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Monday, March 20, 2017

At the Beginning

Phanes is the intersex creator deity of the Greek pantheon.


At the Beginning

I asked Phanes
How was it, at the beginning?

And Phanes answered:
It was like cupping the world in my palms
Like breathing the sacred breath
into them
The only source of light in the world.
I
in the black darkness
My great snakes coiling about me
With this tiny impossible spark
Shimmering, its surface shifting
A complexity beyond imagination.
My wings unfurled
And my daughter, Nyx, curled around this new world,
cradling it
I could let go
My heart breaking with fear and joy
Giving everything for the hope that
this life would survive

Friday, February 24, 2017

Rite of Becoming

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Witches of Transgression Full Moon Working

AN INVITATION TO THE WITCHES OF THE WORLD - PLEASE SHARE WIDELY!

2017 Witches of Transgression Working:

BORN IN THE FIRE

The Divine Spiraling Rainbow Tribe is a Circle within the CAYA Pagan Congregation devoted to exploring and honoring sacred mxgender Mysteries. Our Priestxes embody the experience of identity beyond the gender binary, and celebrate the glittering prism of Divine existence that is Powerful, Delightful, Enthusiastic, Playful, Transformative, Magickal, Compassionate, and Reverent. We invite people of all genders or none, but especially mxgender and non-binary people, to join us in our first year of doing a public, world-wide working to bring a better world into being. By performing this ritual in our own spaces all over the world each Full Moon, we grid the Earth with the energy of the Divine, toward a shared vision of intentional change.

I want to participate. What should I do?

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

To Paniris

You
Child of Rainbows
Light-hearted, You carry a message on the wind
You dance between heaven and earth
Graceful and stumbling
Joyful as You weep
You embody contradictions

Rainbow Moon Circle at Pantheacon

CAYA Coven's Rainbow Moon Circle presents the Rite of the Sparkling Spectra at Pantheacon in San Jose! Sunday, February 19 at 9pm.

Priest/ess/xes and Dedicants of CAYA Coven invite people of any and all genders—or none—to join us in this sacred rite to recognize and celebrate gender diversity in our deities, in our communities, and in ourselves. We will invoke Panprosdexia (All-Acceptance); the Agender deity of the Tetrad++, to guide us in transforming the corrosive shrapnel of life's conflicts into glittering balls of magick to empower our work and play in the world.
Also, we will be enjoying nut-free, vegan hot cocoa with rainbow sprinkles, thanks to Yeshe!
This is an all-ages ritual, and completely ADA accessible, though attendance is restricted to members of the conference. Our next public, NOTAFLOF ritual will be on May 6, at The Sacred Well in Oakland. We hope to see YOU there.
Our Mission: The Rainbow Moon Circle is a safe and sacred space for all to explore the spectra of gender and identity. We honor the holistic experience of self-determined identity and its infinite intersections. We celebrate the glittering prism of Divine existence that is powerful, delightful,  enthusiastic,  playful, transformative, magickal, compassionate, and reverent. Live the Spectra!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Witches of Transgression

AN INVITATION TO THE WITCHES OF THE WORLD - PLEASE SHARE WIDELY!

2017 Witches of Transgression Working:

BORN IN THE FIRE

The Divine Spiraling Rainbow Tribe is a Circle within the CAYA Pagan Congregation devoted to exploring and honoring sacred mxgender Mysteries. Our Priestxes embody the experience of identity beyond the gender binary, and celebrate the glittering prism of Divine existence that is Powerful, Delightful, Enthusiastic, Playful, Transformative, Magickal, Compassionate, and Reverent. We invite people of all genders or none, but especially mxgender and non-binary people, to join us in our first year of doing a public, world-wide working to bring a better world into being. By performing this ritual in our own spaces all over the world each Full Moon, we grid the Earth with the energy of the Divine, toward a shared vision of intentional change.

I want to participate. What should I do?

If you would like to join us in this effort, please:

  1. Share this working and its intent with other people you know, or in your own social media, using the hashtag #witchesoftransgression
  2. Follow our blog.
  3. Perform the following ritual at your own altar each Full Moon between now and December 3, 2017. We begin Jan. 12, 2017, but join us whenever you wish.

THE RITUAL WORKING: EVERY FULL MOON


You will need:
  • a red seven day candle
  • a copy of our ideals

The Working:
  • Light your candle. If you are not able to get or use a candle safely, please feel free to instead watch this video: https://youtu.be/IrR2u4_8LLg
  • Gaze into the fire, feel the strength of your own inner flame burning inside you. Envision your inner flame manifesting in the world. 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.


I whirl at the edge of the universe
Like my Ancxters before me
I am a breaker of chains
My love is unstoppable
Holding the Now to my heart
Embodying the future unfolding
There is nothing to fear
I am a Witch of Transgression


On the last full moon of the year, on Dec. 3, 2017, if you are somewhere it is safe to do so, burn a candle all night.  

We welcome binary-identified people to lend us energetic support in this ongoing project, and we thank you for your alliance. We invite you to embody and exemplify our ideals, as we also are doing. You may also wish to join our sisters in the Mothers of the New Time prayer, our brothers in the Fathers of Change prayer on the dark moon, and families in the Children of Promise working.

Our ideals

  • 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 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; acknowledgement 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 the clothing, toy, activity, friendship and other preferences of children without regard to gender norms; 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 trancestors and ancsxtors; 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; acknowledgement of the hardships they faced; reverence for our named and unnamed transcestors and ansxtors.
  • Feel free to add any of your own ideals here.

These are the ideals of the Witches of Transgression
We are all forms of identity intersection in body, mind and spirit
We resist, refuse and reject unkind, unnecessary, and unnatural attempts to control or conform our inherent sense of selfhood
From the gleams in the eyes of the parents to the legends after we die, we call for an openness and loving curiosity about gender, sex, ability, spirituality, and all aspects of unique, individual selfhood
Respect the unknown without labeling it and honor that which has been self-identified.
SO MOTE IT BE!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Divine Spiraling Rainbow Tribe Daily Practice 2017

We invite people of all genders or none; mxgender, non-binary, trans* folks and our allies, to join us in song. We weave the threads of our shared Rainbow vision together.

video


"All possibilities are in me
I am the seed of Now's potential
I contain the universe
Transforming the world
We rise in power"