An Ancient Reference to Gays as Faerie Spirits

There is an ancient religious text from Persia that directly associates men who love men with the magical underworld of demons and faery spirits – the Vendidad of the Zoroastrian faith. Written around the same time as the 5th book of the Jewish Torah, Deuteronomy, which forbids Israelites from cross-dressing, becoming temple sex-workers, or bringingContinue reading “An Ancient Reference to Gays as Faerie Spirits”

REUNION WITH HEAVEN

According to certain mythologies, humanity once lived in Paradise and since leaving it has been trying to return. This can be interpreted as referring to the natural state of feeling our interconnectedness with all existence, which humans lost once we began to develop our own individual self-awareness, as society became more complex, language developed andContinue reading “REUNION WITH HEAVEN”

Alcibiades: A 17th Century Gay Novel

Alcibiades The Schoolboy is a book from the 1630s praising homosexuality and providing us with evidence that a self-aware gay identity existed long before the 19th century, when such a self-conscious identity is generally supposed to have been formed. Originally in Italian, the novel was finally translated and published into English in the year 2000.Continue reading “Alcibiades: A 17th Century Gay Novel”

The Goddess in Europe

The People of Europe once worshipped the Goddess in forests, at lakes, on mountains and in caves – that instinct still manifests today, at carnivals, festivals and raves… Her worship was led by women and queer gender-bending servants, Hers were the powers of nature, the animals, the body and the moon, But men turned theContinue reading “The Goddess in Europe”

Pisces Full Moon

FULL MOON is a time of culmination and emotional release, each month creating a tension, and opportunity for growth, in a certain area of our lives. At full moon there is always a polarity at play within us, one that can reveal to us more about who we are. The Virgo-Pisces axis combines earth andContinue reading “Pisces Full Moon”

Gender

Modern society seems to have got itself into a place of utter confusion about gender identity – and this will likely not clear until the fundamental flaw in the culturally dominant scientific material paradigm is corrected. This flaw, from which so many failures of understanding stem, is that we live in a physical universe, inContinue reading “Gender”

What the World needs Now is: KNOWLEDGE

In the mid 90s I underwent a dramatic awakening to the subtle realms of reality, to the sacred dimension of life, to the great mystery of our existence – and to the fact that for thousands of years these aspects of creation had been at the centre of human research and enquiry, while in theContinue reading “What the World needs Now is: KNOWLEDGE”

You Are Everything: YouTube Pride

“YOU ARE NOT JUST L G B T or Q: YOU ARE EVERYTHING” The introductory video of the online global celebration of PRIDE 2021 on YouTube features this awesome, magical message – that as a queer person you are not simply the label attached to you in our ever expanding alphabet of definitions, that withinContinue reading “You Are Everything: YouTube Pride”

From AIDS to ETERNITY

MY NEW BOOK IS NOW ON SALE AT LULU.COM : click here From Smalltown Boy to Queer Spirit Warrior, from gay bars to Radical Faerie gatherings, here is a tale of awakening to a multi-dimensional reality and of discovering the hidden spiritual powers of gay/lesbian/bi/trans/queer people and how they are manifesting in the world today.Continue reading “From AIDS to ETERNITY”

Gay Love is Ancient & Innate

The generally accepted belief that any kind of self-aware homosexual identity did not exist until the late 19th century was invented by heterosexuals who sought to ensure their dominance over society. This belief stands on shaky ground and deserves to be blown away and replaced by awareness of the many centuries in which gay loveContinue reading “Gay Love is Ancient & Innate”

Beltane Rites: A History

BELTANE is an ancient fire festival marking the point in Spring when Winter is finally defeated and the journey into Summer truly underway. The last vestiges of the dark half of the year were burned away in the Beltane fires, and Maypole dances whisked up a spirit of revelry and celebration. Of all the paganContinue reading “Beltane Rites: A History”

Trans Day of Visibility

In the years 1995-2000 I underwent a transformation of my being – due to sickness I was motivated to explore the metaphysical layers of existence and quickly worked out that: THERE ARE TWO LAYERS TO OUR HUMAN REALITY THE MATERIAL (PHYSICAL BODY) AND THE NON-MATERIAL (MIND, SPIRIT) The Western culture lost this understanding at someContinue reading “Trans Day of Visibility”

Gays in the Age of Aquarius

The age of Pisces: we swim around like fish in water, unaware that we are totally immersed in the element that gives us life. We fall for the illusions that rulers, religions, society want us to buy. We believe that we are limited and born to merely die. The age of Aquarius: the soul ofContinue reading “Gays in the Age of Aquarius”

Christ and Cybele

In the ancient pagan world the arrival of Spring was time for ceremonies celebrating rebirth and renewal. Christianity followed this pattern with its Easter festival. Will Roscoe writes in Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same Sex Love (published 2004): In late antiquity, the worship of Cybele and Attis was one of Christianity’s chief sourcesContinue reading “Christ and Cybele”

The Potential of Shamanism in Gay Life

Modern western world has elevated the external – the objective, scientific, material – universe over the subjective, internal experience. The common goals in our culture are physical beauty, fame and fortune, not wisdom, compassion and spiritual awareness. Gay subculture buys into this big time, with the help of apps such as Grindr we are makingContinue reading “The Potential of Shamanism in Gay Life”

A manifestation of our longing

One day we’ll perhaps realise it’s not simply a virus Not really spread through drops in the air, but a manifestation of our collective longing to become more united, become more aware, to come home to Who We Really Are, a result of the longing in our souls to evolve beyond confusion, separation and despair.Continue reading “A manifestation of our longing”

No Separation

At the root of human woeIs the belief that we’re not whole.In this both monotheistic religion and sciencePlay their terrible roles. Original Sin is the Original Lie,Materialism says there’s nothing when we die,But there’s a deeper truth our souls know wellBeyond the duality of heaven and hellIn addition to the light of scientific reason. TheContinue reading “No Separation”

REINCARNATION

“The soul has neither beginning nor end. [They] come into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of their previous lives”– Origen,183-253 A.D. The two major Abrahamic religions, Christianity and Islam, deny the reality of reincarnation, but looking back at history we see this denial has more political than spiritual roots.Continue reading “REINCARNATION”

URANUS

“Uranus is the awakener, whose job is to keep us faithful to what keeps us unique, fascinating and weird.” Montufar In the ancient wisdom tradition astrology, Saturn was long considered to be the ruling planet of Aquarius, but the discovery of Uranus in 1781 led to this unusual planet being assigned the role. Uranus isContinue reading “URANUS”

Conversation with God

In the year 2000 I was emerging from five years in a transformational cocoon called AIDS, wondering how to integrate the cosmic experiences I had been having with being part of the world and joining the living again. The series of Conversations with God books by Neale Donald Walsch were a vital source of insightContinue reading “Conversation with God”

Holy Suffolk: An Angle on the English

The Land holds the memories that people forgot, but when we rediscover how to speak to the earth, trees and sky, we’ll see that nothing is ever really lost. Returning to spend time in the town of my childhood, Stowmarket in mid-Suffolk, after 3 decades away, I am discovering an ancient connection in the landContinue reading “Holy Suffolk: An Angle on the English”