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Toby Johnson's books:

Toby's books are available as ebooks from smashwords.com, the Apple iBookstore, etc.


Fing Your Own True Myth - The Myth of the Great Secret III
FINDING YOU OWN TRUE MYTH:

What I Learned from Joseph Campbell

The Myth of the Great Secre
t 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: updated, revised & expanded edition from Lethe Press with Afterword by Mark Jordan


Getting Life

GETTING LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE:  A Fantastickal Gay Romance set in two different time frames



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: Reclaiming Our Queer Spirituality Through Story, 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


IN SEARCH OF GOD IN THE SEXUAL UNDERWORLD: A Mystical Journey



Unpublished manuscripts


About ordering


Books on Gay Spirituality:

White Crane Gay Spirituality Series



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


  Articles and Excerpts:

Read Toby's 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"


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




"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



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


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


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




 "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


Meditation


Historicity as Myth


Pilgrimage


No Stealing


Next Step in Evolution


The New Myth


The Moulting of the Holy Ghost


Gaia is a Bodhisattva


The Hero's Journey as archetype -- GSV 2016


The  Gay Hero Journey (shortened)


You're On Your Own


Superheroes




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?




The mystical experience at the Servites'  Castle in Riverside


A  Most Remarkable Synchronicity in Riverside


The Great Dance according to C.S.Lewis




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




The Secret of the Clear Light


Understanding the Clear Light


Mobius Strip


Finding Your Tiger Face


How Gay Souls Get Reincarnated




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



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


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"

 

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:




Gay
Perspective cover


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









Gay
Spirituality cover
Gay Spirituality

Gay Identity and 

the Transformation
of
Human Consciousness








gay-spirituality-audiobook
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










secret matter
Secret Matter

Lammy Award Winner for Gay Science Fiction

updated

















Getting Life
Getting Life in Perspective

A Fantastical Romance









Getting
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











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











Two
Spirits

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










Fing 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
















In
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.








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


Toby Johnson & Kip Dollar are proud to be included among the 700-some couples in this wonderful book (page 602).



Days of Love
Days of Love
Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time

Elisa Rolle
Publisher “Elisa - My Reviews & Rambling”
760 pages, 6x9 trade paperback


Days of Love chronicles more than 700 LGBT couples throughout history, spanning 2000 years from Alexander the Great to the most recent winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Many of the contemporary couples share their stories on how they met and fell in love, as well as photos from when they married or of their families. Included are professional portraits by Robert Giard and Stathis Orphanos, paintings by John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini, and photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnson, Arnold Genthe, and Carl Van Vechten among others.




From the Author:

I have always liked love stories, and to me, even if you only spent one day in blissful happiness, then it was a love story. Moreover, love stories blossoming despite everything have always fascinated me, when they should not, when it was unlikely and dangerous. I see the following pages like a family photo album, the enlarged LGBT family sharing their memories: you will read about couples who managed to stay together for more than 70 years, but also those who were able to have only some days of happiness. 70 years or 1 day, those men and women fought, and some are still fighting, for their love, and that is what makes them special.

Going through the names you will think, "what about her? And him?" This is not a comprehensive catalogue of who was gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender in history, I tried to feature couples, with, most of the time, long-term relationships. Moreover, each entry is like a postcard, and so to feature them I needed a suitable portrait. Not always it was easy to find one, and I really need to say thank you to two wonderful men, and their companions: Jonathan Silin, Robert Giard's surviving partner, who allowed me to use Bob's archive; and Stathis Orphanos and his partner Ralph Sylvester, who not only contributed with their own love story, but gave me access to the photos Stathis did of their friends.

Of course, there is someone else I need to include in my thank you, my friend Vincent Virga, who one day, to my nth post on a LGBT couple from the past, said it was a shame they were lost on the net, without a place where people can go and browse them, easily... at that time I had collected so many of those couples that in 2 days the first draft of Days of Love was ready.

