There have been many, many males over the years who have been burned and killed for the very same reason that witches and crones have been burned and killed. I can still feel the cold metal blades being thrust into past bodies. There have been many old male shamans who have chosen to utilize their ji and chi for reasons other than procreation. There has always been humans who go beyond gender to realize the infinite power within them. We need those humans to help heal us because in the end we all bleed human blood. A male cannot realize his divinity without finding the crone within him. Conversely, a female cannot realize her divinity without finding the old male shaman within her. Getting old can be so darn liberating. Fan-freaking-tastic article, Ann!