AN INVITATION TO THE WITCHES OF THE WORLD - PLEASE SHARE WIDELY!
2019 Witches of Transgression Working:
Breaking It Down
- Share this working and its intent with other people you know, or in your own social media, using the hashtag #witchesoftransgression
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- Perform the following ritual at your own altar each Full Moon between now and December 12, 2019. We begin Jan. 21, 2019, but join us whenever you wish. You can find this year's full moons listed below.January 21stFebruary 19thMarch 21stApril 19thMay 18thJune 17thJuly 16thAugust 15thSeptember 14thOctober 13thNovember 12thDecember 12th
THE RITUAL WORKING: EVERY FULL MOON
- An object to crush or break for each full moon-- some options include stones, ceramics, or even simply an aluminum can!
- A tool to crush your object with-- a hammer, your boots or heels, the sidewalk
- A copy of our ideals
- Hold your object in your hands. Send all the energy of what has been oppressing you into it. This can be personal, like your creepy teacher or friends who misgender you, or political, like unfair workplace policies about what clothes are considered professional for people of your gender or laws keeping you from getting identification that matches your gender. The personal and political are deeply intertwined. Place your object on the ground.
- Contemplate our ideals and the ways you embody them and act upon them. Do not dwell on the fears and pains of the past. Instead, know that the world we wish to create is already coming into being. When you feel ready, recite the Witches of Transgression prayer.
- Feeling all your rage and love, send that energy down and crush/break/stomp your object until it is obliterated. Know that your personal power and your power as part of a community is helping to bring the world we want into being.
- Honor for elders, respect for their survival strategies, attention to their stories and the complexities of their lived experiences, continual respect for their choices including correct gendering throughout end-of-life care and into death.
- Communities connected by love and solidarity that center and amplify the needs and voices of
those who have been oppressed, bringing healing and justice
- A world that creates and maintains spaces of creativity, playfulness, and innovation.
- Alternatives to the prison industrial complex that better serve the needs of those who have been oppressed
- Equitable, accurate and accessible information and education which recognizes the intersectionality of sex, sexuality, gender identity and gender expression
- The establishment of public policies and laws which recognize and support the equal rights of all people, regardless of sex, sexuality, gender identity, gender expression, and any other aspects of being and identity.
- Reclamation of the natural and sacred roles of mxgender people in their communities and cultures; reclamation of repressed histories, stigmatized words and expressions; recognition that gender diversity is a sign of a healthy and holistic culture and restoration of that vitality to our living communities and societies by co-creating cultures of hospitality and freedom of being and expression.
- Respect for the self-determined identities of all people; accurate use of the names, gender identities, titles, and pronouns an individual claims, whether they are new or established; acknowledgment that an individual's identity may change over time or society's understanding of their identity may change; easy correction of medical or legal forms that do not reflect an individual's current identity.
- Accessible and appropriate medical care for all people, especially vulnerable populations such as the homeless and incarcerated; medical professionals knowledgeable about the particular health issues of trans, mxgender, and intersex people; medical forms that allow a person to indicate their sex, gender, and pronouns, and allow for these to change over time; an end to restrictive requirements for changing gender or sex.
- Honor for children; an end to unnecessary medical intervention in the bodies of intersex infants and youth; respect for clothing, toys, friendship and other activities of childhood that do not enforce a strict gender system, but allows for safe, respectful exploration and discovery; an end to gender assignment before an individual is able to inform others of their identity; resistance to the systematic oppression that threatens children who in some way transgress gender
- Honor for our transcestors and ancxtors; respect for the various ways their identities have been
expressed over the millennia; honor for the unique cultural and spiritual roles they played; honor for individuals that played important roles; acknowledgment of the hardships they faced; reverence for our named and unnamed transcestors and ancxtors.
- Feel free to add any of your own ideals here.
our inherent sense of selfhood
loving curiosity about gender, sex, ability, spirituality, and all aspects of unique, individual selfhood