How to use gender-inclusive language for pagan outreach

You’re planning a ritual or event and want to ensure people of all genders feel welcome. But our understanding of gender is ever-evolving, as is the language surrounding it. How do write your invitation language to be inclusive of nonbinary people, agender people, and people of other gender identities? Liminal gender as a concept AsContinue reading “How to use gender-inclusive language for pagan outreach”

Gender-inclusive clergy structure in my Wiccan tradition

Recently, I was honored to assist the Wiccan tradition of which I’m a member, the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel (ASW), in updating its policies to be more gender-inclusive in coven leadership structures. Historically, Assembly covens were to have two leaders each: one High Priest and one High Priestess. When I, a feminine-presenting nonbinary person,Continue reading “Gender-inclusive clergy structure in my Wiccan tradition”

Lughnasadh 2020: What the #&%@ kind of harvest is this?

Fair warning: Links and embedded images/videos on this post have a fair bit of swearing. If that’s not your jam, skip on past ’em. Last week on Zoom, my coven celebrated Lughnasadh (AKA Lammas), a harvest/Thanksgiving ritual. My role for the ritual was to bless the cakes and ale. I’m pretty good at extemporaneous ritualContinue reading “Lughnasadh 2020: What the #&%@ kind of harvest is this?”

Self-care, self-discipline, and showing up for yourself

I’ve been working my way through T. Thorn Coyle’s book Kissing the Limitless, which is all about cultivating and aligning your life force with your will. This passage came up and punched me in the face: Everyone struggles to work. Practice requires a continuous sense of coming home to a self we may or mayContinue reading “Self-care, self-discipline, and showing up for yourself”

Kether: The queerest of the queer

This post is the tenth and final in a series highlighting each sphere in the Tree of Life. For additional background on the Qabala, see Guided Meditation: Introduction to the Tree of Life, Learning Qabala through story, Learning Qabala: Where to start?, and Qabala is queer, and it isn’t even sneaky about it. We began at the end, and we endContinue reading “Kether: The queerest of the queer”

Chokmah: Pride energy

This post is the ninth in a series highlighting each sphere in the Tree of Life. For additional background on the Qabala, see Guided Meditation: Introduction to the Tree of Life, Learning Qabala through story, Learning Qabala: Where to start?, and Qabala is queer, and it isn’t even sneaky about it. Chokmah is the second sphere on the Tree of Life,Continue reading “Chokmah: Pride energy”

Binah: Understanding queer community sorrow

This post is the eighth in a series highlighting each sphere in the Tree of Life. For additional background on the Qabala, see Guided Meditation: Introduction to the Tree of Life, Learning Qabala through story, Learning Qabala: Where to start?, and Qabala is queer, and it isn’t even sneaky about it. Binah is the third sphere on the Tree of Life,Continue reading “Binah: Understanding queer community sorrow”

Chesed: Who can I be now?

This post is the seventh in a series highlighting each sphere in the Tree of Life. For additional background on the Qabala, see Guided Meditation: Introduction to the Tree of Life, Learning Qabala through story, Learning Qabala: Where to start?, and Qabala is queer, and it isn’t even sneaky about it. Chesed is the fourth sphere on the Tree of Life,Continue reading “Chesed: Who can I be now?”

Geburah: The pain of unbecoming

This post is the sixth in a series highlighting each sphere in the Tree of Life. For additional background on the Qabala, see Guided Meditation: Introduction to the Tree of Life, Learning Qabala through story, Learning Qabala: Where to start?, and Qabala is queer, and it isn’t even sneaky about it. Geburah is the fifth sphere on the Tree, sitting rightContinue reading “Geburah: The pain of unbecoming”

Tiphareth: I’m coming out

This post is the fifth in a series highlighting each sphere in the Tree of Life. For additional background on the Qabala, see Guided Meditation: Introduction to the Tree of Life, Learning Qabala through story, Learning Qabala: Where to start?, and Qabala is queer, and it isn’t even sneaky about it. Tiphareth is the sixth sphere, and is the central pointContinue reading “Tiphareth: I’m coming out”