Bull of Heaven: The Mythic Life of Eddie Buczynski and the Rise of the New York Pagan
Eddie Buczynski is the founder of the Minoan Brotherhood. This biography reveals his life and the lives of New York Pagans in the 1970's and early 80's. Some have already said that this is the perfect compliment to Margot Adler's 'Drawing Down the Moon'. Taking over 8 years to write this book, Michael Lloyd has created a book filled with history, humor and harsh realities.
This is required reading for initiation. For those initiated or about to be initiated, it will be required before reaching 2nd degree.
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Summary by Michael Lloyd
As a teenager, Eddie Buczynski had once dreamed of becoming a Jesuit Priest. Rejected by the Church because of his questioning mind and budding homosexuality, Buczynski's feet were soon set on a different path one that would lead from his childhood in Ozone Park to the raucous streets of Sixties Greenwich Village, through the burgeoning Neo-Pagan spiritual movement of the Seventies, before finally depositing him into the dusty realm of Classical & Near Eastern archaeology. Bringing together the threads of disparate subcultures, social movements, spiritual paths and characters from the Sixties through the Eighties, Bull of Heaven weaves Buczynski's life into a tapestry that encompasses the history of the NewAge and occult in New York City. And in so doing, it highlights the heretofore untold contributions of GLBT men and women who helped to shape the face of modern Neo-Paganism.