When Fucking Could Kill You

{dedicated to the spirit of DAVID STUART, much loved and respected campaigner promoting well-being and health in the LGBTQ+ community, who parted from his body, January 2022} When I came out fucking could kill you so condoms became our tool of protection, though you often heard guys complaining that the rubber ruined their erection. WhenContinue reading “When Fucking Could Kill You”

Sodomites in the Temple

There were SODOMITES in the temples so the so-called Holy Bible says – but the sodomites were the real Holy Ones, which is maybe why some straight Christians hate gays. They were known as the Qedesh, the Anointed – People went to see them to make offerings to the Gods, seeking answers through divination orContinue reading “Sodomites in the Temple”

Carpenter’s Wisdom: Oneness

English philosopher, poet and mystic Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) had an enlightening ‘cosmic consciousness’ experience in 1881, aged 37. He wrote a book of poetry to capture the experience and it was published two years later as Towards Democracy, offering his vision of a socialist democratic society enlightened by cosmic consciousness. I conceive a millennium onContinue reading “Carpenter’s Wisdom: Oneness”

Carpenter’s Wisdom: Transgender

English philosopher, poet and mystic Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) was the first gay pioneer to make a deep study of the role of what he termed ‘intermediate types’ in various traditional societies around the world and in ancient European history, as part of reclaiming the noble spirit of the ‘Uranians’: third-gendered people, in which he includedContinue reading “Carpenter’s Wisdom: Transgender”

Carpenter’s Wisdom: Love

English philosopher, poet and mystic Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) had an enlightening ‘cosmic consciousness’ experience in 1881, aged 37. “As a direct result of the oncoming of the Cosmic Sense he practically resigned his social rank and became a laborer; that is to say, he procured a few acres of land not many miles from Dronfield,Continue reading “Carpenter’s Wisdom: Love”

12th Century Love Wisdom

12th century mystic Hadewijch of Antwerp is considered one of the creators of Dutch lyrical poetry. She is also one of the most enlightened mystics of the High Middle Ages. Her weaving together of love and reason reveals a wisdom not yet grasped by modern Western society, a template and understanding that could create aContinue reading “12th Century Love Wisdom”

Free Spirits, Queer Souls

In Piscean oceans humanity has swum unable to see the spiritual sun above the water: we’ve followed the Son but forgotten the Daughter – and life has become a feast of slaughter. Victory became an exterior conquest creating victims and enemies and a drama that may never cease: humanity lost track of the fact thatContinue reading “Free Spirits, Queer Souls”

Modern Day Sufis

In the early centuries of Islam, Christians and Zoroastrians in the community would run secret drinking dens, where muslim poets celebrated the love of Allah with colourful imagery of wine and beautiful young men. Hafiz, Abu Niwas, Rumi are among the poets who used intoxication and homoeroticism in their words to conjure the experience ofContinue reading “Modern Day Sufis”

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”

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”

AIDS SHAMAN 3: Dimensional Shift

‘The great tides and strides of history all part of the Divine Plan: A species left to rule its world To build a divine sisterbrotherhood without the Goddess’s guiding hand. As we reach the point of unification voices of love and wisdom arise in every land, but they’re not the ones in power, this weContinue reading “AIDS SHAMAN 3: Dimensional Shift”