I Am Shokti, Awakener and Explorer of Spirit and Consciousness. In 1995, aged 30, I experienced a complete dissolution of everything I believed about life, of who I thought I was and why we exist at all, when the ravages of AIDS brought me to the threshold between the worlds. Yet rather than killing me, AIDS was to be my Awakener, to be the catalyst for my Accelerated Individual Discovery of Self.
On this site I will present my Aquarian story of awakening to spirit and the mystery of consciousness, and offer perspectives on life, and the part Queer people play in it gained during 25 years of walking on my soul path. I offer words that I hope will assist in the evolution of a more compassionate world of enhanced understanding, well being and joy. I hope it will help people to overcome negative attitudes around spirit and faith as we realise we can find our own answers through direct experience, and that it will assist queerkind to appreciate that we have a long hidden spiritual history to be uncovered and reclaimed.
During the first two decades of the 21st century I have dedicated my energies to the development of queer spirited community, finding a home in the global Radical Faerie tribe, which I first met in the Netherlands in 2001. I became one of the founding faeries of the first European sanctuary, Folleterre in France, and of gatherings in the UK of the Faeries of Albion, plus I have been holding Full Moon Queer Spirit Drum Circles in London since 2005.
The growth of a queer spiritual network in the UK since the early 2000s, unnoticed by the gay media and most LGBT people, was big enough for us to produce QUEER SPIRIT FESTIVAL in 2016, 2017 and 2019, a five day outdoor summer festival for 500 queers celebrating our sacred sexuality, our loving hearts and creative spirits.
The reason for this blog site is that a crucial aspect of Aquarian energy, which is acknowledged but generally underplayed by astrologers, and largely lost to the many of the people it most affects, is revealed in the mythology behind the sign, the story of Zeus and Ganymede, a fact that deserves a lot more exposure as the Age of Aquarius begins.
The emergence of gay people into society, accepted and embraced as never before since only half a century, and only in some parts of the world, is already changing the world, and the Queer Age of Aquarius is only just beginning.
I also blog at rainbowmessenger.blog
and at queerspirit.net