Die geheimen Tagebücher von einer verderbten Existenz

Behind these gates you will hear my thoughts screaming like nerves under the sun and feel my emotion laughing to the empty ether.
Welcome Dear Wanderer, make yourself at home.
The road is long and tortuous and I hope you enjoy yourself.

Fraternally Yours,
Poison Creeper

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Who Killed Mr. Moonlight?

Consider green lakes
And the idocy of clocks
Someone shot nostalgia in the back
Someone shot our innocence

A broken arrow in a bloody pool
The wound in the face
Of midnight proposals
Someone shot nostalgia in the back
Someone shot our innocence

In the shadow of his smile
In the shadow of his smile
In the shadow of his smile
In the shadow of his smile

All our dreams have melted down
We are hiding in the bushes
From dead men
Doing Douglas Fairbanks' stunts

All our stories burnt
Our films lost in the rushes
We can't paint any pictures
As the moon had all our brushes

Extracting wasps from stings in flight
Who killed Mr. Moonlight?
Who killed Mr. Moonlight
In the shadow of his smile
Who killed Mr. Moonlight
In the shadow of his smile

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

INVOCATION OF HALLUCINATORY MOUNTAIN (Some Gnostic Cartoons) - David Tibet Exhibition

David TibetDavid Tibet's visionary drawings are those of the artist as scribe illuminating the contours and spaces of our shared spirit worlds. Tibet's work is profoundly magical in intention and it portrays and describes the dimensions of hallucinatory bodies and their worlds, where writing and image are both fluid and entwined. His drawings are child-like, playful and comical, as he continues his colouring in of the universes. In these spaces the hierarchy of human, animal and spirit forms is dissolved: masks dream of planets and grin at moons.

The imaginative world that Tibet gives form to is one in which writing and speech are divine, full of promises and threats. This investigation of word and form is rooted in his studies of the Coptic language, as well as in readings of ecstatic canonical and non-canonical Christian texts. However, these ideas are filtered through a uniquely English sensibility that places him in the tradition of such diverse figures as Enid Blyton, Aleister Crowley and Louis Wain. His idiosyncratic and passionate work shines an inmost light on the pleasures and horrors of the divine comedy that we all inhabit.

"The recent artwork in David Tibet’s Isis Gallery exhibition, like the music of latterday Current 93, offers fresh departures while remaining instantly recognisable and distinctive. Paintings like ‘Belt Surround Them And Glory’ are typical of Tibet’s
cosmology icons, in which god-like entities and planets float in a luxurious indigo expanse, smiling in sly recognition of their timeless coexistence. In amongst the celestial phantasmagoria, however, we find some landscapes that work their charm without mystical aid. ‘Prayer of Moon Alone As’ and ‘Prayer of Hallucinatory Mountain’ may have titles redolent of religious scholarship but they are serenely simple images that could easily delight onlookers who don’t care for ‘symbolic’ art. ‘When I Read Milton Heaven Against Hell’ has the semi-abstract decorativeness of a Klee while also evoking a row of volcanoes, each lit like a Halloween sparkler, as imagined by an innocent child during that magic phase of growing-up before artistic self-consciousness extinguishes natural talent."

Michel Faber

Excerpt from 'The Darkly Splendid World: David Tibet's Visionary Art' (2008)

"Like light from a star showing us something long-since changed, or constantly changing, or maybe no longer there at all, David Tibet’s art from the 90s, his music as Current 93, is light from something unfathomable. Something way out there. Or: here is spiritual art of the most personal and necessary sort...The mingling of belief, fear, mystery, despair, humor and horror and hallucination, all bound up with love for God and audience, an openness that allows the poetry to pour through whether you get it or don’t. Because I’m sure that I don’t understand all of his lyrical themes – the hypnagogic theology, the cats (Coptic and otherwise) – but I can say that his work means more to me than any other single contemporary artist. What is it when a song like 'The Great, Bloody, Bruised and Silent Veil of The World’ can bring you to tears but whose perfect meaning eludes you, like something just there on the tip of your tongue? Songs as strange and personal as your own tongue."

