No one chimed in, for possibly the fifth time it’s been mentioned on this blog, when I asked if anyone had suggestions in regard to this post.
I know, personally, I am bewildered as to how one could realistically improve (Neo)-Wicca to remove the hardcore binary element and erasure of agender or asexuals. But I don’t claim to know much about the inner workings of Inner Court Wicca. I just don’t know for certain how it works. All I do know is that in Outer Court, you can shape and mold the practice to be more friendly, but then are you being true to the original faith? It’s just….leaves me feeling useless in the matter.
I agree it needs to be discussed, thought out, and sketched into reality, but I just don’t know where or how to contribute to it, beyond just saying “heck yeah, let’s fix that over-overbearingly binary fertility thing.”
I used to be Neo-Wiccan. So many years ago, it’s like some other era. Way back in the late 90s/early 2000s. But I’m also nonbinary. And the way I reconciled this sort of thing with myself tended to be to realize that people are just labeling energies by things they can comprehend better. The energies labeled as masculine or feminine are in actuality a large grouping of various energies that people just happen to associate with feminine or masculine aspects.
So, I would look at the spell, what I was doing, or what I was reading and ask myself what specific energies are they referring to. And then it’s just working with the energies themselves and discarding the label of either male or female.
I mean, that’s just how I worked with it. So, I don’t know how that helps in general, but I thought I’d mention it in case it helps someone who is struggling with this. I really can’t say how to handle the super-sexual or fertility focus that is often found in Neo-Wicca/Wicca because I just sort of ignored it myself as it was always heteronormative and I’m gay.