Rev. Michael J Dangler is creating Multimedia Druidry and Pagan Resources
20

patrons

$179
per month
Modern Paganism and Druidry provide a connection to the past for many people, but a lot of us come into these paths seeking a connection between ancient and modern ways that has meaning for our spiritual well-being.

While the connection to the past draws us in, a spirituality that seeks only the past and ignores the modern world we live in doesn't provide us with all the connections we need to find fulfilling experiences.

To that end, I'm looking to help bring that ancient connection to the modern world through three (because hey, I'm a Druid) different paths:
  • Simple, Easy-to-Follow Work - There's a place and a time for advanced, deep, complicated work, but when it is the only way knowledge is packaged, it discourages those new to Paganism and its work should be easy to enter, even if the work becomes complicated down the road. A good gatekeeper of wisdom and vision brings people to the fire safely, rather than keeping them outside the light of the flame for their own safety.
  • Multimedia Resources - We live in a modern world, and we have modern tools: these tools can be used to provide a deeper experience by meeting people where they are, rather than by making them break out of their usual headspace and learning processes. To that end, I produce not only traditional, written content, but also video, images, audio, and other content that strives to offer something that speaks to today's Pagan.
  • Accessible, Representative Content - Paganism is for everyone, and it should reach out to everyone. This means closed captioning for videos, screen-readable text alternatives for images, and transcripts for audio podcasts, wherever possible. There's no excuse these days for creating content that's not accessible. In addition, we have a wide variety of individuals of many backgrounds, genders, orientations, and statuses: we should provide content people can see themselves in, too.
So, if you'd like to support this project, I'd love to have you along for the ride. My public Tumblr and Facebook pages have a lot of what I've created in the past, as does my Grove, Three Cranes Grove, ADF, and my physical store here in Columbus, OH, The Magical Druid.

And thanks for your support. It really means a lot.

Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
You've given, and I see you. You'll get access to my Patron-Only feed here on Patreon, where you can keep up with me and preview some of the things I put out online before they go public.
Audiophile Special
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Do you enjoy podcasts, guided meditation and trance, or similar audio productions? Patrons at this tier will get special access to an Audio RSS (think: podcast just for you) that will include stuff I edit and send out before its release in another forum.
The .Gif Grab Bag
$4 or more per month 0 patrons
Every so often, I create weird, silly, or (very occasionally) useful .gif files from videos I take. Mostly, I have kept them to myself, but now you can see them when I create them, too! This tier includes all the rewards below it, as well.
Workshop Access
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
I do a few workshops per year, and I often record them and release them for people to watch. This tier will give you early access to content that I produce, as well as any Patron-only workshop content I produce. In addition to the video or audio presentation, you'll also receive my notes and any other resources that will help you understand the content.


I'll also share blog posts about how my workshops go, reflections on things I wish I'd been able to include, and information on where to find additional information.


This tier is great for supporting the direct work that I do as an ADF Senior Priest.

Multimedia Pass
$10 or more per month 1 patron
This level of support provides access to the majority of my content either as an early-release or as patron-only. This level includes:

 * Nearly all the videos that get to a publishable quality (including some rough-cuts and things that don't always see the light of day)

 * Foley sound recordings for Pagan artists

 * Graphics promoting inclusion and diversity for Pagan groups (and a license to use them for your open, inclusive group)

 * Additional digital media assets

 * Access to written articles before they are published


This level best supports the broader work I do in the community.


At this level and above, Patreon will also ask you for your shipping address: at least once per year, you'll receive a physical mailing from me with magical or Pagan art.

Book & Article Pass
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Have you ever wanted to be the first person to get ahold of a new book on a topic that excites you? Or to be the first to try out a new grimoire?


This level provides access to the books I author before they ever hit the street. I typically write 1-2 books per year on a variety of subjects in modern Paganism, and I revise old books reasonably often. If you're at this level or above, you'll get an update on my blog when books are ready for pre-order, and I'll ship them to you before they ever reach anyone else's bookshelves.


As I write the books, you'll see updates, snippets, and excerpts as I work through the process of writing and organization: these are notes I don't typically share with anyone else.


You'll also get access to accessible eBook versions, and any audiobook versions I do of these books, at no additional cost when you preorder a physical book.

All-Access Video Pass
$20 or more per month 5 patrons
At this level, you'll get access to all the video I create, even the stuff that isn't intended for the public. That includes:

 * Workshops

 * Rituals (personal & group)

 * Animation

 * How-To's

 * Documentaries & Interviews

 * Gag Reels (yes, they exist)

 * and probably stuff I haven't thought of yet


On top of everything that's already been listed in lower levels. I'll mix in some patron-only content with early-release content for this level. This is the best level to get "everything" I produce.

Production Team
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
At this level, your support really means something special: you'll get a direct window into production of some of my creative process, and you'll become part of the group I bounce ideas off of when I'm trying to figure out how to make a project work. At the end of the day, your contributions will be noted on work you've had a direct hand in.


You'll also receive a video once per year that's exclusive for this level of support.

