Thursday, 29 December 2016

Review of Queer Paganism by Jo Green

Queer Paganism (Black and White): A Spirituality That Embraces All IdentitiesQueer Paganism: A Spirituality That Embraces All Identities by J.J. Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I found myself nodding and smiling in agreement throughout most of this book. The author's sensible and down-to-earth approach to magic and Paganism was very much in tune with my way of thinking. They also have an exceptionally clear style of writing, which makes the book a pleasure to read.

The book's subtitle is "A spirituality that embraces all identities" and the author has done their best to include everyone in the LGBTQIA+ community and heterosexuals too. This book would definitely be of interest to queer Pagans and open-minded heterosexuals. It is not only about queer Paganism, but is about inclusive practice. It is very Wicca-flavoured though, so if Wicca isn't your thing, you might not like like it.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays
Merry Yule
Happy Winter Solstice  (Northern Hemisphere)
Merry Christmas
Happy Yaldā
Happy Hanukkah
Happy Chalica
Kwanzaa greetings
Happy Saturnalia
Festivus greetings
Bona Dies Natalis Sol Invictus
Blessed Alban Arthuan
Peaceful Bridge of Light (LGBT spirituality festival)  
Happy Summer Solstice (Southern Hemisphere)

Candle on a German Christmas tree.
Photo by Gerbil - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Monday, 19 December 2016

New Zazzle shop


I realised that we needed a one stop shop where you can get badges/buttons with "ASK before hugging" or "they" or T-shirts with the inclusive Wicca symbol on them. So here it is: the inclusive Wicca shop on Zazzle! Loads more badges/buttons to come, so watch this space. And feel free to post suggestions and requests for badges/buttons/T-shirts/mugs. You can post a comment here, or contact me via the shop.

All profits (5% of product prices) will be donated to Gendered Intelligence, a UK trans charity.

Monday, 12 December 2016

The two chalices ritual

Around 1995, I came up with the idea of a ritual with two chalices, to represent same-sex love. The idea of having two cups also resonates nicely with the Temperance card in the Tarot.

Later, when actually doing this ritual, we realised that the cups could be passed around the circle so that everyone can take part.

How to do it
You have person A, B, C, D, E standing in a circle.

A passes empty cup 2 to B. A pours full cup 1 into empty cup 2 & says “I fill your cup with love”.
Then A passes empty cup 1 to C. B then pours full cup 2 into empty cup 1, being held by C. And so on.
inclusive wine ritual
An inclusive wine ritual

Friday, 2 December 2016

inclusive Wicca pottery


The lovely Wyn Abbott Ceramics have decided to make pots with the inclusive Wicca logo on them.


You can place orders via their Facebook page: Wyn Abbot Ceramics. They will also make bespoke items. Here's a couple of examples of Wyn's work:


Thursday, 1 December 2016

New publication: Witches Rise

I just spotted this new publication, Witches Rise on Medium.com, and it sounds awesome!
WITCHES RISE was born from a love of all things magic + social justice. We want to connect with more people who love those things. We want to create space for stories and teachings and passion within those two things. We want to elevate the voices of those who identify as women of color, queer, genderqueer/non-binary, trans*, disabled and/or other marginalized/silenced identities, who seek to bring the spiritual and the physical worlds together in a way that serves all.
It sounds amazing, and I will defnitely be contributing and following their work.