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Discovering the Male Mysteries

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Welcome to Discovering the Male Mysteries with Mel Mystery. This 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

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Welcome to Discovering the Male Mysteries with Mel Mystery. This 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

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Discovering the Male Mysteries

Latest release on Apr 27, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 7, Over the Rainbow - Part 2

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Episode 7: "Over" the Rainbow - Part 2 - Originally Broadcast in 2010

News - History of the Rainbow Flag - Why some gay men might be over the gay scene - Merits of the gay scene - Creating new scenes

Feb 05 2013

34mins

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Rank #2: Episode 8 - It's Magic

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New episode for June 5, 2013.

Letters - Inuit Creation Story of Aakulujjuusi and Uumarnituq featuring a male couple and transgenderism - Review of the Book "Gay Witchcraft" by Christopher Penczak - Review of the Movie "Oz: The Great and Powerful" - Music includes "It's Magic" and "Eskimo Love Song" - Plug for Coph Nia: A Mystical Gatherning for Gay and Bisexual Men August 7-11, 2013 in French Lick, Indiana

Jun 05 2013

22mins

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Rank #3: Episode 10: Unicorns and Phallic Horns

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In this episode:

News - Phallicism and Horned Phallic Gods - Hymn to Herne - Unicorns and Phallicism - Austin Powers as a modern Phallic god?

May 18 2014

29mins

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Rank #4: Episode 11 - A Review of Coph Nia 2014 - Part 2

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Episode 11 - Part 2 is a continuation of my review of Coph Nia from the standpoint of my personal
journey with rites of passage and the hero's journey as a background. It includes an "Earth My
Body Chant" by Coph Nia attendees; information on the Coph Nia Calendar which is now available for purchase; a song dedication from me to other Coph Nia 2014 attendees; and a few outtakes from the event.

Nov 05 2014

20mins

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Rank #5: Episode 11 - A Review of Coph Nia 2014 - Part 1

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This episode is part one of a two part review of Coph Nia - a Spiritual Gathering for Gay and Bisexual Pagan Men held this year from August 6-10, 2014 at Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary in Artemis, Pennsylvania. Featured presenters at the event included Erick Dupree, Steve Kenson, Gaffer that Harp Guy, and Mel Mystery.This episode features:
  • An overview and review of Coph Nia, Ordo Aeternus Vovin (OAV) who produced the event, and Four Quarters where the event was held.
  • A transformation chant to the Hindu Goddess Kali Ma led by Erick Dupree.
  • Event reviews from Coph Nia attendees.
  • A touching poem about the event titled "Periculum" read by a Coph Nia attendee who wrote the poem.
  • A performance by Gaffer that Harp Guy focusing on the forbidden love between a Honeysuckle and a Vine Weed.

Part 2 will be out soon and will focus on my personal experiences at the event from the point of view of rites of passage and the hero's journey and will feature additional recordings from the gathering.

Sep 23 2014

27mins

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Rank #6: Episode 6.5: The Healing Power of the Serpent

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Episode 6.5: The Healing Power of the Serpent -- Originally broadcast February 2009

This is a shorter mini-episode. It's about 33 minutes and includes a review of the 2009 Feast of the Red Dragon, a charity event hosted by the DC Radical Faeries, a talk on the healing power of the serpent in mythology, and a dedication to my Dad.

Nov 08 2012

31mins

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Rank #7: Episode 7: Over the Rainbow - Part 1

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Episode 7: "Over" the Rainbow - Part 1 - Originally broadcast in 2009

Gay people who are over the "gay scene" - Gay Gods: Freyr - Fairy Facts: Bifrost Bridge and Rainbow Serpent - News - Book Review: The Trouble with Normal

Jan 16 2013

27mins

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Rank #8: Episode 9 - The Gay Werewolf Connection

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My latest podcast on "The Gay Werewolf Connection".

Topics include:

Links between homosexuality and werewolves in metaphor and myth including Greek, Roman, Norse, and Celtic mythology. King Lycaon of Greece;  Romulus and Remus in Rome;  Norse Ulfhednar, Vargr, and Berserkers; Celtic Bleiden; European werewolf trials;  links between homosexual initiations and werewolves; shape-shifting; shamanic travel; bears, wolves, otters as gay body archetypes; animal totems; modern furry, therian, and werewolf sub-cultures; similarities to transgenderism;  werewolf rituals; the story of the two wolves inside each of us.

Nov 11 2013

25mins

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Rank #9: Episode 15: Between the Worlds

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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.

Oct 23 2017

18mins

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Rank #10: Episode 14: The Update Show

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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/

Apr 11 2017

21mins

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