Bull of Heaven: The Mythic Life of Eddie Buczynski and the Rise of the New York Pagan

Bull of Heaven The Mythic Life of Eddie Buczynski and the Rise of the New York Pagan It was a time of ferment rage and hope when spiritual movements rose and fell in reaction to the perceived ills of a society that seemed on the brink of tearing itself apart In the generation of you

  • Title: Bull of Heaven: The Mythic Life of Eddie Buczynski and the Rise of the New York Pagan
  • Author: Michael G. Lloyd
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 278
  • Format: ebook
  • It was a time of ferment, rage and hope, when spiritual movements rose and fell in reaction to the perceived ills of a society that seemed on the brink of tearing itself apart In the generation of young men and women who had grown up after World War II, there was a new found sense of freedom that allowed people to not only question society s assumptions of the nature of GIt was a time of ferment, rage and hope, when spiritual movements rose and fell in reaction to the perceived ills of a society that seemed on the brink of tearing itself apart In the generation of young men and women who had grown up after World War II, there was a new found sense of freedom that allowed people to not only question society s assumptions of the nature of God and spirit, but to experiment in order to find different ways of giving meaning to modern lives The modern New Age and the Neo Pagan movement in the United States coalesced from this chaos of diverse practices and beliefs As a teenager, Eddie Buczynski had dreamed of becoming a Jesuit Priest Rejected by the Church because of his questioning mind and budding attraction to other young men, his feet were soon set on a different path one that would lead from his childhood home in Ozone Park to the raucous streets of 60s Greenwich Village, through the burgeoning Neo Pagan spiritual movement of the 70s, before finally depositing him into the academic realm of Classical Near Eastern achaeology This is the story of one man and his circle of friends who dreamed of changing the spiritual paradigm of society and who, despite their human frailties helped to widen the acceptance of alternative religions in the United States Bringing together the threads of disparate subcultures, social movements, spiritual paths and characters, Bull of Heaven weaves Buczynski s life into a tapestry that encompasses the history of the New Age and occult in New York City And in so doing, it offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of GLBT men and women whose heretofore untold contributions helped to shape the face of modern Neo Paganism.Available in paperback at and Barnes Noble.

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    1. This is a biography about a man named Eddie Buczynski. Eddie grew up in Ozone Park, Queens, New York and then lived in New York City, specifically Greenwich Village, in the 60s and 70s during the volatile years of the Gay Liberation Movement. When his dream of becoming a Jesuit priest was shattered by the Roman Catholic Church Eddie dropped out of high school and turned to the occult, Witchcraft in particular. Witchcraft was making a name for itself in the United States after covens of differing [...]

    2. At first I thought this book could have used a good editor. As I got into it I began to enjoy the intricacies of the very small world of New York Wicca culture. Wiccans loved to argue among themselves. They love to claim their religion ancient when it appears to have been founded in 1939.Eddie Bucsynski floats like a ghost through most of the book as he seeks a place for himself in the Occult. He founds three sect of Wicca and passes through several more sects until he enters college in his thir [...]

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