“Queering Your Craft” is a perfectly queer intro to witchcraft (review)

Lately I’ve been reading a lot of “witchcraft 101” books, to update the reading list for my coven’s new members. I’m thankful to see so many of the new books in this category are less problematic than “the classics,” and many go beyond the basics and include brief overviews of a lot of the differentContinue reading ““Queering Your Craft” is a perfectly queer intro to witchcraft (review)”

“Gender: A Graphic Guide” is a super-condensed Gender Studies course

Admittedly, I’ve been really into catching up on Meg-John Barker‘s collected works in the past few months (see previous reviews of Queer: A Graphic History and How to Understand Your Gender). What I particularly like about these texts is how clearly and succinctly they’re written, which makes them accessible for a wide audience. Gender: AContinue reading ““Gender: A Graphic Guide” is a super-condensed Gender Studies course”

“How to Understand Your Gender” should be required reading for all humans

How to Understand Your Gender: A Practical Guide to Exploring Who You Are by Alex Iantaffi and Meg-John Barker was not what I expected it to be. Never before have I had a book so gently and lovingly take me by the hand and explain, in the most nonthreatening and accessible way possible, a difficultContinue reading ““How to Understand Your Gender” should be required reading for all humans”

“Queer: A Graphic History” (review)

Not everybody is interested in becoming a queer studies scholar. But everyone can benefit from having a better understanding of queerness and queer theory. Queer: A Graphic History was written by Meg-John Barker, illustrated by Jules Scheele, and published in 2016. It is a friendly, heavily-illustrated introduction to queer theory, a branch of study formedContinue reading ““Queer: A Graphic History” (review)”

“Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries” (review)

As a queer magickal practitioner, Lee Harrington’s and Tai Fenix Kulystin’s anthology Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries was a revelation for me. My copy of this book is so marked up with underlines and notes in the margins, it’s become a personal artifact of my own journey as a witch grappling with my gender identity.Continue reading ““Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries” (review)”

The Gorgon Verses: Poems for a Queer Mythology (review)

It’s rare that I sit down to read an entire volume of poetry in one sitting; rarer still that I feel deeply connected to it. Trey Moonwood’s The Gorgon Verses: Poems for a Queer Mythology ticked several boxes of my various passions: 1. queerness; 2. paganism; 3. the beauty of the natural world, and 4.Continue reading “The Gorgon Verses: Poems for a Queer Mythology (review)”

Learning Qabala: Where to start?

Admittedly, I’m a huge Qabala nerd (see previous post: Qabala is queer, and it isn’t even sneaky about it). I love how the Qabala gives me a framework for understanding our relationship with divinity and a clear path for personal growth. I love how you could study it for a lifetime and only begin toContinue reading “Learning Qabala: Where to start?”

5 reasons why “Tarot for One” by Courtney Weber is my favorite Tarot book

A few years back, I was blown away by Courtney Weber’s book on the goddess Brigid. Shortly after that book was published, she published a book on Tarot called Tarot for One: The Art of Reading for Yourself – and my already high expectations for her writing climbed even higher. Why do I love TarotContinue reading “5 reasons why “Tarot for One” by Courtney Weber is my favorite Tarot book”

“Outside the Charmed Circle” is the book we all need

If you’re interested in queerness and magick, you either already follow or should seriously consider following Misha Magdalene, a nonbinary queer blogger on Patheos. Misha has written an amazing book called “Outside the Charmed Circle: Exploring Gender & Sexuality in Magical Practice,” to be released Jan. 8, 2020. After a mutual friend connected us, IContinue reading ““Outside the Charmed Circle” is the book we all need”