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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In this century as well, many feminists, including lesbian- feminists, have found
that Christianity, especially Protestantism (which tends to downplay the role of
Mary, the mother of Jesus), has little to offer in women's terms of both divine or ...
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Lore Randy P. Conner, David Hatfield
Sparks, Mariya Sparks ... heralding the dismantling of a monolithic puritanism
firmly entrenched in the feminist and lesbian-feminist movements of the late
After moving to San Francisco in 1968, her writing became increasingly
grounded in lesbian-feminist politics and the emerging movement of Women's
Spirituality. From this perspective Gearhart produced texts that have become "
bibles" of ...
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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