In honor of Queer Qabala’s release Wednesday, I have a post on the Llewellyn blog! Here’s a teaser, followed by a link to read the rest of the post. My identity journey as a nonbinary, bisexual person is intertwined with my spiritual journey with Hermetic Qabala. In my book, Queer Qabala: Nonbinary, Genderfluid, Omnisexual MysticismContinue reading “Crosspost: 5 Ways Qabala Affirms My Nonbinary, Bisexual Identity”
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Crosspost: “Why Qabala Is an Inherently Queer Spiritual Tool”
In honor of Queer Qabala‘s launch yesterday, I’ve got an article on the Llewellyn Journal today! Here’s a brief teaser with a link to the full article. Be honest: When you hear the word, “Qabala,” what comes to mind? Hermetic Qabala is a spiritual framework for understanding ourselves and the universe, using a glyph called the TreeContinue reading “Crosspost: “Why Qabala Is an Inherently Queer Spiritual Tool””
“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 itContinue reading ““Queer Qabala” is out TODAY!”
Oh hey, I’m on DotGay! (Plus: a crash course in Queer Qabala)
What does your forthcoming book, Queer Qabala, offer to LGBTQ+ readers that other spiritual guides don’t?
If you want two key takeaways from this book, they are:
1. Qabala is a powerful magickal tool fit for modern magickal practitioners of all sexualities and genders; and
2. Qabala is already queer, and we can make it even more so.
Through a friendly, simplified, easy-to-connect-with, and extremely queer introduction to the Tree of Life, I want to help queer people see themselves in Qabala, and help Qabala teachers of all sexualities and genders to be more inclusive in their teaching methods.
Qabala, after all, is supposed to represent the entirety of the universe and the full range of human experience, and that includes queer people and queer themes.
The Genderqueer Tree of Life workshop (video)
Hello, friends! I’ve recently polished up my Genderqueer Tree of Life workshop, and recorded it for all to enjoy. Workshop description: The Hermetic Qabala is often perceived as an old-fashioned, patriarchal magickal tool full of absolutes and gender binaries. However, a deeper look within reveals all kinds of complicated, multi-faceted, and fluid gender and magickalContinue reading “The Genderqueer Tree of Life workshop (video)”
Yule 2020: Haven’t we been doing this all #&$%ing year?
For those who celebrate the Wheel of the Year, Yule is a time of quiet, introspection, and solitude. It’s when we embrace a hygge lifestyle: one of less busy-ness and fewer social commitments, and more cosiness and rest. It’s a delightfully counter-cultural notion within a society that values productivity and busy-ness all year ’round. TheContinue reading “Yule 2020: Haven’t we been doing this all #&$%ing year?”
What does Qabala have to do with Tarot?
Qabala is the “operating system” of most modern Tarot decks. Mathematically, it works out very neatly: There are 22 cards in the Major Arcana, and 22 paths connecting the spheres on the Tree. The Minor Arcana features the numbers one through ten, and there are ten spheres on the Tree. There are four designations ofContinue reading “What does Qabala have to do with Tarot?”
Make beautiful garbage
“Don’t worry that it’s not good enough for anyone else to hear, Just sing, sing a song!” Those are lyrics from a song on a Sesame Street record I had as a kid. In 2017, I decoupaged a small Jupiter Ascending poster*, saying the same thing in a different way: “Make beautiful garbage.” This isContinue reading “Make beautiful garbage”
5 ways to take care of yourself during a contentious election
Whether you live in the United States or not, you’re probably going to be holding your breath in the coming days and weeks to see how the national elections shake out. There is a lot at stake, particularly for anyone who isn’t a cisgender, heterosexual, abled, white man, or for anyone who doesn’t want toContinue reading “5 ways to take care of yourself during a contentious election”
Breaking the mold – Paganism for the current era
The following is a guest post by Irene Glasse. It was originally published on Glasse Witch Cottage and is being reposted here with permission. If you like this post, check out Irene’s Patreon and support her work (the rewards are fantastic)! One of the best and most beautiful aspects of modern witchcraft is that itContinue reading “Breaking the mold – Paganism for the current era”