The History of Gender and Sexual Identity with P. Sufenas Virius Lupus

source: New Thinking Allowed    2016年10月26日
P. Sufenas Virius Lupus (his spiritual name) is a practicing polytheist and scholar. He is author of A Serpent Path Primer, Ephesia Grammata: Ancient History and Modern Practice, The Phillupic Hymns, The Syncretisms of Antinous, and other devotional books. Under his legal name of Phillip Bernhardt-House, he is author of Werewolves, Magical Hounds, and Dog-Headed Men in Celtic Literature. He is on the social science faculty at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Washington.
Here he points out that, prior to the Victorian era, there were no specific concepts for homosexuality and heterosexuality in western culture. Ancient peoples had many differing notions of sexual identity. Various ancient priestly cult members were regarded as neither male nor female. Sexual relations in ancient times were often based as much upon social status as sexual identity. Lupus describes his own interest in the ancient cult of Antinous, the young male lover of the Roman emperor Hadrian (who was also married and considered something of a lady’s man). After Antinous drowned in the Nile River, he was deified. Many temples were built in his honor.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in "parapsychology" ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). He is a past vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that Association for his contributions to the field of human consciousness exploration. He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities.
(Recorded on July 2, 2016)

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