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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The Maricopa female kwiraxame would begin to hunt and to fight in battle .
Vladimir Bogoras wrote of the ... Among the Koryak , a young male shaman
would now enter the opening reserved for females and soft men . He might also
change the ...
Double Woman Among the Native American Oglala Sioux , TWO - SPIRIT or third
gender shamans - to - be dreamed of the female divinity Anukite , or Double
Woman ( akin to ANOG ITE ) . Double Woman had many faces : she could
Women become Gorgons , they say , because of the need to turn the “ madmen
into stone , ” to stop “ the doomsday men with their doomsday Clocks . " Gospel of
Philip Gnostic Christian text suggesting that the division into male and female ...
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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