return of the shamans

and the time must come
after all the parties
all the drugs
after the dying years
and a decade of decadence
the time comes, can only come
when the gay phoenix rises
after centuries of death
across the planet
the rainbow serpent
unicorn lion and bear
the return of the shamans
awakening everywhere

in every culture, every race and faith
rainbow children awakening
to the power and the light
liberation of the spirit
free to be ourselves
queer magic calls us to our wealth

earth are we
fire are we
air are we
water are we

beyond gods and without creed
we fulfil a fundamental need
opening the gates as we find our place
the shamans of the human race

the world is lost in delusions
of fame, glamour, money and hate
since the men of war closed the faerie gate
shut out the magic, stamped down the female
spiritually castrated the men who love men
war and commerce dominate the globe
the great mother was disrobed
and pain strangles life to death

faerie men seek within
find the place where it all begins
be reborn in the dragon’s flames
move on from stupid attitude games
in this journey we are all the same
vulnerable, strong, we each part of the song
the world will awaken when we become one
brotherhood
finding where we belong
singing the shaman’s song

the time must come
after all the parties
all the drugs
after the dying years
and a decade of decadence
the time comes, can only come
when the gay phoenix rises
after centuries of death
across the planet
the rainbow serpent
unicorn lion and bear
the return of the shamans
awakening everywhere

if we don’t wake up and claim our inheritance
from the tribal ancestor spirits
our kind will be repressed again
across the world our future is in the balance
this flowering has been attempted before

013 OXUMARÉ (1)

the dominance of secularism over religion enabled the cause of gay liberation to rise since the 1960s
but the lack of spiritual consciousness in the west has produced a situation where gay people have been liberated to pursue basic human sexual instincts (to extremes) alongside our seeking for love, companionship and community
this brought many of us to confront physical death in the 80s and 90s
and is bringing many now to the point of soul death, total breakdown due to addictions resulting from unresolved issues and needs, resulting from our lack of understanding of who we are and how this human mind-body-spirit truly functions
for all the joy and celebration we do so well in gay life, we are constantly dancing with tragedy
the call to know ourselves more deeply could not be stronger
and for the sake also of our brothers and sisters across the planet who are still viewed in their cultures as evil or sick
we have the chance to show the world who we really are
finding out the truth of that for ourselves through our own soul searching
not defined from the outside as LGBT+ but choosing our own words, we have already added Q to the equation

some of us are pushed to the precipice and awakening
by illness, addiction, mental collapse
and we are the ones
who can build a new gay culture
that honours the mystery of the soul
and provides the means for a gentler awakening
achieved through joy and love and touch and brotherhood
we are teachers, healers, shamans, artists
the world needs our creativity

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