Thane Walker Collection on The Prosperos Coll2011.085*

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
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(c) 2011


Title: Thane Walker Collection on The Prosperos
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.085*
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 0.4 linear foot. [5 folders]
Date (inclusive): 1966-1980
Abstract: Course prospectus, flyers, pamphlets, newsletters, correspondence, essays, articles, class notes and other material from The Prosperos, co-founded by Thane Walker, 1966-1980. Founded in Florida in 1956, then based in Los Angeles in the 1960s and early 1970s, the Prosperos espoused (principally through the writings of co-founder Walker) a program of transformative spiritual education that combined mysticism, psychology, astrology, as well as an openness to homosexuality, bisexuality and androgyny.
creator: Walker, Thane

Preferred Citation

Thane Walker Collection on The Prosperos, Coll2011-085, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

Processing Information

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

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Historical Note

Founded in Florida in 1956--then based in Los Angeles during the 1960s and early 1970s--the Prosperos espoused (principally through the writings of co-founder Thane Walker) a program of transformative spiritual education that combined mysticism, psychology, astrology; and an openness to homosexuality, bisexuality and androgyny. During the 1960s, its mission statement read, "The Prosperos is a non-profit religio-educational institution devoted to research, study and education in the New Frontiers of the heart, the mind and the spirit."

Scope and Content

Course prospectus, flyers, pamphlets, newsletters, correspondence, essays, articles, class notes and other material from The Prosperos, co-founded by Thane Walker, 1966-1980. Founded in Florida in 1956--then based in Los Angeles in the 1960s and early 1970s--the Prosperos espoused (principally through the writings of co-founder Walker) a program of transformative spiritual education that combined mysticism, psychology, astrology, as well as an openness to homosexuality, bisexuality and androgyny. Some items in the collection, including a 200-page volume of collected course materials, are annotated in order to highlight references to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender subject matter.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

The Prosperos.
Gay activists
Gay men's writings
Gays--Education
Mysticism
Spirituality