Tod Wodicka

Excerpt from 'The Sky is Always Falling or Some Thoughts Relevant to the Art of David Tibet on the Eve of the Greater Depression' (2008)

November 29th - Jan 10th 2009

For "INVOCATION OF HALLUCINATORY MOUNTAIN (Some Gnostic Cartoons)", David Tibet will install a dazzling and beguiling cycle of recent works on paper that have sprung from his intense study of Coptic Gnostic, apocryphal and Christian texts in their original language as well as from his passionate 48 year-long exploration of the Canon of Apocalyptic Cartoons


Friday, 28 November 2008

Traveling Quotes

1. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” - Mark Twain

2. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” - St. Augustine

3. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” - Robert Louis Stevenson

4. “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” - Samuel Johnson

5. “All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.” - Paul Fussell

6. “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” - Jack Kerouac

7. “He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” - Moorish proverb

8. “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” - Dagobert D. Runes

9. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” - John Steinbeck

10. “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” - Lin Yutang

11. “Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.” - Aldous Huxley

12. “All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” - Samuel Johnson

13. “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” - Robert Louis Stevenson

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” - Henry Miller
14. “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things - air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky - all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” - Cesare Pavese

15. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” - Henry Miller

16″A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” - Moslih Eddin Saadi

17. “When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.” - D. H. Lawrence

18. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” - Freya Stark

19. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

20. “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” - Miriam Beard

21. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” - Martin Buber

22. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” - Jawaharial Nehru

23. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” - Paul Theroux

24. “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” - Bill Bryson

25. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

26. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by.” - Robert Frost

27. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” - Lao Tzu

28. “There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” - Charles Dudley Warner

29. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” - Lao Tzu

30. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” - James Michener

31. “The journey not the arrival matters.” - T. S. Eliot

32. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” - Tim Cahill

33. “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” - Mark Twain

34. “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” - Pat Conroy

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” - Lao Tzu
35. “Not all those who wander are lost.” - J. R. R. Tolkien

36. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” - Benjamin Disraeli

37. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” - Maya Angelou

38. “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.” - Elizabeth Drew

39. “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe”……Anatole France

40. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” - Seneca

41. “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do - especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” - William Least Heat Moon

42. “I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” - Lillian Smith

43. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” - Aldous Huxley

44. “Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” - Freya Stark

45. “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” - Rudyard Kipling

46. “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” - Paul Theroux

47. “The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” - G. K. Chesterton

48. “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” - Clifton Fadiman

49. “A wise traveler never despises his own country.” - Carlo Goldoni

50. “Adventure is a path. Real adventure - self-determined, self-motivated, often risky - forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind - and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” - Mark Jenkins

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Train of Thought II setlists

Neu! - After Eight (S)
Kas Product -? (V)
the Royal Family and the Poor - Dark and Light (S)
Shockheaded Peter - Miserable (V)
Factrix - Theme For Now (S)
Suicide - Misery Train (V)
PTV - Interzone (S)
Coitus Interruptus - (?) (V)
Diaframma - Disagio (S)

~ H. R. T. on stage ~

Cranes - Sun and Sky (V)
Lydia Lunch / Clint Ruin - Clinch (S)
HTRK - Look what's has been done (V)

~ Abstinence and Sensibility on stage~

Asylum Party - Julia (S)
Minimal Compact - Next one (is real) (V)
Spleen and the Flesh Machine - Masochism(S)
Souxsie - Hall of Mirrors (V)

~ Wrapped in Plastic on stage ~

Suede - She (S)
Les Georges Leningrad - FIFF (V)
Glaxo Babies - Avoiding the Issue (S)
Shleimerk - Hope Deep Inside (V)

~ SPC-ECO on stage~

Stromble Fix - Icicles (S)
My Bloody Valentine - ?(V)
Chapter House - She is a Vision (S)
Portishead - Train Machine (V)
Jesus and Mary Chain - You Trip Me Up (S)
Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes again (V)
Wire -The 15th (S)
The Cure - ? (V)
Sonic Youth - My Friend Goo (S)
Section XXV - Death Disco (V)
Pixies - Debaser (S)
Joy Division - 24 hours (V)
Malaria! - You You (S)

PICTURE TO COME SOON ON www.myspace.com/blackrainbowradio


Wednesday, 19 November 2008


YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Tonight's the night! Wednesday 19th November :

SPC ECO + WRAPPED IN PLASTIC + Abstinence and Sensibility + HRT = LIVE!

