AN INVITATION TO THE WITCHES OF THE WORLD - PLEASE SHARE WIDELY!
2018 Witches of Transgression Working:
With Water We Heal
- 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 22, 2018. We begin Jan. 1, 2018, but join us whenever you wish.
THE RITUAL WORKING: EVERY FULL MOON
- A bottle or jar to keep your Rainbow Water in
- A dark bowl
- Stones to add to your Rainbow Water (optional)
- A copy of our ideals
- Fill your bottle with water. Holding it in your hands, visualize rainbows sinking into the waters.
You may also wish to add small crystals to your water. Fill your dark bowl most of the way with
tap water. Go outside under the stars. Add a little Rainbow Water to your bowl and scry. What
needs healing inside you? How can you heal 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, anoint
yourself with the water from your bowl and recite the Witches of Transgression prayer.
gender identity, and those who question the authority of the gender binary.
of Change prayer on the dark moon, and families in the Children of Promise working.
- 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
- 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 clothing, toys, activities, 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; acknowledgement 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