Gay men are not spiritual creatures by habit.
Most of us avoid church like it were a Lamaze class, or if we go, it’s either to satisfy our yearly Christmas parental requirement or because we like the pretty, pretty bell choirs.
And celebrating Nature means less about embracing Mother Earth and more about refilling our Zyrtec prescriptions.
Oh, kittens, we have more to give besides décor advice and fashion tips. Let’s start with a book recommendation: The Hidden Spirituality of Men: Ten Metaphors to Awaken the Sacred Masculine, by Matthew Fox.
First, this book is meant for a broad audience of all types. Fox’s powerful text encourages all humans to realize the necessity of masculinity and what that knowledge means for everyone, men and female.
The Hidden Spirituality of Men can teach gays how to learn from their straight brothers and sisters, and vice versa. Fox offers what he calls ten archetypes to help understand authentic roles that men can play.
Who doesn’t love a good round of role playing?
One section of chief interest – “Honoring, and Learning From, The Gifts of Homosexuality.”
Fox contends that no society can be completely aware without combating deep-seeded social homophobia. Sure, we all know how splendid the gays are, but how nice to see it in print.
Fox writes that men are “deep, impenetrable mysteries.” Amen, brother.
But thankfully, he also provides pitch-perfect tools in appendices for us to slowly unravel ourselves and other Y-chrome folks. Let the spirit fill you.
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