Walking the Unnamed Path Episode 53 ~ Visibility

We just recently observed International Transgender Day of Visibility, which was born out of the need to celebrate trans people around the globe, the courage it takes to live openly and to shine a light on the hurdles and issues they continue to face. So for the conversation today we want to talk about why it’s so important to be visible. 

To get in touch with Chris, Chase or Michael please email us at WalkingtheUnnamedPath@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @Walking_theUP, and like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WalkingTheUnnamedPath/.

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Walking the Unnamed Path ~ Episode 52 New Beginnings

Michael Greywolf, Chase Power, and Chris Ripple host Walking the Unnamed Path.

Walking the Unnamed Path is a podcast dedicated to delving deeper into the study of the Unnamed Path through conversations with our fellow Brother Initiates, students, and various guests. We also will be covering a variety of ideas and issues that pertain to queer pagan men in general in general.

We are back after a brief hiatus and we have our own channel now! Lots of changes going on and we will be talking about them in today’s episode. To get in touch with Chris, Chase or Michael please email us at WalkingtheUnnamedPath@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @Walking_theUP, and like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WalkingTheUnnamedPath/.

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Happy Pride from the Brotherhood of the Unnamed Path

New Pride Flag design by Daniel Quasar

We, the Brothers of the Unnamed Path, would like to wish everyone a happy, safe, and fulfilling Pride Month.

As we go to various celebrations around the country and world, let us not forget that Pride has always been a declaration that we have the right to exist. This month we celebrate the struggles and those who fought 50 years ago, for the rights and liberties we now have, during the first uprising at Stonewall. We particularly honor our gender non-conforming siblings and trans sisters of color who have always been at the forefront of our movement.

We are a spectrum of identities & sexualities, and this month we also remember that our community is still struggling in some areas. Our transgender siblings are targeted more now than ever. Our Intersex, Ace, Aro, and Non-binary siblings are constantly having to justify just being themselves. Intolerance and ignorance is something we must continue to fight against both outside and within our community.

So as we go forward, as we march, as we live, laugh and love, let us thank our queer Ancestors for all they sacrificed to get us to where we are today. Let us promise to continue to fight & to make the world a better place for those who still struggle and those who will come after.

Blessings and happy Pride!

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Relaunch of Walking the Unnamed Path Podcast

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Walking the Unnamed Path

After a brief hiatus Walking the Unnamed Path is back on the air!

Walking the Unnamed Path started September 10, 2016 with brother initiates and co-hosts Mathew Sydney and Michael Greywolf. The show ran for nearly two years as part of the line up on the Pagans Tonight Radio Network (PTRN). Late in 2018 PTRN announced they were leaving BlogTalkRadio for a new platform.

For various reasons Michael and Mathew decided to relaunch WtUP on its own platform. Unfortunately around Imbolc, Mathew decided to step back from the show and focus on other projects. (We wish him best of luck and he will of course be back for special appearances.) Michael pressed forward and found two brothers, Chase Powers and Chris Ripple, who were eager to step up and help host the show.

As of March 27th, 2019, WtUP is officially back on the air. We will continue to post episodes here but you can also find them on these platforms:

  • BlogTalkRadio – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/walkingtheunnamedpath
  • iTunes – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/walking-the-unnamed-path/id1457933568
  • Spotify – spotify:show:2PaADqSgfUn8TUaT7wOh8b

Blessings and we hope you will continue to join us on this journey!

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Statement by the Brotherhood of the Unnamed Path regarding Transgender Exclusionary Radical Feminism

In the last few weeks articles have started to circulate, that have again, brought the issue of – Transgender Exclusionary Radical Feminism (TERF) – to the forefront of dialogues regarding inclusion within the pagan, and magical communities. It is the stance of the brothers of the Unnamed Path that this ideology actively promotes the same systems of oppression upon other marginalized persons that TERFs would claim to be opposing. Such individuals and systems are not congruent with our beliefs nor welcome in our tradition.

The Unnamed Path, has been and will continue to be, a tradition that welcomes and affirms Transgender, non-binary and other gender expansive persons. Even as a tradition of “men who love men” we recognize and celebrate the diversity and full spectrum of gender identity and expression from which individuals come to us for teaching and fellowship. Self-determination and self-identification fuel the intention behind our spiritual workings and those workings are made stronger by individuals who have done the deeper work to live their truth in the face of oppressive messages from the dominant culture.

