Hi! I’m Enfys J. Book.

Informal photo of Enfys Book

I am queer. My pronouns are they/them/theirs.

I’m passionate about researching, writing, and teaching about queer Qabala.

I’m the author of the forthcoming book Queer Qabala: Nonbinary, Genderfluid, Omnisexual Mysticism & Magick (Llewellyn, July 2022).

I serve as High Priest of the Fellowship of the Ancient White Stag (FAWS), and am based in the Washington, D.C/Baltimore metro region. FAWS is one of 14 covens of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a syncretic Wiccan tradition based in the mid-Atlantic.

I’ve taught workshops at Fall Magick (2021), the Sacred Space Conference (2019), for the Frederick Unitarian Univeralist Church, for Frederick, MD Pagan Pride Day, and I’ve taught classes for small groups and covens. My book, Queer Qabala: Nonbinary, Genderfluid, Omnisexual Mysticism & Magick, is being published by Llewellyn Worldwide in June 2022.

I’m a web project manager and a singer/songwriter in the Misbehavin’ Maidens, a bawdy, nerd-folk comedy band.

Upcoming speaking events

May 18, 2022: Queering Your Magickal Practice, Frederick, MD CUUPS (in-person and virtual)
June 10, 2022: Online Launch Party for Queer Qabala (request Zoom info through this contact form)
June 12, 2022: Queer Qabala Launch Event and signing at the Crystal Fox, Laurel, MD
June 17, 2022: Why Qabala is an Affirming Spiritual Tool for People of All Sexualities and Genders, LlewellynCon (online)
June 25, 2022: Book signing at the Llewellyn booth at the American Library Association Conference, Washington, DC
July 9, 2022: Book signing at Finding Avalon, Dover, DE
July 28-31, 2022: Goddess Conference, Glastonbury, UK (virtual)
Feb. 23-26, 2023: ConVocation, Detroit, MI
April 6-9, 2023: Sacred Space/Between the Worlds Conference, Baltimore, MD

What is Major Arqueerna?

Major Arqueerna is a website dedicated to queerness and magick, in particular queerness and Qabala. On the blog, I often write about queerness in general and magick in general as well. I love to read, so I also write a lot of book reviews and have a page of recommended reading about queerness, magick, and Qabala!

What is Qabala?

Qabala is a framework for understanding and experiencing “life, the universe, and everything”—to quote sci-fi author Douglas Adams wildly out of context. It is a tool for elevating one’s consciousness, for deepening one’s understanding of oneself, and for discovering and embracing the whole of manifested and unmanifested reality, through the Tree of Life glyph:

Qabala’s roots are in Jewish devotional practice of Kabbalah. Over the past several hundred years, multiple, distinct branches of study of the Tree of Life emerged as a result of collaboration between and among Jews, occultists, and others. Qabala, spelled with a Q rather than a K, and often referred to as Hermetic Qabala, is not the same study or practice as Jewish Kabbalah, though the two practices do share some elements in common: the Tree of Life glyph, Hebrew names of spheres, and Hebrew letters on the paths. Qabala is the path of the occultist or mystic, and focuses on levels of consciousness, magickal systems, and the inner and outer landscapes. Hermetic Qabala is a unique approach to the study of the Tree of Life, with its own symbols, correspondences, and uses.

Want to learn more? Mosey over to my Queer Qabala page.

Classes I teach

If you’ve been to one of my workshops, you’ll find the slide decks and handouts on the class materials page. If you’d like to check out one of my workshops, you can find recordings of a couple of them under the “workshop” tag on my blog.

Queering Your Magickal Practice

A highly interactive, 45 or 120-minute course designed to challenge the mindsets of gender binaries within magickal practice, and making your magick both more powerful and authentic, regardless of your gender or sexual identity. (Presented at Frederick, Md. Pagan Pride Day 2019.)

The Genderqueer Tree of Life

A 75-minute, lecture-oriented course analyzing the Hermetic Qabala through a queer lens, revealing complicated, fluid, and multi-faceted gender and magickal polarities within. (Presented at the 2019 Sacred Space Conference and Spring Magick 2021. Check out a recording here.)

Queer Connections

A 90-minute class including a guided meditation and journaling experience, looking at each of the sephiroth from a queer perspective and how they relate to experiences in the queer community.

Let’s talk!

Got any questions for me? Interested in having me teach a workshop? Want to interview me on your podcast? Drop me a line.

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