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.

Posts tagged “Coph Nia

Had a great time at Coph Nia 2014!

I had a great time at Coph Nia (www.cophnia.org) this past week. Coph Nia is a spiritual gathering for gay and bisexual pagan men.  This year it was held at Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary / Farm in Artemas, Pennsylvania. I believe the plan is to have it there next year at about the same time in early August.

I met approximately 30 wonderful men at this event.  Each and every one of them was a pleasure to meet and each beautiful in his own way. There were workshops, including three that I hosted on gay and bi men’s rites of passage. 

I’m still pretty tired out from the event and trip home so I’m keeping this post short. My next podcast will be a review of the event – hopefully I’ll have that together within the next month or so if not sooner. Some of the seeds planted in my head from the event may also inspire future podcasts and blog posts.


Unicorns and Phallic Horns

Check out my new podcast titled “Unicorns and Phallic Horns”. In this episode I give some news including information on the 2014 Coph Nia mystical gathering for gay and bi men where I’ll be speaking this year and updates on the books I’m writing on gay and bi men’s rites of passage and gay werewolves. I talk about phallicism and horned phallic gods in many cultures, the phallic symbolism of unicorns, and ponder whether Austin Powers fits the description of a modern phallic god. There’s also a musical hymn to Herne.

 
Listen to the podast at http://melmystery.podbean.com/ or through iTunes.
Also visit my main webpage at http://www.melmystery.matrixwerx.com for more information and links to Coph Nia, as well as my Facebook fan page and Male Mysteries store featuring my photography and writing.


Coph Nia 2014

I’m excited to announce that I’ve agreed to attend Coph Nia 2014 as a featured presenter.

Coph Nia is a mystical gathering for gay and bisexual men. This year’s event will take place the week of August 6-10 at Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary in Artemis, PA.

Most likely I will present a trilogy of workshops related to Gay and Bi Men’s Rites of Passage.

I’ll post more details at a later time. In the meantime you can find out more about Coph Nia at: http://www.cophnia.org .


Podcast Episode 8 – It’s Magic – Now online

Episode 8 of the Male Mysteries podcast is now online at: http://melmystery.podbean.com/ . It should also be available on iTunes. This is a brand new episode for June 5, 2013.

Topics include: Letters from listeners, the Inuit Creation Story of Aakulujjuusi and Uumarnituq featuring a male couple and transgenderism, a review of the book “Gay Witchcraft” by Christopher Penczak, a review of the Movie “Oz: The Great and Powerful”, some cool music, and a plug for Coph Nia: A Mystical Gatherning for Gay and Bisexual Men August 7-11, 2013 in French Lick, Indiana.