Recommended Reading


The Art of Sexual Ecstasy, Margo Anand
Gay Tantra, William Schindler
The Red Thread of Passion, David Guy
Ecstatic Sex, Healthy Sex (audiotape), Joseph Kramer
The Multi-Orgasmic Man, Mantak Chia and Douglas Abrams Arava
Celebrating Orgasm (videotape), Betty Dodson
Sex for One, Betty Dodson
Fire on the Mountain (DVD), Joseph Kramer
Anal Pleasure and Health, Jack Morin
The Erotic Mind, Jack Morin
Sluts & Goddesses (videotape), Annie Sprinkle
The Best of Vulva Massage (DVD), Joseph Kramer
The Silent Orgasm, Gunther Nitschke
Policing Public Sex, Dangerous Bedfellows Collective
Public Sex, Pat Califia
Dark Eros, Thomas Moore
Fury on Earth: A Biography of Wilhelm Reich, Myron Sharaf
The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Wendy Maltz
Betrayed as Boys, Richard Gartner
Leatherfolk, Mark Thompson
Urban Aboriginals, Geoff Mains
A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman


A Path with Heart, Jack Kornfield
Sharing the Heart of Wisdom, Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield
Voices of Insight, edited by Sharon Salzberg
Lovingkindess, Sharon Salzberg
A Heart as Wide as the World, Sharon Salzberg
It’s Easier than You Think, Sylvia Boorstein
A Journey in Ladakh, Andrew Harvey
Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Sogyal Rinpoche
Where Are You Going, Swami Muktananda
Kindle My Heart, Swami Childvilasananda (Gurumayi)
Ramakrishna and His Disciples, Christopher Isherwood
My Guru and His Disciple, Christopher Isherwood
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki
The Spiral Dance, Starhawk
Dreaming the Dark, Starhawk
Truth or Dare, Starhawk
Touching Our Strength, Carter Heyward
Who Dies?, Stephen Levine


Care of the Soul, Thomas Moore
The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life, Thomas Moore
Modern Man in Search of a Soul, Carl Jung
Re-Visioning Psychology, James Hillman
We’ve Had One Hundred Years of Psychotherapy and the World Is Getting Worse, James Hillman and Michael Ventura
Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach
Inner Work, Robert Johnson
Meeting the Shadow, edited by Zweig and Abrams
The Book of the Vision Quest, Steve and Meredith Little
Taming Your Gremlin
, Richard Carson
Healing the Shame That Binds You, John Bradshaw
Pagan Grace, Ginette Paris
Pagan Meditations, Ginette Paris


The Essential Rumi (and any other Rumi books by Coleman Barks)
New and Selected Poems, Mary Oliver
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart, edited by Bly, Hillman, and Meade
The Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke
Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman


Conscious Loving, Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks
Getting the Love You Want, Harville Hendrix
Passionate Marriage, David Schnarch
Soul Mates, Robert Moore
You Just Don’t Understand, Deborah Tannen


Men and the Life of Desire (audiotape), Robert Bly, James Hillman, and Michael Meade
Iron John, Robert Bly
Men and the Water of Life, Michael Meade
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover, Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette
Of Water and the Spirit, Malidoma Some
Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous?, Haki Madhubuti
The Seasons of a Man’s Life
, Peter Levinson
I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression, Terrence Real
Phallos: Sacred Image of the Masculine, Eugene Monick
Touching Spirit Bear, Ben Mikaelsen


Reviving the Tribe, Eric Rofes
Dry Bones Breathe, Eric Rofes
Beyond Shame, Patrick Moore
Gay Spirit: Myth and Meaning, Mark Thompson
Gay Soul
, Mark Thompson
Gay Body, Mark Thompson
The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon, Tom Spanbauer
The Best Little Boy in the World, John Reid
Soul Beneath the Skin, Dave Nimmons
Blossom of Bone, Randy Conner
Myths and Mysteries of Same-Sex Love, Christine Downing
Two Flutes Playing, Andrew Ramer
Dancing Around the Volcano
, Guy Kettelhack
Queer Dharma: Voices of Gay Buddhism, edited by Winston Leyland


Healing With Whole Foods, Paul Pitchford
Radical Healing
, Rudolph Ballentine
Men Like Us: The GMHC Complete Guide to Gay Men’s Sexual, Physical, and Emotional Well-Being
, Daniel Wolfe
Anatomy of the Spirit, Caroline Myss