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Thu, Aug 15



Queer Animistic Spirituality & the Natural World as Queer Ancestor with Lex Ritchie

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Queer Animistic Spirituality & the Natural World as Queer Ancestor with Lex Ritchie
Queer Animistic Spirituality & the Natural World as Queer Ancestor with Lex Ritchie

Time & Location

Aug 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Salem, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970, USA

About the event

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This lecture will explore the animistic threads of modern queer belonging and spirituality. Using the passages of animistic belonging found in the classic work of queer & trans fiction “Stone Butch Blues” as a starting place, an understanding of animistic belonging in the natural world as a lineage of modern queer identities will be developed. This animistic belonging will be placed in conversation with works of queer spirituality from the Gay Liberation movement to posit the potential for a radical animistic queer spirituality that responds to ecocide and climate catastrophe in the present day.

About the Presenter:

Lex Ritchie (they/he) is a queer witch, mystic, and writer devoted reweaving sacred and reciprocal relationship. Their work is spirit-led and historically informed, with a particular focus on ancestral healing, queer spiritualities, and the Orphic tradition. Their work been featured in Yahoo! News and Huffington Post, as well as many podcasts and essay collections. In their free time, they can be found crafting fiber art, singing bawdy songs, and worshiping Hermes and Dionysus in public forests.

Admission Details:

In-person ticket holders - the class recording link will be emailed to you within 3-5 business days of the conclusion of the event. Class doors are closed after the first 5-minutes of the start of the class.

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