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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This archetypal figure was posited as distinguishable from the Anima (roughly,
feminine spirit of the male psyche) and the Animus (masculine spirit of the female
psyche) of Jungian psychology by Mitchell WALKER in 1976. More recently ...
Goose In ancient Greece, a symbol of erotic love, sacred to APHRODITE; given
by an erastes (lover) to an eromenos (beloved) as a courting-gift. Gopi Female
followers of KRISHNA, the Hindu god of music, dance, EROTIcISM, playfulness, ...
Her interests in Goddess Reverence, healing, Shamanism, and Women's
Spirituality are woven together in her book Shakti Woman: Feeling Our Fire,
Healing Our World: The New Female Shamanism (1991 ) and her anthology
Uncoiling 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