Welcome to Discovering the Male Mysteries with Mel Mystery. This blog is a supplement to my podcast is for and about gay and bi pagan men. My podcasts are about what it is to be gay, what it is to be pagan, what it is to be men — sometimes as separate topics and sometimes all meshed together as one. I started this endeavor after seeing that there were few, if any, podcasts out there on this topic. The podcasts are informative, and present topics that challenge conventional thinking.

Events and Gatherings

Latest Podcast Available Now — Episode 17A: The Conspiracy Show Part 1

My latest podcast episode is out.

The newest episode is all about conspiracy theories — why we love them, some of the more popular theories, and how right-wing conservatives are a hotbed of conspiracy theories during the Trump presidency.  We’ll also explore my friend David’s wild “conspiracy” theories about North Dakota.

This is part 1 of a two part episode.  Part 2 will be out in the near future.

You can listen to the newest episode on my website at: http://www.melmystery.com/

It is also available on Podbean and iTunes.


Latest podcast now available — Episode 14: The Update Show

In episode 14: The Update Show, I provide updates on what I’ve been up to including:

  • Conferences and gatherings – The Hero’s Adventure, Querent, and Between the Worlds
  • Updates on my book and an LGBT werewolf workshop I’m hoping to do at Marscon
  • My photography
  • My local LGBTQ / Pagan / Alternative website
  • Activism
  • Groups including the New Order of Chaeronea and Order of the Stone Circle
  • My big project – I’m working toward starting a campground / retreat center
  • Personal updates

You can find my show on my website: http://www.melmystery.com, and through iTunes and Podbean.

Upcoming Men’s Retreats

I just want to give a shout out about two upcoming men’s gatherings on two totally separate corners of the U.S.

Spirituality Community Camp

I just found out about Spirituality Community Camp to be held May 27-30, 2016 (Memorial Day Weekend) at Camp Round Meadow, Angelus Oaks, CA.  This is a first time event hosted by CalComMen (California Community of Men).  They’re advertising the possibility of 100 men.  That’s awesome!  The theme is “From Your Head to Your Heart.” It’s a chance to  deepen your spiritual path in a community of Pagan men.  The price is one flat fee of $175 that include three nights and four days and a meal plan, among other offerings

To find out more, visit: http://www.calcommen.com/#!get_involved/c1yzj

Midsummer Men’s Retreat

This one is being held by my local Pagan Men’s group and  I’m involved in the planning and will be hosting a workshop.  The Midsummer Men’s Retreat is being held the weekend of June 3-5, 2016 at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This is a smaller focused retreat and the main day of workshops will be June 4.  We’re expecting somewhere between a dozen and 20 attendees. The theme of the event involves the Fey, nature spirits, thresholds, and liminal space.  Early-bird pre-registration prices have ended, but we’re still accepting pre-pays and at-the-gate registrations.  Meals are included in the cost.  Registrations for tent spaces on our campsite has ended, but folks can still get campsites directly from the park or make other overnight accommodations as needed.  At the gate costs are: $15 for Friday, $50 for Saturday, and $10 for Sunday.

To find out more, visit: http://norfolkbrotherhood.orderofthestonecircle.org/mensretreat.htm