There are other artists I want to pay homage to, even if, or course, they will never know how helpful they were to me: Carl van Vechten, whose 1000s of portraits of the LGBT community between US and Europe is now partially available at the Library of Congress, an invaluable gift to researchers; John Singer Sargent, whose portraits of middle class and aristocracy "hide" a treasure of hidden LGBT history (John Singer Sargent may have or not have been homosexual, but for sure he portrayed many who are now out of that closet in which their time forced them); Arnold Genthe, the photographer of the Gilded age, the one who immortalized many of those daring American heiresses and heirs who refused the cage society planned for them, and found their happiness in the arms of a same sex lover.

And last, but not least, my thank you goes to all those wonderful couples who replied to my call, sharing their love stories and their family portraits, sometime professionally taken, sometime the photo of a friend with a little camera at a family gathering. Each of you is in my heart, and you are the heart of this book.


Click on link to order from Barnes and Noble:
 
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/days-of-love-elisa-rolle/1120182706




Here's a list of reviews and comments about this book:

A book about equality, Days of Love will be a welcome addition to any bookshelf. By David McFarlane @Northern Ireland Gay Rights Association http://nigra.org.uk/book-review-days-of-love/

Reading Elisa Rolle’s impressive bio offers a glimpse into how much work she must have done in putting together this exhaustive tome. By David-Elijah Nahmod @Echo Magazine http://www.echomag.com/days-love/

The book also reminds us that in these times when equality is moving forward, there were a number of people who came before us, paving the way for LGBT rights to be crystallised. By Paul Szabo @The Gay UK http://www.thegayuk.com/magazine/4574334751/BOOK-Days-Of-Love-Celebrating-LGBT-History-One-Love-Story-At-A-Time/9442157

It serves as a reminder of the importance of love, how powerful it is and how much it should be cherished. By Amie Love @Amazon https://www.amazon.com/review/R1RU8ZMQ9QOR1N/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00MZG0VHY

Days of Love lays to rest the well-established myth that LGBT couples aren't capable of sustaining life-long relationships. @Midlands Zone http://issuu.com/midlands-zone/docs/zone_low_res__adrian_/c/sui43wz

At 750-plus pages, with a full index, it's going to be one of those bedside regulars for at least a year, with a few essays to read each night. By Jim Provenzano @Amazon https://www.amazon.com/review/RY5MZH5D9QCUH/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

At first, the book seemed like a daunting, scary task to read because of its size, it has over 500 pages. However, once the reader begins to investigate further, the size of the book becomes a non-issue and becomes a brilliant story book. [...] I especially enjoyed reading and learning about those relationships that lasted more than 50 years, and in some cases it was documented that after one of the partner's death, the surviving partner would often die shortly after, as if to say that not even death could separate them. These men and women, members of our LGBT community, were pioneers and started opening doors for civil rights. By JJ Vega @Connextions Magazine http://issuu.com/connextionsmag/docs/issue17/34

A new book chronicling 2,000 years of same-sex love stories, from Alexander the Great to the latest Literary Award winner, makes the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. By Gordon @Bent Magazine http://mag.bent.com/2015/01/book-days-of-love-celebrates-lgbt-history/

This is for lovers, Ditch the roses for Valentine's Day and pick up this book of LGBT love stories instead. By Amy McDonnell @DIVA Magazine http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/lifestyle/this-is-for-lovers.aspx

Thank you so much, Elisa Rolle. Undoubtedly, "Days Of Love" is one of the greatest gifts to the LGBT community. @Amazon https://www.amazon.com/rev…/R15EBXLAA6DA6I/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm…

It's sitting out on our living room coffee table--partly to boast to friends that Kip and I are included in the collection of couples and partly to pick up and read and ponder other gay people's lives and loves down through time. It's a beautiful book. By Toby Johnson @Amazon https://www.amazon.com/review/REVSURWDF1HF1/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1500563323

