Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sex and Gender Identity: Part 1, Sex

After reading a few different perspectives on what happened at PantheaCon both this year and last year, along with a few of the perspectives in the book Gender and Transgender in Modern Paganism, I figured it would help to provide … Continue reading

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My Bigotry Is Not Better than Your Bigotry

This is part 2 of my stroll through the field of landmines, emphasizing ideas about community, inclusion and exclusion. As I mentioned in my last post, Z. Budapest has been a strong  feminist and Dianic voice in the pagan community … Continue reading

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PantheaCon Gender Issues

As a followup to Biology Does Not and Must Not Equal Destiny I figured I would provide a few links about what was going on. Thorn Coyle has written a series of posts: Holding Beloved Community (along with Part 2 … Continue reading

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Biology Does Not and Must Not Equal Destiny

I’ve been working on this post in my head for awhile. Because the subject is a field of landmines. PantheaCon has had what are called “ciswomen” or “women born of women” rituals, led by Z. Budapest, who has been a strong … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day or Why Love “Spells” Are A Bad Idea

Every once in a while, someone comes to me and says, “I’m in love with ____, but they don’t love me. What can I do?” I sympathize. I think everyone does. We’ve all been in that situation when we are … Continue reading

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Three Deep Breaths

One of the challenges in starting to meditate is finding application in our daily life. Daily meditation is something that can take days, weeks, months, or even years to reliably show up in our lives. What’s more, many people have … Continue reading

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January Link Roundup

Why Spirit Workers Are Like Zombies discusses initiation for those of us who are spirit workers. Lupa has written an article that is highly relevant to readers of this blog titled We Do Not Return to Nature, We Are Already … Continue reading

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