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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He then describes the pain which he feels because he cannot be with the young
man: "I cannot forget you even in my sleep; and when I awake I am excruciated. I
have prayed to the god Fuyisaki to have pity on my unhappy love. I wish to ...
Once, while searching for his mother, Dionysus met Prosymnus, who promised to
show him where his mother was if he would sleep with him. Dionysus swore his
promise, but asked that he be allowed to sleep with Prosymnus upon his return.
His 'Vision of Love Revealed in Sleep' is too well known. After the publication of
this his family repudiated him forever." Born in London on October 9, 1840,
Solomon was the youngest son of Meyer Solomon. Simeon's brother Abraham
and his ...
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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