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Finding Your Own True Myth - The Myth of the Great Secret III

FINDING YOUR OWN TRUE MYTH: What I Learned from Joseph Campbell: The Myth of the Great Secret III

Gay Spirituality

GAY SPIRITUALITY: The Role of Gay Identity in the Transformation of Human Consciousness

Gay Perspective

GAY PERSPECTIVE: Things Our Homosexuality Tells Us about the Nature of God and the Universe

Secret Matter

SECRET MATTER, a sci-fi novel with wonderful "aliens" with an Afterword by Mark Jordan

Getting Life

GETTING LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE:  A Fantastical Gay Romance set in two different time periods

The Fourth Quill

THE FOURTH QUILL, a novel about attitudinal healing and the problem of evil

Two Spirits
TWO SPIRITS: A Story of Life with the Navajo, a collaboration with Walter L. Williams

charmed lives
CHARMED LIVES: Spinning Straw into Gold: GaySpirit in Storytelling, a collaboration with Steve Berman and some 30 other writers

Myth of the Great Secret

THE MYTH OF THE GREAT SECRET: An Appreciation of Joseph Campbell

In Search of God


Unpublished manuscripts

About ordering

Books on Gay Spirituality:

White Crane Gay Spirituality Series

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  Toby has done five podcasts with Harry Faddis for The Quest of Life

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  Articles and Excerpts:

Review of Samuel Avery's The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness

Funny Coincidence: "Aliens Settle in San Francisco"

About Liberty Books, the Lesbian/Gay Bookstore for Austin, 1986-1996

The Simple Answer to the Gay Marriage Debate

A Bifurcation of Gay Spirituality

Why gay people should NOT Marry

The Scriptural Basis for Same Sex Marriage

Toby and Kip Get Married

Wedding Cake Liberation

Gay Marriage in Texas

What's ironic

Shame on the American People

The "highest form of love"

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Gay Consciousness

Why homosexuality is a sin

The cause of homosexuality

The origins of homophobia

Q&A about Jungian ideas in gay consciousness

What is homosexuality?

What is Gay Spirituality?

My three messages

What Jesus said about Gay Rights

Queering religion

Common Experiences Unique to Gay Men

Is there a "uniquely gay perspective"?

The purpose of homosexuality

Interview on the Nature of Homosexuality

What the Bible Says about Homosexuality

Mesosexual Ideal for Straight Men

Varieties of Gay Spirituality

Waves of Gay Liberation Activity

The Gay Succession

Wouldn’t You Like to Be Uranian?

The Reincarnation of Edward Carpenter

Why Gay Spirituality: Spirituality as Artistic Medium

Easton Mountain Retreat Center

Andrew Harvey & Spiritual Activism

The Mysticism of Andrew Harvey

The upsidedown book on MSNBC

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"It's Always About You"

The myth of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara

Joseph Campbell's description of Avalokiteshvara

You're Not A Wave

Joseph Campbell Talks about Aging

What is Enlightenment?

What is reincarnation?

How many lifetimes in an ego?

Emptiness & Religious Ideas

Experiencing experiencing experiencing

Going into the Light

Meditations for a Funeral

Meditation Practice

The way to get to heaven

Buddha's father was right

What Anatman means

Advice to Travelers to India & Nepal

The Danda Nata & goddess Kalika

Nate Berkus is a bodhisattva

John Boswell was Immanuel Kant

Cutting edge realization

The Myth of the Wanderer

Change: Source of Suffering & of Bliss

World Navel

What the Vows Really Mean

Manifesting from the Subtle Realms

The Three-layer Cake & the Multiverse

The est Training and Personal Intention

Effective Dreaming in Ursula LeGuin's The Lathe of Heaven

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Gay Spirituality

Curious Bodies

What Toby Johnson Believes

The Joseph Campbell Connection

The Mann Ranch (& Rich Gabrielson)

Campbell & The Pre/Trans Fallacy

The Two Loves

The Nature of Religion

What's true about Religion

Being Gay is a Blessing

Drawing Long Straws

Freedom of Religion

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The Gay Agenda

Gay Saintliness

Gay Spiritual Functions

The subtle workings of the spirit in gay men's lives.

