Statement by the Brotherhood of the Unnamed Path regarding Transgender Exclusionary Radical Feminism

In the last few weeks articles have started to circulate, that have again, brought the issue of – Transgender Exclusionary Radical Feminism (TERF) – to the forefront of dialogues regarding inclusion within the pagan, and magical communities. It is the stance of the brothers of the Unnamed Path that this ideology actively promotes the same systems of oppression upon other marginalized persons that TERFs would claim to be opposing. Such individuals and systems are not congruent with our beliefs nor welcome in our tradition.

The Unnamed Path, has been and will continue to be, a tradition that welcomes and affirms Transgender, non-binary and other gender expansive persons. Even as a tradition of “men who love men” we recognize and celebrate the diversity and full spectrum of gender identity and expression from which individuals come to us for teaching and fellowship. Self-determination and self-identification fuel the intention behind our spiritual workings and those workings are made stronger by individuals who have done the deeper work to live their truth in the face of oppressive messages from the dominant culture.

We believe it is important for groups of women, men, and those who find themselves between or ‘othered’, to form strong bonds of magic and fellowship within their Tribes. We challenge other pagan and magical communities to rise up in response by first deconstructing their own outmoded and oppressive structures (including the public messages they issue) and take resolute action towards radical inclusivity in this time of great separation and disparity.

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A Statement by the Brotherhood

STATEMENT BY THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE UNNAMED PATH REGARDING THE SEPARATION OF CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS FROM THEIR PARENTS.

The Brotherhood of the Unnamed Path denounces the actions by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency separating children of immigrants from their parents. We stand against these policies as dictated and enforced by the attorney general and the current administration. We condemn in the strongest terms the justification of these actions by statement of religious scripture or by indicating a need to intimidate and provoke fear.

We are all descendants of immigrants to this land. Our Brotherhood includes some whose families have been here only a generation, some whose families have been here many generations, and some are descendants from the people who set foot on the North American continent almost 20,000 years ago.

The Government of the United States, since its founding has had a sordid history in how it has treated people living on the North American continent, and frankly around the world. We acknowledge this and possess no intent to diminish the harm done to previous generations. We had hoped that our government would be loath to return to committing the atrocities that had been done in the past. We had hoped that those in positions of power and trust would exercise judgment with compassion and an enlightened understanding of what mistakes to not make again. Unfortunately, our hopes are diminished. Our fears are realized.

We call upon the government of the United States to immediately cease its practice of separating families. We encourage legal action, and as people are able and see fit, direct action to protest and disrupt these activities. We ask our ancestors, the spirits of this land, our guides and guardians to aid us all in these efforts.

Our Brotherhood and practices revolve around Love. We the Brotherhood of the Unnamed Path send our Love to all those families suffering and to those fighting against these practices of terror.

To those ordering, instigating, committing, and condoning these brutal deeds, be warned, the ancestors are awake, the spirits are awake, and the people are awakening. You will be held accountable for your acts.

June 17, 2018

Contact: theunnamedpath@gmail.com

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Stone & Stang 2018

The Brothers of the Unnamed Path are excited to announce that Stone and Stang returns in 2018!

Stone and Stang 2018: Into the Cauldron: Silence and Renewal

In these times of chaos and strife, we return to the Cauldron of the Goddess to incubate new wisdom and understanding within. Practices of silence creates space for our spiritual gifts as Men Who Love Men. We come together to connect with each other, the Land, Ancestors, Spirits of Nature, and the Gods.

Friday Night Keynote Speaker

AndrewRamer

ANDREW RAMER

In 1990 Harry Hay blessed Andrew Ramer as “a younger elder of the tribe.” Mark Thompson interviewed him for his 1994 book Gay Spirit along with fifteen other writers, healers, teachers and visionaries of the gay spirituality movement. Andrew’s own books include Two Flutes Playing: A Spiritual Journeybook for Gay Men, Queering the Text: Biblical, Medieval, and Modern Jewish Stories, and Revelations for A New Millennium. You can read more about him and his work at andrewramer.com

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Feb 10 – July 31 – Registration Fee: $100 (Includes Dinner Friday, Lunch & Dinner Saturday & Sunday) + Lodging Choice (See Below)

August 1 – September 21 – Registration Fee: $125 (Includes Dinner Friday, Lunch & Dinner Saturday & Sunday) + Lodging Choice (See Below)

Lodging Options Include

Camping: $40/night @ 3 Nights= $120

Dorm: $70/night @ 3 nights = $210

Onsite Tents (shared): $55/Night @ 3 nights = $165

PLEASE NOTE: We will be offering some limited scholarships for 2018. We expect to post more information by March 1, 2018.

PRESENTERS WANTED!

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A PROGRAMMING PROPOSAL

It is suggested that programming suggestions be in alignment with this years theme.

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10 years of the Unnamed Path!

February 4, 2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of the first Unnamed Path podcast! It s also the birthday of Hyperion’s mother! Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday!

Thank you to all those who have supported the Unnamed Path these past 10. The Brothers look forward to serving our communities for many years to come!

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Apprenticeship Classes Starting

From Brother Chase: I will be getting started with another round of apprenticeships very soon. If you are interested, please fill out the questionnaire at the link below, and I will be sending out emails to those who have done so at the end of this week.

A few details – Brother Sphinx and I will be co-teaching this class, which will be done long-distance via video chat (most likely Skype or Google Hangout). Cost is on a sliding scale of $30-50 per class, with one class every two weeks. More details will be given during the first class, which is an orientation class. Looking forward to hearing from people!

APPRENTICESHIP INTEREST QUESTIONNAIRE 

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Standing Rock

Mni Wiconi
(“Water is Life” in Lakota)

In August 2016, the Unnamed Path signed onto the Pagan Statement of Solidarity with Standing Rock –
https://actionnetwork.org/…/pagan-solidarity-with…

As Winter sets in, with some Water Protectors heading home while others brace for the season, we reaffirm our solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the words expressed in the Pagan Statement of Solidarity.

We encourage everyone, as they are called, to work on this important issue as well as the numerous similar issues they face in their communities.

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Please help Brother Ravenmoon

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Friends, Brothers, and Allies,
PLEASE HELP!

John Ravenmoon, an initiate of the Unnamed Path was diagnosed with cancer a year ago. He has gone through treatment, but recently it was found that the cancer has spread to his lung. Within the last 2 weeks, John’s health put him in the hospital and now he and his husband Michael are facing enormous financial strain. Please help our dear brother with a donation so that Michael’s energy and focus can be on being by John’s side during this critical period.

Thank you for any amount you are able to give.

Click Here for the Fundraising Site

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