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”

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”

GAYS ARE CHILDREN OF GAIA

GAYS ARE CHILDREN OF THE EARTH WE ONCE SERVED THE GREAT MOTHER AND KNEW OUR TRUE WORTH. ISHTAR, INANNA, ISIS, ARTEMIS, ASTARTE, CYBELE, DIANA, APHRODITE QUEER PRIESTS SERVED THE GODDESS, THE SUPREME DEITY. THE ANGRY MEN FOLLOWING THEIR SUFFERING GOD BROUGHT SWORDS TO OUR GROVES AND TEMPLES: THEY STRUCK DOWN OUR TREES AND BURIED OURContinue reading “GAYS ARE CHILDREN OF GAIA”

Carpenter’s Wisdom: Sex

In his 1902 book Love’s Coming of Age, Edward Carpenter described his vision of how a shift in attitudes towards sex, sexuality and love would push forward human evolution. Carpenter described his belief in a letter to Richard Bucke, author of 1905 book Cosmic Consciousness: “…that there is in man a divine consciousness as wellContinue reading “Carpenter’s Wisdom: Sex”

A Gay Bar in 1810

A description of the White Swan in Vere Street, London by Robert Holloway can be found in ‘The Phoenix of Sodom or the Vere Street Coterie’, published 1813, which relates the story of the conviction of James Cook for permitting his pub to become a queer rendezvous, of the Molly House kind documented since theContinue reading “A Gay Bar in 1810”

AIDS+COVID19: Planetary Lessons

This passage from Two Flutes Playing by Andrew Ramer is central to and reflective of my personal experience and understanding of AIDS. I’d like to suggest, however, that you read COVID-19 wherever it says AIDS below and see the parallel, hear the lessons. AIDS (and COVID-19) is a planetary experiment, an experiment in consciousness. AllContinue reading “AIDS+COVID19: Planetary Lessons”

Queer Spirit Prophecies

O Child of Uranus by Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) In this poem, published in the collection ‘Toward Democracy’, English philosopher and writer Carpenter predicts a glorious future for transgendered people, and speculates on the trans nature of Adam before Eve was created. 0 child of Uranus, wanderer down all times,Darkling, from farthest ages of the EarthContinue reading “Queer Spirit Prophecies”

IT NEVER MEANT ABOMINATION

‘TOEVAH’, the word from the ancient old testament that gets translated as ‘abomination’ and that has been used to condemn (sometimes to death) gay men around the world for centuries, actually refers to the PAGAN PRACTICES of the many tribal peoples that surrounded the Hebrews 3000 years ago. This is explained very clearly on theContinue reading “IT NEVER MEANT ABOMINATION”

Desmond Tutu & Malidoma Some

The world lost two great African men in December, both spiritual leaders but from different traditions – one a Christian, the other an elder teaching traditional African wisdom – and both vocal supporters of LGBTQ people. Homosexual activity remains illegal in more than 30 of Africa’s 54 countries; in a few, it is punishable byContinue reading “Desmond Tutu & Malidoma Some”

Gay Spirituality

Spirituality is about the search for the Self (while religion tends to put the emphasis on relationship with a God figure, spirituality honours the divine within us and all beings). Science gives us tools to explore and examine the outer universe, and spirituality offers tools to discover the riches and mysteries of the inner planes.Continue reading “Gay Spirituality”

Orgy!

“‘The old religion was polytheistic. Its most important deity was a goddess who was worshipped as the great mother. Its second major deity was the horned god, associated with animals and sexuality, including homosexuality. These and other deities were worshipped in the countryside at night with feasting, dancing, animal masquerades, transvestism, sex orgies, and theContinue reading “Orgy!”

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”