Gender Fluidity and Shamanism

GenderFluidGender Fluidity and Shamanism:
A seven-week ceremony held via teleseminar (group phone-call)

Witches are wild creatures, transcending every limit. I’m a child of the Gods. Their infinite powers are mine.

So gender limits don’t apply to me. Gender limitlessness is an innate part of my magic. Gender limitlessness is innate to me as a Fey being. I choose to embrace my full power as a shaman and person. Join me in a seven-week ritual to:

* Discover, increase, and celebrate your gender fluidity.

* Understand and draw on its otherworldly significance and spiritual potency, to maximize the power of your magic and mundane activities.


Along with additional info about this event, I want to share a bit about my decades-long ever-shifting gender journey as a shaman. I’m sharing it visually, through photographs representing a *few* moments of the journey. That’s why you’ll see pictures of me here and there in this post; a photo essay is woven with the course information.

Usually, gender fluid refers to a self-definition of one’s own gender. We’ll work with that in this rite and go a step further by emphasizing a gender experience, an experience of your gender that is truly your own style, freed from restrictions. I’m not referring to a way of dressing or lovemaking, though they’re included or not according to your choices. I’m talking about a mental, emotional, physical, and otherworldly state of being. This is a birthright that helps you claim your birthright of shamanic and worldly power, beauty, and wholeness of body and spirit.

For this rite, gender fluid will mean both the self-definition and the personal experiences, and that they: are not limited to male and female polarities unless one so desires; include the option of being genderless; might shift constantly; and could include as many variations as there are people—and moments—on the planet.

FDG1986GirlDuring this seven-week rite, you’ll:

* Learn how gender fluidity and shamanism go hand-in-hand.

* Use shamanic tools to release gender fluidity that has been squelched in you.

* Discover and explore your gender fluidity.

* Find out how to bring gender fluidity into your magic to set your shamanic powers free.

* Be empowered to bring gender fluidity into your mundane life to set your mundane powers free.

* Experience living your gender fluidity in sacred states. We’ll enjoy this together as a group, in ritual during our meetings.

The Faerie witch gets full choice regarding gender and hence greater Fey power, Fey beauty, and Fey wholeness.

This ceremony might not be offered again. It is suitable for novices and adepts, and it can be used as one of the qualifying electives required for advanced Third Road training. Teleseminars are group phone meetings: just dial the phone to participate.

SunnyDotThe group meets seven consecutive Wednesdays, noon to 1:00 EST, starting Weds, August 15. Reserve Weds Oct 3, same time, for a makeup session in case I am unavailable for one of the planned meetings.

SunnyDotTuition is $250. Your particular carrier may charge you for the calls. Upon receipt of payment, your place is reserved, and event phone #, etc., emailed to you.

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If you need more info, or want to discuss scholarship, trade, or payment plan, call 814-337-2490. No refunds.

You’ll be really living gender fluidity, whether for the first time or more than ever, in both the mundane and magical realms.

Walk between the stars exactly as you are.


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10 Responses to Gender Fluidity and Shamanism

  1. Carmo says:

    So damn sexy!

  2. Brianne says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these photos! I feel honored that I was able to see a peek into “Francesca through the years”. It actually brought a little tear to my eye to be reminded how open and magickal you are. Inspiration for sure!

    • Francesca De Grandis says:

      Oh my goodness, Brianne, you have no idea what that means to me! Or, perhaps you do, LOL! Thank you so very very very much.

  3. Lynn says:

    I understand what you mean by private vs. public perception of the self, Francesca.

    Pardon this non sequitur, but I grew up in a very emotionally abusive household. My mother ingrained in me that I was inferior, and a terrible person. I completely internalized her words.

    Years later, as an adult, some women I greatly respected laughed when I told them I knew I came across as a mean, tough person.

    “You, Lynn?” said one of the women. “You’re a good woman. You really are such a sweetheart.”

    It was just a comment, but it was nice hearing something nice about myself.

    • Francesca De Grandis says:

      It does not seem a non-sequitor to me. It is amazing how one’s view of oneself can differ from other people’s view of one.

      I am sorry to hear you had such a rough childhood, Lynn.

      Hey, how did you come across this event announcement? I ask because you posted your first comment before I mentioned the announcement in my newsletter or in social media.

  4. Lynn says:

    My response was completely emotional. I could barely type.

    Gender fluidity fascinates me, and seeing your photos almost knocked me out.

    That first photo reminds me of a young Italian lesbian I met years ago. She liked me, but I was so cut off from my emotions that I wasn’t even open to her suggestions.

    Also, after twenty years of knowing about you and your work, I guess I had a picture in my mind that doesn’t quite mesh with reality. Let me explain: I had seen your photos before, but I was so not prepared for this new way of seeing you: As someone embracing such a masculine visage. And what’s even more amazing is that you are not just playing “dress up.” In these new photos, you exude masculinity.

    In short, I am astonished.

    • Francesca De Grandis says:

      Ah, Lisa, now I understand! Thank you for the explanation.

      Gender fluidity is interesting. The person you probably thought me to be is still probably who I am, but now you’re just getting to see more aspects of me. That is part of what I’m saying in the class description: we don’t have to be limited.

      I tried in these pics to show a range of gender. I don’t know if I accomplished that or not. It can be so surprising how someone might interpret us. For example, at a time when I thought I looked utterly masculine, someone said to me, “You’re not the least bit androgynous, you always look feminine.” On the opposite end of the spectrum, one time when I thought I looked pretty “normally” feminine, somebody accused me of secretly being a transsexual.

      Such a journey!

  5. Lynn says:

    I first read BAG almost twenty years ago while living in New York. Turbulence was everywhere in my life, and that book was comforting. Odd, but comforting.

    I often wonder about the writers of the books I feel so moved by. What are these people like in person? So I must say that after seeing the pictures you have just posted, I am overwhelmed. Shocked. A mess of emotions, deluged with confusion.

    • Francesca De Grandis says:

      Lynn, thank you for an interesting response. However, I do not understand what you’re saying. What in the photos do you find “overwhelming?” Why are you ”shocked?” E.g., are you shocked and overwhelmed because you think I’m pretty or ugly or unusual or powerful or multifaceted or…?

      In the same vein I don’t understand what emotions you are describing as your “mess of emotions” or what you find confusing. Please enlighten me, I’m very interested. Thanks again.

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