(A post written initially for my former column at Good Men Project in 2015.) The notion that the soul of gay people is somehow different, or special, perpetuates a focus on our differences rather than how we are really the same. — “You never write about being gay,” an activist once leveled his charge atContinue Reading There’s No Such Thing As A Gay Soul
(A post written initially for my former column at Good Men Project.) In the modern world, where identity is only as deep as our business card, or the screen we’re staring at, we need something authentic and alive. — As a youth growing up in greater Los Angeles, ‘nature’ was something that seemed very far awayContinue Reading Why A Man Needs A Wild Soul
(A post written initially for elephant journal, later published at Good Men Project.) Sex is the lover’s tango of the masculine and feminine within us, regardless of our gender or that of our partner. —– In the soft purple haze of summer twilight, miniscule bats twirl and zoom erratically in the air. Through the largeContinue Reading Sex and Soul: A Man’s Journey
(A post originally written for the Good Men Project and my column there on the Sacred Masculine.) When you reach the end will you be able to say you had the courage to live your most authentic, soulful life? —– “Please write your obituary. Write it for the most authentic, soulful life that you wish youContinue Reading And He Danced. Wildly. Naked.
(A post originally written for elephant journal, later adapted and shared with the Good Men Project.) Somewhere in your soul, there’s a wild man of the wood waiting to be discovered. —– After days of cold, grey rain, I needed to get out and walk. Opening the gate in the tall deer fence, I stepped throughContinue Reading Meet the Green Man: Archetype for A Wild Soul
(Another piece from 2015 written for the Good Men Project.) If only women and gay men are the celebrants of beauty, men will continue to be estranged from their wholeness and authenticity. — “You probably want this on a pretty plate…” A faint note of something like sarcasm or weary condescension colored my friend’s voice, asContinue Reading Men and Beauty: Evolving the Masculine
(A post originally written for the Good Men Project in 2015, for my featured column on the Sacred Masculine.) Can we really answer the question, “What does it mean to be a man?” without taking into account the soul? —— A few years ago, when I was residing in the UK, a friend who thoughtContinue Reading Authentic Manhood: Rites of Passage and Soul
(This is one of several pieces written in 2015 for the Good Men Project, when I created a column there on the Sacred Masculine.) Who are the keepers of the Sacred Masculine? The men connected to the soul of the world. —— Years ago, I was at a workshop in Colorado, sitting in a circleContinue Reading Embodying the Sacred Masculine