Category Archives: * Male Mysteries – The Pagan Man

The Pagan Genesis

In the beginning, there was one Great Spirit. Whether that one Great Spirit was one amongst other Great Spirits is beyond our knowing, but we do know there was one Great Spirit. The Great Spirit had all knowledge as the collective stories of men tell us. Our teachings tell us “As above, so below. As within, so without.” So we can look at our yearning to strive beyond ourselves, our desire for adventure, and our need to evolve in order to understand that the Great Spirit also had those yearnings. Yet what would one with all knowledge need in order … Continue reading

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God and Capitalization

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Many people in the Pagan and Wiccan Community come from a Judeo-Christian background. In turning from a childhood religion that is male God based and embracing the feminine aspect in Her various forms, sometimes we try to turn away from that previous perception of God even though He is an integral part of our worship. We refer to him as the Green Man, Herne the Hunter, or the Horned One. For those just becoming familiar with our beliefs, the Horned One is not a reference to Satan. You have to have a belief in the Christian faith to believe in … Continue reading

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Male Mysteries: Pagan Men – Band of Brothers

I’ve been watching this really wonderful series and I came across this film about paganism in terms of the male mysteries. It’s a bit long at 47 minutes, but well worth the watch.

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Raven’s Lore – Spiral Dance

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Discernment of Opinions, Facts, and Truth

As with all concepts of the Craft and magickal workings, it remains important to not only understand the concepts themselves, but to also understand the history of those concepts as they have been preserved and presented to us. This study needs to include original and older manuscripts as well as newer writings and interpretations. Unfortunately, I often see references to “facts” as perpetuated from essays that were based on other essays concerning the interpretations and opinions of older manuscripts. While this is expedient time wise, it also perpetuates two concerns with our studies. (1) First, we also lose a great … Continue reading

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Fearlessness

Fearlessness is not being without fear — it is the ability to go beyond your fears to do the right thing.

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Beltaine-Role of Priest in the Beltaine Procession

The Mystery of the Priest Dressed Like a Woman In many cultures and traditions, such as the Celtic Beltaine procession, the High Priest or priests are often depicted as wearing women’s clothing. In modern days, the meaning and symbolism has become blurred in the fact of social stigmatisms and every shifting definitions of masculinity within cultures and societies. However, to truly understand the mysteries of the Priest dressed in women’s clothing in the Celtic traditions, we need to understand a few basics. In the functioning of the Celtic duality and in the subsequent myths, the female empowers the male. One … Continue reading

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