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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Anger's career began when he was cast as the changeling prince in Max
Reinhardt's and William Dieterle's elaborate film production of A Midsummer
Night's Dream in 1934, when he was only four years old. At the time, he was
studying dance ...
In sacred caves and dream temples, the galli would interpret the dreams of
clients or would be asked to dream prophetic dreams themselves in order to
determine a client's destiny. The galli were, however, most celebrated for their ...
Wendi Xiao (reigned 179-157 BCE) Chinese emperor and religious eclectic who
sought to syncretize shamanistic practices with Taoism (especially Taoist
alchemy) and Confucianism. He is most remembered, however, for a homoerotic
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