A Ken Wilber fan writes:
In Atlanta – here studying at the Center For Disease Control for another week long intensive (The Institute for HIV Prevention Leadership).
Riding in an SUV with a local friend (I’m a Maui resident) just to get out and about. We’re riding in the car and I begin explaining Ken Wilber and Integral “Life”, how it’s the first time I thought about getting another Master’s Degree – now that courses are being offered, etc (like many – he’s never heard of it)
I ask him to stop at “Outwrite” – a gay bookstore/coffee shop at 10pm. We walk in and right before our eyes, in full display is your book. We both reach for it at the same time (seeing the word “integral”). I love it when shit like that happens… (my friend finds it spooky/wierd)
Your book is making it hard for me to continue my studies for the week – I just want to immerse myself in it – like diving into Maui’s waters. (So glad you had “integral” on the cover – normally a rainbow cross would have made me just roll my eyes,………….hmm “May I speak to the sarcastic self” hehe)
Just a reminder, folks. I am not responsible for either the book’s subtitle (which includes the word integral) or the graphic on the front cover or the book’s wonderful rainbow-colored spine. All kudos or boos are due to the publisher, Integral Books/Shambhala.
Although I considered various titles during the writing process (including, at one point, “Queer Eye of Spirit” and at another point, “God is Gay”), by the time I submitted the manuscript to Ken Wilber it had the title “Soulfully Gay” which stuck the whole way through.