Goals
20 of 25 patrons
At 25 patrons, I'll produce a workshop on a topic that you get to help choose. You'll have access to my notes, selected source material, and have the opportunity to submit questions that I will answer in blog posts.

This workshop in this format will be available to patrons only.
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Modern Paganism and Druidry provide a connection to the past for many people, but a lot of us come into these paths seeking a connection between ancient and modern ways that has meaning for our spiritual well-being.

While the connection to the past draws us in, a spirituality that seeks only the past and ignores the modern world we live in doesn't provide us with all the connections we need to find fulfilling experiences.

To that end, I'm looking to help bring that ancient connection to the modern world through three (because hey, I'm a Druid) different paths:
  • Simple, Easy-to-Follow Work - There's a place and a time for advanced, deep, complicated work, but when it is the only way knowledge is packaged, it discourages those new to Paganism and its work should be easy to enter, even if the work becomes complicated down the road. A good gatekeeper of wisdom and vision brings people to the fire safely, rather than keeping them outside the light of the flame for their own safety.
  • Multimedia Resources - We live in a modern world, and we have modern tools: these tools can be used to provide a deeper experience by meeting people where they are, rather than by making them break out of their usual headspace and learning processes. To that end, I produce not only traditional, written content, but also video, images, audio, and other content that strives to offer something that speaks to today's Pagan.
  • Accessible, Representative Content - Paganism is for everyone, and it should reach out to everyone. This means closed captioning for videos, screen-readable text alternatives for images, and transcripts for audio podcasts, wherever possible. There's no excuse these days for creating content that's not accessible. In addition, we have a wide variety of individuals of many backgrounds, genders, orientations, and statuses: we should provide content people can see themselves in, too.
So, if you'd like to support this project, I'd love to have you along for the ride. My public Tumblr and Facebook pages have a lot of what I've created in the past, as does my Grove, Three Cranes Grove, ADF, and my physical store here in Columbus, OH, The Magical Druid.

And thanks for your support. It really means a lot.

Recent posts by Rev. Michael J Dangler

Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
You've given, and I see you. You'll get access to my Patron-Only feed here on Patreon, where you can keep up with me and preview some of the things I put out online before they go public.
Audiophile Special
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Do you enjoy podcasts, guided meditation and trance, or similar audio productions? Patrons at this tier will get special access to an Audio RSS (think: podcast just for you) that will include stuff I edit and send out before its release in another forum.
The .Gif Grab Bag
$4 or more per month 0 patrons
Every so often, I create weird, silly, or (very occasionally) useful .gif files from videos I take. Mostly, I have kept them to myself, but now you can see them when I create them, too! This tier includes all the rewards below it, as well.
Workshop Access
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
I do a few workshops per year, and I often record them and release them for people to watch. This tier will give you early access to content that I produce, as well as any Patron-only workshop content I produce. In addition to the video or audio presentation, you'll also receive my notes and any other resources that will help you understand the content.


I'll also share blog posts about how my workshops go, reflections on things I wish I'd been able to include, and information on where to find additional information.


This tier is great for supporting the direct work that I do as an ADF Senior Priest.

Multimedia Pass
$10 or more per month 1 patron
This level of support provides access to the majority of my content either as an early-release or as patron-only. This level includes:

 * Nearly all the videos that get to a publishable quality (including some rough-cuts and things that don't always see the light of day)

 * Foley sound recordings for Pagan artists

 * Graphics promoting inclusion and diversity for Pagan groups (and a license to use them for your open, inclusive group)

 * Additional digital media assets

 * Access to written articles before they are published


This level best supports the broader work I do in the community.


At this level and above, Patreon will also ask you for your shipping address: at least once per year, you'll receive a physical mailing from me with magical or Pagan art.

Book & Article Pass
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Have you ever wanted to be the first person to get ahold of a new book on a topic that excites you? Or to be the first to try out a new grimoire?


This level provides access to the books I author before they ever hit the street. I typically write 1-2 books per year on a variety of subjects in modern Paganism, and I revise old books reasonably often. If you're at this level or above, you'll get an update on my blog when books are ready for pre-order, and I'll ship them to you before they ever reach anyone else's bookshelves.


As I write the books, you'll see updates, snippets, and excerpts as I work through the process of writing and organization: these are notes I don't typically share with anyone else.


You'll also get access to accessible eBook versions, and any audiobook versions I do of these books, at no additional cost when you preorder a physical book.

All-Access Video Pass
$20 or more per month 5 patrons
At this level, you'll get access to all the video I create, even the stuff that isn't intended for the public. That includes:

 * Workshops

 * Rituals (personal & group)

 * Animation

 * How-To's

 * Documentaries & Interviews

 * Gag Reels (yes, they exist)

 * and probably stuff I haven't thought of yet


On top of everything that's already been listed in lower levels. I'll mix in some patron-only content with early-release content for this level. This is the best level to get "everything" I produce.

Production Team
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
At this level, your support really means something special: you'll get a direct window into production of some of my creative process, and you'll become part of the group I bounce ideas off of when I'm trying to figure out how to make a project work. At the end of the day, your contributions will be noted on work you've had a direct hand in.


You'll also receive a video once per year that's exclusive for this level of support.