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”

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. TheContinue reading “Cybele, Attis and the Gallae”

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as being relatively accepting of homosexual acts and relationships in comparison to the Christian culture that superceded them in Europe.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”

The secrets of Kings 14:24

Everybody knows about Leviticus 18:22, yawn yawn, the ridiculous arguments continue to rattle on in some quarters.  But there is a much more interesting passage in the Book of Kings that we rarely hear about, and it tells us rather more about homosexuality in the ancient world. Kings Chapter 14: 22Judah did evil in theContinue reading “The secrets of Kings 14:24”

Female Mystics of Albion

The British Isles have given birth to female mystical voices for at least 1400 years… here are some i have come to love and respect so far… starting with THREE from the seventh century AD through to Doreen Valiente and Kate Bush in the 20th.  Their stories and voices deserve to be heard, their messagesContinue reading “Female Mystics of Albion”