Why Men Have Nipples

“The material world is all feminine. The feminine energy makes the non-manifest, manifest. So even men are of the feminine energy. We have to relinquish our ideas of gender in the conventional sense. This has nothing to do with gender, it has to do with energy. So feminine energy is what creates and allows anythingContinue reading “Why Men Have Nipples”

THE GODDESS ENERGY IS TRYING TO SAVE US

MARION WOODMAN (1928-2018), Canadian mythopoetic author, poet, analytical psychologist and women’s movement figure, from her work Conscious Femininity, published 1993: “… the goddess energy is trying to save us. If we go on with our power tactics, we’re going to destroy the earth. That’s why we haven’t got a long time to evolve. We’re eitherContinue reading “THE GODDESS ENERGY IS TRYING TO SAVE US”

The Second SEXUAL REVOLUTION.

I’ve been on the London sex scene for 36 years: long before the Age of the App I used to seek other queers in Cruising Grounds from Hampstead to Clapham Cottages from Wood Green to Balham; Saunas when they were raided to when they were abundant, to when they shrank away again; Porn cinemas whereContinue reading “The Second SEXUAL REVOLUTION.”

A 1906 Book about Gay Sexuality

Edward Westermarck’s 1906 book The Origin and Development of Moral Ideas included a chapter presenting the world with an overview of the occurrence of homosexuality and gender fluidity around the world, showing their frequent association with the spiritual aspects of communal life, and their widespread acceptance in pre-Christian cultures as natural parts of God’s creation.Continue reading “A 1906 Book about Gay Sexuality”

The Third Gender

The division of gender and sexuality into neatly defined and labelled boxes by the new scientific kids on the block, psychology and sociology, from the late 19th century onwards has never sat well with some gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. There have always been queer voices in the west who objected to the limitationsContinue reading “The Third Gender”

Holy Groves and Cruising Grounds

“One of the sacred functions of the tribe of men who love men is that we are Guardians of the Trees. There is something in our nature that is like the nature of the trees themselves, for the pattern of our love creates a ladder of energy, vertical, heaven and earth connecting, just as theContinue reading “Holy Groves and Cruising Grounds”

“The Priests in some Societies, the Pariahs in Others”

The homosexual in America; a subjective approach by Donald Webster Cory (the pen name of Edward Sagarin) published 1957, recorded the development of queer culture during the early to mid twentieth century. To set the scene he offered this historical overview of homosexuality around the world, which shows that some gays in that time ofContinue reading ““The Priests in some Societies, the Pariahs in Others””

Full Moon in Capricorn

The sensitive, emotional, homely, and yet directed and determined, rays of the Cancer Sun shine on us during the first month of Summer. This is the month that the Earth pulls us out of the fast-paced growth energies of the last half of the Spring into the Summer place of being and feeling. After aContinue reading “Full Moon in Capricorn”

50 YEARS OF GAY PRIDE

The first London Gay Pride in 1972, organised by the Gay Liberation Front was a protest “against all forms of oppression and victimisation” (GLF Manifesto) of gay people. The GLF demanded: that all discrimination against gay people, male and female, by the law, by employers, and by society at large, should end. that all peopleContinue reading “50 YEARS OF GAY PRIDE”

Carpenter’s Wisdom: Gays and God

In his 1914 book, INTERMEDIATE TYPES among PRIMITIVE FOLK: A Study in Social Evolution, English gay philosopher-poet EDWARD CARPENTER studied the connection of homosexuality with divination and religion, commenting in that “it certainly is remarkable to find – even from this slight study – how widespread the connection has been among the primitive peoples andContinue reading “Carpenter’s Wisdom: Gays and God”

Gay Liberation is Human Liberation

  “I celebrate myself, and sing myself,And what I assume you shall assume,For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” Walt Whitman, Song of Myself 50 years on from the first Gay Pride March in London – that of the Gay Liberation Front on 1st July 1972, walking from Trafalgar Square toContinue reading “Gay Liberation is Human Liberation”

A 1976 Faery Ritual

From Fall 1977 edition of White Crane Journal. https://www.whitecraneinstitute.org/wcjarchives/wc01020.htm by Arthur Evans, author of Witchcraft and the Gay Counter-Culture: “The scene was San Francisco’s Sutro Park, near the beach at Land’s End. A new group I had helped create, the Faery Circle, had decided to conduct a night-time ritual here. It was held in honorContinue reading “A 1976 Faery Ritual”