The Sinfulness of Homosexuality

Proposal for a study of gay nondualism

Priestly Sexuality

Having a Church to Leave

Harold Cole on Beauty

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Marian Doctrines: Immaculate Conception & Assumption

Not lashed to the prayer-post

Monastic or Chaste Homosexuality

Is It Time to Grow Up? Confronting the Aging Process

Notes on Licking  (July, 1984)

Redeem Orlando

Gay Consciousness changing the world by Shokti LoveStar

Alexander Renault interviews Toby Johnson

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Mystical Vision

"The Evolution of Gay Identity"

"St. John of the Cross & the Dark Night of the Soul."

Avalokiteshvara at the Baths

 Eckhart's Eye

Let Me Tell You a Secret

Religious Articulations of the Secret

The Collective Unconscious

Driving as Spiritual Practice


Historicity as Myth


No Stealing

Next Step in Evolution

The New Myth

The Moulting of the Holy Ghost

Gaia is a Bodhisattva

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The Hero's Journey

The Hero's Journey as archetype -- GSV 2016

The  Gay Hero Journey (shortened)

You're On Your Own


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Seeing Differently

Teenage Prostitution and the Nature of Evil

Allah Hu: "God is present here"

Adam and Steve

The Life is in the Blood

Gay retirement and the "freelance monastery"

Seeing with Different Eyes

Facing the Edge: AIDS as an occasion for spiritual wisdom

What are you looking for in a gay science fiction novel?

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The Vision

The mystical experience at the Servites'  Castle in Riverside

A  Most Remarkable Synchronicity in Riverside

The Great Dance according to C.S.Lewis

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The Techniques Of The World Saviors

Part 1: Brer Rabbit and the Tar-Baby

Part 2: The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara

Part 3: Jesus and the Resurrection

Part 4: A Course in Miracles

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The Secret of the Clear Light

Understanding the Clear Light

Mobius Strip

Finding Your Tiger Face

How Gay Souls Get Reincarnated

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Joseph Campbell, the Hero's Journey, and the modern Gay Hero-- a five part presentation on YouTube

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About Alien Abduction

In honor of Sir Arthur C Clarke

Karellen was a homosexual

The D.A.F.O.D.I.L. Alliance

Intersections with the movie When We Rise

More about Gay Mental Health

Psych Tech Training

Toby at the California Institute

The Rainbow Flag

Ideas for gay mythic stories

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Kip and Toby, Activists

Toby's friend and nicknamesake Toby Marotta.

Harry Hay, Founder of the gay movement

About Hay and The New Myth

About Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, the first man to really "come out"

About Michael Talbot, gay mystic

About Fr. Bernard Lynch

About Richard Baltzell

About Guy Mannheimer

About David Weyrauch

About Dennis Paddie

About Ask the Fire

About Arthur Evans

About Christopher Larkin

About Mark Thompson

About Sterling Houston

About Michael Stevens

The Alamo Business Council

Our friend Tom Nash

Second March on Washington

The Gay Spirituality Summit in May 2004 and the "Statement of Spirituality"

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Book Reviews

Be Done on Earth by Howard E. Cook

Pay Me What I'm Worth by Souldancer

The Way Out by Christopher L  Nutter

The Gay Disciple by John Henson

Art That Dares by Kittredge Cherry

Coming Out, Coming Home by Kennth A. Burr

Extinguishing the Light by B. Alan Bourgeois

Over Coffee: A conversation For Gay Partnership & Conservative Faith by D.a. Thompson

Dark Knowledge by Kenneth Low

Janet Planet by Eleanor Lerman

The Kairos by Paul E. Hartman

Wrestling with Jesus by D.K.Maylor

Kali Rising by Rudolph Ballentine

The Missing Myth by Gilles Herrada

The Secret of the Second Coming by Howard E. Cook

The Scar Letters: A Novel by Richard Alther

The Future is Queer by Labonte & Schimel

Missing Mary by Charlene Spretnak

Gay Spirituality 101 by Joe Perez

Cut Hand: A Nineteeth Century Love Story on the American Frontier by Mark Wildyr

Radiomen by Eleanor Lerman

Nights at Rizzoli by Felice Picano

The Key to Unlocking the Closet Door by Chelsea Griffo

The Door of the Heart by Diana Finfrock Farrar

Occam’s Razor by David Duncan

Grace and Demion by Mel White

Gay Men and The New Way Forward by Raymond L. Rigoglioso

The Dimensional Stucture of Consciousness by Samuel Avery

The Manly Pursuit of Desire and Love by Perry Brass

Love Together: Longtime Male Couples on Healthy Intimacy and Communication by Tim Clausen

