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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He may have been transgendered , perhaps Megaera , Tisiphone , and Alecto ,
who were said to have dressing in a mixture of ... and white Central and South
America , dressed as a soldier and taking doves . the name of Francisco Loyola .
In these regions as well , gender variant , often homoerotically inclined male
priests , especially of female deities but also of androgynous male gods ,
frequently dressed in feminine attire , or in a combination of feminine , masculine
, and ...
In rituals , she is served by a twoSPIRIT male shaman " dressed in a woman ' s
costume and wearing a mask made of seal - skin . ” Qailertetang is a weather
goddess or spirit , a guardian of animals , and a patron of HUNTERS and
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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