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New Temple


Okay, given the whole kerfluffle over Z Budapesht’s transphobia and the similar blow up with the Temple of the Goddess I’ve come to a decision.

I’m going to start a new Temple that is trans-inclusive. One that not only welcomes Trans women and Trans men, but one that works with them to celebrate their new sex and their needs in a spiritual sense. This group won’t ignore the Intersexed, the Genderfluid or the Asexual person either, I just need to figure out ways to incorporate their unique energies into the overall format.

Now, this is going to be a hell of a task. I’m going to need everyone who is a reader of this website to help.

  1. I’m going to need publicity.
  2. I’m going to need rituals.
  3. I’m going to need those who want to head up local chapters to come forward.
  4. I’m going to be doing ceremonies to advance this idea and temple in the Astral world, and I need energies to do so
  5. I’m going to need your ideas for things that would bring on inclusiveness.

While there are many out there who don’t need another group “helping” them in their self discovery, or in the spiritual implications of that discovery, there are MANY who will need it. Not the least of which is the people who have already been traumatized by those groups named above, the ones who have shunned and humiliated the QUILTBAG of sexes because the equipment is missing or they don’t bleed.

Now, please say you are with me on this? And let me know if this is something that would be of use to you and the people you know in your circle?

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5 Responses to “New Temple”

  1. Nina says:

    Hi Erin,
    Personally I think what a person’s sexual orientation is is their business, and they should be accepted as they are. I realize that it is often hard for families to accept a person’s gender identity, but as far as the rest go, it should be a moot point..
    I once wrote a college paper about the don’t ask, don’t tell policy for the military. My final decision for that paper was it’s a personal decision.
    Personally I think sometimes it’s just plain rude for people to ask what your gender is. I am a solitary practicioner of magick, so I don’t belong to a group, such as a coven. I’m more comfortable this way. However, if I was, I would hate to think that my sexualal preferences had anything to do with it.

  2. Gemma says:

    Hi Erin! It’s Gem (we used to chat on the Mirror board aaaallll that time ago!). I just wanted to say that I think this is a great idea, and I applaud you for doing it. It perplexes me that there would still be homophobia/transphobia in the Pagan scene. I wish that there was more I could do to help, but I am in Australia, and I also still have zero experience with group rituals . I will definitely pass the word along and I am definitely sending you my energy and love for this project. Take care. xoxo 🙂

  3. Hope says:


    You know how I feel about this- I think it is a great idea… I don’t know how much help I would be at this point, but if you need me, you know what to do- yell for me.

    You know I am cisgendered and have no problems with including transgendered or other groups in my rituals(when we had the Kindred in Boone- there were at least 2 gay men and one bi woman in attendance- and if people had a problem with it- we politely showed them the door)

    By the way, I have put the word out- I am VERY out in the community here right now….I am passing out business cards with my (very small) umbrella group: The South Central Kentucky Asatru Fellowship. Name is subject to change if needed- but for the Here/Now- it works.

  4. Seshen says:

    I think it’s a wonderful idea! If you’re not on Facebook, I really recommend getting an account because it’s the fastest way to start a movement.

  5. Yewtree says:

    I think a lot of the time it is not so much phobia in the Pagan community towards GSD people (gender and sexually diverse) but a lack of awareness. People write rituals that go on about the God and the Goddess (cisgendered of course) having sex, blithely ignoring other possibilities of sex and gender and orientation.

    Some people, when they are reminded of the need to be inclusive and welcoming, will do so, others will whine about it and say mega-stupid stuff like “well everyone can relate to heterosexual couples because their parents were” (except that some parents weren’t).

    So I definitely think there is a need for groups, and rituals, that are inclusive. I think such groups already exist, but what might be needed is a directory of them. I have pulled together a number of queer spirituality resources, but there is always room for more such pages, more such groups, and so on.

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