers
Basic Tier
$1 or more per month

One tier to rule them all - patrons receive early access to the majority of content I create, exclusive audio diaries focusing on local life and season changes, as well as daily Tarot draws. Patrons also receive one small to medium Tarot reading every month on a topic they choose.