501c3 Announcement

Greetings Initiates, Brothers, and Friends

We the Brotherhood of the Unnamed Path are pleased to announce that we are finally a 501(c)(3) organization!

We have been working on a few things internally since the start of the SARS COVID-19 pandemic and our 501(c)(3) status has been one of our biggest accomplishments so far. 

What does this mean for the Unnamed Path?

It means we now have an Executive Board who will be managing the business side of our tradition/organization. 

  • They have no authority over the spiritual side of the path simply by being on the Board, we are still a Council of Brothers.

There is much to come!

  • We will be creating and updating a new domain for our various websites.
  • We will be working on creating a NEW digital event that will be akin to Stone and Stang. 
    • This event WILL NOT BE replacing Stone and Stang, but will be an yearly counterpart to our original biennial event. 
  • Plus much, much more!

We are very excited for this move forward and all that is to come. If you have any questions please reach out to us at theunnamedpath@gmail.com

 

Blessings,

The Brotherhood of the Unnamed Path

 

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Black Lives Matter

 

A Statement from the Brothers of the Unnamed Path

June 2020

We the Brothers of the Unnamed Path wish to express our condolences to the families who have lost so many individuals to racial inequality and violence. Especially most recently to the families of George Floyd, Tony McDade, and Breonna Taylor. We mourn with you and ask the spirits of their ancestors and ours to guide them home. May they find peace and may they continue to rise in power.

Secondly we would like to condemn the excessive brutal actions of the police system. Systemic racism is a sickness that our country has had since its birth. It can often be seen most prevalently in the actions of those who are ‘sworn to protect and serve.’ We call on our local and federal governments to pass quick and decisive resolutions that will address this inequality and bring to justice those who murdered Black and other people of color in their charge. We demand a new system that will work with the community rather than against it.

Thirdly we believe it is not in our power to tell our Black siblings how to grieve and how to demand change. The loss of life far outweighs the loss of possessions and goods. As queer individuals our own struggle for rights and acceptance is often credited to the Stonewall Uprising or as others call it, the Stonewall Riots. In the words of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Riots do not develop out of thin air, certain conditions continue to exist in our society that must be condemned…Riots are the language of the unheard…Social justice and progress are the absolute guarantors of riot prevention.” Sometimes great trees that look ok on the outside are actually rotten and decaying on the inside. When they are like that they are often burned or cut down so that new growth will spring forth from their ashes.

Lastly we call on those who would call themselves allies; we call on you to stop and listen to those you are claiming to help. The focus right now is finding justice for our Black siblings and we need to listen to what they need. We need to use our privilege to lift up their voices and take ourselves out of the spotlight. Black Lives Matter, and we need to make sure they are heard.

“No Pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.” – Marsha P. Johnson

– The Brotherhood of the Unnamed Path

 

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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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Announcing Stone and Stang 2016!

The Brothers of the Unnamed Path are excited to unveil the return of Stone and Stang, a spiritual gathering for Men Who Love Men. Come join us for a long weekend of empowering, participant-led presentations, camaraderie, and relaxation. Stone and Stang will convene from Friday October 7 to Monday October 10, 2016 in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains of Northern California.

This year’s theme is GUARDIANS OF THE GATES: Bridging the Physical and Spiritual Worlds, centering around the core of shamanism, the ability to reach into the spiritual world and bring lore and magic into the physical world. As Men Who Love Men, we have our own unique gifts we bring to this plane and to shamanic practice.

Registration and Presentation Submissions are expected to open on April 15, 2016. Stay tuned here or visit stoneandstang.com for additional information.

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Stone and Stang 2014 – A Spiritual Gathering for Pagan Men-Who-Love-Men

Once again, we are hosting a spiritual gathering for men-who-love-men called Stone and Stang, this time in sunny Northern California. This event, while hosted by the brothers of the Unnamed Path, is open to men-who-love-men of all pagan and alternative spiritual paths. We want this event to be about YOU, not us, and we encourage each of you to submit ideas for presentations, workshops, rituals and performances, that we might all grown and enrich our spiritual lives together.

Stone and Stang – A Spiritual Gathering for Pagan Men-Who-Love-Men
MAGICAL AGENTS OF CHANGE: Healing our Selves, our Community, and our World

Date: October 3rd – 6th, 2014
Location: The Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Price: $30 ($20 early registration ends July 31, 2014)

This community-centered event will take place in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains of California, at a private healing center. Stone and Stang will be held at a healing center located in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Northern California. This area is surrounded by ancient live oak trees and rocky outcroppings that offer beautiful vistas in all directions. There are several buildings on the property for guests to sleep, gather, share space, bathe, rest or cook together. The property is walled off from the surrounding area providing privacy and safety for participants.

Also, registration for the event is even more affordable if you register early. Booking your lodging is separate from registration.

To learn more about the event, visit the Stone and Stang website at http://stoneandstang.com!

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From the Brotherhood of the Unnamed Path

January 14th, 2014 was a day that none of us could have ever imagined nor will it be a day we will ever forget. Hyperion was our friend, brother, mentor, and teacher and his life was a shining example to all who knew him. He was the embodiment of what is possible through continued dedication to spiritual practice. He lived his life fearlessly, authentically and with a formidable passion for all that he did.

Hyperion has left a legacy and although nobody can replace him, we The Brotherhood recognize that we have a calling to continue this legacy and reach out to other Men-Who-Love-Men through the teachings of the Unnamed Path. His vision has become our vision and will continue to flourish despite his recent transition.

This path WILL continue for Hyperion and for our selves. Classes are continuously forming for Men-Who-Love-Men seeking apprenticeships that lead to initiation by wonderful teachers who have gone through teacher training under his loving and knowledgeable guidance.

Through our continued work, it is our hope that other lives are touched and transformed just as our lives have been and continue to be. So it is with a renewed vigor that we charge forth to the future. The torch has been passed and the flame continues to burn.

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Passing of the Torch

From Hyperion’s Family:
On January 14, 2014, Hyperion, the founder of the Unnamed Path, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly of an acute cardiac event. Though we mourn his loss, he left behind an amazing magical and spiritual tradition he received from the Ancestors of Men-Who-Love-Men. Before his passing he also personally trained and initiated a group of Brothers into the tradition.

For the last seven years Hyperion’s mission was to bring messages of hope and awareness to as many Men-Who-Love-Men as he could reach. Through his website, podcasts, classes, and lectures he opened the door to the Unnamed Path for many. Upon his passing, the work that Hyperion started was left in the hands of his Brothers and students. They are the torch bearers who will continue his mission under the guidance of the Ancestors of Men-Who-Love-Men and of the spirit of Hyperion himself. May the God and Goddess bless them all!

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