Hello, friends! I’ve recently polished up my Genderqueer Tree of Life workshop, and recorded it for all to enjoy.
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 magickal polarities. This class will provide a brief introduction to Hermetic Qabala, including a pathworking where participants can experience the energy of each sphere on the tree, followed by an analysis on the use of gender and polarity in magick. We will then look at the use of gender and polarities on the Tree of Life and consider how this can relate to our magickal perspectives and practices. The class will conclude by offering a sample model for applying a queer lens to the Tree of Life, offering participants the tools necessary to develop their own.
This class was presented at the 2019 Sacred Space Conference and the 2021 Spring Magick Conference.
Slide deck: https://bit.ly/genderqueer-qabala
Notable blog posts:
- Queer Qabala series https://majorarqueerna.com/queer-qabala/
- “Masculine” vs. “feminine” energy: Why is this still a thing?: https://majorarqueerna.com/masculine-…
- How to use gender-inclusive language https://majorarqueerna.com/how-to-use…
- Rethinking the Great Rite https://majorarqueerna.com/rethinking…
- Your adult child just came out as non-binary. Now what? https://majorarqueerna.com/your-adult…
- Why I use the word “queer” https://majorarqueerna.com/why-i-use-…
- Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries ed. Lee Harrington
- Queer: A Graphic History by Dr. Meg John Barker
- Outside the Charmed Circle by Misha Magdalene
- All Acts of Love and Pleasure: Inclusive Wicca by Yvonne Aburrow
- The Witches Qabala by Ellen Cannon Reed
- The Kabbalah Tree: A Journey of Balance & Growth by Rachel Pollack
- The Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune
- The Chicken Qabalah by Lon Milo Duquette
- The Temple of High Witchcraft by Christopher Penczak
- A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism by Gareth Knight
- Tarot and the Tree of Life: Finding Everyday Wisdom in the Minor Arcana by Isabel Radow Kliegman
- 2017 Qabala Ritual series: http://bit.ly/qabala-rituals