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.
At the root of the vision in The Kalendar Series is the notion that Reality is currently defined by a corrupt version of the Yin/Yang dualism. Everywhere we look, the world is broken into artificial binary opposites. Sometimes these opposites are seen as in traditional Yin-Yang theory: true complementary pairings. Unfortunately it is far more common for the binary opposites to reflect “dominator holarchies”: race, class, gender, sexual orientation, nationalities, religions, species, all set up to oppose each other with some pairs being falsely assumed or believed to be superior to the other, using raw power to beat down, oppress, and even kill.
The New Myth of The Kalendar Series is an intervention in this nightmare: it tells us that beginning at the Third Millennium C.E., the power of the old corrupt Yin/Yang dualisms MUST DIE. The worldviews of the dominator holarchies are the death throws of the Second Wave of Existence which have had their day in the sun, and now they must be ushered off the stage. The oppressive regime must be extinguished … or dire consequences will ensue for all sentience, the Darkest of Dark Ages for 1,000 years … for those of us living in OUR TIME.
The Kalendar Series is about the rise, climax, an fruition of the Third Wave of Existence including its World Philosophy defined not merely by Yin-Yang, but by a ternary reality: Yang-Yin-You. The ternary worldview refuses the simple opposition of Men and Women and holds out the existence of more than two genders — giving an entire third of the philosophy over to insights of the Unary-gender (transgender). It also refuses the simple opposition of heterosexuality and homosexuality and holds up bisexuality or pansexuality as having an entire third of the real estate on its map of human nature. The books will showcase Unary-gender and Bisexual or Pansexual characters as the series progresses…
How does the Third Wave come into existence? How does it interface with the Second Wave? What are the complications and detriments of its path? What is its ultimate purpose and destiny in The Great Scheme of Things? What about the Fourth Wave?
These are just a few of the philosophical questions addressed in The Kalendar Series through prose, poetry, philosophy, and art. I hope if you’re an LGBT reader of fantasy/sci-fi or even if you’re not, you may have your curiosity peaked enough to give this book series a go. The first book is due in April 2016.