Table of Contents
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 evilTWO SPIRITS: A Story of Life with the Navajo, a collaboration with Walter L. Williams
CHARMED LIVES: Spinning Straw into Gold: Reclaiming Our Queer Spirituality Through Story, a collaboration with Steve Berman and some 30 other writers
THE MYTH OF THE GREAT SECRET: An Appreciation of Joseph Campbell
IN SEARCH OF GOD IN THE
SEXUAL UNDERWORLD: A Mystical Journey
Books on Gay Spirituality:
Articles and Excerpts:
Read Toby's review of Samuel Avery's The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness
Funny Coincidence: "Aliens Settle in San Francisco"
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
Advice to Travelers to India & Nepal
The Danda Nata & goddess Kalika
Nate Berkus is a bodhisattva
John Boswell was Immanuel Kant
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 Bougeois
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
~ ~ ~ What gay people are here for! ~ ~ ~
Our homosexuality can be a clue to us about the nature & meaning of our own lives and about the nature of God.
Learn how homosexuality can be a path to holiness, a goad to virtue and excellence and a practice of mystical vision and understanding God.
don't have to just
"believe in" God, we can "understand" God.
This is "Queering Religion."
Image "The All in One" - cover at for Gay Spirituality: Gay Identity and the Transformation of Consciousness by Stevee Postman. http://stevee.com/
After visiting this site, please go take a look at Lethe Press.
This is the small gay publisher that Toby Johnson is working with.
There's a wonderful selection of gay and lesbian titles, with a specialization in
gay spec fiction, sci-fi, spirituality and culture.
click here for Lethe Press
Items of note:
"Gay men have important work to do for humanity," begins the description of Gay Men of Wisdom.
Lifecoach Raymond L. Rigoglioso has been runing a monthly telephone discussion group, occasional weekend Intensives (at Easton Mountain) and a website about understanding gayness as a spiritual and life-positive, contributing vocation.
He has published his discoveries in a book titled Gay Men and The New Way Forward.
Living Out Your Gay Gifts - an online community group experience
8 pm Eastern Wednesdays in May and June 2015
R.I.P - Rev. Malcolm Boyd
Kitt Cherry article about Malcolm Boyd
Los Angeles Times obituary
Malcolm Boyd and his partner Mark Thompson have been major characters in the development of Gay Spirituality. Both assisted with the creation of the White Crane Spirituality series.
Several of Malcolm's books are White Crane titles.
See White Crane Series
Toby Johnson & Kip Dollar are proud to be included among the 700-some couples in the wonderful book
In mid-October 2014, Toby Johnson gave a Keynote Address
"Gay Perspective & the New Myth"
at the LoveSpirit 2014 gathering in London.
Toby & Kip spent a week in London, hosted by Shokti LoveStar and Andy Saich.
Toby's talk at LoveSpirit—and a smaller, more intimate "Evening with Toby Johnson" on the next Tuesday—were both well-received.
Here's a webpage presentation that Toby showed to illustrate his talk.
Toby's talk at LoveSpirit 2014
This is a good summary of Toby Johnson's basic theories of gay consciousness and of religion and myth, and an explication of why Johnson thinks of himself as "Joseph Campbell's Apostle to the Gay Communty."
Here's a wonderful statement from British Radical Faerie Shokti Lovestar
of the secret spiritually-aware gay men bring to the evolution of the world:
The SHIFT OF THE AGES comes when we humans realise that we are not separate individuals randomly bumping into each other
on an uncharted journey through existence – but rather that we are the CONSCIOUS PRESENCE of that EXISTENCE,
the intelligence, creativity and awareness of the UNIVERSE itself.
We are not separate from it, except in that we each have a unique and valuable viewpoint on the whole.
If consciousness is a plant, we are each a flower providing our own colour and scent to the world – but we are still part of the plant.
Read the whole essay
Here's a WONDERFUL quote from Shokti's blog "Tales of Queer Emergence":
"Even within religions some of us are active, chipping away at the hostility and fear that often exists there towards us. Current religious controversies around gay love and sex tend to overlook the fact that churches and monasteries have always attracted queer people who seek to help others or wish to create a gentler, more loving world. And whether within a religious framework or independently, more and more of us are pursuing the quest of self-knowledge and realisation. Some of us have discovered that pleasure, sex and same sex love do not cut us off from the sacred – in fact if we infuse our pleasures and relationships with a sense of the sacred we get more out of them. The sense of being at one with the universe, at home in life, at peace with interconnectedness, can not be found outside ourselves. Like coming out, these profound states that make life so much more enjoyable, start from the inside. But when we have found the peace and love we can share those feelings with others, and the spiritual nature of our loving gay souls will emerge and continue to change the world."
