Episode 30 – Religious Wounds

Episode 30 – Religious Wounds

Show Highlights:
• Religious wounds are the self-limiting, judgmental ideologies that pervade our thinking even though we no longer participate in organized religion
• Religious wounds manifest in our lives as we try to fit into a heterosexual model of living with no success, when our drives, desires and tuning is completely different from heterosexual men
• These wounds not only cause us to have dysfunctional lives, but also create divisions amongst us in our own community of men-who-love-men
• Religious wounds need to be healed in order to progress in your spiritual development: questioning all “should” statements in your ideology is a good place to start
• Create your own world-view as a representation of the truth you’ve experienced in life, not out of others’ beliefs you’ve been spoon-fed

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I am the host and founder of the Unnamed Path. I have over 15 years of extensive experience in earth-based spiritual traditions including initiatory and non-initiatory paths. I'm an artist, a shaman, an energy healer, a deathwalker and a magician. Feel free to read my bio to learn more about me.

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  1. I enjoyed this podcast Hyperion. I think it is right on with the spiritual wounding that we as pagans endured,but also society in general. I grew up Mormon which wasn’t too bad. The real wounding came when I was “born again”. That really crushed my young spirit and really subjected me to a lot of damage. Howver, I was able to begin aserting myself before I hit 30. I felt like a bird who’s wings were taped down with duct tape and I was so restricted. With a very good friend, we discussed things about the religion and eventually we both broke free. I was going through anti gay therapy, Exodus, hating any other religion by “christian” etc. After freeing myself, I had nothing to call upon, I just worshipped whatever god was there (I still worshipped Elohim/Jehovah at the time, thinking them – s/he is a plural/triple god/dess – to be benevolent. Perhaps they are, and it’s just the followers that have corrupted the faith in them). Eventually my healing was more complete and I found Paganism and opened myself to the gods again. It started with Wicca and now I’m progressing to a Druid path via ADF. I’m still a bit independent – and find many of the teachings here already resonate with my beliefs, others I need to contemplate and journey more. But am so glad the wounds were noticed early and I left to be able to heal. Healing is a very important part once we leave those abusive religious relationships.

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