the Sacred Two Spirit/Transgendered/Transsexual Beings:
We are very pleased to announce new Temple policy that affects Two Spirit Beings beginning in January 2009.
Temple blesses you on your Holy and Heroic Path and
holds you as an Honored, Unique and Divine Being created
just as the Goddess made you the day you were born,
and just as you have, in your Sacred Freedom, created
yourself to be now.
The Temple is still woman-centered, and has two
kinds of events:
1) Those that are Temple-sponsored, and
2) Those presented by women teachers leading their
own events, some of which are mixed (male and female
most Temple-sponsored events such as Sunday Services
and Holy Day Rituals, and when we are open to the
public for prayer, we continue to hold woman-only space,
for women-born women only. We hold this boundary to
allow the greatest number of women possible the opportunity
to circle together under womens spiritual authority,
experience the unique vibration that is female, and
have a safe and sacred space in which to heal from
the ills of patriarchy, free from the male gaze.
is far from a perfect solution, we know, and we know
well that it does not respond appropriately to all
those who do not fit into one of societys two
basic boxes, female and male. We regret that our modern
American culture does not properly recognize or appreciate
the special nature of the Two Spirit, and holds no
space for them.
Temple holds that all beings -- including animals
and insects, grasses, trees, flowers and stones
are Divine and Holy, and created by the Goddess. All
life is held in reverence, even as we hold our woman-only
boundary at Sunday Services and at other times when we hold woman-only space.
have continued to discuss this matter in circle meetings, with
much compassion and heartfelt concern. Having reached a place in our circle discussions where we have unanimously agreed that it is now the appropriate time to open the Temple to ALL for a service on Friday evenings, we lovingly invite Two Spirit Beings to attend our new Friday evening service with us at the Goddess Temple in addition to our many wonderful events open to all.
Our Friday evening services and the events open to all can be found on our calendar, indicated at each
applicable listing by the notation: for women
and men or "for all."
We continue to hold with you that our world reaches a place of being where there
is Reverence for Life evident throughout society at
every turn for every being.
As always, please
feel free to contact us and share your further thoughts,
which we hold in deepest honoring and respect.