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Ancestor Journal

I feel deeply connected to my ancestors and I’ve been wanting to come up with a way to do more ancestor veneration than I do. ADF will help with that, as ancestors are one of the three kindreds, which I really like. 475 more words

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Ancestors

I have been meeting up with my great-aunts and great-uncles over the last few months. It is an enriching experience two fold. First fold: I get to reintegrate parts of my family that have been long cut off from me (near on 18 years in all cases), and I get to meet family members that I’ve never met, or cannot remember meeting because I was a very young child when last we saw. 1,177 more words

Family

Update on Call for Submissions List

Just to remind folks, I have a Call for Submissions List for Pagan and polytheist related books that I hear about. They are listed in order by which deadline is the soonest. 247 more words

Celtic/Druid

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

Transgender

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

Transgender

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

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