War Between Materialism and Spiritual by Jean-Michel Bitar

The Serpent's Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion by Jeffrey J. Kripal

Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion by Jeffrey J. Kripal

The Invitation to Love by Darren Pierre

Brain, Consciousness, and God: A Lonerganian Integration by Daniel A Helminiak

A Walk with Four Spiritual Guides by Andrew Harvey

Can Christians Be Saved? by Stephenson & Rhodes

The Lost Secrets of the Ancient Mystery Schools by Stephenson & Rhodes

Keys to Spiritual Being: Energy Meditation and Synchronization Exercises by Adrian Ravarour

In Walt We Trust by John Marsh

Solomon's Tantric Song by Rollan McCleary

A Special Illumination by Rollan McCleary

Aelred's Sin by Lawrence Scott

Fruit Basket by Payam Ghassemlou

Internal Landscapes by John Ollom

Princes & Pumpkins by David Hatfield Sparks

Yes by Brad Boney

Blood of the Goddess by William Schindler

Roads of Excess, Palaces of Wisdom by Jeffrey Kripal

Evolving Dharma by Jay Michaelson

Jesus in Salome's Lot by Brett W. Gillette

The Man Who Loved Birds by Fenton Johnson

The Vatican Murders by Lucien Gregoire

"Sex Camp" by Brian McNaught

Out & About with Brewer & Berg
Episode One: Searching for a New Mythology

The Soul Beneath the Skin by David Nimmons

Out on Holy Ground by Donald Boisvert

The Revotutionary Psychology of Gay-Centeredness by Mitch Walker

Out There by Perry Brass

The Crucifixion of Hyacinth by Geoff Puterbaugh

The Silence of Sodom by Mark D Jordan

It's Never About What It's About by Krandall Kraus and Paul Borja

ReCreations, edited by Catherine Lake

Gospel: A Novel by WIlton Barnhard

Keeping Faith: A Skeptic’s Journey by Fenton Johnson

Dating the Greek Gods
by Brad Gooch

Telling Truths in Church by Mark D. Jordan

The Substance of God by Perry Brass

The Tomcat Chronicles by Jack Nichols

10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Improve Their Lives by Joe Kort

Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same Sex Love by Will Roscoe

