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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17 GODDESS REVERENCE the same way this sense apprehends the beauty of
a naked body as more than skin , hair , bone , blood , in the same way that the
Catholic Church apprehends itself in all its parts as the living Mystical Body of ...
ASTROLOGY goddess Narudu , in which the priests dressed in the garments (
tillu ) of the goddesses . Assinnu also played a role in the ritual of the hieros
gamos , or “ sacred marriage , " of Inanna / Ishtar and her consort Dumuzi ,
Qailertetang is a weather goddess or spirit , a guardian of animals , and a patron
of HUNTERS and FISHERS . Qu Yuan Historico - legendary poet and shaman of
ancient China . Qu Yuan is considered China ' s first major poet , author of the ...
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