Rank #1: Episode 7, Over the Rainbow - Part 2
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
Rank #2: Episode 8 - It's Magic
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
Rank #3: Episode 10: Unicorns and Phallic Horns
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
Rank #4: Episode 11 - A Review of Coph Nia 2014 - Part 2
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
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Rank #5: Episode 11 - A Review of Coph Nia 2014 - Part 1
- 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
Rank #6: Episode 6.5: The Healing Power of the Serpent
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
Rank #7: Episode 7: Over the Rainbow - Part 1
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
Rank #8: Episode 9 - The Gay Werewolf Connection
My latest podcast on "The Gay Werewolf Connection".
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
Rank #9: Episode 15: Between the Worlds
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
Rank #10: Episode 14: The Update Show
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