The Third Appearance by Walter Starcke

The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight by Thom Hartmann

Surviving and Thriving After a Life-Threatening Diagnosis by Bev Hall

Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods by Ronald Long

An Interview with Ron Long

Queering Creole Spiritual Traditons by Randy Conner & David Sparks

An Interview with Randy Conner

Pain, Sex and Time by Gerald Heard

Sex and the Sacred by Daniel Helminiak

Blessing Same-Sex Unions by Mark Jordan

Rising Up by Joe Perez

Soulfully Gay by Joe Perez

That Undeniable Longing by Mark Tedesco

Vintage: A Ghost Story by Steve Berman

Wisdom for the Soul by Larry Chang

MM4M a DVD by Bruce Grether

Double Cross by David Ranan

The Transcended Christian by Daniel Helminiak

Jesus in Love by Kittredge Cherry

In the Eye of the Storm by Gene Robinson

The Starry Dynamo by Sven Davisson

Life in Paradox by Fr Paul Murray

Spirituality for Our Global Community by Daniel Helminiak

Gay & Healthy in a Sick Society by Robert A. Minor

Coming Out: Irish Gay Experiences by Glen O'Brien

Queering Christ by Robert Goss

Skipping Towards Gomorrah by Dan Savage

The Flesh of the Word by Richard A Rosato

Catland by David Garrett Izzo

Tantra for Gay Men by Bruce Anderson

Yoga & the Path of the Urban Mystic by Darren Main

Simple Grace by Malcolm Boyd

Seventy Times Seven by Salvatore Sapienza

What Does "Queer" Mean Anyway? by Chris Bartlett

Critique of Patriarchal Reasoning by Arthur Evans

Gift of the Soul by Dale Colclasure & David Jensen

Legend of the Raibow Warriors by Steven McFadden

The Liar's Prayer by Gregory Flood

Lovely are the Messengers by Daniel Plasman

The Human Core of Spirituality by Daniel Helminiak

3001: The Final Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

Religion and the Human Sciences by Daniel Helminiak

Only the Good Parts by Daniel Curzon

Four Short Reviews of Books with a Message

Life Interrupted by Michael Parise

Confessions of a Murdered Pope by Lucien Gregoire

The Stargazer's Embassy by Eleanor Lerman

Conscious Living, Conscious Aging by Ron Pevny

Footprints Through the Desert by Joshua Kauffman

True Religion by J.L. Weinberg

The Mediterranean Universe by John Newmeyer

Everything is God by Jay Michaelson

Reflection by Dennis Merritt

Everywhere Home by Fenton Johnson

Hard Lesson by James Gaston

God vs Gay? by Jay Michaelson

The Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path by Jay Michaelson

Roxie & Fred by Richard Alther

Not the Son He Expected by Tim Clausen

The 9 Realities of Stardust by Bruce P. Grether

The Afterlife Revolution by Anne & Whitley Strieber

AIDS Shaman: Queer Spirit Awakening by Shokti Lovestar

Facing the Truth of Your Life by Merle Yost

The Super Natural by Whitley Strieber & Jeffrey J Kripal

Secret Body by Jeffrey J Kripal

In Hitler's House by Jonathan Lane

Walking on Glory by Edward Swift

The Paradox of Porn by Don Shewey

Is Heaven for Real? by Lucien Gregoire

Scissors, Paper, Rock by Fenton Johnson

Toby Johnson's Books on Gay Men's Spiritualities:

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Gay Perspective

Things Our [Homo]sexuality
Tells Us about the
Nature of God and
the Universe

Gay Perspective audiobook
Gay Perspective is available as an audiobook narrated by Matthew Whitfield. Click here

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Gay Spirituality

Gay Identity and 
the Transformation of
Human Consciousness

Gay Spirituality   is now available as an audiobook, beautifully narrated by John Sipple. Click here

charmed lives
Charmed Lives: Gay Spirit in Storytelling

edited by
Toby Johnson
& Steve Berman

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Secret Matter

Lammy Award Winner for Gay Science Fiction


Getting Life
Getting Life in Perspective

A Fantastical Romance

Life in Perspective audiobook
Getting Life in Perspective is available as an audiobook narrated by Alex Beckham. Click here 

The Fourth Quill

The Fourth Quill

originally published as PLAGUE

The Fourth Quill is available as an audiobook, narrated by Jimmie Moreland. Click here

Two Spirits: A Story of Life with the Navajo

with Walter L. Williams

Two Spirits
audiobookTwo Spirits  is available as an audiobook  narrated by Arthur Raymond. Click here

Finding Your Own True Myth - The Myth of the Great Secret III
Finding Your Own True Myth:
What I Learned from Joseph Campbell

The Myth of the Great Secret III

Search of God in the Sexual Underworld
In Search of God  in the Sexual Underworld

The Myth of the Great Secret II

The Myth of the Great Secret: An Appreciation of Joseph Campbell.

This was the second edition of this book.

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Toby Johnson's titles are available in other ebook formats from Smashwords.


Guy Mannheimer


Guy Mannheimer was Toby Johnson's first lover. They met at a Gay/Straight Men's Gathering in San Francisco in Spring 1972 co-sponsored by Gay-Rap.

Guy was soon living in Menlo Park, CA. He and about 6 other people, gay and straight, were living in a house--called Werder House (2100 Santa Cruz Ave. 94025)--that had previously been the home of members of The Grateful Dead. Toby used to hitchhike down the Pennisula to see Guy. When they first met Guy was staying with his cousin Lucy Bayer in Palo Alto.

(Here's a link to a story about the house and the Grateful Dead:

That next summer Toby was on staff at the Mann Ranch Seminars (see The Joseph Campbell Connection). About halfway through the summer, Guy joined him, and then remained on staff for the next three years. (Also on staff in those days was a wonderful woman named Marty Kent Jones.)

