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 1987, Barrett also performed with F. Artemis Flowers in Invocation to Free
Women with sources including STARHAWK, Z Budapest, and Shekinah
Mountainwater as well as African-diasporic spiritual traditions. Musical works
inspired by ...
Of the possible function of cultic homoeroticism among the Naassenes,
Lacarriere writes: "for the Gnostics, this act [of anal intercourse, as performed by
Naas in the Garden] evidently had the force of example and no doubt certain of
them did ...
The history of the sots is a complex one, as clerics and others who joined them in
performing sotties and who further joined fraternities organized by the sots also
claimed or pretended to be true sots. The sots per se were often vagabonds who
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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