Cassell's Encyclopedia of Queer Myth, Symbol, and Spirit: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Lore
Did you know that in medieval French folklore a person might change sex by passing under a rainbow? Or that same-sex unions have been celebrated by peoples of the ancient Mediterranean, Africa, China, and indigenous America? Or that Sappho, da Vinci, Emily Dickinson, Nijinsky, Benjamin Britten, Mishima, Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, Keith Haring, Boy George, and Derek Jarman number among those who have explored the spiritual dimension of gender and sexuality in their works? While the terms many of us employ today to identify ourselves - 'queer', 'lesbian', 'gay', 'bisexual', 'transgendered' - differ markedly from those of peoples of other times and places, we are nevertheless the bearers of a rich spiritual history that has been ignored or suppressed, a history encoded in sacred texts as well as in works of art, music, dance and other media. Drawing upon religion, mythology, folklore, anthropology, history and the arts, the Encyclopedia is a cornucopia of queer spirituality, containing over 1,500 alphabetically arranged entries from Aakulujjuusi to Zeus.
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... birth that Uumarnituq realized out Inlé ' s tongue , so that he couldn ' t speak of
the event ; that he did not possess a passageway large enough through she also
caused Abbatá to become deaf , so that he could not which the child might pass ...
Here , colored cottons , fruits , animals , birds , and supposedly children , were
sacrificed to the lunar goddess . From the ... Chin ( also Cu , Cavil , Maran ) This
deity may be the Mayan “ God K , ” depicted as a dwarf or child . From Chin ' s ...
In the event that one gives birth to a male child , the child dies before it has
reached the age of three . Thus the only relationships existing in Women ' s
Country are those between and among women . Wiya Numpa “ Double Woman ,
” a Native ...
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