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TWIH Episode 68: The Unnamed Path, Gender Identity, and Body Image with David Shorey and Chase Powers #pantheacon

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In this episode we talk to David Shorey and Chase Powers, both members of the Unnamed Path, a magickal tradition for Men Who Love Men. What is the Unnamed Path? Why is single gendered space important to some people? Why do people get stuck on the gender binary, and why do people get bent out of shape when people want more inclusivity in single-gender spaces (i.e.: inclusion of transgender, bisexual, multi-faith, etc.)? What is the importance of language in gendered space? And…what about Beltane?

 

Note: Apologies for the Skype noise. Skype was not being our friend during the interview!

 

This episode is part of a series of interviews with people who will be presenting at Pantheacon 2016.

 

David Shorey is an Initiate and Teacher of The Unnamed Path, a spiritual tradition for men-who-love-men. In addition, David is a student of Druidry and member of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids. He is also an Apprentice in Faery Seership under Orion Foxwood. David lives in San Diego with his two partners, Tommie and Virgil, and their dog Murphy. 

 

Chase Powers is an Initiate and teacher of the Unnamed Path, and a student of Anderson Feri, currently living in Houston, Texas. Between spiritual work, video games, and graphic design, he still finds time to fight

with people on the internet and make bad jokes.

 

 

Links

 

David’s Email: drshorey@gmail.com

 

Website: www.unnamedpath.com

 

The Unnamed Path Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/unnamedpath/

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TWIH Episode 66: Wholeness and Humanness with Laine DeLaney #pantheacon

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Laine DeLaney joins us in this episode to talk about her journey from her childhood religion of Islam to her current Heathen and magickal traditions.  What does it mean to be a Heathen? Do you have to be of Northern European descent to be a “proper Heathen”? Is there really such a thing as an “unbroken” tradition? Why is hospitality important? We also talk about how accepting people as they identify themselves and accepting their humanness is important in accepting the “Other.”

This is part of a series of interviews with people who will be presenting at Pantheacon 2016.

Laine DeLaney was born in Western New York and has spent much of her life trying to escape its pull, but recently has made a new home in San Diego, California. She has been a member of several traditions and has acted as a clergyperson, spiritual guide, and seeress for various groups and communities. Laine writes for pleasure (science fiction on her Empyrean Dreams blog and other random fiction), for profit (as a custom content creator), for activism (in her columns in various LGBT publications), to discuss Pagan issues (on The Lady’s Quill on Patheos Pagan and Pagan Church Lady on WordPress), and because she has difficulty stopping.

Links

Email: lainedelaney919@gmail.com

Website: Pagan Church Lady

Pagan Church Lady on Facebook

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30 Days of Social Justice 21: Transgender/Transphobia #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

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In 2011 the Circle of Cerridwen dropped a social justice bomb about transgender issues on Pantheacon.

In 2012, because of the work we did in 2011, we published an anthology entitled “Gender and Transgender in Modern Paganism” (which is a free PDF download, or you can buy a paper copy slightly above cost). We also did a big open discussion/ritual so that people could express their feelings around these issues. Afterwards, Z. Budapest wrote some pretty hateful stuff on my blog, to which my wife had a beautiful response.

After these two events, we saw, much to our surprise and happiness, many people and groups (such as CAYA coven and P. Sufenas Virius Lupus) take up the banner and create space in the pagan community that is welcoming to all genders and sexual orientations. It’s not perfect, and there’s still plenty of work to do, but it has been amazing to see just how much the paradigm has shifted.

I’m proud of the work that my coven did around transgender acceptance. As a coven, we’ve moved on to doing more support for other people doing the work and we’ve also moved more into teaching about radical inclusion. But our commitment to supporting transgender, gender variant, and agender people still remains a core part of who we are, and we hope we’re setting a good example for other groups to follow.

TWIH Episode 16: The Power of Prayer: A Life Testimony with Tanesh Watson Nutall

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This week’s guest is Tanesh Watson Nutall, TransSaints Chaplain and transgender minister at City of Refuge UCC. In this interview, Tanesh tells the story of her life and how her faith and prayer brought her to where she is today. This powerful testimony was recorded on location at City of Refuge UCC in Oakland, CA.

Links

Tanesh’s Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/tanesh.watson?fref=ts

Tanesh’s email: taneshwatson76@gmail.com

City of Refuge UCC: http://cityofrefugeucc.org/

TransSaints: http://www.transsaints.org/

TransSaints Prayer Call:  An hour of Intercessory prayer by and for transgendered persons with Tanesh and others from the TransSaints and City of Refuge communities. 11 AM Saturday mornings. Call: 1-661-673-8600 Access Code: 478753

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