Two-Spirit Spirituality: Gift

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I have known for a very long time about the tradition of gender-variant shaman among Native American peoples primarily in North America, and recently I felt moved to research further.  This poem is the fruit of my research and prayer.  I dedicate it to my dear friend Jim, the extroverted mystic, who gave this gift at the hardest of times to a church which could not receive it.

As unlikely as it sounds, the idea germinated from a word challenge to create a post around the word “violet.” the challenge.



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An Outstanding TED TALK about gender variance:

Two Spirit: The Story of a Movement Unfolds – Native Peoples – May-June 2014 – Native Peoples