Tue, Oct 25|
Witchcraft & the Queer Counterculture
Both the queer and the witch are, by accounts of modern understanding, the Other. The witch, says Peter Grey, is the one "at the end of the pointed finger." And so is the queer.
Time & Location
Oct 25, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
About the event
The relationship between queerness and witchcraft is likewise deep and tangled, and was wrought together in the pre-modern conception of the witch, in being transgressive like Medea, Kirke, and Joan of Arc. They each embody the Sacred Other.
Witchcraft itself is a response to the oppression of the People and the Land, whose body forms an active resistance to the mores of conventional society that wreaks havoc upon all who are marginalized and dispossessed. Both witches and queers live and dance and fuck in the cracks of culture, in the dark places of wisdom.
This workshop will explore:
1. Witchcraft as an historic form of resistance to oppression and likewise the struggles and narrative of queerness as a form of resistance to white-supremacist cis-het patriarchy.
2. The flesh as the Hedge, and the body of the queer witch as the threshold of ecstasy and transgression. Self as Other/Other as Self.
3. Queer sex magic and the Queer Mysteries
This is an online, virtual event that includes a short ritual with participants evoking the Queer Mighty Dead and asking for their aid in our work and in our personal empowerment.
This workshop is dedicated to the memory of the presenter's Magister in the Faery Tradition, Gabriel Carrillo.
Single Admission$20.00+$0.50 service fee
Admission for Two
This allows you to admit two people for a discount.$30.00+$0.75 service fee