KaliSara and RevKess invited Erick DuPree to join them on the show for a conversation about men in Goddess spirituality, religion. Erick had already been invited on the show by the time Devin Hunter made the following status update on Facebook: “I am not a ‘male priestess.’ That’s quite offensive, the term is Priest of the Goddess. We exist, matriarchy, we exist. Calling me a male priestess is a bit like spiritual castration.” That comment led to a great conversation on his page that included both men and women, priests and priestesses alike. It also lead to the creation o a group page on Facebook called Project Pagan Priest.
Erick DuPree, the author of Alone in Her Presence, The Hero Within: Reframing Masculinity with the Goddess (to be released in 2015), and a blogger is editing the upcoming anthology Finding the Masculine in the Goddess’ Spiral: Men in Ritual, Community and Service to the Goddess. The call for submissions is open until July 30th.
The full submission guidelines can be found on Erick’s webpage. In brief, those who wish to submit and article, essay, poem, or ritual are wide open on what they can write about. The only restrictions, if you will, for submissions be that the author identifies as male. Erick and the publishers at Immanion/Megalithica want to keep the submissions open to men – straight, gay, bi, trans – of all walks of life. The commonality of the contributors is simple this: self-identified as male with a connection to the Goddess in her myriad forms, names, and manifestations.
When I’m alone with her
My soul learns worship
In spirit and in truth
Peace fills my heart
Joy reigns and rules there
Nothing but love overflows
And Her truth clearly shown
When I’m Alone in Her Presence
— Erick DuPree
Erick is a contributor to the anthologies Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness edited by Tara ‘Masery’ Miller; Bringing Race to the Table: An Exploration of Racism in the Pagan Community (late 2014, early 2015 release) edited by Crystal Blanton, and the book Universally Unique: Homilies, Lessons, and Lore. He also writes for Witches&Pagans’ online presence under the heading of Wisdom Within. Listen to his conversation with Devin Hunter on the Modern Witch Podcast and read his interview with Tara Miller on Staff of Ascelpius.
- Elaine Silver – The Lady of the Lake – The Lady of the Lake
- Damh the Bard – Morrighan – Spirit of Albion
- Annette Cantor – Kuan Yin – Songs to the Goddess
- Cernunnos Rising – A Fire Fit for a Queen – Wild Soul
- Lis Addison – Hearts & Bones – Crown in the Sky