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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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Lore Randy P. Conner, David Hatfield
Sparks, Mariya Sparks. SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS 2 gender variant males
engaging in same-sex eroticism were still being called jo apele or jo aboich in
the early ...
Detienne suggests that the gardens symbolized the youth ' s fragility , sexual
precocity , and early death . Both the gardens that grow quickly and then die and
the sensuous youth are manifestations of aklosia , or early and unnatural
In the nineteenth and early twentieth century , the panther became a signifier of
both homoerotic love and homophobic cruelty appearing as such in the works of
Oscar WILDE , Federico García LORCA , and others . Panuco Capital city 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