Octavia Butler’s Parable series features a religion, Earthseed, created by the protagonist, Lauren Oya Olamina. In both Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents, Lauren journals about Earthseed, a religion founded on principles of change. These tenets resonated with certain readers and a real-life Earthseed religion was created! Members of Earthseed participate in ritual and prayer described in Butler’s Parable series. Earthseed can be easily found online and on social media, such as Facebook and Instagram. Found in Butler’s texts, the three principle tenets of Earthseed are:

God is Change.
Shape God.
The Destiny of Earthseed is to take root among the stars.