the ban on homosex was a devilish decoy

Share the joy, reveal the ploy:

the ban on homosex was a devilish decoy

from what the elite were up to as they plundered the earth –

the world has long forgotten what gay love is worth.

Plato spotted that tyrants dominate through societal division

while homo love breeds brotherhood, community, trust –

which is why it suits tyrannical powers to treat same sex love with derision

and turn the rest of the population against us.

Christianity proved a useful creed –

its repression of sexuality suited the needs

of emperors and kings who wanted workers and soldiers

for their schemes of conquest and plunder,

their ambitions of power and wealth.

In the name of the Cross they marched and murdered,

while blaming women and gays for everything from earthquakes to ill health.

Sodomites and witches burned at the stake

native peoples conquered, their queer shamans slaughtered,

the world’s resources plundered and another creed invented:

Scientists the new priests, telling all what to believe

wake up dear world, we’ve been seriously deceived.

There’s one story going on in this world – it’s called Being, it’s called Life and it’s called LOVE.

It exists in and as all of us, each one equal and the same,

every person has a part in Life’s game.

Love for all beings reveals the play:

female, male, trans, straight, gay

love needs to flow all ways

for humanity to start a new day.

Consciousness itself is what we are

and Love is the Fire that transforms it,

but the world is transfixed by a dark myth of pain

and the stupid idea that intelligence sits in the brain –

the heart is the leading light on our way

and the teachers of love on this planet

are often gay.

Once the shamans, the priests, the holy ones served

in the tribes, the cities, in the temple reserves,

enacting rites of mystery, of death and rebirth,

of gender fluidity and of music and mirth.

Challenging to the menfolk, but essential to them too,

like the women, the queer folk, had spiritual things to do,

rites that kept spirit connected to the land.

These sons of the earth lived together in bands,

dressed in finery to honour the earth mother,

worshipped Attis, her castrated lover,

with music, dance and song,

in which all revellers were swept along

in a Dionysian enthusiasm

that swept away the self

in an orgy of ecstatic energy and sensual wealth.

Cross dressing, gender bending, erotic activities

were the most fun of all the pagan festivities,

but they threatened disorder, made the authorities afraid,

so a new religion was adopted, they banned the old pagan ways,

and when things went wrong, they blamed the Jews and the Gays.

Share the joy, reveal the ploy:

the ban on homosex was a devilish decoy

from what the elite were up to as they plundered the earth –

the world has long forgotten what gay love is worth.

Published by shokti

i am shokti, lovestar of the eurofaeries, aka marco queer magician of london town. i explore the links between our sexual-physical nature and our spirits, running gatherings, rituals and Queer Spirit Festival. i woke up to my part in the accelerating awakening of light love and awareness on planet earth during a shamanic death-and-rebirth process lasting from January 1995 to the year 2000, and offer here my insights and observations on the ongoing transformation of human consciousness, how to navigate the waves of change, and especially focusing on the role of queer people at this time.

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