Read the whole article: "Being Gay is a Spiritual Calling"
Gay Spirituality: Gay Identity & the Transformation of Human Consciousnessis now available as an audiobook, beautifully narrated by John Sipple.
is available as an audiobook narrated by Matthew Whitfield.
Toby's 1987 novel PLAGUE has been re-released
with changes and a Foreword by the author.
A novel in medical thriller genre about the problem of evil.
Chilling and heartwarming at the same time.
With a recounting of the story of the
The Fourth Quill
available as an audiobook, narrated by Jimmie Moreland
Getting Life in Perspective
is available as an audiobook narrated by Alex Beckham.
Two Spirits is available as an audiobook narrated by Arthur Raymond.
Click here: Two Spirits - Audiobook
Toby Johnson says:
Gay people are not given myths through traditional culture with which we can explain our experience to ourselves. We have to create our own myths. Stories like Mel White’s Grace and Demion (which I had the good fortune to assist with editing) is a delightful and wise example of how to rearrange the old stories in order to create deeply meaningful, satisfying and revelatory personal myths.
Read about Grace and Demion
Bruce Grether's The Secret of the Golden Phallus
with Introduction by Joseph Kramer and Afterword/Commentary by Toby Johnson
Visit Erotic Engineering, a facebook page about Bruce Grether & Blue Tyger's training in heightening erotic consciousness
It's a doozey! see Dennis Paddie
A sensible conspiracy theory of 9/11
• the secret of the Knights Templar
• a gay Mata Hari seducing secrets from modern Araby
• a confrontation with death and a peek into the Bardo
• young gay lovers discovering the pleasures of high class life
with Washington, DC socialites—and the dangers
• reminiscences of gay life in Austin TX in the 1960s • an incredible, literary melange.
ASK THE FIRE by Dennis Paddie.
Toby Johnson contributed an Afterword and Commentary
on the mythic/mystical meaning of the Crucifixion of Jesus for
The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision A book of essays by Kittredge Cherry And paintings by Doug Blanchard
click here for more information and links to purchase
Things Our [Homo]sexuality
Tells Us about the
Nature of God and
Gay Identity and
the Transformation of
Lives: Gay Spirit in Storytelling
& Steve Berman
| Secret Matter
| Getting Life in Perspective
A Fantastickal Romance
|The Fourth Quill
orginally published as PLAGUE
| Two Spirits: A Story of Life
with the Navajo
with Walter L. Williams
the Great Secret:
An Appreciation of Joseph Campbell
Articles back to top
Read Toby's article on gay spirit titled "The Evolution of Gay Identity"
Toby tells the story of meeting Avalokiteshvara at the Baths.
Toby explains how Being Gay is a Blessing (in an excerpt from his book Gay Spirituality)
Recollections from Toby's life -- Buying the house from the Gadpailles & Being God on ketamine -- Two stories about Drawing Long Straws:
The modern American idea of Freedom of Religion reveals a deep secret about the nature of religion and God.
Gay Saintliness is a review of Donald Boivert's Sanctity and Male Desire. The article contains a stirring gay positive paragraph by Boisvert.
de la Huerta, author of Coming Out Spiritually: The Next Step,
identifies ten spiritual functions
of gay and lesbian people.
A succinct description of the subtle workings of the spirit in gay men's lives.
The so-called "Priest Pedophilia scandal" reveals truths about the nature of homosexual consciousness and errors in Christian teaching about sexuality that are missed when the focus is put on findng who to blame
A wonderful story called "I Want to Know Them All" by Toby's straight hippie friend L. Houston Wood in the early 70s that appeared in an issue of White Crane Journal about the Bodhisattva identity
whimsical piece about Adam and Steve. This essay on
biblical history appeared in the Fall 2004 issue of Ashe Journal 3.3
Read about the Gay Spirituality Summit, the Gay Spirit Culture Project, and the "Statement of Spirituality" with Toby's commentary
Toby's speculations about gay retirement and the "freelance monastery"
Toby comments appreciatively on Andrew Harvey's concept of Spiritual Activism and his new book THE HOPE
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Toby describes the quest to find The Great Secret
How the Great Secret underlies all religion and spirituality
What's true about Religion is the deep religious experience that belief and "faith" are intended to generate
Toby's account of the mystical experience in 1969 that transformed his vision of life and God
How to get to heaven
Seeing with Different Eyes: How we human beings see the world is based more on our expectations than on what's really out there (an excerpt from In Search of God in the Sexual Underworld)
Eckhart's Eye is a meditation on the evocative "koan": "The eye with which I see God is the eye with which God sees me."
