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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FLOWER BCE ) and his beloved Lung - yang . Fishing with the King , Lung - yang , who had ... Flora In Roman mythology or religion , the goddess of springtime and flowers ( identified with the Greek CHLORIS ) and a patron of courtesans .
In the ALCHEMICAL tradition , the androgyny of flowers is central , as exemplified by the image of the “ sapphire blue flower of the hermaphrodite . " In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries , numerous flowers came to signify ...
This god's name means “ Four Foot Flower , ” suggesting the flowering tree of Tamoanchan and perhaps thereby linking the deity with both Xochipilli and Xochiquetzal . Naxcit - Xuchitl appears to be a synthesis of several Mesoamerican ...
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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