Joe Perez’s writings concerning his spiritual journey, begun in Soulfully Gay, continue in Rising Up, a book compiled from Joe’s columns and short writings in 2005 and 2006. Joe’s emerging sensibility for cultural and social criticism is on display in twelve chapters on such diverse subjects as sex, HIV/AIDS, popular culture, business, politics, religion, and alternative spirituality. The goal of criticism, according to Joe, is to situate the object of criticism into its most appropriate locations in a more comprehensive worldview than is given by the object itself. Joe accomplishes this by situating his own thought in the context of Integral discourse, in particular a theory of everything pioneered by Ken Wilber, Don Beck, and Jim Marion, among others. There are few examples of writers attempting an Integral social criticism, and this book showcases a direct and sometimes strident and personal style. (248 pages)
The Hero of The Kalendar Series
Meet Kalen O'TolanI was born over 2,000 years ago at Delphi in Greece, as the sages in the World of the Archetypes had long foretold. They tell me that I am a Rounder, One who has seen the end, beyond the last Archetype, the departing King of Stars who has been born again at Zero C.E. But what do I know? So much has been lost to me over long ages of undesired and unsought immortality.
Once in an Age of Iron and Wood, I died at Brown Sword 12 in the Kalendar at the Red Cliffs of Chibi. I fought a doomed battle alongside nine of the last immortal Animwaa. Our quest: to overthrow the tyranny of a Zodiac grown corrupt and cruel. There I destroyed Capricorn, the once noble Sea-Goat grown too greedy and immovable.
Death was not the end for me. But this is all that I can tell you now. The rest will be revealed.
Memoirist, Visionary, Activist, Cultural Critic, Epic Poet, Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author
Joe Perez's Books
Soulfully Gay is one of the first memoirs in the tradition of Integral Spirituality, a look at the world from the eyes of a gay man struggling with meaning and values, and a suspenseful story of self-realization in the midst of many challenges. It is a chronology which unfolds amid 14 months in the life of a gay man wrestling with fundamental issues of meaning and self-acceptance, a time in which he remembers forgotten memories which threaten his sense of identity and in which he discovers the Integral philosophy which promises to mend the fragments of his life. As Joe’s journey unfolds, his consciousness expands and his inner conflicts are healed, and his chronicle stands as lasting record of the changes he undergoes. The culmination of his striving is the development of a theory of Homophilia or “gayness” which brings a new theological vision to bear in the discourse around the spiritual significance of same-sex love. (352 pages)
The Kalendar Series is a genre-disrupting fantasy/adventure mix of poetry, fiction, philosophy, and art. The nine book series starting with The Black Stone, followed by The Red Jewel and then The Brown Sword. The story tracks the life and events of Kalen O’Tolan. As Kalen’s journey unfolds from the site of the Oracle at Delphi, he heads into the East to fulfill his destiny in the Kosmic Wars beginning with the War of the Zodiac, the War of the Archetypes, and the War of the Deities … all before his 27th birthday. In order to defeat the powers arrayed against him in the Kosmic Wars, Kalen must first wield the Omphalos of Delphi, the Ruby of the Rubicon, and the Emperor’s Sword. At stake is nothing less than saving All-That-Is from the relentless encroachment of the Entropy-creating Ro, an evil darkness which threatens existence.
Coming This Winter
Lingua-UThe Unitive Metalanguage
Hello friends and fellow integralists,
The haphazardness of my social media presence after writing “Soulfully Gay” and “Rising Up” over the past decade
………….. as Teal and Turquoise and Indigo and Violet and …. unfolded………… (in plain language, as I grew more fully into being an evolutionary, systematic thinker, intuitive, visionary, and mystic)
is now revealing a more wieldy package of discrete nodes. There are many moving pieces, so I want to let my friends and fans know the landscape.
Here’s how things are shaping up as of the Fall 2017.
