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SPIRITUALITY: The Role of
Gay Identity in the Transformation of Human Consciousness
Things Our Homosexuality Tells Us about the Nature
of God and the Universe
MATTER: updated, revised & expanded edition from Lethe Press
with Afterword by Mark Jordan
LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE: A romance novel set in the 1980s and the 1890s.
THE FOURTH QUILL, a
novel about attitudinal healing and the problem of evil
TWO 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 NOVEL ABOUT HEALING.
Books on Gay Spirituality:
Crane Gay Spirituality Series
Toby's review of Samuel Avery's The
Dimensional Structure of
Coincidence: "Aliens Settle in San
Simple Answer to the Gay Marriage Debate
Why gay people should NOT Marry
Wedding Cake Liberation
Gay Marriage in Texas
Shame on the American People
The "highest form of love"
Second March on
Bifurcation of Gay Spirituality
cause of homosexuality
origins of homophobia
about Jungian ideas in gay consciousness
What is homosexuality?
is Gay Spirituality?
What Jesus said about Gay
Common Experiences Unique to Gay
Is there a "uniquely gay
The purpose of homosexuality
The Reincarnation of Edward
The Gay Succession
Interview on the Nature of
What the Bible Says about
Mesosexual Ideal for Straight Men
of Gay Spirituality
of Gay Liberation Activity
Why Gay Spirituality: Spirituality
as Artistic Medium
Easton Mountain Retreat Center
Andrew Harvey &
Spirituality Summit in May 2004 and
the "Statement of Spirituality"
"It's Always About You"
The myth of the
Joseph Campbell's description of
Avalokiteshvara at the Baths.
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
The Danda Nata
& goddess Kalika
Nate Berkus is a bodhisattva
John Boswell was Immanuel Kant
The Two Loves
Toby Johnson Believes
The Joseph Campbell Connection
Campbell & The Pre/Trans Fallacy
The Nature of Religion
What's true about
Gay is a Blessing
Drawing Long Straws
Gay Spiritual Functions
The subtle workings of the spirit in gay men's lives.
The Sinfulness of
for a study of gay nondualism
"The Evolution of Gay Identity"
"St. John of the
Dark Night of the Soul."
Let Me Tell You a Secret
Religious Articulations of the
The Collective Unconscious
Driving as Spiritual Practice
Step in Evolution
The Moulting of the Holy Ghost
is a Bodhisattva
The Hero's Journey as archetype
Immaculate Conception & Assumption
Prostitution and the Nature of Evil
Hu: "God is present here"
The Life is in the Blood
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
Souls Get Reincarnated
In honor of Sir Arthur C Clarke
Karellen was a homosexual
About Alien Abduction
are you looking for in a gay science fiction novel?
about Gay Mental Health
Ideas for gay
Kip and Toby,
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"
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 Sterling Houston
About Michael Stevens
Our friend Tom Nash
Be Done on Earth
by Howard E. Cook
Pay Me What I'm Worth by
The Way Out by Christopher
The Gay Disciple by John Henson
Art That Dares by Kittredge Cherry
Coming Out, Coming Home by Kennth
the Light by B. Alan Bourgeois
Over Coffee: A conversation For Gay
Partnership & Conservative Faith by D.a. Thompson
Dark Knowledge by
Janet Planet by Eleanor
Kairos by Paul E. Hartman
with Jesus by D.K.Maylor
Kali Rising by Rudolph
Missing Myth by Gilles Herrada
Secret of the Second Coming by Howard E. Cook
The Scar Letters: A Novel
by Richard Alther
Future is Queer by Labonte & Schimel
by Charlene Spretnak
Spirituality 101 by Joe Perez
Cut Hand: A
Nineteeth Century Love Story on the American Frontier by Mark Wildyr
by Eleanor Lerman
Rizzoli by Felice Picano
to Unlocking the Closet Door by Chelsea Griffo
The Door of the
Heart by Diana Finfrock Farrar
by David Duncan
and Demion by Mel White
Gay Men and The New Way Forward by Raymond L.
Dimensional Stucture of Consciousness by Samuel Avery
Manly Pursuit of Desire and Love by Perry Brass
Toby Johnson writes: I
was honored to assist with the production of this book and to have been
invited to contribute a Foreword. This is a wonderful book and a wonderful project.
A New Vision of what it means to be gay
Gay Men and
The New Way Forward
by Raymond L. Rigoglioso
Mond Press, 274 pages
6x9 trade paperback, $20.90
Available from Amazon.com
Gay Men and The New Way Forward
“Gay men are just like everyone else.”
“Gay men are inherently different.”
Both statements contain truths. In the drive for equal rights and
social acceptance, so many in the LGBT movement have emphasized gay
people’s commonalities with straights. But what if gay men’s
differences were distinct gifts? What if gay men—and you—played
important and singular roles in the human family?
From a perspective seldom considered in mainstream gay—or
straight—culture, Raymond L. Rigoglioso, founder of Gay Men of Wisdom,
takes a fresh and open-hearted look at the critical roles that gay men
play in the world. Organized around 14 Distinct Gay Male Gifts*, Gay Men
and The New Way Forward shows how gay men have emerged from a history
dominated by victimization to become teachers for humanity. It proposes
that, when we understand how we contribute to the health and vitality
of society, LGBT people can make an entirely new case for equality and
begin an important new era in our movement.
Written as an invitation to self-discovery, Gay Men and The New Way Forward
includes a self-assessment to help the reader discover how he serves
and heals humanity, reinvents manhood, and frees and enriches the human
by Amos Lassen
the author's website
Ray Rigoglioso has been traveling around the country promoting
his Gay Men of Wisdom project. In April, 2017, he visited Austin. He'd
been invited to give the Keynote Address for Gay Awareness Week at
Texas A&M in nearby College Station. In addition to that talk, he
gave a half-day workshop in Austin and Toby Johnson & Kip Dollar
had a reception for him at their home in the afternoon.
The Gay Men of Wisdom project has continued to develop. There's a
center in Provincetown, MA and groups have formed in several cities, as
well as online.
Ray is now engaged in a fundraising campaign in order to support
himself in this work and to expand the scope and number of the "Living
Your Gifts" groups. He has set up a non-profit corporation and a
website for accepting contributions.
He is reaching out to individuals for donations, but also--and maybe
more importantly--to major funders and foundations. He has prepared a
13 page Case Statement and a 3 year projected budget. They are
available for download here:
Gay Men of Wisdom Case Statement 2017
Gay Men of Wisdom 3-Year Budget
Please consider assisting this project with financial support.
If you are a major funder or work for a foundation that
might be appropriate for an appeal, check out the Case Statement and
please contact Ray (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you'd like to make a donation, here's a link to that page on the Gay Men of Wisdom site:
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