Star Trek Guide to Neo-Paganism
Gene Roddenberry went to his grave, telling stories
that, although they supposedly happened light years
away, were relevant to our every day lives. From the
beginning, he claimed that the characters and races on
Star Trek were parallels for people here on Earth.
Little did anyone know that the characters were
actually taking on traits of Neo-Pagan sects across
the country! Was Gene Pagan? Who knows, but sit back
and enjoy this little trip, where no Pagan has gone
Wiccans - The United Federation of Planets
The Federation means well. They let just about
everybody into their little social club, so long as
they agree to play nice. They don't talk about rules
much, but keep referring to one Prime Directive that
all other laws are based on. That said, they
frequently violate that rule when the need suits them.
Often heard speaking in various UK accents, even
though they're not from the islands (Et tu, Jean-Luc?)
Asatruar - Klingons
Obsessed with honor and combat. Have no qualms with
eating meat and eat it with obvious relish. Insist
they did everything first ("But Hamlet is so much
better in the original Klingon.") And who wants
Klingon opera, when you can have Wagner's Die
Ceremonialists - Vulcans
Have you ever heard someone say, "Excuse, I was
reading this and wanted to tell you: "anal retentive"
has a hyphen in it."? Everything is very orderly in
their universe. No room for untidy things like
emotions and the like.
Druids - Bajorans
(with special guests: the Tuatha de Dannan as The Prophets)
You cannot separate the Bajorans from their faith.
Religion permeates the very air they breathe. Although
this should be a unifying force on their devastated
environment, they are constantly fighting with one
another. Like many other races, they are subject to
New Agers - Betazoids
Profoundly psychic when you don't want them to be;
dense as a rock (crystal) when you actually need some
help. Spend an awful lot of time talking about "vibes"
and are perpetually concerned with how others feel. If
they weren't so damn cute, you'd just want to smack
them. You only see the women of this race.
Numerologists/Kabbalahists - Binars
Numbers are everything, don't you know. Can loudly
pronounce a given number (93!) and have people laugh
at it like it was a punch line. Draws all sorts of
really interesting links between things based on the
numerological significance. Socially uncouth. The only
difference between the Binars and numerologists is
that Binars have mates that understand them.
Setians/Satanists - The Skin of Evil
(the oil slick that killed Tasha Yar)
A long time ago, a race decided to sluff off all their
evil, mean and nasty emotions. They physically
excreted these emotions into a big pile of black ooze.
The race bailed off the planet, leaving the ooze
which, over time, became sentient... sort of, and
delights in causing fear and pain in others.
Dianics - The Women of Angel 1
Imagine a planet where women are in charge! It is a
wonderful, peaceful place. Everyone gets along all the
time and no one ever goes hungry. Yeah, right. Behind
the facade of perfect love and perfect trust and
gyno-unity, there is an iron fist in that velvet
glove. And, surprise, surprise, the gynarchy is subject
to the same power struggles and in-fighting that the
rest of us are.
KayOs MagicKians - The Children of Tama
(Damok & Jilad on the ocean)
I know I'm speaking English, and I know that they are
speaking English. However, sometimes, you just can't
seem to understand what these souls are trying to tell
you. Although they have something valid and wonderful
to share with the Federation, what they have to say is
mired in a language that excludes more than it
Llewellyn Publications - the Borg
Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated. Your
history and beliefs will become part of the Borg
Collective, where they will be watered down and spread
out evenly between everyone in our race. Lower your
shields and hand over your money; resistance is futile.
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