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Transgender Remembrance Rituals

Thanks to everyone for this discussion- Galina Krasskova has written a post clarifying the Cuban origins of the ancestor elevation ritual, (though she is not the one organizing it) I don’t feel there is any cultural disrespect going on here, in fact I think people are being very intentionally respectful in honoring people who otherwise might be forgotten. 157 more words


FYI: Ancestor Elevation Rite Purportedly of Cuban origin

Some of my colleagues are participating in the Trans* Ancestor Elevation Rite that I (re)posted earlier. While I greatly support trans* rights, and honoring the dead, I decided not to participate mainly because I felt the need to learn more about the deceased individuals being honored (until I was putting together my… 445 more words

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Transgender Rite of Ancestor Elevation

Reposted from here- Some people have been having trouble reading with the background, (not sure if there are any accessibility probs for people using screenreaders?) Not sure if I am participating (guess I better make up my mind quick though!) Regardless, I do plan on going to a Transgender Remembrance Day event on the 20th, I’m sure there are probably some at the area’s rainbow flag waving churches. 342 more words


Remembering the Trans* Dead

I’m not sure if I believe in a life after death, though I’m pretty well versed in cultural beliefs. That said, if one were so inspired I would totally suggest… 20 more words


Third Quarter Lesson 6: 4th Commandment, Session 1 with Ancestor Veneration

Begins the lesson on the 4th commandment on respecting one’s parents and elders. This also includes a discussion on the Ancestor veneration.

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From my blog Ride the Spiral, I honor Jay, my informally adopted father, who died in 2005.


Samhain and Ritual 2014

On Friday it is the great feast of Samhain, the start of winter. I am again using a ritual from ADF Solitary Druid Fellowship. A Naturalistic Pantheist ritual can be found on my ritual page… 257 more words