(a) “Integral Cauldron” (for Magic/Magick/esotericism),
(b) “Brave New Words” (for autobiography), and
(c) “Unitive Spirituality” (a newly launched newspaper column for the LGBT community & beyond). (BTW my old blog, GaySpirituality.com, was transferred to a new owner last year.)
Note: my website also has info on my books & 11 years of my blog archives from 2005 – 2016.
A new spiritual autobiography, tentatively entitled Brave New Words, written in both English and Lingua-U, is slated for completion in 2020. (This will include expanded details on my so-called “Indigo period” including my relationship with the spirit I am calling the “Archangel Queibriel”.)
2. THE “PRACTICE” BLOG with a (more or less) daily blog at The Kalendar and http://thekalendar.com/ – This is where I do my daily contemplative practice, in a feedback loop for the public. As it is done in real time, it will vary somewhat according to my travel schedule and need to attend to other obligations.
The Kalendar is the temporal Konstruct (Sacred Time) of my worldview artistry. It is inspired by the calendar of the T’ai Hsüan Ching -Taixuanjing
I will not regularly cross-post these writings with my Homepages, so if you want to follow this stuff, you must subscribe to the blog and/or FB feed or Twitter feed.
A book on Spiritual Practice is planned for 2019.
3. THE EMERGENT WEBSITES / FB Pages – works in progress
(a) LINGUA-U.COM / Lingua-U – “Lingua-U, The Unitive Metalanguage”, is the priimary linguistic Konstruct (Sacred Thought) of my worldview artistry, stay tuned here for more as the book & other writings emerge in the next several months. It presentsa Prologue; two Sutras, one on Lingua-U proper and another on a second new language, Jai’ai, and a new “Kernel” for Integrative World Spirituality, a new scriptural genre which is a cross between a Sutra and an Application Programming Interface (or API).
The Lingua-U book will be sent to reviewers in December 2017 and published in 2018. I am committed to ensuring that an electronic version of the book is available 100% free of charge to the public.
(b) INTEGRALISM.ORG / [future website TBA in January 2018] / Integralism– Integralism tracks my contribution to the broader world of Integral Spirituality, drawing especially from Ken Wilber, Terri O’Fallon, and Aurobindo.
Integralism includes theory and practice related to the holistic Konstruct called the Wheel of Spirit, which evolves the traditions of indigenous and aboriginal spirituality (with nods of gratitude to my Mexican grandparents and ancestors in Mesoamerica).
*** Our world is in a period of time when we must reclaim key aspects of the primordial magical worldviews of our ancestors if we are to survive and thrive in times threatened by the real possibility of Apocalypse. The Wheel of Spirit is my effort to reclaim indigenous spirituality in a smart, philosophically robust way that includes pluralistically as much wisdom as possible from as many tribes as possible, past, present, and future. ***
When complete, the future Integralism website will present collaborative visions on the future of interfaith and interspiritual work in the Abrahamic traditions.
(c) INTEGRALMAGIC.COM / “Integral Magic Circle” FB Group, will be relaunched in 2018 or 2019 with writings and conversation specifically evolving the T’ai Hsüan Ching -Taixuanjing, Magick, and Thelema. These are a series of works to be written over 5 to 10 years. Highlights include:
(c/1) The Bear-Yak Zodiac (a.k.a. The New Zodiac), a contribution to mythopoetic astrological wisdom.
(c/2) The Stone-Star Tarot (a.k.a. The New Tarot), a contribution to the heritage of Carl Jung, Archetypal psychology, and Tarot-based esoteric thought. Three Decks of the Tarot are envisioned, each of 52 cards, to be used as flash cards for Lingua-U language instructions.
(c/3) Uvoha (a.k.a. The New Atlas), a contribution to geomancy and a response to aspects of George Gurdjieff’s philosophy via Arnold Keyserling.
(c/4) The New Map of Subtleties (a.k.a. The New Tree of Life), an update of Kabbalah-based wisdom which replaces Hebrew with the letters of the International Phonetic Alphabet as incorporated into Lingua-U.
