Queer of Swords: Halloween – The Secular Festival of Becoming

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Looking beyond the Undead Tomato costumes and the candy corn, is there really something basic and important underlying Halloween that is largely unrecognized? [Read more...]

Queer of Swords: True Names, True Identities

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True Names have power. This is an idea that has been debated by philosophers for millennia, but what does this mean for the Internet age? What are the deeper consequences of the Facebook real names fight? [Read more...]

Queer of Swords: A Prayer for Compassion Toward Z Budapest

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In light of Z Budapest’s recent outburst against the kink community in which she suggests the bombing of Pantheacon, Sarah Thompson calls for compassion rather than a new fight. [Read more...]

Queer of Swords: The Beast Strikes Back – How to Be an Ally

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Following from my previous column in which I somehow managed to come out to the entire world as asexual, here are six simple rules for anyone who wants to be a better ally to people like me. [Read more...]

Queer of Swords: The Beast with No Backs

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The LGBTQQI alphabet soup is missing a letter. There is a category of people that have gone largely unknown and ignored, even by themselves. The queer continuum is starting to take notice, but as-yet mainstream Paganism has been silent on the issue. [Read more...]

Queer of Swords: Going Groundclad

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I don’t remember now who coined the term, but we jokingly call the alternative to ritual nudity going groundclad. It works fine for us. We’re an Earth-based religion – why are we so obsessed with being clad by the sky anyway? [Read more...]

Queer of Swords: Redaction for XXXX and XXXXXXX

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Dogma is unreliable because mystical gnosis is noisy and susceptible to the bias of the listener. Redaction is therefore necessary in order for religions to live and grow as society evolves. [Read more...]


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