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Happy Pride Month! As proud card carrying members of the Alphabet Mafia, Aradia and Liz are excited to talk about the intersection of queerness and spirituality this week – and we only go off the rails a couple times! Join us as we talk about the overlap in the two communities, tips for de-gendering your energy and practice, and have story time where we talk about all the ways in which the gods were hella gay.
We’ve got some book recs if these topics interest you further, & some queer witch swag if you want to wear your pride – but beware: here there be spoilers for various queer representation in media! (Show notes will have the time stamps so you can skip spoilers if you want)
This episode is brought to you by our Producer Patron, Erynne! Thanks for supporting the show! If you want to help us grow, you can visit http://www.patreon.com/twobytorchlight to learn more.
Outside the Charmed Circle, by Misha Magdalene
Queering Your Craft, by Cassandra Snow
Queer Magic, by Tomas Prower
Becoming Dangerous, by Katie West
Magickal Activism (episode 11)
“Thanks, Prometheus!” t-shirt (and other witchy and/or queer apparel)
Two instances of pop culture spoilers:
00:38:00-00:39:09 – Marvel’s Loki on Disney+
00:49:53-00:51:59 – Our Flag Means Death on HBOMax
00:00:34 Intro music
00:01:03 Happy pride, y’all!
00:03:33 Commonalities and overlaps between witches and queer folx
00:06:36 Welcome to the gender club! (gender and energy and magick)
00:19:19 Book recommendations
00:23:56 Incorporating queerness into your craft
00:27:35 Political witchcraft & glamour magick
00:33:48 Queer gods in mythology
00:34:59 Queerness in the Norse pantheon
00:39:24 Other cultures have queerness, but not like the Greeks
00:40:32 Aradia’s favorite queer myth
00:42:59 Pan gets around (& Liz makes a terrible joke)
00:44:17 Queerness in the Greek pantheon
00:49:53 Gay pirates and queer-baiting in popular media
00:52:02 Alexandra the Great and other misunderstood figures
00:55:15 Mythology & Modern Day Interpretation
00:56:50 Work you can do going forward
00:59:41 Let’s keep talking!
01:01:32 Roll credits
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