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In a wide variety of pagan paths, many forms of modern magic and mystery hold an expectation that all parties are heterosexual, cisgender, and, in many cases, white. In Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries, Lee Harrington and Tai Fenix Kulystin bring together a diverse and passionate collection of authors and artists who break out beyond that belief and explore how being L ...more
Paperback, 341 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Mystic Productions Press
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jade
Jun 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: queer pagans
Recommended to jade by: you'll never guess: a queer pagan friend!
“never sacrifice your soul on the altar of mediocrity.”

anthologies are notoriously difficult to rate and review. especially when they are as diverse and expansive as this one: we have over 40 contributors sharing their worldview and perspective on the relationship between (their) queerness and spirituality.

even the types of contributions are very varied: you can find anything in this book from comics, illustrations, and poster art to poetry, interviews, essays, academic texts, and (a
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Tiffany
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In this latest anthology, Lee Harrington and Tai Fenix Kulystin have curated a beautiful collection of voices, each with a unique viewpoint and lesson to share with the world. The book includes pieces by over 40 different artists with a variety of backgrounds and philosophies. The project was created to give a space for alternative voices of the pagan community to educate and communicate their experiences and practices. These voices have been presented unfiltered and raw, which not only creates ...more
Laura
Oct 09, 2020 rated it liked it
I have a lot of feelings about this one that are conflicting just because it's an anthology -- if I rated each contribution individually, my ratings would probably run the entire range of five stars down to zero.
The collection is very diverse in a number of respects -- diverse in terms of the voices included, of magical/Pagan/spiritual/religious traditions that they work in and discuss herein, of the genres of writing, and of the focuses/topics. This is great. It inevitably means, of course, tha
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Yvonne Aburrow
This is such a brilliant collection of diverse queer, Black, PoC, witchy, polyamorous, polytheist, and kinky perspectives on queer magic. I highly recommend it. Many of the contributors have written books on queer magic and offer rituals, healing, and mythology grounded in queerness. It includes contributions from several well-known queer authors and several who I wasn't familiar with but will seek out more of their work. The suggestions for queer ritual and a queer wheel of the year are particu ...more
Rikki Powers
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Incredible perspective and loves for diversity. Powerful work
Síochánta
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is very diverse and in-depth collection of essays, some illustrations and a wonderful, long poem. Many pagan, spiritual paths and unique queer approaches of rituals, casting circles or other things are shown here. There is also an essay focusing on a coven that wanted to not only include queer people in their space but also make it a queer-affirming space. Another essays focuses on "the queer spirit" and on how we can honour queer elders and ancestors in our practise. This book is not only ...more
Heather Austin
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic collection of writings by queer folx who follow various pagan paths! Thoughts of fluidity abound, of identity, orientation, boundaries or realms. It is full of freedom to choose your own way, or create a way that feels authentic and meaningful to you. Living and breathing and praying and acting outside boxes of heteronormativity or Christianity is suffused through each writing and piece of artwork! Read it if you want to be challenged, inspired, moved or validated in your uni ...more
Laura
Loved this collection of writing and art work by witch queers.
A wide range of experiences and practices. I loved so many of the thoughts and ideas in this book.
Ideas of urban witchcraft, beyond gendered traditions, ideas of sensation vs identity and so much more. I would love to own this book and come back to it.
Jae Lin
Mar 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Overall middle of the road experience reading this. Some essays, like Yin Q's, were phenomenal and just filled me to the brim with inspiration and heart. Others I found really uninteresting. But, a learning process nonetheless. Glad I got through it. ...more
Damaris Huerta
This book is hella long that I'm gonna have to read on my own private time. I like how informative it is and all the different perspectives it has in it. ...more
emmy
Jun 18, 2019 marked it as blog-recs
Included in a blog post and resource list at https://booksbeyondbinaries.blog/2019... ...more
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Lee Harrington is an internationally known sexuality, relationships, and personal authenticity educator. Having taught in all 50 states and across 6 countries, he brings a combination of playful engagement and thoughtful academic dialogue to a broad audience. An award-winning author and editor on human gender, sexual, and sacred experience, his books include “Traversing Gender: Understanding Trans ...more

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