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 “Pagan

Podcast Episode 12 is online!

Episode 12 is titled “The Power of Names.”

In this episode I talk about the power of names including the names we use as individuals, the names we take on as groups (specifically our sexual identities and spiritual paths), and the names we call others.

Individual names include our personal names, family names, nicknames, craft and magickal names, and our true names.

Group names include the names we call ourselves based on our sexual identities and our spiritual paths. Do we call ourselves gay, LGBT, Androphile, Queer, or some other term? As Pagans do we call ourselves the generic Pagan, Druid, Odinist, Wiccan, Witch, or even (gasp) Warlock.

Do we call other people names that build the up or tear them down? What about the term “creepy”?

There’s also a news update and some cool music and sound clips throughout the episode.

You can find the episode on my website at: http://www.melmystery.matrixwerx.com/ or through iTunes.



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 .