Toby Johnson


Former Catholic monk turned comparative religions scholar, psychotherapist, gay activist, bookseller, editor, author, B&B operator, Toby Johnson was a student and friend of Joseph Campbell, the renowned religions scholar. Johnson is author of some ten titles.

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The Fourth Quill
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,830. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Originally published in 1987 when AIDS was still a mystery disease, successful treatments had not been developed and spiritual/attitudinal healing—of soul, if not of body—was the only hope, this novel, with its explanations of healing and presentation of wisdom from A Course in Miracles and The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment, was originally titled Plague: A Novel about Healing.
Charmed Lives: Gay Spirit in Storytelling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,280. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011 by Lethe Press. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays
Storytelling can be a way of spinning straw into gold, of showing ourselves we have drawn a long straw in this life. Charmed Lives offers readers a collection of fiction and personal essays as an alternative to the stories that society often tells about gay men.
Gay Perspective: Things Our [Homo]sexuality Tells Us about the Nature of God and the Universe
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 80,760. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2010 by Lethe Press. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays
A provocative and bold —world-changing— vision of what spirituality and religion could and should be in the modern world. A new way of thinking about what it means to be gay! The mystical/visionary experience of homosexuality by a gay student of comparative religion scholar Joseph Campbell
Gay Spirituality: Gay Identity and the Transformation of Consciousness
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 85,940. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2010 by Lethe Press. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays
GAY SPIRITUALITY: Gay Identity and the Transformation of Consciousness offers a sensible, modern and enlightened understanding of spiritual consciousness for gay men who are so often faced with misunderstanding and conflict dealing with traditional religion. Acclaimed author Toby Johnson presents a bold perspective: being the outsider and consciousness scout allows cutting edge insight.
Secret Matter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,750. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2010 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A delightfully quirky spin on what it means to be gay. When aliens arrived from space, Kevin Anderson had no idea the Visitors’ real reason for coming to Earth would ever affect him. He was, after all, just a young architect fresh out of college working on the reconstruction of San Francisco after the Great Earthquake. But one summer afternoon, Kevin met a golden-skinned Visitor…
Getting Life in Perspective
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 105,970. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2010 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Sweet, sexy, wise and thoroughly entertaining, this mytho-historical novel, featuring two lovable apparitions from late 1800s America, interweaves a heart-warming story of youthful romance and adventure with an ageless life-affirming and gay-positive spiritual message along with just a touch of magic.