(c/5) Klock (a.k.a. The New Klock), along with the Kalendar, one of the key vision-logic interfaces to Integral Magic, using the 24-hour clock.
(c/6) Untitled (a.k.a. The New Map of the Heavens), a work on the Divine Names including the new 270 Names of Allah revealed in “Lingua-U: The Unitive Metalanguage”.
4. COMMUNITY – I am active in the “Integral Agape” community forum where I share interesting links and contribute to general discussion topics of interest to integralists and evolutionaries. I am also a member of a few other Integral, Magic, Christian, interfaith, and LGBT discussion groups and often respond when tagged.
*** On a personal note, as my focus turns primarily to completing my books and websites, I will strive to be less “reactive” to the noise in social media. I hope you’ll notice a positive shift in the way that I engage on social media. ***
5. BRIDGE OF LIGHT – My ministry to the worldwide LGBT community and allies is now focused on the annual Bridge of Light holiday, with info at Bridge of Light – LGBTQ Worldwide Holiday and http://bridgeoflight.lgbt
6. THE KALENDAR SERIES – My sci-fi/fantasy book series is in the process of being fully reimagined as entertaining literature for pre-teens and adolescent children. The second edition of THE BLACK STONE and the first editions of its sequels, THE RED JEWEL and THE BROWN SWORD, will be finished in 2019 or 2020.
Book One of The Kalendar Series was published by Tangent Publishers, an imprint of Integral Publishers, in 2016.
other Internet and social media projects that I’ve started or participated in somewhat will probably need to be backburnered really soon. As you can see, I’ve got a lot on my plate ……………… plus my day job and getting/staying healthy ……………. and life & love …………… I won’t announce anything formally; obsolete stuff will just go away or disappear into the archive when the time comes.
Thanks for following along with me on this evolving path of my spiritual walkabout, a maze of murkiness turning more into a labyrinth of unfolding layers, ever approaching a peaceful equilibrium.
L: Light, Love & Law,
Joe Perez – Author
My Daily Practice Blog
- 𝍉⚍ hə’aɪ – “Hub” October 21, 2017Violet Heart 21 AM (October 21 AM) The Inside Zone of Yang at the Collective Subjective Quadrant of the 8th-Person Perspective The Yang Master at the Seat of Concern at The Throne of Health at the Letter of Wholeness hub: (1) the central part of a wheel, rotating on or with the axle, and from […]
- 𝍉𝌂 hɛ’u – “Helpers” October 20, 2017Violet Heart 20 PM (October 20 PM) The Outside Zone of Yung at the Collective Subjective Quadrant of the 8th-Person Perspective The Yung Master at the Seat of Structure at The Throne of Health at the Letter of Wholeness helpers: ones who make it easier for (someone) to do something by offering one’s services or resources […]
- 𝍉⚌ hɛ’aɪ – “Heaven” October 19, 2017Violet Heart 19 PM (October 19 PM) The Outside Zone of Yang at the Collective Subjective Quadrant of the 8th-Person Perspective The Yang Master at the Seat of Structure at The Throne of Health at the Letter of Wholeness heaven: (1) a place regarded in various religions as the abode of God (or the gods) […]
My Most Recent Writings
As I woke this morning, there were remnants of an interesting dream still floating through my awareness. At the control room in heaven, many simulations of the heavens could be seen and manipulated — without visible technology. In the subtle realm, it showed itself as a place, but I knew it was really the mind […]
Welcome to the new @JoePerezAuthor Twitter profile. (If you’re not reading this on Twitter, then visit https://twitter.com/joeperezauthor/ and please follow me. It’s pinned to the top of my Twitter feed, and you can also find it on my blog.) I’d like to give you a quick orientation to one of the new features of my public writing: […]
Here are some thoughts in progress on a topic that I’ve been musing about for a while: trans-rational magic and its connection to Sri Aurobindo’s understanding of meta-mind. I’ll begin by asking about magic in general. I must confess that I don’t have a lot of affection for “The Secret” or other New Age peddlers […]