Teenage Prostitution and the Nature of Evil, another excerpt from In Search of God in the Sexual Underworld, recounts of Toby's discovery of spiritual wisdom in the oddest of places, the Tenderloin district of San Francisco.
The Life is in the Blood: Toby Johnson's Biblically-based answer to when life begins.
The Commandment "Thou shalt not steal" is not a basis for private ownership of property. The Buddhist precept "No Stealing" is about compassion for others' feelings, not property rights.
Allah Hu: "God is present here" -- a secret Toby learned from the Sufi Dancing classes in San Francisco in the 1970s.
Joseph Campbell and Ken Wilber's critique of the "Pre/Trans Fallacy": Three important themes in Campbellian thought.
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How Gay Souls Get Reincarnated, a cute piece, a little tongue-in-cheek, but with a profound meaning about gay identity and gay spirit.
Toby's experience of learning "The Secret of the Clear Light" from Joseph Campbell and the real meaning of afterlife.
The "Mobius Strip" as a topological image for gay consciousness.
Finding Your Tiger Face: Joseph Campbell's story about the great secret of life.
The Nature of Religion according to Joseph Campbell. A very wise statement from The Hero with A Thousand Faces. (Links to The Joseph Campbell Foundation and the Campbell Gimbutas Library and Archives at Pacifica.
C.S. Lewis describing "The Great Dance" of mystical realization.
Speculations on the phenomenon of Alien Abduction
Driving a car as spiritual practice: Driving Samadhi
What are you looking for in a gay science fiction novel?
The best gay science fiction novel ever in Toby Johnson's opinion.
Some ideas for gay mythic stories
The Marian Doctrines: The Immaculate Conception and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in historic context.
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History back to top
Most of what Toby Johnson knows of gay history he learned from his work with Toby Marotta. Marotta has a website with historical gay political posters for sale and with an exhibit of gay liberation documents called Revisiting Stonewall.
Along with Patrick McNamara, Duncan Teague, Craig Harwood, Dave Nimmons, as well as Mark Thompson, Christian de la Huerta, David Frechter, Michael Sigmann, Bo Young, Dan Vera, and others, Toby Johnson assisted with the calling of a "Gay Spirit Summit" in Spring 2004 at Garrison Institute. Read about the Gay Spirituality Summit and the "Statement of Spirituality" with Toby's commentary.
article from the 1981 West Coast Christopher Street Parade magazine by
L.A. gay pioneer Jim Kepner, titled The Seach for Gay
Spirit. Everything he wrote about in 1981 is still current 30 years
later in 2011.
In 1978, Toby Johnson was a "parade monitor," stationed just below the newly-inaugurated Rainbow Flags that have come to symbolize transformation
Toby's recollections of San Francisco Gay Pride Marches in the 1970s
Toby Johnson learned his gay politics from his friend and nicknamesake Toby Marotta. Please read about their important friendship.
Waves of Gay Liberation Activity from hunter/gatherers to modern gay lib.
Harry Hay: Father and Founder of the modern gay movement; his thought summarized by Will Roscoe
One of the earliest expressions of "Gay Spirituality" showed up as the book The Divine Androgyne According to Purusha. Earlier in his life as a gay cultural activist, under the name Christopher Larkin, Purusha had made the gay romantic movie A Very Natural Thing.
About Harry Hay, the New Myth, "Spiritual, not Religious," through the Gay Window -- a panel presentation for the 2012 Centennial of Hay's birth Conference at CLAGS
About the Gay Spirituality Summit in May 2004 and the "Statement of Spirituality" with Toby's commentary
About the study of teenage prostitution Toby Marotta and Toby Johnson worked in for URSA in 1978-1980
About Michael Talbot and the Holographic Universe
About Guy Mannheimer and the Mann Ranch Seminars
About David Weyrauch, San Francisco painter and artist
About Fr. Bernard Lynch, Toby & Kip's friend in London and gay Catholic saint
Baltzell, literary editor, good friend and wonderful man. He
introduced me to A Course in Miracles. And changed my life!
About Dennis Paddie, Austin/San Antonio playwright, poet, and vagabond bon vivant. Dennis wrote a beautiful tribute to fellow Texas playwright Sterling Houston who died November 8, 2006.
About Toby and Kip's successful long term relationship and the Wedding Cake Liberation Event in San Antonio, June 16, 2005
About Michael Steves and Patrick Kerr in the San Antonio gay community of the 1980s.
