“Queer Qabala” is out TODAY!

Happy book birthday to Queer Qabala: Nonbinary, Genderfluid, Omnisexual Mysticism & Magick! As of today, the book is out, and you can find it all sorts of places online and IRL. If you can’t wait to get your hands on it but are short on funds or don’t like buying books, you can request it at your local library.

I started writing this book before I thought it was a book, back in early 2020. I wrote a series of posts on this blog examining each of the spheres on the Tree of Life and how to relate them to queer experiences, and created audio pathworkings to go with them. One of my mentors suggested I had the makings of a book, and when I added it all up, sure enough, I had about 17,000 words written between all the posts and pathworkings, and I was pretty confident I could expand that to over 50,000 words within a few months. And I did! The initial draft took about 6 months to write, and many more months to edit into something I was really proud of. Llewellyn was kind enough to accept my book proposal, and after lots of hard work with their stellar team of editors, designers, and marketers, the book became a reality. I still can’t quite believe it.

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4 Quick Q’s: Book Talk with Enfys Episode 11: Mhara Starling

In 4 Quick Q’s, I ask pagan authors four questions determined at random, by rolling a D20!

This episode features Mhara Starling, author of Welsh Witchcraft. We talked about the inspirations behind her book, the complex dynamics of antiquity vs. authenticity, and how her younger self would’ve reacted to her book.

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4 Quick Q’s: Book Talk with Enfys Episode 10: Tomás Prower

In 4 Quick Q’s, I ask pagan authors four questions determined at random, by rolling a D20!

This episode features Tomás Prower, the award-winning author of books on multicultural magic and mysticism, including Queer Magic (my review), Warrior Magic, La Santa Muerte, and Morbid Magic. We talk about “Xena: Warrior Princess,” magickal books he returns to again and again, and what book he’s loving reading right now.

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Queer Qabala Playlist: Kether

Each week between now and the publication of Queer Qabala: Nonbinary, Genderfluid, Omnisexual Mysticism & Magick (pre-order now!), I’ll be sharing a playlist I made about one of the spheres on the Tree of Life, and will be giving you a tiny sneak preview of that sphere’s chapter in the book.

This week’s playlist is for Kether, the first sphere on the Tree of Life, which represents ultimate unity and pure potential. The vibe of this playlist is one of hope, togetherness, and looking forward. It kicks off with a fantastic remix of astronomer Carl Sagan, called “A Glorious Dawn.” You can listen to the Kether playlist on YouTube and Spotify.

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“Queer Magic: LGBT+ Spirituality and Culture From Around the World” (review)

In 2018, I was perusing shelves at my local pagan bookstore when I was delighted to find not one, but two books titled Queer Magic, each with bright rainbow designs on dark-colored covers. They’d even been released within slightly more than a month of each other, albeit by different publishers. At the time, I bought the anthology called Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries (review), but I vowed I would return for the other title, Queer Magic: LGBT+ Spirituality and Culture From Around the World by Tomás Prower.

I took longer than I should have, but a few years later, I’ve finally read Tomás’ book, and I’m now kicking myself for not having read it sooner. Tomás guides the reader on a worldwide tour, making stops at various points throughout history and modern day, to examine the role of queerness within spiritual systems all around the globe. Better still, he frequently passes the mic to queer people practicing different types of spirituality in different places, so they can tell their own stories and, in some cases, share their own magickal workings.

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Queer Qabala Playlist: Chokmah

Each week between now and the publication of Queer Qabala: Nonbinary, Genderfluid, Omnisexual Mysticism & Magick (pre-order now!), I’ll be sharing a playlist I made about one of the spheres on the Tree of Life, and will be giving you a tiny sneak preview of that sphere’s chapter in the book.

This week’s playlist is for Chokmah, a truly bombastic sphere of endless, overflowing energy without limit. The song from my high school years that embodied that kind of endless, rushing, get-super-hyped energy is “Ready To Go” by Republica, so that’s the first song of the playlist this week. You can listen to the Chokmah playlist on YouTube and Spotify.

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4 Quick Q’s: Book Talk with Enfys Episode 9: Christopher Penczak

In 4 Quick Q’s, I ask pagan authors four questions determined at random, by rolling a D20!

This episode features Christopher Penczak, author of many books, including the new 20th anniversary edition of The Inner Temple of Witchcraft. We talk about his favorite place to write, what other pagan author leaves him in awe, and more.

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Queer Qabala Playlist: Binah

Each week between now and the publication of Queer Qabala: Nonbinary, Genderfluid, Omnisexual Mysticism & Magick (pre-order now!), I’ll be sharing a playlist I made about one of the spheres on the Tree of Life, and will be giving you a tiny sneak preview of that sphere’s chapter in the book.

This week’s playlist is for Binah, a sphere about sorrow, compassion, and hidden mysteries. While I try to keep these playlists fairly light and full of songs to get you pumped up, there are a few “downer” songs in this playlist because they fit the vibe of Binah better than upbeat songs. I kick things off with the most viscerally-sad song I know, Aimee Mann’s “Wise Up.” But that song, along with the others on this playlist, also include flashes of the hope that can be created by first acknowledging our pain. You can listen to the Binah playlist on YouTube and Spotify.

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Queer Qabala Playlist: Chesed

Each week between now and the publication of Queer Qabala: Nonbinary, Genderfluid, Omnisexual Mysticism & Magick (pre-order now!), I’ll be sharing a playlist I made about one of the spheres on the Tree of Life, and will be giving you a tiny sneak preview of that sphere’s chapter in the book.

This week’s playlist is for Chesed, a sphere about claiming our personal power and creating a vision of who we can become. This playlist demands a personal-empowerment song to kick it off, and “Wings” by Little Mix fits the bill. One of my favorite songs for connecting with Chesed is not available on Spotify, but I will link you to the YouTube version of it here, separately: Bob Ross Remixed. You can listen to the Chesed playlist on YouTube and Spotify.

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4 Quick Q’s: Book Talk with Enfys Episode 8: Irene Glasse and Caine Dreamwalker

In 4 Quick Q’s, I ask pagan authors four questions determined at random, by rolling a D20!

This episode features Irene Glasse and Caine Dreamwalker, authors of Blackfeather Mystery School: Magpie Training (coming May 23). We talk about their favorite places to write, how they beat writer’s block, and we even have some friendly kitties briefly making an appearance on camera!

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