Guy & Toby at Mann Ranch

Mann Ranch Staff 1973 (?)
Guy on the left, then Toby, then Geri Olson, below Nina Winter, then Janice.

(The long haired blonde woman is Janice McHugh, a Canadian "undocumented alien"
living as a "hippie-chick" in San Francisco, who'd come to live in Toby's household on Arguello Street. We were dear friends.)

In 1973, partly because their friend Peter Goldblum was teaching in the training program--and partly because Toby had met Terry Carlson who was then working as a Psych Tech at Mt Zion Hospital Crisis Clinic and convinced him that was a good job--Toby and Guy moved to Napa and trained to become Licensed Psychiatric Technicians at Napa State Hospital.

In 1975 they returned to San Francisco, living in an apartment on 18th Street, between Noe and Sanchez, just down the block from the center of the Castro District. Toby got a job--as hoped for--at Mt Zion. Guy had found psychiatric nursing to be uncomfortable, and declined to follow that vocation track. During that time Guy discovered BAGL, Bay Area Gay Liberation, and then got Toby interested also. It was that involvement that indirectly led to Toby's work at the Tenderloin Clinic and the D.A.F.O.D.I.L. Alliance (perhaps the most important thing Toby Johnson actually ever did to affect the course of gay history).

After about six months back in the City, Toby and Guy parted amicably, though not without pain. They remained friends.

In the late 70s, Guy became partners with Dan Hampshire. They lived together until Guy's death from AIDS in 1989.

Guy was a second generation Holocaust survivor. He'd been born in a displaced persons camp in Switzerland. His father, an attorney, had returned to Germany to help other Jews get out of the country; he was arrested and died subsequently at Auschwitz. Guy's mother, Rita, remained in Switzerland with her two children. After the war, she moved to New York City where Guy grew up. Guy knew his father to have been Herbert Mannheimer; after his mother moved to San Francisco in 76, she revealed to him that his father was actually a man she'd fallen in love with in the displaced persons camp in Switzerland named Rudi Goren.

Guy's whole life was colored by her experience of losing everything. It tormented him AND it made him especially sensitive to others' suffering.

Gay Mannheimer shirtless

Guy in long johns bottoms,
400 Coombs St, Napa CA 1974

When Guy and Toby met, Guy was in growth-oriented psychotherapy with famed gay psychologist Don Clark. Clark was an important influence in both their lives.

in the 1970s, Guy studied calligraphy with an old Jewish wiseman in San Francisco. As an exercise he produced a sampler with a quote from EM Forster. Though the wording is slightly off, it's a wonderful quote. Toby Johnson used Guy's sampler as a frontispiece for his novel
Secret Matter

Queer Victory

Guy was surely an example of that aristocracy: sensitive, considerate and plucky.

Guy Mannheimer at First Radical Faerie Gathering

Guy attended the First Radical Faerie Gathering in 1979.
Here he is in the famous photo of the mud ritual circle.**
I can tell it is he because he is wearing glasses. Guy was very dependent on his thick glasses.
We'd broken up a couple of years before and weren't seeing each other at that time.
(I see that is partly why I was not at that Gathering--too bad!)

AIDS quilt panel for Guy Mannheimer

Here's the panel for Guy in the AIDS Quilt. Note the pink triangle and yellow triangle combined to form a Mogen David.

Guy in RFD

RFD Magazine #176, Winter 2018, on the theme: Images of Ourselves presented photos from the early days of the Radical Faerie movement. On page 31 was a photo of Guy playing the recorder. (I can be sure this is Guy because I recognize the pattern of the sarong he is wearing. Guy had been in Sarawak on the island of Borneo in the Peace Corps and had brought back various souvenirs, including 2 sarongs. We wore these around the house occasionally. This brown and purplish blue plaid was one of them.)

**About the Mud Ritual:

When I was in seminary as a Servite in Chicago—at Catholic Theological Union on the periphery of the Univ of Chicago Divinity School—I was the “house liturgist” and composed a number of modernized rituals over the course of a year.

One of my classmates wrote me a couple of years ago saying he still remembered the Ash Wednesday ritual. Instead of having a single priest put the ashes on everybody’s forehead, we all gave ashes to one another in the congregation (it was a group of about 15 or so), then we said the Miserere (Ps 51) and offered one another forgiveness and absolution.

