Author Archives: Hrafn

Sex and Gender Identity: Part 2, Gender Identity and Gender Dysphoria

Last time we discussed the complexity of what defines male and female in terms of physical sex. This time, I am going to attempt to give a little information around the much more nuanced issue of gender identity. Gender identity … Continue reading

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February Link Roundup

For a summary of some of the discussion around PantheaCon, take a look at this link roundup. Some other essays and articles from around the web: On No Unsacred Place John replied to Lupa’s We Do Not Return To Nature, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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We Don’t Know Why

Every so often in various Pagan and magical communities I’ll see someone attempt to explain or rationalize their experiences with identity or magic in scientific terms. They’ll talk grandly about M-Theory or many-worlds interpretations of quantum as if they hold … Continue reading

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2012 US Election Year

We are now into the 2012 election season. This means that we are going to see a barrage of information and misinformation from all corners, most of it expressed with the intent to influence your vote. Possibly with true and … Continue reading

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SOPA Strike

As a method of protesting SOPA and PIPA a number of websites have decided to go on strike today. Some of these sites are blacking out text, putting up banners, or tweeting others are going dark entirely for a period … Continue reading

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December Link Roundup

Dver over on A Forest Door has written two fascinating articles on Discernment and Discernment for God-Spouses. Also see Elizabeth Vongvisith’s response. POPVOX commemorated World AIDS Day with a list of bills related to HIV/AIDS Galina Krasskova has published a … Continue reading

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