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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
updated, revised & expanded eidtion from Lethe Press
LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE
A NOVEL ABOUT HEALING.
TWO SPIRITS: A Story of Life With the
Navajo, with Walter Williams
CHARMED LIVES: Gay Spirit in Storytelling
Books on Gay Spirituality:
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"
cause of homosexuality
What Jesus said about Gay
The purpose of homosexuality
Mesosexual Ideal for Straight Men
of Gay Spirituality
Why Gay Spirituality: Spirituality
as Artistic Medium
"It's Always About You"
The myth of the
Joseph Campbell's description of
Not A Wave
Toby Johnson Believes
The Joseph Campbell Connection,
The Nature of Religion
Gay is a Blessing
Gay Spiritual Functions
The subtle workings of the spirit in gay men's lives.
"The Evolution of Gay Identity"
"St. John of the
Dark Night of the Soul."
Avalokiteshvara at the Baths.
Let Me Tell You a Secret
Religious Articulations of the
The Collective Unconscious
Driving as Spiritual Practice
Prostitution and the Nature of Evil
Hu: "God is present here"
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
About Alien Abduction
In honor of Sir Arthur C Clarke
and nicknamesake Toby Marotta.
Michael Talbot, gay mystic
About Guy Mannheimer
on cover to read the excerpt "The Arrival of the Visitors"
The winner of a Lambda Literary Award
for Gay Men's Science Fiction and
bestselling novel, Secret Matter returns to print in a revised edition
Digital montage artist Peter Grahame
created this beautiful new cover for the 2009 edition. This edition
also includes a BONUS: Toby Johnson's whimsical but profound tale "Adam
and Steve" -- what were they really doing in the Garden of Eden.
Kevin Anderson is moving along through
his life, finishing up college,
getting ready to leave New York for an internship rebuilding San
after an immense earthquake. Then the Visitors arrive; a race of
aliens touch down in several cities around the globe, including SF, and
nothing will ever be the same. When Kevin’s company is given a contract
to build a facility for the Visitors, he forms a friendship with 'Bel,
of their number. But is 'Bel so alien after all? They seem so human,
possess some odd characteristics and seem to be hiding something. What
secrets do they carry, and where,
exactly, are they
Before Kevin can get to the bottom of his questions, political
disasters and miscommunications occur, and the Visitors
are expelled. 'Bel and his emissaries are very clear that
certain actions on the part of the U.S. will have grave
consequences upon his people and their world, but
no one listens except Kevin, who has fallen in love
with 'Bel. Now the young man is on a mission to
unravel the Visitors' secrets in order
to prevent the death and destruction
of Visitors and millions of Americans.
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scroll down to see more of 'Bel
(and to learn about the back cover photograph)
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.
'Bel's a lovable, sweet character with a wonderful gimmick.
A romantic comedy with an undercurrent of tension and suspense, a
lovable and unforgettable character, the right touch of science
fiction, and, as fans of Toby Johnson's will recognize, just the right
measure of mystical wisdom to make this a novel you'll thoroughly enjoy
remember with a pang of fondness and pride.
While Toby Johnson was writing this book, he had a photo from a gay
calendar framed next to his desk. That photo by renowned gay
photographer Roy Blakey colored Toby's vision of what the Visitors
would look like. We're especially pleased to be able to use Blakey's
photo on the back cover of the new edition.
Photo by Roy Blakey
70s Male Nudes
and with an Introduction by Reed Massengill
English / Deutsch /
Francais / Espanol / Italiano
size: 8,5 x 10 inches / 21 x 25,5 cm
160 pages /
Here's Blakey's beautiful photo
without the special FXs:
The updated, expanded, and revised edition for Lethe Press has an Afterword by Mark
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
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
Dimensional Strucutre of Consciousness is available
from Barnes & Noble
Read a wonderful review of SECRET MATTER by Arthur
Breur on rainbow-reviews.com:
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!" read the rest