TransPagan

loki

When I reflect upon the Divine it is impossible for me to exclude gender. In the modern goddess movement within Neo-Paganism women have reclaimed their place and the feminine aspect of divinity. For me it is time to take that a step further and reclaim the non-binary of genders within the Divine.

Gender and gender identity is diverse and not binary. The gender binary system is ultimately flawed with so many individuals being born intersex and transgender. Therefore in my mind it is also impossible to believe that the Divine has no aspects that are transgender and do not fit the gender binary.

In fact I do not have to look far to validate my awareness here. Here is Loki, a Nordic god but also he is transgender. As I write my bro Mo has shared the following link

http://getrealcambridge.com/2015/03/07/an-examination-of-gender-in-viking-age-scandinavia/

so I will not expand any further on Loki as it has been done here.

As a Pagan transman living in the Pagan LGBT community has not been a pleasant experience and I no longer really take part in either. By following my own spiritual and gender specific path I have reclaimed my own space within the Divine. For me that has been a relatively easy thing to do but I am aware for others it will be anything but easy. Is it not about time the Pagan LGBT took a look at itself and the level of discrimination going on in its midst?

 

© JG Farmer 2015

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8 thoughts on “TransPagan

  1. I’m a pagan trans guy, and my love for the Norse gods is part of what gave me the strength to accept myself. Loki is such a great example of gender fluidity. There’s also a small sect of people (me among them) who believe that Odin is also an example of gender variance–some go as far as to say He is a trans man.

  2. well said bro, I think you should put this on Rainbow Pagans too if you feel so inclined. You have to follow the path which is right for you, and you do a good thing for the world by doing so too. Hugs

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