This is the intro to the Pagan Visit pamphlet. It covers the history and basics of the Lilian/Pagan dichotomy.
Big time exploitation
Across multiple nations
But Lilians are patient
And they always make their station
ABUBUbathtowel - Have you ever been to a "Lilian" gathering, that seemed a little... off? There wasn't anything outwardly wrong. It was women and boys, *right*, lots of affection and touching, *okay*, even a few naked couples, relaxing together, cool! But... why isn't anybody fucking? Are they waiting for some signal? Maybe you should start... Or maybe not. Many of our Nuns, and most of our Laywomen, put very little thought into who and what we *actually* are, as an organization. We call ourselves a Temple, but are we registered as a religious body? Check your tax forms. Have they ever said "Nun" on them? They didn't, and your next tax forms aren't going to say "Priestess" on them, either. In a legal sense, the Daughters of Lilith organization does not exist. The Gospel of Lilith is, legally, nothing more than a suspiciously popular erotic fantasy novel. Our physical Temples are, legally, considered to be "Private Social Clubs". When pressed, our leadership tends to refer to themselves as being "Gnostic-Pagan Maternalists". This is rather convenient, on one level, since Pagan Maternalism, as the 'faith du-jour' of the burgeoning Ladies' Renaissance Movement, has seen quite the meteoric rise. But on another level, this label introduces an incredible complexity, which you've probably seen, in your time as a Nun. The reason why nobody was fucking at that "Lilian" gathering, is because it wasn't a *Lilian* gathering. It was a Pagan gathering.
HIGUMAboobyball - Pagan Maternalism is an odd little duckling, especially for us Lilians. In the mid to late 70s, as our ideas were initially being spread, a woman named Angela Tazewell took the Gospel of Lilith, stripped it of all overt references to maternal or sororal and filial eroticism, and filled in the gaps, with relatively standard Pan-Matric Paganism. Angela believed that Lilian Love would attract police attention, and turn off too many potential converts. She probably had a point, to some extent, but she didn't consider the capacity that our eroticism has, to form deep, cohesive bonds, on an organizational level, and she didn't consider the ease at which police can be subverted and controlled. She wasn't particularly thorough, either, when removing the erotic elements, for her "new and improved" edition of the Gospel, entitled, "The Sensual Mother". Additionally, she joined the Romanian Ladies' Renaissance Party halfway through writing her text, so many elements of *their* political ideology are tossed in, as well! As a result of these issues, Pagan Maternalism, as it exists today, is a strange amalgamation of nudists, Ladies' Renaissance apparatchiks and nomenklatura, new age types, and directionless single moms. Quite frankly, it's a mess, but these sisters are *still* our closest spiritual allies, and we've taken it upon ourselves, to ensure that they stick around.
CHICHIfarmergirl - At some point in your career, you probably chuckled to yourself, at the old videos of our first few attempts at male slavery. The vineyards and terraced herb gardens, bustling with our unpaid little brothers, or cousins, or just some guys we'd picked up out of the university library, toiling in the heat, as attractive young Nuns barked revolutionary slogans and encouraging Gospel verses at them, through a megaphone. It was... quaint. And mildly embarrassing, in retrospect. But over time, we moved on, trading in those hot fields, for even hotter greenhouses, before finally graduating to our current, climate controlled, hydroponics operations. By the mid to late 80's, we'd abandoned the old unskilled/low-wage labor models, altogether. But the Pagans hadn't. In fact, they hadn't even bothered working *anything* out, sufficiency-wise. While we were building factories, and workshops, they were still playing in the la-la land of SSI reliance, believing, erroneously, that AFDC would stick around forever. When it became obvious that their welfare was going away, they panicked, begging their Romanian sisters to pick up the slack, and even offering up their sons, to be trained as soldiers, for the new RoLRP Security Service. Well, we couldn't have that, of course, young Pagan men actually make very loyal and low-maintenance slaves. They're *ours*. So we made the Pagans a deal. They could take over our old unused fields, for livestock production. Sheep, Goats, Ducks, Chickens, Bees, and the like. All the staples. In exchange, *we* get to have regular, *unsupervised* contact with their boys, for "light theological observation and training".
KLOAHvampycherry - This is *not* what "light theological observation and training" looks like. This *is*, however, what many Pagan mothers *believe* it to look like. Over the years, our spiritual cousins have become rather wary of us, and, to be fair, they have had good reason. The relative dearth of truly innocent boys in our Temples, has led many a young Nun or Priestess to pop into a Pagan bathhouse for an evening, and spirit away one of their little cuties, for a "ritual" or two. The boys usually didn't complain, but their mothers did, and since our two groups were often in contact with one another, they knew exactly *how* to complain, and *who* to complain to. Less scrupulous members of the Temple Congress would often use these little indiscretions, to push sanctions onto Priestesses that they didn't like, or were in economic competition with, sometimes even setting up complex 'sting' operations, with the cooperation of a Pagan girlfriend, and her seductive son. And before you get ideas, the Pagans were declared to be "Anti-Jehovan Maternalists", in the mid 80s. They *do* have stewardship rights over their sons. So yes, it is a big deal. It does beg the question, though, if this is what we *shouldn't* be doing, what's the correct solution? What *should* "light theological observation and training" look like? Well, the answer is quite unsatisfying, because really, it depends on the relative mores of the *specific* Pagan group, that you're visiting. Each group is different, but there are 4 archetypes, that we will discuss here.