Joe Perez is an author, poet, and integral thinker. His spiritual memoir, Soulfully Gay, was written when he was 34 years old. Arctophile and ailurophile. A little bit country and a little bit "part and whole." As of May 28, 2013, Joe is now teaching and writing under the name of Kalen O’Tolán at www.kalenotolan.com.
I have taken on the name of Kalen O’Tolán for my public writing and teaching. And starting on June 2, you can find my new writings on www.kalenotolan.com, beginning with the articulation of a path of renewal called The Way of Falám.
I have published two poems on the nature of involution, which is basically the process by which Ultimate Reality becomes Reality-for-us: "Trinity" (a prose poem published in 2007 on kenwilber.com in … [More...]
Except for various blog posts mainly written for the Integral Spiritual Experience 2 event at Asilomar, I stopped writing publicly for a year after receiving my Revealed Name of Kalen O’Tolán and … [More...]
From 2006 to 2007, my blogging output decreased owing to a combination of factors: my need to work full-time, HIV-related health issues, and frustration in satisfying my underlying quest to answer the … [More...]
Rising Up was the second book I wrote, but the first one published. Comprised of posts composed in 2005 and 2006, it ought to be of interest to anyone who liked the social criticism begun in Soulfully … [More...]
At the conclusion of Soulfully Gay, the protagonist Realizes his divinity. He also enters into a psychological state in which He is incapable of processing the data of experience in an "ordinary" way. … [More...]
Kalen O’Tolán (Joe Perez) is a Teacher, Blogger, and Author of books including the acclaimed chronicle Soulfully Gay, one of the first memoirs in an emerging discourse called Integral World Spirituality. His latest work focuses on a path of individual and collective renewal called The Way of Falám. In earlier careers, Kalen was a writer, résumé writer, career coach, and technical writer for various firms including Microsoft and Oracle. He is an Honors graduate of Harvard University in The Comparative Study of Religion and Philosophy as Allied Field, and also … [MORE..]