Episode 8: Grok and Roll (Church of All Worlds)
The Church of All Worlds (CAW) operates its own website which you can visit here. Keeping true to its aquatic motif inherited from Stranger in a Strange Land, the website invites you to "Enter and Drink Deep." As we mention in the podcast, church co-founder Oberon Zell-Ravenheart also founded the Grey School of Wizardry which you can learn more about here.
In writing this episode, we consulted the following primary and secondary sources:
Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land. New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation, 1961.
Zell-Ravenheart, Oberon, ed. Green Egg Omelette: An Anthology of Art and Articles from the Legendary Pagan Journal. Franklin Lakes, NJ: New Page Books, 2009.
Adler, Margot. Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America. New York: Penguin Books, 2006.
Ben-Yehuda, Nachman. Deviance and Moral Boundaries: Witchcraft, the Occult, Science Fiction, Deviant Sciences, and Scientists. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1985.
Cusack, Carol M. "Science Fiction as Scripture: Robert A. Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land and the Church of All Worlds," Literature and Aesthetics 19, no. 2 (2009). Available online here.
Patterson, Jr., William H., and Andrew Thornton. The Martian Named Smith: Critical Perspectives on Robert A. Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land. Sacramento, CA: Nitrosyncretic Press, 2001.
To learn more about these sources, check out this episode's accompanying blog post.