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New resource page: Indigenous Peoples

In the wake of the awful discoveries of unmarked graves in residential schools , more and more Canadians want to learn the truth about the destruction of the cultures and languages of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, and the theft of their lands. I have created a new resources page with links to websites where you can learn more about Indigenous culture and issues , and identified the key resources to get started on your learning journey. If you only have time to interact with a few things on this list , check out the ones with a star next to them.🌟

Queer Pagan Reading List 2021

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 A new edition of the Queer Pagan Reading List is up on Dowsing for Divinity . Also check out the YouTube video introducing the list:

inclusive Wicca calendar 2021

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I just designed the inclusive Wicca calendar for 2021. All profits on my Zazzle store go to the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society . inclusive Wicca Calendar by inclusivewicca

New edition of The Night Journey

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I am delighted to announce that The Centre For Pagan Studies and the Doreen Valiente Foundation are publishing the revised and expanded edition of The Night Journey: Witchcraft as Transformation by me, Yvonne Aburrow. Buy now from the Doreen Valiente Foundation Shop The Night Journey is a follow-up to my previous book, Dark Mirror: The Inner Work of Witchcraft . The Night Journey: witchcraft as transformation This book explores different ways of doing ritual, and how that relates to the witch’s journey through life, and the stages and pitfalls of the inner work. It describes how to develop as a priestess or priest, and how to work with your group to connect with the land, with queer archetypes, and to challenge oppression. This book is aimed at witches who want to deepen their engagement with their Craft. It explores modes and types of ritual; how rituals work; the uses of sound and silence in ritual; the witch’s journey through life; the stages and pitfalls of the inner work. It shows

Same sex initiation

Fantastic article from Katie Gerrard. I agree 100%. Just one thing, though - Katie mentions that no-one has performed any same-sex initiations recently; I know of a group of them that were done 10 or 15 years ago.  And since there's a (very unsatisfactory) "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" situation going on right now, how would we know if anyone had done one? Same-sex initiation should be valid in Wicca , by Katie Gerrard (2020) "I’ve looked hard at Gardnerian tradition and tried to work out why cross gender initiation was a thing in the first place; especially when Gardner clearly said mothers could initiate sons and father’s initiate daughters. He even said a woman could strap on a sword and play the role of the High Priest at any point. This suggests Same Sex Initiation can happen if it’s a woman initiating another woman."

Gender-inclusive language

 Great post about gender-inclusive language for events from Major Arqueerna . You’re planning a ritual or event and want to ensure people of all genders feel welcome. But our understanding of gender is ever-evolving, as is the language surrounding it. How do write your invitation language to be inclusive of nonbinary people, agender people, and people of other gender identities?