Wonderful book and I will often return to it and enjoy all the photo's and stories. Truly a labour of love. By Sylvia @Amazon https://www.amazon.com/review/R1R2A1GJW2X4O3/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00MZG0VHY

Ultimately one can only applaud Rolle for her diligence. Despite centuries of history silencing LGBT relationships, a brief perusal of Days of Love should convince any skeptic that there have always been LGBT people seeking love. As we bask in these heady days of social acceptability and legality of same-sex marriage, we are reminded that many people past and present paved the way for our civil rights, not the least of which is the right to love whomever we want. by Brian Bromberger @The Bay Area Reporter http://ebar.com/arts/art_article.php?sec=books&article=892

Worth it for reference, worth it for the reminder of how much love and art and blood sweat and tears gay people have put into the world, often unknown until after death. By Ajax Bell @Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23013197-days-of-love#other_reviews

I purchased a print edition for my local PFLAG group, because I believed that in a world where there is so much negativity towards the LGBT community, our members needed to hear the positive message of enduring love. By Eden Winters @Amazon https://www.amazon.com/review/R39FNM7W9LFC9B/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm/?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1500563323

The individual stories range from historically interesting to politically important to whimsically charming [...] As we see the world views changing in a positive way towards the LGBT community, some of the people in this book were pioneers without even knowing it. They loved who they loved and didn’t apologise for how they felt. @LOTL, Lesbians on the Loose http://www.lotl.com/Culture/Days-Of-Love-Celebrating-LGBT-History-One-Story-At-A-Time-182/

Chronicling 2,000 years of gay relationships from Alexander the Great to the latest Lambda Literary Award winner, Elisa Rolle's curated collection of love stories is more than inspiration, it's aspiration! By Jesse Archer DNA Magazine Australia

It's our history and cannot be ignored! By Fay Jacobs @A&M Books https://www.amazon.com/review/R222NP5MBMVPWL/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00MZG0VHY

A beautiful book of amazing photos and stories. By LeeA P @Amazon https://www.amazon.com/review/R35DJ0G42HB9A3/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1500563323

I was blown away by the wealth of information between these pages. While reading, I was amazed by the research that had gone into it. Just thinking about the time and energy this author has spent compiling these facts about each couple, past and present, is mind boggling. by Lynn @The Novel Approach Reviews http://thenovelapproachreviews.com/2014/09/07/sunday-spotlight-review-days-of-love-by-elisa-rolle/

Days of Love is sitting on our coffee table--right where it will stay. Great for browsing or reading one story at a time. by Paul Alan Fahey @Amazon https://www.amazon.com/review/RHA7GTWNXO6IS/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1500563323

Thank you to Ms. Rolle for her exhaustive research, her inclusiveness, and for making such a work available. by Lee Lynch @Amazon https://www.amazon.com/review/R1Q9XHF1NTAYL7/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1500563323

This is a real dip in and out of Tree Book. A glorious history of LGBTQ love stories. By Moogie @Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23013197-days-of-love#other_reviews

A truly epic and comprehensive directory of LGBT love down the ages. A real achievement. By Jack Scott @Amazon https://www.amazon.com/review/R3SSDCT1DWURFF/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00MZG0VHY

It’s truly amazing being included in this books that looks at hundreds of LGBT couples, both historical and present day. By Jeff Adams http://www.jeffandwill.com/2014/08/24/days-of-love-celebrating-lgbt-history-one-story-at-a-time-by-elisa-rolle/

Through laughter and tears, love endures. By J. Lawrence @Amazon https://www.amazon.com/review/R2WFEH20HXJVF7/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00MZG0VHY

Gary and I were honored to be included in Elisa Rolle's historically significant and beautiful book, Days of Love, which chronicles LGBT couples throughout history. Many of the contemporary couples – like Gary and I – share their stories on how they met and fell in love, as well as photos from when they married. It was a massive undertaking on Elisa's part, and I think it's an important part of our collective history and future. By Wade Rouse. http://waderouse.com/content/other_projects.asp?id=Books


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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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