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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Beauty and the Beast While ostensibly a fairy tale of heterosexual love , that of a
beast - in truth , a handsome prince transformed by an evil spell – who falls in
love with a beautiful young woman , the tale at its core speaks to all those who
In a fourteenth - century tale of samewithout passion , he restored Kama to life .
Kama not only sex love , a Japanese Buddhist monk who is a passionate inspires
desire in others ; the god himself occasionally worshipper of Kannon is ...
She is co - author with Barbara Mor of The Great Cosmic Mother ( 1987 ) . tale
opera Fantasio , the cantata The Song of Love ( based on the Biblical Song of
Solomon ) , and the opera Fête Galante . One aria from Fantasio is based on the
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