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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SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS 2 N » 1 gender variant males engaging in same - sex eroticism were still being called jo apele or jo aboich in the early twentieth century . Jo apele saw themselves as the children of the gynandrous deity Jok .
In the West , he is sometimes called Romanus , while Gleb is called David . Boris and Gleb are fęted on July 24 . Bori Among the Maguzawa , the non - Muslim Hausa of Nigeria , gender variant , homoerotically inclined men comprise much ...
He ( -she ) was god of craftsman , the arts , and called " Creator - by - Word - of - Mouth . ” Regarded as both male and female , he ( -she ) is often depicted with female breasts . . Prayer Stick Ritual tool of Navaho religion ...
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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