THEN we did a second round with the ashes, but this time it was to wash the ashes off each other's forehead with white wash clothes in glass bowls of warm perfumed water. (And maybe recited Jesus’s instructions about washing your face and not showing your religious devotion openly.)

One of the major events of that First Radical Faerie Gathering in 1978 was the mud ritual in which everybody got covered with mud by one another, then they washed/scraped it off each other--in Harry Hay's famous expression: “scraping off the ugly green frog skins” of normality and pretense.

There weren't any white washclothes at the Faerie Gathering, but, ah, for me, it is like an echo of the Servite ritual from 1969. Neat!


Guy organized a group of his, mostly Jewish, friends to celebrate an obscure holiday on Wednesday morning, April 8, 1981.

Birkat Hachama (ברכת החמה, "Blessing of the Sun") refers to a rare Jewish blessing that is recited to the Creator, thanking Him for creating the sun. The blessing is recited when the sun completes its cycle every 28 years on a Tuesday at sundown. Jewish tradition says that when the Sun completes this cycle, it has returned to its position when the world was created. Because the blessing needs to be said when the sun is visible, the blessing is postponed to the following day, on Wednesday morning. (from Wikipedia entry)

We climbed up to Corona Heights Park, a rocky crag above the Castro neighborhood, for sunrise. Here are three photos from that event. Guy is in the middle of the circle with the colorful knit cap and blue nylon quilted jacket. It was cold. I'm in the top two, so somebody else must have been taking the photos.



I recognize (I think) Hal Offen (3rd from right in washed blue jean jacket with wool collar), Larry Wisch, Dan Hampshire, David Axel, Ira Rudolph, Sam Blazer, Andy Rose, Guy Mannheimer, myself (in red frame glasses that have turned dark in the sunlight). I'm sorry to admit I don't recognize any of the women (and interesting that I am on the women's side of the circle).

About Esther Bell:

    One evening in 1975, Guy and I had gone to a movie in the area of San Francisco called North Beach. It was cold and dark when we got out. We went down to the corner to wait for a bus. Already at the bus stop was a very old lady. She immediately engaged us in conversation, and then when the bus arrived asked for our help to get her up the steps. She had severe emphysema.Esther Bell
    Over the next year, Guy and I became friends and occasional caretakers of the old lady. And after Guy and I broke up, I took over the job on my own. My oversight of her lasted about three years, after which her relatives had her put in a nursing home where she subsequently died, probably at age 90 or so.

     Her name was Esther Bell. She entertained us with stories of her life. As a young woman, she'd been the jewelry and high couture buyer for I. Magnin's Department Store in downtown San Francisco. She told how she regularly sailed on the Queen Mary steamship from New York to Marseilles to travel to Paris to seek out upscale merchandise. Occasionally she travelled with Mr. Magnin himself.

    Esther also produced a line of her own jewelry, under the name Estabell or Estabel.
    She gave us some of her pieces (which unfortunately were later lost in a robbery of my home).
    Most of the Estabel line was broaches -- most with a floral theme or insect theme: enamel pansies, for instance, and painted or enameled wasps.

    Meeting Esther Bell was one of the highlights of our lives in San Francisco in those days.

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Toby Johnson, PhD is author of nine books: three non-fiction books that apply the wisdom of his teacher and "wise old man," Joseph Campbell to modern-day social and religious problems, four gay genre novels that dramatize spiritual issues at the heart of gay identity, and two books on gay men's spiritualities and the mystical experience of homosexuality and editor of a collection of "myths" of gay men's consciousness. 

Johnson's book GAY SPIRITUALITY: The Role of Gay Identity in the Transformation of Human Consciousness won a Lambda Literary Award in 2000.

His  GAY PERSPECTIVE: Things Our [Homo]sexuality Tells Us about the Nature of God and the Universe was nominated for a Lammy in 2003. They remain in print.

FINDING YOUR OWN TRUE MYTH: What I Learned from Joseph Campbell: The Myth of the Great Secret III tells the story of Johnson's learning the real nature of religion and myth and discovering the spiritual qualities of gay male consciousness.

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