Ramer, Andrew (1951-)
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 Love/Sacred 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.
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.
Ramer, Andrew, and Mark Thompson. Two Flutes Playing: Spiritual Love/Sacred Sex: Priests of Father Earth and Mother Sky. N.p., 1990.
Thompson, Mark. Gay Soul. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1995.