Table of Contents
Also on this website:
Toby Johnson's books:
GAY 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
THE FOURTH QUILL, a
novel about attitudinal healing and the problem of evil
CHARMED LIVES: Spinning Straw into Gold: Reclaiming Our Queer Spirituality Through Story
Books on Gay Spirituality:
Toby's review of Samuel Avery's The
Dimensional Structure of
Funny Coincidence: "Aliens Settle in San Francisco"
The Gay Spirituality Summit in May 2004 and the "Statement of Spirituality"
You're Not A Wave
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
The way to get to heaven
Buddha's father was right
Advice to Travelers to India & Nepal
The Danda Nata & goddess Kalika
Nate Berkus is a bodhisattva
John Boswell was Immanuel Kant
The Two Loves
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
Grocery Store Tabloid announces Aliens
Settle in San Francisco the
week Secret Matter is released
First Lethe Press cover design by Sou MacMillan
scroll down to see more of 'Bel (and to learn about the back cover photograph)
'Belwyn Tuarul is the amazing Visitor who meets Secret Matter's protagonist, Kevin Anderson, one afternoon in earthquake-ravaged San Francisco at Jackie O beach. And for both them, life is never the same again.
Edited and with an Introduction by Reed Massengill
English / Deutsch /
Francais / Espanol / Italiano
Here's Blakey's beautiful photo
without the special FXs:
The updated, expanded, and revised edition for Lethe Press has an Afterword by Mark Jordan.
Mark Jordan teaches at Harvard Divinity School. He writes about sexuality and religious imagination. He is author of The Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern Catholicism, Telling Truths in Church: Scandal, Flesh and Christian Speech, and numerous other titles. A discussion of science fiction as modern day myth appears in his book Blessing Same-Sex Unions: The Perils of Queer Romance and the Confusions of Christian Marriage.
Read an excerpt from Mark Jordan's Afterword
Toby Johnson introduces the new edition with an elusive and evocative question about the nature of time and a reference to The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness
What Are You Looking for in a Gay Science Fiction Novel?
The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness by Samuel Avery offers a model for how the mind generates the experience of a five dimensional material world in the process of sorting sensory input from the five human senses. Toby Johnson extrapolated upon and fictionalized Avery's ideas to explain the origin of Secret Matter's Visitors.
Read an excerpt from the Preface to the Lethe Press Edition
Read a description of Samuel Avery's ideas by Toby Johnson
The Dimensional Strucutre of Consciousness is available from Barnes & Noble
From a wonderful review of SECRET MATTER by Arthur Breur
"...the book resolves in a very enjoyable and satisfying way, and the author's many-layered revelations about the Visitors is both intriguing and pleasantly startling. (I shouted out loud at the most critical revelation, and was very relieved when the author powerfully backed it up with science and reason.) Recommended!"
Toby Johnson, PhD is author of 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 CAMPBELL.
Johnson's Lammy Award winning book
SPIRITUALITY: The Role of Gay Identity in the Transformation of
Human Consciousness was published in 2000. His Lammy-nominated
PERSPECTIVE: Things Our Homosexuality Tells Us about the Nature
of God and the Universe was published by Alyson in 2003. Both books are
available now from Lethe
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