About Ralph Walker and The Loving Brotherhood. Ralph Walker was one of the Fathers of the Gay Spirituality Movement.
About Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, creator of modern gay consciousness. The firtst man to really "come out."
Tom Nash, a San Antonio lovable "character."
Bro. Martin McMurtrey, Toby's -- very influential and life-changing -- writing teacher in high school.
Kip Dollar & Toby Johnson participated with hundreds of other couples in a "group marriage ceremony" in front of the IRS Building during the Second March on Washington in 1987.
Eva Thayer, San Antonio wise woman, has a message for children of all ages about positive self-esteem.
Kim McKell, Toby's favorite teacher at the California Institute of Asian Studies
Novels & Books back to top
the wonderful soft sci-fi Lambda Lit- and Spectrum-honored SECRET MATTER, in a new, updated, revised, and expanded edition from Lethe Press.
Toby's non-fiction titles are also described on that page:Gay Spirituality: The Role of Gay Identity in the Transformation of Human Consciousness ( Lethe Press, 2004),
(search also for Edwin Clark Johnson)
Books on Gay Spirituality: White Crane Gay Spirituality Series
Be Done on Earth by Howard E. Cook. Blending modern-day physics and cosmology, a little Teilhard and a little Matthew Fox, comparative religion, some Joseph Campbell, intelligent New Age thought, progressed Christianity, American political idealism, evolutionary theory, postmodernism, Pope John the Beloved calls for a new Church of the Second Coming--also referred to (iconoclastically) as the Church of Kingdom Come--COKC (try pronouncing the acronym). It’s a sex-positive religion based in an evolutionary model of human nature with an openly gay priesthood.
Toby Johnson & Kip Dollar
Toby Johnson, PhD is author of some ten books: three non-fiction books that apply the wisdom of Joseph Campbell, his teacher and "wise old man," to modern-day social and religious problems, four gay genre novels that dramatize spiritual issues at the heart of gay identity, two books on gay men's spiritualities, gay spirit, and the mystical experience of homosexuality, and an anthology which he edited with Steve Berman of gay-positive short stories.
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. For a more extended bio, click
here. (More photos at bottom of page.)
Toby Johnson and Kip Dollar have been partners since 1984. They have been advocates for and examples of successful longterm gay relationships. Toby and Kip were the first male couple registered as Domestic Partners in Texas (Austin, Travis County, Oct 11, '93). There's a write-up about them as a couple on the very extensive website on gay couples & relationships, Partners Task Force for Gay & Lesbian Couples.
Toby Johnson spoke with Harry Faddis for the upstate NY radio show & podcast The Quest of Life.
Click here for the conversation, titled "Why Gay Spirituality?"
Kip Dollar back to top
Kip and Toby have been partners since 1984. They were the first male couple to register as Domestic Partners in Texas. An account of their first 14 years together appears in Merle Yost's book on long-term gay relationships: WHEN LOVE LASTS FOREVER. They are included in Elisa Rolle's remarkable collection of over 700 gay and lesbian couples in history DAYS OF LOVE.
— Very Interesting article by Michael Parise on "How Religion Must Change"
Helping bring about such radical change in how human beings understand religion and myth
is central to Gay Spirituality
Parise summarizes his ideas succinctly:
1. Use words sparingly • 2. Promote radical justice • 3. Open up to love • 4. Get comfortable with sex • 5. Make friends with erotic energy • 6. Get in touch with the Founder
Robert Shore-Goss, along with Patrick Cheng, Thomas Bohache, and Mona West, has just released
Queering Christianity: Finding a Place at the Table for LGBTQI Christians.
Through essays by noted lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) religion scholars, this important compilation summarizes the history and current status of LGBTQI theology, exploring its relationship to the policies, practices, and theology of traditional Christianity.
Here's another link to White Crane Journal
White Crane Gay Spirituality Series: classics in the Gay Genre now available from Lethe Press through state-of-the-art printing technology, in cooperation with White Crane Institute.
Ra Sema Ba (Khaemille) is an American Gay High Priest initiated as a Babalawo (diviner) of the Yoruba Ifa religion as well as the founder of the House of Amun, a spiritual training system based upon the teachings of Ancient Egypt designed for Gay healers and metaphysicians. Here are links YouTube videos about the Path of the Golden Beetle.
