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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Amethyst was on her way to the temple of Artemis when she met the god of wine , DIONYSUS , and his retinue . Dionysus , having been earlier offended by a neglectful worshipper , had decreed , in a moment of fury , that he would have his ...
Unfortunately , Prosymnus died before Dionysus returned . Mourning Prosymnus and keeping his word , Dionysus carved a phallus of FIG wood , anchored it in the dirt on Prosymnus's grave , and sat down on it .
Madonna is a shapeshifter ; “ she is APHRODITE , she is DIONYSUS , ” she is the Madonna . Turner sees Madonna as a narcissist , but of a different sort than we are accustomed to : “ When Madonna gazes into NARCISSUS's pool , she sees ...
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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