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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destroy the cult of Cybele . St Augustine's condemnation of the Goddess was especially vicious . Referring to her as a " demon " and a " monster , ” he concluded , “ The Great Mother surpassed all the gods ... not by reason of the ...
The galli of Cybele were variously known as bakaloi , bakčles , bakides , kybebes , metragyrtes , and metrizantes . They were considered gender variant in terms of appearance and behavior , and they appear to have engaged in same - sex ...
Cultic or ritual homoeroticism also appears to have played a role in the worship of Cybele and Attis . Firmicus Maternus writes : “ In their very temples one may see scandalous performances ... men letting themselves be handled as women ...
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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