Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture This controversial work published in by Fag Rag Press investigates the historical relationship between homosexuality and paganism with a focus on old Europe and the persecution of pagans by Chr

  • Title: Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture
  • Author: ArthurEvans
  • ISBN: 9780915480012
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Paperback
  • This controversial work, published in 1978 by Fag Rag Press, investigates the historical relationship between homosexuality and paganism with a focus on old Europe and the persecution of pagans by Christians during the early formation of the Christian religion It compares this history with present day LGBT culture with an intent to show how the current persecution and marThis controversial work, published in 1978 by Fag Rag Press, investigates the historical relationship between homosexuality and paganism with a focus on old Europe and the persecution of pagans by Christians during the early formation of the Christian religion It compares this history with present day LGBT culture with an intent to show how the current persecution and marginalization of queer people is an extension of a history of religious intolerance.

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    1. Overall the book was a fascinating breakdown of how the systematic oppression of gay religious culture was used by christian institutions (the church, state, urbanization etc) to create the power hierarchy that shapes our reality today. While Evans’ approach to connecting the dots between biased straight historians and state record seemed well thought out, some conclusions were stretched. Partly the lack of historical congruency made the total narrative a bit hard to follow, but they did a gre [...]

    2. ok this is *really* dated but i think there are some really interesting points to this (i.e. given this came out decades before Caliban and the Witch but seems to be a little less inflexible about gender roles although like it's not like Evans don't have some weird hangups with accepting cultural differences but i digress). Buy a copy (from LBC if you can afford it) or get a pdf because this is *interesting* given the continued influence even if it isn't exactly groundbreaking?

    3. I first read this book back when I was in college. The book was an inspiration for the Radical Faeirie movement. The book examines the role of homosexuality in pre-Christian Western Europe. It is mostly idealized more then it is actual historical research, but the book was very inspirational to many gay men who were searching for spiritual answers.

    4. This is one of those seminal books (no pun intended) that marks original research into a topic that just wasn't on anyone's radar before it appeared. Brilliant history and insight-provoking commentary on the ways in which Gay men were persecuted along with women who faced the wrath of the Inquisition & related witch trials throughout Christendom for which sexual diversity was akin to heresy. Graphics support its points; it is a fascinating work that was ground-breaking in its day and will ce [...]

    5. evans tends to repeat himself a lotdefinitely an interesting perspective, really makes you hate christianitytook me forever to get through because it wasn't really enthralling to read

    6. For a book that has been receiving a fair amount of hype lately, I was a little disappointed. A majority of the book gives historical examples of the oppression of queer individuals (at least what today we would most likely call queer) and how their sexuality was a challenge to the State and Capital. Similar to Against His-Story, Against Leviathan, Arthur Evans traces these pockets of resistance and their eventual defeat, abolition, or recuperation. In many ways this narrative comes off as "the [...]

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