First published in 1978, The Wanderground stayed in print until 1999. The women who are its protagonists live in the near future, developing their relationships and their psychic gifts in rural ensconcements deliberately separate from men and patriarchal culture. They reproduce by ovular merging, learn to fly at an early age, enjoy magical relationships with plants and animals, and struggle to live by the non-competitive values and sensibilities that they understand to be unique to their sex. They communicate individually through mindstretch (telepathy), and in groups by far-reaching gatherstretches.
The Kanshou: Book One of Earthkeep. It is 2087 on Little Blue. Global population has dropped to a mere six billion people. Women, who outnumber men by a ratio of 12-to-1, are in absolute control of the affairs of the planet. Humans are Little Blue’s only animal life form because, on a single day in 2021, called “Empty Monday,” all non-human animals have mysteriously died. All subsequent attempts to clone stored animal DNA have failed. Women who are lovers or who have been lovers, can fly together without the aid of wings or motors. top
|The Magister: Book Two of Earthkeep. Now that the bailiwick outbreaks have been handled by Little Blue’s all-woman peacekeeping force in Book I, “The Kanshou,” a new threat to the planet emerges. The human species may be following in the footsteps of animal life, which deserted the planet on “Empty Monday” in the year 2021. Little Blue’s children are dying–in some cases, just after birth. In other cases, the children range from several years old to teenagers and exhibit no apparent signs of illness. In fact, they greet Death as a friend and go willingly, in song, singly or in groups.|
|In 1976 A Feminist Tarot became the first publication of the newly-launched lesbian-feminist press in Watertown, Massachusetts, called Persephone Press. From then until 1981 when Persephone ceased publication, it went through four editions. Alyson Publications (of Boston, and more recently of Los Angeles) has shepherded the book through two more editions (1981 and the present 1997 edition) in addition to its Dutch translation published in 1985 by Uitgeverij Ankh-Hermes bv, Deventer. In contrast to the explosion of women’s Tarot decks and interpretations of the 1980’s and 90’s, A Feminist Tarot uses the images of the traditional Waite Tarot deck, presenting and unveiling them from the perspective of cultural feminist thought. It casts an expanded interpretation upon each card of the Major and Minor Arcana, offering both upright and reversed meanings, and a summary of traditional meanings as well. It includes a history of and a commentary upon the Tarot itself, illustrated lay-outs and common uses of the Tarot, as well as a brief bibliography.
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|Loving Women/Loving Men: Gay Liberation And The Church (Glide Publications, 1974) may well have been the first book challenging the views of organized Christian churches on the subject of homosexuality. It is composed of five separate articles, a selected bibliography, and a list of resources/organizations. The article titles follow. top|
|The Church and the Homosexual by Donald Kuhn
Homosexuality: A Contemporary View of the Biblical Perspective by Robert L. Treese
The Gay Movement in the Church by Sally Gearhart and William R. Johnson
The Good News of Gay Liberation by Bill Johnson
The Miracle of Lesbianism by Sally Gearhart, Although the book is out of print, it is still available through book finders. top