Gender and Homosex: AFRICAN WISDOM

  “… among the Dagara people, gender has very little to do with anatomy. It is purely energetic. In that context, a male who is physically male can vibrate female energy, and vice versa. That is where the real gender is. Anatomic differences are simply there to determine who contributes what for the continuity ofContinue reading “Gender and Homosex: AFRICAN WISDOM”

The Autumn Goddess

The New Moon in Libra kicks off the first moon month of Autumn, it is the point at which Nature completes the equinoctial gear shift out of Summer that began when the Sun entered the sign of the scales, bringing energy of balance as we move into the darker half of the year.  This periodContinue reading “The Autumn Goddess”

Autumn Equinox

Sun rises due east and sets due west day and night at equal length ~ balance as the season turns ~ from summer’s fire to autumn’s water spirit from Mercury ruled Virgo to Venus month Libra. . Equinox calling us to shift the centre out of mind into heart resting, releasing, expressing through art, makeContinue reading “Autumn Equinox”

When the Goddess Returns

  WHEN THE GODDESS RETURNS people will fall to their knees begging forgiveness for all our destructive deeds. – Isis- Humanity forgot how to love the Earth as Mother forgot how to treat all living things as sister and brother. We take our Mother’s blood in the form of oil we pollute and abuse herContinue reading “When the Goddess Returns”

The Soul is Trans

In a small town pub in Suffolk I spoke to a lad about the inner feminine – he took great offence to the idea that he might have a feminine part to himself, almost to the point of aggression. What in heaven’s name are they teaching kids at school? The Soul is Trans, we manifestContinue reading “The Soul is Trans”

Holy Queer Spirit

At certain times and in many places on planet earth, those people who bore both female and male spirit in one body, because they were rare and different, were regarded as holy beings. At certain times and in many places sexual union between people of the same visible gender, because it was only practised byContinue reading “Holy Queer Spirit”

Queer Spirit(ualists) with Attitude!

Attitude magazine this month has a colourful, somewhat teasing and intriguing, feature about some of the team behind this summer’s Queer Spirit Festival.  The piece is appropriately enough entitled ‘Free Spirits’, making the point that here are queers finding our spiritual expression outside of formal religion. For some reason however the front page headline theyContinue reading “Queer Spirit(ualists) with Attitude!”

Queer Resistance

THEY WILL NOT BULLY US ANY MORE WILL NOT BEAT US WITH THEIR MACHO MANIA WE QUEERS DEMAND RESPECT FOR OUR EXISTENCE OR THE WORLD WILL MEET OUR RESISTANCE This is what we are up against… “Anti LGBT+ protesters descended on a hotel yesterday (April 11) in Kiev, Ukraine where the European Lesbian Conference (ELC)Continue reading “Queer Resistance”

THE LOST QUEER STORY OF EASTER

It’s well known that Christian holy days were placed in the calendar to replace long established pagan festivals. Spring was a time when the pagan cultures of Europe and the Middle East celebrated the rising energy of nature with ceremonies relating to suffering and rebirth. In southern Europe the Goddess Persephone/Proserpina was said to returnContinue reading “THE LOST QUEER STORY OF EASTER”

Canaries in the meth mine

the second sexual revolution has been building since the turn of the millennium once AIDS had disappeared from our hospitals and gay bars. dating websites were the start of the cyber game, which gay men embraced with gusto where drug deals and dates started to become a normal combination in some quarters gaydar – gayContinue reading “Canaries in the meth mine”

Chiron and the Rainbow

CHIRON was discovered in October 1977, and was at first considered by astronomers to be an asteroid, then upgraded to a ‘minor planet’ or a ‘comet nucleus’.  Chiron orbits in the Solar System between Saturn and Uranus, and is regarded by astrologers to represent the spirit of the Wounded Healer, and act as the bridgeContinue reading “Chiron and the Rainbow”

The Rites of Queer Spirit

in the temples of the gods and goddesses of the ancient world, all around the Meditteranean, the women, queer men and the in-between/non-binary folk, practiced our sex rituals the rites of Dionysis , when women went to forest orgeia with their transsexual god, were built into the Greek calendar…. when men started to join inContinue reading “The Rites of Queer Spirit”

Faerie Freedom Fuckers

We fight the good fight with lipstick and kisses made for pleasure not for punishment we know that’s what a fist is; faeries fucking for freedom and fighting for the light we’re frolicking and fornicating to bring an end to the longest… darkest night. . Once, faerie menwomen opened the gates to the cosmos butContinue reading “Faerie Freedom Fuckers”

Cybele, Attis and the Gallae

Magna Mater to the Romans, crazy Goddess to Greeks, beloved Mother Cybele to the common folk, the queers, outcasts and rebels. Worshipped from 600BC in Greece, 200 BC in Rome and then across northern Africa, southern Europe and up as far north as Britain for 700 years, her priest/esses were known as the Gallae… “TheyContinue reading “Cybele, Attis and the Gallae”

Living Our Priesthood in the World

An excerpt from Two Flutes Playing…. To be gay is something that begins within ourselves. In begins in our hearts, in that place that is never separate from the living heart of Infinite Oneness. To be gay is something that begins with ourselves, that finds itself mirrored back, echoed back to us by the tribeContinue reading “Living Our Priesthood in the World”

Awakening the Joy-Body

Joy is a natural vibration that permeates life Along with love, will, desire and need. Joy opens the gates to connection without fear Joy has no shadow Joy is the soul at ease we can find it how we please From Two Flutes Playing by Andrew Ramer: “There is a primal force, the Creator ofContinue reading “Awakening the Joy-Body”

A QUEER HOMAGE TO THE GREAT MOTHER

Autumn Equinox 2018 The Sun moves into Libra, sign of Balance, the cardinal air sign ruled by the Goddess Venus, its cardinality launching us into Autumn, the season of harvesting what we have sown in the year, shedding our leaves and remembering our connection to the Ancestors and other worlds. The festival of the AutumnContinue reading “A QUEER HOMAGE TO THE GREAT MOTHER”

Calling all Queers!

