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All Acts of Love and Pleasure – Inclusive Wicca

Reviewed by Lisa Roling

[Snip] Aburrow begins by stating “[t]he aim of the book is to act as a guide to existing initiatory covens who want to make their practice more inclusive.” She says that inclusive Wicca is not a specific tradition but is “about including all participants regardless of sexual orientation, disability, or other . . . → Read More: All Acts of Love and Pleasure – Inclusive Wicca

Queer Wicca

By Sable Aradia

[Snip] A lot of people come into Paganism through the “Wiccan Gate,” but many leave it; not because they disagree with Wicca and not because they don’t believe in the things that Wiccans believe in, but because they perceive Wicca as being strongly hetero-normative and gender-essentialist. This isn’t the Wicca that I . . . → Read More: Queer Wicca

The Trans Rite of Ancestor Elevation: Altars

Anonymous

On each of the nine days of this elevation ritual, participants will light candles and offer prayers and cool water to the souls of the honored transgender dead. The altar can be as complicated or simple as you choose to make it. What is most important is your intent.

The original ritual, as . . . → Read More: The Trans Rite of Ancestor Elevation: Altars

Trans Acceptance in Paganism

By P. Sufenas Virius Lupus

I’ve just had some very clear proof that homophobia is alive and well in the community where I work–for more info on that, notice the comments on the following…

However, as if that wasn’t enough to make one’s blood boil, there are some other things that I’ve heard about recently . . . → Read More: Trans Acceptance in Paganism

What Queer Theology Isn’t

By P. Sufenas Virius Lupus

In the modern field of queer studies and queer theory, something that might strike those who aren’t familiar with these subjects has emerged: “queer” is not necessarily synonymous with, nor a catch-all term for, the various “alphabet soup” identities of modern gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered/transsexual, intersexed, asexual, questioning, and allied . . . → Read More: What Queer Theology Isn’t

Lovers’ Legends: the Gay Greek Myths, by Andrew Calimach

Reviewed by Zan

One of my most favorite books in a long while is Andrew Calimach’s Lovers’ Legends: the Gay Greek Myths (Haiduk Press, 2002), which reconstructs (from sources) the original (Homoerotic) nature of the Greek Myths, often “lost” or deliberately “bowdlerized” (from Thomas Bowdler [d. 1825], famous for publishing versions of Shakespeare’s plays that . . . → Read More: Lovers’ Legends: the Gay Greek Myths, by Andrew Calimach

Sybil Leek, on Homosexuals in Witchcraft

By Zan

Sybil Leek (the subject of a recent biography, Sybil Leek: Out of the Shadows, by Christine Jones) was once known as the “World’s Most Famous Witch”- or at least, as the Witch most famous in the world for self-promotion, as well as for the promotion of modern Witchcraft or what we tend to . . . → Read More: Sybil Leek, on Homosexuals in Witchcraft