Rewilding Without Gender – A Trans Perspective on The Flowering Wand

This post is a review of the book *The Flowering Wand* by Sophie Strand, which explores divine masculinities and critiques popular masculine archetypes. While the book’s poetic language is inspiring, it lacks an intellectual framework to ground its analysis of gender. The author also makes missteps of bio-essentialism and transphobia, which undermines the book’s message of liberation. This review ultimately questions the usefulness of gender as a spiritual metaphor and suggests moving beyond divine gender altogether.