Also on this website:
Toby Johnson's books:
SPIRITUALITY: The Role of
Gay Identity in the Transformation of Human Consciousness
GAY PERSPECTIVE: Things Our Homosexuality Tells Us about the Nature
of God and the Universe
LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE
A NOVEL ABOUT HEALING.
Articles and Excerpts:
Simple Answer to the Gay Marriage Debate
Shame on the American People
cause of homosexuality
What Jesus said about Gay Rights
of Gay Spirituality
"It's Always About You"
Not A Wave
The myth of the
Toby Johnson Believes
The Joseph Campbell Connection,
The Nature of Religion
"The Evolution of Gay Identity"
"St. John of the Cross &
Dark Night of the Soul."
Avalokiteshvara at the Baths.
Prostitution and the Nature of Evil
retirement and the "freelance monastery"
Seeing with Different Eyes
experience at the Servites' Castle in Riverside
Great Dance according to C.S.Lewis
The Techniques Of The World Saviors
Part 1: Brer Rabbit and the
Part 2: The
Part 3: Jesus
and the Resurrection
Part 4: A
Course in Miracles
Secret of the Clear Light
Understanding the Clear Light
Finding YourTiger Face
Souls Get Reincarnated
and nicknamesake Toby Marotta.
Homosexuality seems to be
simply an inherent aspect of human
nature. There have always been homosexuals in human society, and
they seem to have fulfilled a number of social functions, not least of
which was as shamans, priests, mystics, and sages, as well as diplomats
and civil officials.
In the book Biological Exuberance, Bruce Bagemihl
proposes that the possibility of homosexual orientation is necessary
for the diversity and evolutionary variation that has resulted in life.
And, he shows, is an inherent aspect of the lives of animals of all
sorts of species all over the Earth.
Homosexuality seems to appear in some animals as a
to crowding. When there isn't enough room for an animal colony to
expand, the reproductive drive in the individual animals shifts away
from reproduction to service to the existing colony. Homosexuality is,
at least, a possible reproductive strategy for controlling population.
As human beings developed consciousness and complex
intelligence, the presence of extra adults in the family to act as
surrogate or additional parents provided greater stimulation for
children. That is, homosexual uncles and lesbian aunts may have given
offspring in the tribe a richer experience and better education. Gay
people may exist primarily to be teachers and guides.
In modern human society, gay people demonstrate that 1)
people don't have to reproduce and raise children to lead fulfilled and
contributing lives and 2) the blending of masculine and feminine traits
results in more pleasing personalities and cooperative characteristics
in humans than the division of traits.
Read The Mesosexual
Ideal for straight men
What is homosexuality in metaphysical
Toby Johnson, PhD is
eight 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, three 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. In
addition to the novels featured
elsewhere in this web site, Johnson is author of IN SEARCH OF GOD IN
THE SEXUAL UNDERWORLD and THE MYTH OF
THE GREAT SECRET (Revised edition): AN APPRECIATION OF JOSEPH
Johnson's Lammy Award winning book GAY
SPIRITUALITY: The Role of Gay Identity in the Transformation of
Human Consciousness was published in 2000.
His Lammy-nominated book GAY
PERSPECTIVE: Things Our
Homosexuality Tells Us about the Nature
of God and the Universe was published by Alyson in 2003.