Ramer, Andrew (1951– )
Andrew Ramer, a contemporary channeler and angelologist,
was born into a Jewish family. He attended the University
of California–Berkeley, from which he graduated in 1973 with
a B.A. in religious studies. He held a variety of jobs through the
next decade, but also began to teach meditation and gay spirituality
in the San Francisco Bay area and emerged as a channeler
of various spirit entities. In his workshops, he began to
relate traditional heterosexual occult techniques such as tantra
to homoeroticism. In his first book, Two Flutes Playing Spiritual
LoveSacred Sex Priests of Father Earth and Mother Sky (1990), his
spirit guides spoke to the situation of gay men seeking a spiritual
way of being. They asserted that gay men are tuned differently,
a fact that allows them to be drawn to each other. The same
year his book appeared, Ramer joined with three like-minded
associates, including Atlanta spiritual writer John R. Stowe, to
found Gay Spirit Visions, a national association of men exploring
alternative spiritualities, and remains an active leader.
Through the 1990s, Ramer has become best known for his
writing about and channeling of angels. He believed that angels,
who neither marry nor are given in marriage, appear to
be genderless or of the same gender, and that they can be considered
homosexual, and thus fitting spiritual resources for gay
men. He argues that there are gay guides, gay angels, and gay
heavens. His speculation resulted in two bestselling books, Ask
Your Angels A Practical Guide to Working with Angels to Enrich
Your Life (1992) and Angel Answers A Joyful Guide to Creating
Heaven on Earth (1995). His most recent book, Revelations for a
New Millennium, appeared in 1997.
Sources
Ramer, Andrew. Angel Answers A Joyful Guide to Creating
Heaven on Earth. New York Pocket Books, 1995.
———. Ask Your Angels A Practical Guide to Working with Angels
to Enrich Your Life. San Antonio, Tex. Alamo Square Press,
1992.
———. Revelations for a New Millennium. San Francisco Harper
San Francisco, 1997.
Ramer, Andrew, and Mark Thompson. Two Flutes Playing
Spiritual LoveSacred Sex Priests of Father Earth and Mother Sky.
N.p., 1990.
Thompson, Mark. Gay Soul. San Francisco Harper San
Francisco, 1995.

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