Why Men Have Nipples

“The material world is all feminine. The feminine energy makes the non-manifest, manifest. So even men are of the feminine energy. We have to relinquish our ideas of gender in the conventional sense. This has nothing to do with gender, it has to do with energy. So feminine energy is what creates and allows anythingContinue reading “Why Men Have Nipples”

THE GODDESS ENERGY IS TRYING TO SAVE US

MARION WOODMAN (1928-2018), Canadian mythopoetic author, poet, analytical psychologist and women’s movement figure, from her work Conscious Femininity, published 1993: “… the goddess energy is trying to save us. If we go on with our power tactics, we’re going to destroy the earth. That’s why we haven’t got a long time to evolve. We’re eitherContinue reading “THE GODDESS ENERGY IS TRYING TO SAVE US”

Full Moon in Capricorn

The sensitive, emotional, homely, and yet directed and determined, rays of the Cancer Sun shine on us during the first month of Summer. This is the month that the Earth pulls us out of the fast-paced growth energies of the last half of the Spring into the Summer place of being and feeling. After aContinue reading “Full Moon in Capricorn”

Gay Liberation is Human Liberation

  “I celebrate myself, and sing myself,And what I assume you shall assume,For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” Walt Whitman, Song of Myself 50 years on from the first Gay Pride March in London – that of the Gay Liberation Front on 1st July 1972, walking from Trafalgar Square toContinue reading “Gay Liberation is Human Liberation”

A 1976 Faery Ritual

From Fall 1977 edition of White Crane Journal. https://www.whitecraneinstitute.org/wcjarchives/wc01020.htm by Arthur Evans, author of Witchcraft and the Gay Counter-Culture: “The scene was San Francisco’s Sutro Park, near the beach at Land’s End. A new group I had helped create, the Faery Circle, had decided to conduct a night-time ritual here. It was held in honorContinue reading “A 1976 Faery Ritual”

Summer Solstice Call

Warriors of Light, Shamans of Shadow Witches of the Winds, Waves, Earth and Fire There are HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of us BORN AROUND THE WORLD WAKING UP TO OUR ROLES DISCOVERING THE DESTINY But there are many more struggling one foot still firmly stuck in the old paradigm of division, dis-ease and dismay….. Let’s castContinue reading “Summer Solstice Call”

In Tune with the Infinite

Ralph Waldo TRINE (1866-1958) excerpted from In Tune with the Infinite “The great central fact of the universe is that spirit of infinite life and power that is back of all, that manifests itself in and through all. This spirit of infinite life and power that is back of all is what I call God.Continue reading “In Tune with the Infinite”

The Queer Spiritual Inheritance

When I write and speak about the commonalities between the spiritual roles often taken by same-sex loving and gender-fluid people in traditional cultures around the world and also in pre-Christian Europe I tend to feel like I am delivering ‘news’, releasing a perspective little known in the world. However it is no new discovery IContinue reading “The Queer Spiritual Inheritance”

Shokti on Shakti, the Holy Spirit

“The influence of the Holy Spirit, exquisitely called the Comforter, is a matter of actual experience, as solid a reality as that of electro-magnetism” W. C. Brownell, American art and literary critic (1851-1928) The Divine Feminine – known as shakti – shekinah – holy spirit– is the LIVING PRESENCE OF DIVINITY within us, around us,Continue reading “Shokti on Shakti, the Holy Spirit”

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”

a multiverse of consciousness

The deep belief in materiality has driven humanity to insanity – we have to gain a sense of conscious unity in order to realise our innate divinity. The tale of conflict and woe, that divides the world into friend and foe, is the tale that has to go. Competition keeps us in the head, co-operationContinue reading “a multiverse of consciousness”

DYING AND RISING GODS

“The philosophers of the ancient world were the spiritual masters of the Inner Mysteries… At the heart of the Mysteries were myths concerning a dying and resurrecting godman, who was known by many different names. In Egypt he was Osiris, in Greece Dionysus, in Asia Minor Attis, In Syria Adonis, in Italy Bacchus, in PersiaContinue reading “DYING AND RISING GODS”

IN THE AGE OF AQUARIUS

IN THE AGE OF AQUARIUS there’ll be no more you and me IN THE AGE OF AQUARIUS there’ll be no more he and she IN THE AGE OF AQUARIUS we’ll finally be free from the delusion of the personal and romantic fantasies for in THE AGE OF AQUARIUS everyone will eventually see there is noContinue reading “IN THE AGE OF AQUARIUS”

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”

Edged with the Intimacy of the One

Excerpt from Sri Aurobindo’s mystic masterpiece SAVITRI Book X The Book of the Double Twilight. Canto IV: The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real . There is a purpose in each stumble and fall, Nature’s most careless lolling is pose Preparing some forward step, some deep result, Ingenious notes plugged into a motivated score, ThereContinue reading “Edged with the Intimacy of the One”

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”

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”

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”

COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS

“The simple truth is, that there has lived on the earth, “appearing at intervals,” for thousands of years among ordinary men, the first faint beginnings of another race; walking the earth and breathing the air with us, but at the same time walking another earth and breathing another air of which we know little orContinue reading “COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS”

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”

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”

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”

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”

REUNION WITH HEAVEN

According to certain mythologies, humanity once lived in Paradise and since leaving it has been trying to return. This can be interpreted as referring to the natural state of feeling our interconnectedness with all existence, which humans lost once we began to develop our own individual self-awareness, as society became more complex, language developed andContinue reading “REUNION WITH HEAVEN”