Summer Solstice Call

Warriors of Light, Shamans of Shadow Witches of the Winds, Waves, Earth and Fire There are HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of us BORN AROUND THE WORLD WAKING UP TO OUR ROLES DISCOVERING THE DESTINY But there are many more struggling one foot still firmly stuck in the old paradigm of division, dis-ease and dismay….. Let’s castContinue reading “Summer Solstice Call”

In Tune with the Infinite

Ralph Waldo TRINE (1866-1958) excerpted from In Tune with the Infinite “The great central fact of the universe is that spirit of infinite life and power that is back of all, that manifests itself in and through all. This spirit of infinite life and power that is back of all is what I call God.Continue reading “In Tune with the Infinite”

THE FIRST FRENCH CANNABIS CAFE

When Napoleon Bonaparte’s French troops were occupying Egypt at the end of the 18th century they discovered cannabis, liked it and brought it back to France with them, where it’s use and effects excited both psychiatrists and artists. The war to conquer Algeria from 1830-47 brought more hashish into France. Psychiatrist Jacques-Joseph Moreau studied useContinue reading “THE FIRST FRENCH CANNABIS CAFE”

The Queer Spiritual Inheritance

When I write and speak about the commonalities between the spiritual roles often taken by same-sex loving and gender-fluid people in traditional cultures around the world and also in pre-Christian Europe I tend to feel like I am delivering ‘news’, releasing a perspective little known in the world. However it is no new discovery IContinue reading “The Queer Spiritual Inheritance”

Shokti on Shakti, the Holy Spirit

“The influence of the Holy Spirit, exquisitely called the Comforter, is a matter of actual experience, as solid a reality as that of electro-magnetism” W. C. Brownell, American art and literary critic (1851-1928) The Divine Feminine – known as shakti – shekinah – holy spirit– is the LIVING PRESENCE OF DIVINITY within us, around us,Continue reading “Shokti on Shakti, the Holy Spirit”

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 isContinue reading “the ban on homosex was a devilish decoy”

THE SPIRITUAL VIEW OF GENDER

“Whether woman or man, one’s real humanity comes to light only when the feminine and masculine qualities within one are balanced.” Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi, Mother of Immortal Bliss) A few decades ago the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ was a commonly heard phrase, one rarely used now – did men and women declare a truce? MaybeContinue reading “THE SPIRITUAL VIEW OF GENDER”

a multiverse of consciousness

The deep belief in materiality has driven humanity to insanity – we have to gain a sense of conscious unity in order to realise our innate divinity. The tale of conflict and woe, that divides the world into friend and foe, is the tale that has to go. Competition keeps us in the head, co-operationContinue reading “a multiverse of consciousness”

DYING AND RISING GODS

“The philosophers of the ancient world were the spiritual masters of the Inner Mysteries… At the heart of the Mysteries were myths concerning a dying and resurrecting godman, who was known by many different names. In Egypt he was Osiris, in Greece Dionysus, in Asia Minor Attis, In Syria Adonis, in Italy Bacchus, in PersiaContinue reading “DYING AND RISING GODS”

Nature’s Gay Sons

The magical ones, nature’s gay sons, gentle feminine men had a role back then, in the ancient days of the Goddess Mother the first priesthood on the planet was this band of brothers. Known as Gala they sang, like the women, for the dead and tended the temples wherein lived the Godhead, serving as priestsContinue reading “Nature’s Gay Sons”

THE TRANS GOD

“…the mother of the gods … commanding him to restrain his infinity, converted him to herself.” Emperor Julian on Attis in the Discourse on the Mother of the Gods C4 The ancient Great ‘Mother of the Gods’, Cybele, was worshipped in Phrygia in the Anatolian region of modern Turkey since way back in pre-history –Continue reading “THE TRANS GOD”

THE GREAT EARTH MOTHER

Cybele – Rhea – Demeter – Gaia – Isis – Artemis – Aphrodite – Astarte – Ashtoreth – Venus: For thousands of years the Earth Mother reigned, her temples and rites had prestige and fame, She was worshipped across the ancient lands served by priestesses and queer priesthoods who also sometimes travelled in bands ofContinue reading “THE GREAT EARTH MOTHER”

1600 Years of Christian Persecution of Queers

Scotland’s government marked International Women’s Day 2022 by issuing a formal apology to the 2000 women and 500 men who were executed between the 16th and 18th centuries in a mania against witchcraft. “Addressing Scottish lawmakers, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it was “injustice on a colossal scale” that was “driven at least in partContinue reading “1600 Years of Christian Persecution of Queers”