Monsnoleedra is wrong on this point. I should have been a little more pointed in my post responding to what he said. According to Dr. Tedlock's book, being some sort of trans is the very common for witches in shamanistic cultures. Being trans enhances magic ability rather than detracts. And he himself is bound to Artemis, so perhaps he was speaking more about his own struggles. From what I have read here, he has faced TERF-type antagonism for his devotion to Artemis.
No I'm not wrong about it. That's like saying because book A says this is what is found then everyone must align to that. My experience is very few shamanic practitioners were any sort of trans or had gender identity issues. Yes they had some but the larger population of practitioners where not. But of course under the current situations then I suppose we better change the books to make Sitting Bull transgender to appease a minority perspective.
Regarding Artemis it had nothing to do with gender identity it had to do with being male and claimed by her. But the usage of she only calls females has been my troubles with it. But I do have to side with the women who claim unless born a woman you'll never be a woman as you can't experience the full biological aspects of said argument. Mental gender and physical gender does not change the physical gender one is born with. In my experience and many of those I know gender is recognized upon the human plain by the spirits.
Either way it doesn't matter. I'm tired of you have to change what you believe to show support for others. I don't give a crap about his personal issues or what he thinks of himself as. That is his life and argument to deal with not mine nor is changing mine to make his easier. But it's pretty apparent it's ok to say things about or to me but heaven forbid you not appear to support their position. Sorry doesn't wash.
You can go ahead and close my account...I've had enough of supposed traditional crafts that is all about making life easier on others by demanding you change your ways and views towards things so you don't upset or offend them. Dam I long for the days when we worried about our craft and not trying to be politically correct.