Visionary Love

At the close of the 1970s, a decade into the journey of Gay Liberation, some queers were probing deep into the roots of gay nature, seeking to uncover forgotten truths about who we are and the roles we fulfil in the human family. Dissatisfied with the conventional, assimilationist direction of the liberation movement, these queersContinue reading “Visionary Love”

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”

World AIDS Day 2021

Life on planet Earth is changing fast. Humanity and our planet are facing a crisis of apocalyptic proportions. As an AIDS survivor I know what that can feel like at times -as the encroaching dis-ease worsens and we scurry around for anything that might help, we may even find ourselves getting very angry at thisContinue reading “World AIDS Day 2021”

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”

Trans and the Sacred

I met my inner feminine at the age of 30, at the same time as I was becoming sick with AIDS and waking up to the spiritual dimensions underlying life’s exterior dramas. Embracing the feminine aspect of my soul was part of the journey I have taken into mysticism as a way of perceiving theContinue reading “Trans and the Sacred”

GAY CELTS

In the 4th century BCE Greek philosopher Aristotle recorded that the Celtic peoples (“and a few others”) “openly approve of male love”. SIX CENTURIES LATER, around 200 CE, Greek orator and author Athenaeus recorded the same thing in a play called ‘Savants at Dinner’. He places a selection of noble guests at a symposium atContinue reading “GAY CELTS”

Gays and the Weather

Why do some Christians blame natural weather disasters on gay people? This article gives a history of this 1500 year old habit, intended to amuse as much as horrify. I then demonstrate why they are actually correct in their assumption that we affect the weather, but not in their interpretation of how. Yes you justContinue reading “Gays and the Weather”

REACHING FOR OUR GAY ROOTS

excerpts from In The Temple of Father Earth and Mother Sky In ‘Two Flutes Playing’ by Andrew Ramer There was a time when the world was poised between the way things are now, and the way that they were then. The ice was gone. Towns and villages were being established. Men and women owned theirContinue reading “REACHING FOR OUR GAY ROOTS”

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”

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”

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”

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

NOW ON SALE IN PRINT OR EBOOK FORMAT 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 worldContinue 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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Our Most Ancient Original Ancestry

ONCE UPON A TIME all Love and Play and Sex between humans on planet earth was natural, normal and not-restricted-by-laws. We lived in the garden of Eden in the sense that we had not made some things right and some things wrong. We experienced the innocence of being a child of creation.. Every day weContinue reading “Our Most Ancient Original Ancestry”

Queer Spirituality

Queer Spirituality is the movement of lgbt+ people taking matters of faith into our own hands, making way for the discovery of the innate, magical flow of the divine gifts of the Soul. It is queer people finding our own ways to commune with and celebrate the Mystery behind all Creation, however we perceive that.Continue reading “Queer Spirituality”

Hanging with Harry Hay

Harry Hay (1912-2002) Here are some quotations and photos to assist communion with the spirit of Harry, gay activist and founder of the 1950s Mattachine Society and one of the three founding motherfathers of the Radical Faeries…. Harry was born in Worthing, UK, and lived his life in the USA. Give yourself permission to enjoyContinue reading “Hanging with Harry Hay”

Queer History – Queer Destiny

When we look at the past it is always through a coloured lens. Historians have always tended to reflect the values of the ruling elite of the time and record history from that viewpoint. Translators of ancient texts have always hidden things in order to not offend the currently dominating, acceptable morality of the time.Continue reading “Queer History – Queer Destiny”

SPIRITUAL GAY MEN ON SEX

On the Spiritual Gay Men Group on Facebook somebody asked a simple question: CAN SEX BE SPIRITUAL? It’s turning out to be our most engaging post yet, with over a hundred comments, and over 90% of the men speaking up are absolutely sure it either is or can be….. ‘100% sex IS one of ourContinue reading “SPIRITUAL GAY MEN ON SEX”

THE GENDER SPECTRUM

The idea that male and female are two distinct and separate genders, into one or other of which everybody is supposed to fit, is a very modern, patriarchal model that, although now widely spread through the world, has no basis or grounding in history, or in biological nor spiritual fact. It is high time weContinue reading “THE GENDER SPECTRUM”

World AIDS Day

In the early 1980s sex suddenly became scary – the sexual revolution that began in the 1960s took a very dark turn. At first known as Gay Cancer or GRID (gay-related-immune-defiency), the world eventually settled on HIV and AIDS as the terms for this deadly manifestation. A brief decade of sexual ‘innocence’, where play was plentifulContinue reading “World AIDS Day”

Rainbow Rising

Spiritual liberation is the missing element in the modern journey of LGBTIQ+ people around the world. Coming out about our sexuality or gender identity results from our need to be true to ourselves, we listen to our souls and from the soul comes the courage to be who we are. The same principle applies toContinue reading “Rainbow Rising”

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 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”