On Black Gay Shamanism--http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDD8XcC8_JI
On homophobia as a hetero psychosis-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loBsJhtfYlg&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
On Drag Queens as Androgynous Gods on Earth-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQSbOMoBg9I&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
On the sound to stop bullying-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhigs5zwWMc&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
to an interesting book of meditations called MESSIAH SEED by
spiritual writer Story Waters. Check this out: Limitlessness.com
Here's a link to Ashe an interesting webzine of experimental (and gay) spirituality
Bruce Grether has a wonderful website on Erotic Spirituality for Men called www.mm4m.org
Christian de la Huerta of San Francisco's Q-Spirit, author of the groundbreaking book Coming Out Spiritually: The Next Step has a very extensive website at Soulful Power An interesting new book: A SPECIAL ILLUMINATION: Authority, Inspiration and Heresy in Gay Spirituality by Rollan McCleary For more info, check out www.rollanmccleary.com Ko Imani's Shirt of Flame: The Secret Gay Art of War a wonderful book about the gay political movement as spiritual work
The Narrow Way by Chris Lemig—a book and a webblog—subtitled A Memoir of Coming Out Getting Clean and Finding Buddha. Beautifully written meditations/essays/blogs on a gay man's path to enlightenment.
Queering religion cannot mean getting queers to be religious, i.e., getting us to go back to church/synagogue/ temple/mosque/etc., to believe in the popular myths and to accept the authority of religious officials.
Queering religion has to mean recognizing the multiplicity of voices and perspectives around the world, rising above one's religion of origin to look at it as but one tradition among many.
For so many of us that tradition has been Christianity, and in that regard, such a higher, outsider, perspective--what is loosely called "spirituality"--allows for a simple response to the history of Church and bible-based oppression: It's all myth anyway, take what's meaningful to you and leave the rest behind.
That's queering religion: to understand it, not to "believe" in it. That frees you from religion while showing you what it was really about in the first place, and so "enlightening" you to the nature of consciousness and the nature of "God," as a clue to who you really are as a conscious entity asking questions about the nature of your existence.
The point of the mythological traditions is to raise people's vision above just everyday and selfish concerns and to inspire compassion. The proper goal of religion isn't to be right, but to be loving and kind. If the bible says homosexuals should be stoned, it's evidence the bible's outdated and inadequate for addressing issues of contemporary life.
You don't need to explain the "texts of terror," those verses in the Bible that get quoted out of context to justify condemnation of homosexuality as inevitable because it is "God's will." You can just tear those pages out of the book.
Actually you might find it would be simpler to just save the one page with Jesus's Golden Rule on it and throw away all the rest. That's probably what Jesus himself would have done.
The message to be learned from observing the anti-gay attitudes and behavior of the Christian churches is that it's time to move on. Let's throw the baby out with the bathwater because the reason the water is fouled is that the baby has died and the body's putrefying and deserves a respectful burial.
It's not enough to queer Christianity by seeking the original meanings or discovering that Jesus would have been pro-gay if he'd had the words to speak about such issues--though, of course, that IS true. Christianity is but one voice in the conversation about spiritual meaning--and it's got a very old-timey accent.
You've got to queer religion itself. All of us, gay and straight, need a new spiritual paradigm that makes sense in the modern world and speaks with a modern, enlightened voice.
This, I think, is what "gay spirituality" is about AND what the human race is evolving toward.
The "new myth" is the story of what religion and myth have been in the history of the evolution of consciousness. We can understand these things to have been metaphors about consciousness.
This realization is: 1) a higher order myth, 2) a real queering--in the sense of despoiling--of religion and traditional notions of religious authority, and 3) ironically, the salvation of religion as a high culture art form.
If religion and myth are in competition with science to describe the external material world, religion will necessarily lose. If the new understanding of religion and myth is the scientific tool to describe the structures of deep consciousness in the interior, "spiritual" world, then religion and science work side by side to further evolution and expansion of consciousness.
For all of this is fundamentally about the Universe waking up to itself.
In a very parallel and deeply meaningful way, I think, being queer is about waking up to yourself. Nobody identifies as gay or queer without having waked up in some way, that is, having understood the clues their lives are giving them about their own interior experience of consciousness.
Being queer, being gay gives us the proverbial leg up for understanding and moving into the new myth that is the cutting edge of evolving consciousness.
It's being One with the evolving universe; being One with the Big Bang; being One with "God."
The way to queer religion is to be God.
Read Toby Johnson's article on the Bifurcation of Gay Spirituality, i.e., the two separate thrusts of gay people's innate religiousness: 1) reforming the traditional churches to accept gay/queer members AND 2) creating a whole new vision of spiritual meaning.
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 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. Both books are available now in new updated and expanded editions from Lethe Press.