Discovering the Male Mysteries
Episode 19: Your Magickal Playlist

Episode 19: Your Magickal Playlist

April 27, 2020

In this episode, I talk about using music in your magick spells, rituals, and other works.  I discuss creating a magickal playlist and what types of music you might want to include.  There is also a segment on the Greek Goddess of male-male love -- Aphrodite Urania.

Songs featured include: Music (Madonna), Venus (Bananarama), and We are a Circle (Pagan chant).

Web links:

My website – www.melmystery.com

Arcadia Gathering -- www.olympuscampgroundresort.com/index.php/events/arcadia

Brotherhood by the Bog -- www.olympuscampgroundresort.com/index.php/events/brotherhood-by-the-bog-pagan-men-s-retreat

Stone and Stang – www.stoneandstang.com

Between the Worlds – www.betweentheworlds.org

Episode 18: Discovering Arcadia

Episode 18: Discovering Arcadia

July 15, 2019

This episode is about the magickal land of Arcadia in ancient Greece, its theme as a metaphor for a homosexual utopia among 19th century homosexual men, and it being the name for a new gathering for gay and bi Pagan men on the East Coast.

The rustic, wooded land of Arcadia was home to Greek gods such as Zeus, Hermes, and Pan, as well as satyrs, centaurs, nymphs, and other magickal creatures.  The “gay god” segment of this episode will focus on the Greek god Pan.

The Arcadia gathering is scheduled to take place October 9-12, 2019 in Cumberland, Virginia.

Web links:

Arcadia Gathering, Virginia -- http://www.olympuscampgroundresort.com/index.php/events/arcadia

Between the Worlds Gathering, Ohio -- http://betweentheworlds.org/

Stone and Stang Gathering, California -- http://stoneandstang.com/

Episode 17B: The Conspiracy Show Part 2

Episode 17B: The Conspiracy Show Part 2

April 23, 2019

This is a continuation of the “conspiracy” episode.  Part one came out in January.  In this episode, I’ll be talking more about the Web Bot and possible biases in the algorithm.  I’ll be exploring why conspiracy theorists are so obsessed with pedophilia.  And I’ll be explaining my own system for evaluating conspiracy theories.

Music: Somebody’s Watching Me (Rockwell), I’ve Got a Theory (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Web links:

Brotherhood by the Bog Pagan Men's Retreat

Arcadia Gathering for Gay and Bi Pagan Men

Clif High's Web Bot Website

Why Your AI might be racist

Yes Artificial Intelligence is Racist

Artificial Intelligence is Racist, sexist

Crying Pedophilia is the Oldest Propaganda Trick

Atrocity Propaganda

Episode 17A:  The Conspiracy Show Part 1

Episode 17A: The Conspiracy Show Part 1

January 24, 2019

Today's 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.

Part 2 will be coming out soon!

Music:  X-files theme

Web links:

Brotherhood by the Bog Pagan Men's Retreat

Arcadia Gathering for Gay and Bi Pagan Men

Between the Worlds Gathering for Gay and Bi Pagan Men

Clif High's Web Bot Website

Episode 16: The Superhero Show

Episode 16: The Superhero Show

June 7, 2018

This episode includes segments on Pagan and magickal superhero archetypes, LGBT superheroes including characters and actors, "research" into naughty superhero sites, and why do villains so often have gay voices and mannerisms.

Songs and soundclips include: Holding Out for a Hero, the Smallville theme, and clips from Spiderman, Batman, and others.

Episode 15: Between the Worlds

Episode 15: Between the Worlds

October 23, 2017

Review of my visit to the Between the Worlds Gathering for Queer Pagan Men the week of September 11-15, 2017.

Sound clips from Buffy and Bewitched.

Drumming music from the Betweenthe Worlds last night drum circle.

Episode 14: The Update Show

Episode 14: The Update Show

April 11, 2017

Retreats and Gatherings including the Hero's Adventure, Querent, and Between the Worlds - The Gay Guy's Guide to Werewolves book - LGBTQ Werewolf Workshop at Marscon - Mel's Photography - Alternatives HR website -- Activism - Groups including the New Order of Chaeronea and the Order of the Stone Circle - Mel's big project - Personal updates

Music Clips include: 9-to-5 - Do the Werebear - Green Acres

Links related to this show:

Brotherhood by the Bog Pagan Men's Retreat -- http://www.orderofthestonecircle.org/index.php/events/annual-men-s-retreat

Querent - https://www.querent.org/

Between the Worlds Gathering -- http://www.betweentheworlds.org/

Mel's Bookstore - http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/melmystery

Marscon - http://www.marscon.net/wp/

Mel's Photography site - http://www.matrixwerx.com/

Alternatives HR - http://www.alternativeshr.com/

New Order of Chaeronea - http://www.melmystery.com/index.php/new-order-of-chaeronea

Order of the Stone Circle - http://www.orderofthestonecircle.org/

 

Episode 13B - 50 Shades of Gay

Episode 13B - 50 Shades of Gay

September 6, 2016

In 50 Shades of Gay Part 2, I share personal news including updates on my new book "The Gay Guy's Guide to Werewolves and Other Man Beasts," a local Pagan men's retreat I helped put together, the new Querent Queer Spirituality Conference put together by the folks who brought you Coph Nia, and my personal memories of home.

The main segment focuses on alternatives to traditional heteronormative relationships including simply living together, civil unions, serial monogamy, casual monogamy, open relationships, Bromances, Boston marriages, BDSM lifestyles, intergenerational relationships, long distance and Living Apart Together relationships, hiring escorts, and being happily single.

The Fairy Facts segment talks about a 19th century secret society for homosexuals called the Order of Chaeronea who believed that love in all its forms is sacred.

Episode 13A - 50 Shades of Gay

Episode 13A - 50 Shades of Gay

October 27, 2015

In this episode, I give an update of what's been happening in the news and what I've been up to since the last episode - this includes the progress I've made on my LGBT werewolf book that will be available for sale soon.

I give my review of the 50 Shades of Grey movie that some, even in the LGBT community, have considered controversial.

I talk about the traditional marriage and whether LGBT folks should be supporting such a narrow definition of marriage.  I talk about Biblical marriage - it's not what many people think.  I also talk about the history of marriage and the history of formalized same-sex commitments in various ancient cultures.

In part 2 of this episode, coming out soon, I will be talking about other types of relationship structures LGBT folks might take part in including: BDSM relationships, polyamory, intergenerational relationships, and more. 

Episode 12 - The Power of Names

Episode 12 - The Power of Names

April 6, 2015

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.

Enjoy!

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