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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Cancer In Euro-western ASTROLOGY, zodiac sign ruling from (approximately)
June 22 until July 22, associated with diplomacy, intuition, and sensitivity,
typically depicted as a CRAB. Figures associated with Cancer and with gender
His image (along with that of HAPY) is depicted on one of the canopic jars;
Imsety's contains the liver. Imsety is associated with the direction of the south and
with the goddess ISIS. In P'en Transgendered deity of prosperity among the
Chorti of ...
As a god of fertility, Osiris is depicted as having an erect phallus. Osiris was
invoked as the "star of the land of Egypt" in a Greco-Egyptian lesbian love spell
dating from late antiquity. Otrera In Greek legendary history, the mother of the ...
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Conner (Blossom of Bone: Reclaiming the Connections Between Homoeroticism and the Sacred, HarperCollins, 1993), ethnomusicologist David Sparks, and their daughter, Mariya Sparks, have written an ... Read full review