We believe it is important for groups of women, men, and those who find themselves between or ‘othered’, to form strong bonds of magic and fellowship within their Tribes. We challenge other pagan and magical communities to rise up in response by first deconstructing their own outmoded and oppressive structures (including the public messages they issue) and take resolute action towards radical inclusivity in this time of great separation and disparity.

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A Statement by the Brotherhood

STATEMENT BY THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE UNNAMED PATH REGARDING THE SEPARATION OF CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS FROM THEIR PARENTS.

The Brotherhood of the Unnamed Path denounces the actions by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency separating children of immigrants from their parents. We stand against these policies as dictated and enforced by the attorney general and the current administration. We condemn in the strongest terms the justification of these actions by statement of religious scripture or by indicating a need to intimidate and provoke fear.

We are all descendants of immigrants to this land. Our Brotherhood includes some whose families have been here only a generation, some whose families have been here many generations, and some are descendants from the people who set foot on the North American continent almost 20,000 years ago.

The Government of the United States, since its founding has had a sordid history in how it has treated people living on the North American continent, and frankly around the world. We acknowledge this and possess no intent to diminish the harm done to previous generations. We had hoped that our government would be loath to return to committing the atrocities that had been done in the past. We had hoped that those in positions of power and trust would exercise judgment with compassion and an enlightened understanding of what mistakes to not make again. Unfortunately, our hopes are diminished. Our fears are realized.

We call upon the government of the United States to immediately cease its practice of separating families. We encourage legal action, and as people are able and see fit, direct action to protest and disrupt these activities. We ask our ancestors, the spirits of this land, our guides and guardians to aid us all in these efforts.

Our Brotherhood and practices revolve around Love. We the Brotherhood of the Unnamed Path send our Love to all those families suffering and to those fighting against these practices of terror.

To those ordering, instigating, committing, and condoning these brutal deeds, be warned, the ancestors are awake, the spirits are awake, and the people are awakening. You will be held accountable for your acts.

June 17, 2018

Contact: theunnamedpath@gmail.com

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Stone & Stang 2018

The Brothers of the Unnamed Path are excited to announce that Stone and Stang returns in 2018!

Stone and Stang 2018: Into the Cauldron: Silence and Renewal

In these times of chaos and strife, we return to the Cauldron of the Goddess to incubate new wisdom and understanding within. Practices of silence creates space for our spiritual gifts as Men Who Love Men. We come together to connect with each other, the Land, Ancestors, Spirits of Nature, and the Gods.

Friday Night Keynote Speaker

AndrewRamer

ANDREW RAMER

In 1990 Harry Hay blessed Andrew Ramer as “a younger elder of the tribe.” Mark Thompson interviewed him for his 1994 book Gay Spirit along with fifteen other writers, healers, teachers and visionaries of the gay spirituality movement. Andrew’s own books include Two Flutes Playing: A Spiritual Journeybook for Gay Men, Queering the Text: Biblical, Medieval, and Modern Jewish Stories, and Revelations for A New Millennium. You can read more about him and his work at andrewramer.com

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Feb 10 – July 31 – Registration Fee: $100 (Includes Dinner Friday, Lunch & Dinner Saturday & Sunday) + Lodging Choice (See Below)

August 1 – September 21 – Registration Fee: $125 (Includes Dinner Friday, Lunch & Dinner Saturday & Sunday) + Lodging Choice (See Below)

Lodging Options Include

Camping: $40/night @ 3 Nights= $120

Dorm: $70/night @ 3 nights = $210

Onsite Tents (shared): $55/Night @ 3 nights = $165

PLEASE NOTE: We will be offering some limited scholarships for 2018. We expect to post more information by March 1, 2018.

PRESENTERS WANTED!

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A PROGRAMMING PROPOSAL

It is suggested that programming suggestions be in alignment with this years theme.

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10 years of the Unnamed Path!

February 4, 2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of the first Unnamed Path podcast! It s also the birthday of Hyperion’s mother! Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday!

Thank you to all those who have supported the Unnamed Path these past 10. The Brothers look forward to serving our communities for many years to come!

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Apprenticeship Classes Starting

From Brother Chase: I will be getting started with another round of apprenticeships very soon. If you are interested, please fill out the questionnaire at the link below, and I will be sending out emails to those who have done so at the end of this week.

A few details – Brother Sphinx and I will be co-teaching this class, which will be done long-distance via video chat (most likely Skype or Google Hangout). Cost is on a sliding scale of $30-50 per class, with one class every two weeks. More details will be given during the first class, which is an orientation class. Looking forward to hearing from people!

APPRENTICESHIP INTEREST QUESTIONNAIRE 

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