Writing the spirit: Testimony and the unauthorised voice in the queer spiritual memoir

Marsh, Victor (2010) Writing the spirit: Testimony and the unauthorised voice in the queer spiritual memoir. Polari Journal, 2: e1-e29.

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Author Marsh, Victor
Title Writing the spirit: Testimony and the unauthorised voice in the queer spiritual memoir
Journal name Polari Journal
ISSN 1837-9885
Publication date 2010-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
Issue 2
Start page e1
End page e29
Total pages 29
Place of publication Bellingen, N.S.W., Australia
Publisher Polari Journal
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In this article I will use excerpts from my memoir, The Boy in the Yellow Dress, as a departure point to discuss some of the issues I have faced as a queer man learning how to deal with the spiritual urgency of being – the yearning for what Carl Jung called the Unio Mystica, or what I sometimes call 'the urge to merge‘. This challenge has been lived out in the context of a culture in many ways hostile to my very existence; a 'culture of insult‘ (Eribon 2004) in which the deeply toxic attitudes of homophobia, authorised by religious teachings, aided and abetted by the normative discourse of psychological medicine, have tried to drive a shameful wedge between me and my sexuality.
Keyword Homosexuality
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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