Posts tagged ‘author’

March 21, 2013

My Interview with Author Radindranath Maharaj – Part II

I enjoyed the first interview on literary subjects so much I had Robin come in for a second ranging interview. I would happily engage him for a third if given half a chance.

March 16, 2013

My Thoroughly Enjoyable Interview With Author Rabindranath Maharaj

January 4, 2012

Interview with the remarkable Toby Johnson PhD

The author who transformed 2011 for me. I am completely addicted to his writing which, in addition to being very readable, changes the way we view the world and our spirituality. He is being interviewed by filmmaker Nils Tanager.

Toby Johnson, PhD, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of some ten books, including Secret Matter, Gay Spirituality: Gay Identity and the Transformation of Human Consciousness and Gay Perspective: Things Our Homosexuality Tells Us About the Nature of God and the Universe, is past editor of White Crane Journal of gay wisdom and culture.

Former Roman Catholic monk and comparative religions scholar turned gay activist, psychotherapist, community organizer, bookseller, ‘zine editor and publisher, spiritual writer and novelist, Johnson was a student and friend of Joseph Campbell, the renowned mythologist best known for his life-affirming aphorism “Follow Your Bliss.”

You can find out more about Toby and purchase his books at

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November 28, 2011

Reacquainted with a beautiful Walt Whitman poem.

I am now reading  “Getting Life in Perspective: A Fantastical Romance”  by my latest  addiction, author Toby Johnson and it is reminding me of wonderful writers I have read over the years.  If you haven’t read Toby – you must – he is a transformative author.

But today it brought me back in touch with the beautiful poem – As I Lay With My Head in Your Lap, Camerado.

As I lay with my head in your lap camerado,
The confession I made I resume, what I said to you and the open air
I resume,
I know I am restless and make others so,
I know my words are weapons full of danger, full of death,
For I confront peace, security, and all the settled laws, to
unsettle them,
I am more resolute because all have denied me than I could ever have
been had all accepted me,
I heed not and have never heeded either experience, cautions,
majorities, nor ridicule,
And the threat of what is call’d hell is little or nothing to me,
And the lure of what is call’d heaven is little or nothing to me;
Dear camerado! I confess I have urged you onward with me, and still
urge you, without the least idea what is our destination,
Or whether we shall be victorious, or utterly quell’d and defeated.

Walt  Whitman – Leaves of Grass (1891)