What title do you use, or prefer? What archetypes do you associate with it? Priestex, Priestess, Priest?
I have written quite a lot of posts about Samhain over the last few years.
I thought I would collect them all into one post.
I opened the WordPress app on my phone after a bit of a hiatus and found three top quality posts that I wanted to share. I hope you will appreciate them as much as I did.
Fantastic article from Katie Gerrard. I agree 100%. Same sexual initiation should be valid in Wicca.
This is a new, revised and expanded edition of Dark Mirror, with new sections and new insights.
Inner work is a name commonly given to the inner processes that happen in ritual. It can also mean the transformation of the psyche that comes about through engaging in religious ritual. However, the best kind of inner work also has an effect outside the individual and outside the circle. When rituals are focused only on self-development, they tend to be a bit too introspective. Ritual is about creating and maintaining relationships and connections – between body, mind, and spirit; with the Earth, Nature, the land, the spirit world, the community, and friends. It is about making meaning, weaving a web of symbolism, story, mythology, meaning, community, and love. Creating a community that welcomes and celebrates diversity. Creating strong and authentic identity to resist the pressures of consumerism and commercialism and capitalism. Weaving relationship with other beings: humans, animals, birds, spirits, deities.Available for preorder now from the Doreen Valiente Foundation shop
It seems all the cool kids have a YouTube channel these days, so I’ve revamped mine and started putting regular content on it.
The absolutely outstanding Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender, about a trans teenager in New York. A book on Tolkien’s Oxford. Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild. And the brilliant anthology Queer Magic.
I am delighted to announce that The Centre For Pagan Studies and the Doreen Valiente Foundation are publishing the revised and expanded edition of Dark Mirror: the Inner Work of Witchcraft
by me, Yvonne Aburrow.
Pre-order the paperback from the Doreen Valiente Foundation Shop
Pre-order the hardback from the Doreen Valiente Foundation Shop
Later this year they will also be publishing a new edition of my follow-up book, The Night Journey: Witchcraft as Transformation
Excellent article by Diane Morrison in response to that transphobic article by JK Rowling.
Fear does not justify bigotry. Trans rights are human rights. This article deconstructs the arguments J.K. Rowling set forth in her opinion piece.
Fear and Bigotry:
The inclusive Wicca symbol was devised by me, but other people are welcome, and encouraged, to use it. I would prefer it if people used it to represent genuinely inclusive Wicca. To that end, I am licensing it under Creative Commons.