LAMBDA BOOK AWARDS FINALIST (1998) for SPIRITUALITY and RELIGION
This encyclopedia is an unpresidented reference source on the theme of same sex desire, gender variance and the sacred. Drawing
on religion, mythology, folklore, anthropology, history and the arts, the encyclopedia is a cornucopia of queer spirit.
The book contains major articles on the world's spiritual traditions; more than 1,500 alphabetically arranged entries on deities,
symbols, spiritual teachers, spiritually focused artists and related subjects; a lengthy bibliography; and extensive subject
indexes. The encyclopedia is highly informative, entertaining and empowering.
WHAT REVIEWERS HAVE SAID:
* "It's invaluable!" --Clive Barker, writer & filmmaker.
* "A unifed romp through queer spiritualia ... accessible notes ... impressive bibliography." --HARVARD GAY & LESBIAN REVIEW.
* "Engaging ... potentially controversial ... no other book presents the queer elements found in such a broad range of spiritual
traditions." --LIBRARY JOURNAL.
* "The lives of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, the two-spirited, transsexuals and others ... are equally
detailed .... This is not just an encyclopedia of European-derived experiences. --
Susan Raffo, editor of Queerly Classed
in the LESBIAN REVIEW of BOOKS