The Spirit of Transgender

I thought for those of you who might be interested in reading an article called The Spirit of Transgender by Holly Boswell, I have linked to it here.  It is long but I think important with regard to the ancient roots of the transgender nature of spirit in many spiritual traditions, including those of our Native American brothers and sisters.

I am including one paragraph here that I believe summarizes the essence of the article which I hope you will take the time to read in full.

We are discovering that traditions of Transgender Spirituality span all time and place, thanks to the efforts of anthropologists and others who are resurrecting various aspects of history which were nearly erased by the patriarchy. Transgendered people throughout history assumed special roles suited to their unique abilities, many of which were spiritually oriented. They have been seers and visionaries, healers, celebrants of ceremony and ritual, officiants who blessed weddings and births and laid to rest the dead, keepers and teachers of spiritual principles, mediators between wife and husband, tribe and nation, the human world and the spirit world.

Deanna

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About Deanna Joy Hallmark

I am a post-op transgender woman who has now completed transition and living my life as the woman I was born to be. I have been writing my blog, now titled "A Spy in the Enemy Camp - A transgender woman’s perspective from having lived as a man among men" since December 2011. Originally a record of my process and feelings in transition, last summer in 2013 it took on observations from both sides of the gender binary and now will also be looking at my past life pretending to be the man I never was and how it finally brought me to where I am today, the beautiful intelligent woman I had always believed I should have been since I was little.
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3 Responses to The Spirit of Transgender

  1. pasupatidasi says:

    Reblogged this on Pasupatidasi's Blog and commented:
    thanks to deanna, a woman i follow, for the link to the article and for her insights

  2. myrthryn says:

    I had some before about this in some of the indian tribes. A very good article, indeed.

  3. colormeanew says:

    just by reading the small portion you posted i was like YES! im going into anthropology (and hope to attend graduate school for a culturally based program concentrated on gender) but yes there are so many groups out there in the world and throughout time that have had this concept of gender that has been lost….an american society especially there is strict gender lines: male/ female. that i feel in other countries isnt so prevalent. ANWAYS thankyou for the link 🙂

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