“We look forward to creating a genuine Gay culture, one that is free from exploitation by bars, baths, and gay business owners. We look forward to re-establishing women’s mysteries and men’s mysteries as the highest expression of collective Gay culture and sexuality. We look forward to regaining our ancient historical roles as medicine people, healers,Continue reading “Calling all Queers!”

EUROPE IS AN ANCIENT FAERIELAND

We tend to think of the ancient Greek and Roman civilisations as being relatively accepting of homosexual acts and relationships in comparison to the Christian culture that superceded them in Europe. But we have been misled. The Greeks and Romans tolerated same sex activities only in certain circumstances, most famously that between adult and youngerContinue reading “EUROPE IS AN ANCIENT FAERIELAND”

Challenges of Spiritual Manifestation

An excerpt from Two Flutes Playing by Andrew Ramer…… Very early in its history an asteroid came crashing into the planet Earth, knocking it off its course, causing physical damage, and tilting it on it axis. This event disrupted the inner and outer layers of the planet, creating an instability that in order to balanceContinue reading “Challenges of Spiritual Manifestation”

Gatekeepers: Gays in The Dagara Tribe

I feel very fortunate to have met Sobonfu Some in 2016 at the Summer Solstice.  I asked her a question about the Dagara tribal attitude to gay people and the room was suddenly engulfed in a huge smile and laugh from the lovely Sobonfu.   “We don’t call them gay” she said, “they are the specialContinue reading “Gatekeepers: Gays in The Dagara Tribe”

URANUS: Queer Planet

URANUS has shifted sign from fire Aries to earth Taurus. Astrologers are excited, for Uranus is the planet of inspiration, awakening, revolution and liberation. Beginning a new traversal of the zodiac from the first sign Aries since 2010, Uranus has spent 7 years subtly changing our very understanding of who we are. This shift canContinue reading “URANUS: Queer Planet”

THE ECSTATIC RITES OF SPRING

Equinox is the turning point – the inward pull of the Winter energies gives way to the growing, vital, impulse of the rising Spring. We can see in nature just how dramatic this shift is, and as humans we can learn from nature – to bring human minds, hearts and bodies in tune with theContinue reading “THE ECSTATIC RITES OF SPRING”

TRANS EMERGENCE

TRANS EMERGENCE IS SOUL EMERGENCE In recent times…. Technologically humanity has advanced, but Spiritually we are still in the backwaters… Mistranslated ancient texts are used to dominate and abuse Opinionated bigots hinder the advance of human understanding Yet a new light, that is also an ancient light is dawning The emergence of Trans identity isContinue reading “TRANS EMERGENCE”

The So(u)lar System

 Life becomes a flow of creativity and discovery when we dance in time with the so(u)lar system 21st century planet earth Life’s got intense We’re trying to give birth To a new paradigm A new way of seeing Our place in the Cosmos. We need an anchor to hold us steady We need the wisdomContinue reading “The So(u)lar System”

Across the Aeons the Ancients Call

across the aeons the ancients call out with their messages planted long ago remember remember the mystery the Self they call us to know we live in the age of action humanity so much busier than before we’re doers not be-ers doubters not believers the ancestors call, “there’s much more…” we come to earth toContinue reading “Across the Aeons the Ancients Call”

A TRIBE OF HEARTS

Radical Faeries gather around the world, creating zones of heart based communication, where we can retune our bodies, minds and spirits to the rhythms of nature, where we support, nourish and love each other, and find healing, purpose and inspiration. We are groups of Queers discovering the spiritual power hidden in sexuality, and learning toContinue reading “A TRIBE OF HEARTS”

Twelfth Night

The Time outside of Time is ending Magic gets forgotten and the Sparkle put away Since Winter Solstice we’ve been in new Halcyon days but now this rare mystical bird flies off perhaps leaving us changed and amazed. So much sanctity in a short fortnight Solstice, Christmas, Saturnalia, New Year the time of forgiveness, serenityContinue reading “Twelfth Night”

AIDS SHAMAN

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shokti Presenting my first book to the world… available now as ebook, print version coming…  my awakening to the spiritual realms began while sick with AIDS in the 1990s… Here is a collection of my poetry and prose to make you think about the role gay/queer people play in the human story, plus inspiration from queerContinue reading “AIDS SHAMAN”

The Scorpio Effect

Scorpio Month 2017 has extra added transformation power due to the presence of Jupiter in the sign of mysteries and passions since October 10th and the arrival of Venus there on November 7th. Mercury was also travelling through Scorpio from October 17th to November 5th and has now arrived for a long stay in fireContinue reading “The Scorpio Effect”