The Wizard OZ ... Oberon Zell
On August 9 we had a fascinating guest at the Sacred Sexuality Austin meetup: Oberon Zell aka OZ.
Oberon and Morning Glory Zell had a successful open marriage for 40 years, and were in group marriages for half of that time. In 1990 Morning Glory coined the terms “polyamorous” and “polyamory” to describe such relationships, thus launching a movement in which the Ravenhearts became known as “The First Family of Polyamory.” They based their lives for decades on R.A. Heinlein's book Stranger in a Strange Land.
See More About OZ below.
We covered topics from polyamory to pagans, from live unicorns to star trek, from ancient times to the future pending transformations. He offered two guides, a relationship glossary and frequently asked questions about polyamory::
And we did two things for the first time at the meetup. We recorded it on audio, and we took a group picture! The audio is not high quality as we decided to record at the last minute. But well worth it if you enjoy history, magic and inspiration!
About Oberon Zell
Oberon Zell (“The Wizard OZ”) is a renowned Wizard and Elder in the worldwide magickal community. In 1967 he was the first to apply the term “Pagan” to the newly emerging Nature Religions of the 1960s. Oberon founded the first legal Pagan church (Church of All Worlds— www.CAW.org), and through his publication of Green Egg magazine (1968-present), Oberon was instrumental in the coalescence of the modern Pagan movement. In 1970, he had a profound Vision of the Living Earth which he published as the earliest version of “The Gaea Thesis.”
In the 1980s, Oberon and his lifemate Morning Glory resurrected authentic living Unicorns, and led a diving expedition to New Guinea to solve the mystery of Mermaids. In 1990, MG coined the term “polyamory,” and launched another significant movement. (MG died of cancer on May 13, 2014.)
Oberon creates altar figurines and jewelry of Gods and Goddesses, mythical creatures, and magick symbols. He is the author of Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard; Creating Circles & Ceremonies; The Wizard & The Witch; and other books. He is also Headmaster of the online Grey School of Wizardry, which he founded in 2004 (www.GreySchool.com).
A world traveler to mystic sites, in 2018 Oberon spent three weeks in the Yucatan exploring Mayan ruins, and a month in Guatemala, presenting workshops on Quantum Consciousness and participating in Mayan ceremonies. In November he attended the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto. He has appeared on numerous TV shows, and is the subject of a film documentary: The Wizard OZ (2017) https://vimeo.com/215849774
For the past year Oberon has been on Walkabout, traveling around the US and Guatemala talking about Wizardry, Quantum Magick, the Awakening, the coming 2020s, and 50 years of modern Paganism: “Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going?”
It was a magical evening from beginning to end.