Not the messiah

A few years ago, I organized an event where Philip Heselton gave a talk based on his excellent multi-volume biography of Gerald Gardner. He was looking for a title and said that the talk was about the murkier aspects of Gardner’s life. I suggested calling it “He’s not the messiah, he’s a very naughty boy” which I’m sure you will recognize as a line from The Life of Brian by Monty Python. So that was the title of the talk.

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Everything you think you know about Wicca is wrong

This blogpost was inspired by this conversation on Twitter:

The snark quotient of this post may be dangerously high — you’re strongly advised to put your snark goggles on, because I have a snark hammer and I am not afraid to use it.

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New map of the landscape of gender

Intrepid explorers have discovered new towns and villages on the landscape of gender. The continent of Xenogender and Neogender has been discovered. The villages of Theyby (mapped by the cartographer as Theybes, owing to influence from the Greek geographer Strabo), Enby, and Thonthwaite have been established near Much Genderqueer in the Marsh.

Our intrepid cartographer was unable to map the Cave of Trans Men, as it was near the Secret Volcano Base. She was also unable to locate the underwater lair of the Gendercrits, as they keep moving it.

There may be other villages yet to be discovered or established, and Xenogenderia and Neogenderia are still being explored. The suburbs of Transgender-am-Berg, St Demiboy and St Demigirl, are applying for municipal status.

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Queer Pagan Books List 2021

An update on my 2020 post, my 2018 post and my 2015 post. Please add your recommendations in the comments.

I have organized the list by author and added topic tags; if you prefer a list by topic, have a look at my 2018 post. This year I have added twenty new books to the list (some are classics that were not on the list before, but most are recently published books).

And I made a YouTube video about some of the Queer Pagan books in my collection.

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