In a post today on The Integral Cauldron, I reflect on some of the topics of interest to the LGBT community which are raised in The Kalendar Series:
In 2011, I was at a conference devoted to exploring The Future of Love. As I sat in dinner conversation with a young gay man, I tried to explain my work to him in a way that would capture its importance for the worldwide LGBT community. I said, in a tone which was less haughty than it may seem to you, “What I have in mind is a 1,000-year vision for Gay Liberation.”
The point I was making is that the Gay Liberation movement needs to look beyond short-term reforms or even long-term plans and think about how we need to evolve diverse cultures worldwide over a long period of time to eradicate prejudice and make lives better for the LGBT community. My approach was to inaugurate a new worldview which gave LGBT issues and concerns more than fair consideration, but actually put them at the heart of human evolution’s turning and the revelation of Spirit in our time.
I also said what I did partly as my way of asking for patience while I developed an esoteric project to launch the 1,000-year vision that even in 2011 I could anticipate taking several years to complete. At this point, 5 years later, I am certain that it will take me at least a decade to fully unwind the coil, to the genesis of 20 or more unique books or art-works. Included is the development of a new Magick system containing an alternative sacred language, numerology, sacred geography, sacred astrology, and much more.
Truly I am unveiling an enchanted worldview, much like JRR Tolkien or JK Rowling, but one which isn’t limited to a series of fantasy novels. Though there will be a series of fantasy novels, of course — The Kalendar Series, to which I am fully committed. There is actually a New Magick which one can live and inhabit and use for personal development and the healing of the planet. It’s a lot to grasp, but that’s why it’s so important that I begin by setting out what I can in a dedicated fashion so that the magic can start to happen. I started writing about the New Magick on this blog, The Integral Cauldron, less than two weeks ago.
There’s a Gay Agenda at work in my future books, but don’t expect to see it too visibly at first. The first fantasy novel is set historically 2,000 years ago, when same-sex relationships had different meanings than they do in the modern West and beyond. Nevertheless, there are LGBT characters in The Kalendar Series: Book One, The Black Stone. I won’t say anything more about it just yet. But it’s not the presence of LGBT characters that makes The Black Stone worthy of a protracted gaze of the “queer eye”; it’s the philosophy.