I apologize for the last-minute notice for many of you (as you might guess, there’s been a good amount going on here lately as it is between spooky season and righteous indignation), but for those who would be free tonight, I want to draw your attention to the lovely and incredible Ariana Serpentine (also on Twitter and Facebook), who just put out her new book Sacred Gender: Create Trans and Nonbinary Spiritual Connections through Llewellyn.
Explore gender from a sacred perspective and learn how to turn dysphoria into euphoria. With suggestions for making devotion more inclusive, Ariana Serpentine empowers you to spiritually connect to your gender and incorporate it into your personal and group practice. Sacred Gender invites you to talk to your ancestors through the stars and introduces you to spirits and deities that can help you achieve self-actualization. Learn how to manifest your desires with sigil magic and identify affirming names, pronouns, clothes, and accessories with the smile test. Filled with thought-provoking journal prompts, reflection exercises, and a gender initiation, this beginner-friendly book encourages you to see parts of yourself that may have been obscured and liberate your spirituality from the gender binary.
I’m honestly thrilled that she’s put this out, as it promises to be a great text to take apart and put back together notions of sex and gender within spiritual, magical, or divine contexts. This is a topic I’ve written about and wrestled with before, so I’m excited to get my copy in the mail and see what Ariana has in store for us all.
To celebrate the book being released, Ariana is putting together a Facebook Live event as a book release party, scheduled for tonight, November 8 2022 at 8:30 PM EST which is in a little over an hour from this post being made (my apologies for getting the word out so late, again!). For such an event, Ariana is putting together a series of readings from the book, guests talks by River Devora and Mhara Starling (of The Welsh Witch Podcast) and myself to talk about gender and spirituality, and an ask-me-anything section. I’ll be there to talk about Hermeticism and gender, but there’ll be so much more there, as well. (If the event is recorded and saved for after-the-fact access, I’ll add a link to it to my About page for others to check in on later like I have my other online appearances and interviews.)
Here’s hoping to a great time tonight, and here’s hoping to see you there! And, of course, be sure to get her book if you think it’s something to chew on; you could get the book directly from Llewellyn, but you can also get it on Amazon in both paperback, Kindle, and audiobook form, too!