As you know, SPC ECO is none other than Dean, Deb and Monti from indie / shoegaze / bigbeat legends Curve, with the delovely Rose Garcia on vocals. They do a damned fine line in down-tempo psychedelic electro shoegaze and they've still got THAT bass / guitar noise sound...

WRAPPED IN PLASTIC features the gorgeous voice of Beth Rettig (The Mekano Set), and the filthy, from-the-ankle guitar squall of Deb Smith (Curve, SPC ECO, Echobelly, The Nuns). A very, very delicious noise.

Abstinence & Sensibility (experimental musicologist Jo Staples and Milk from The Mekano Set) will play a set of Satie / Twin Peaksian bad-dream pop with piano, accordion and baritone guitar.

Those 'mysterious men in masks' HRT will getting the ball rolling with their usual cinematic / ritualistic shenanigans.

Plus delightful DJ's Ex Creta Fluxorum and Poison Creeper will play an exotic mix of tunes to merge it all together under the disguise of Black Rainbow
Expect anything from Coil to Jesus and Mary Chain, Lydia Lunch and Neu! from the more to the less known bands and songs.
A gently drifting from Experimental sounds of early the Electronica to Shogaze :D

www. myspace. com/spceco
www. myspace. com/wrappedinplasticuk
www. myspace. com/abstinenceandsensibility
www. myspace. com/hrtcorp
www. myspace. com/trainofthoughtradio

TRAIN OF THOUGHT NIGHT @ The Good Ship, 289 Kilburn High Rd, London, NW6 7JR 020 73722544 www. myspace. com/thegoodship 8pm until 2 am. £4.

We hope to do a night with the same line-up in Brighton too as soon as the venue is sorted.

Meanwhile, you can check out the TRAIN OF THOUGHT PODCAST
(featuring some exclusive tracks from the likes of CARTHAGE, WRAPPED IN PLASTIC, THE FLESH MACHINE, amusing asides by some bloke called Milk, and a theme-tune by some band called THE MEKANO SET?)

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Opening of the Oxford animal laboratory.

Hi all,

BUAV's Chief Executive, Michelle Thew, was on BBC2's Newsnight last night to discuss animal testing in light of the opening of the Oxford animal laboratory.

You can watch the programme online via the BBC's iplayer. Just click on this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00fh6xb/Newsnight_11112008/

You can skip through to Michelle's appearance which is about 25 minutes into the programme.

Thank you for your support,

Monday, 10 November 2008

Black Rainbow

06:23 - A night to Live, old friends to see, new ones to meet and good music to cheer! :D
Category: Music

Black Rainbow's december calendar has started to be filled in, we still needs dates tho :)

get in touch if you want your club to be featured!

We are back from Brussels, thanks to everyone we met, it was a memorable weekend.


next public apparition (and the first one after a year of silence) it will be on the 19th of november @the Good Ship in kilburn, 4quid entrance with live performance by

SPC-ECO (Dean Garcia's new project)
Wrapped in Plastic
Abstinence and Sensibility

the whole mixed up by our tunes in-between bands. Expect sounds like
Clock DVA, COIL, PTV, lydia lunch, Broken Robots, Moose, Chapterhouse, Dive, Jesus and Mary Chain, Cocteau Twins, Carcrash International and many more...

We really look forward to see you there, it will be the date that will mark our comeback behind the deks and it will be a special night for all you that will decide to share this magick moment with all of us!


Sara & Vale

Monday, 13 October 2008

I must have been blind - This mortal Coil

Here I am believin' words again
Here I am tryin' to find your love again
Here I am down on my knees again
Prayin' for a love that we used to know
Both of us know how hard it is to love and let it go
Both of us know how hard it is to go on living that way
When so few understand what it means to fall in love
And so few know how hard it is to live without it
Lord I must have been blind, oh, I must have been blind
Lord, I must have been blind

Ah, to hold something real, and not believe it
To live in her life, and never trust it
To give all you know and never feel it
To hold back each day until it dies away
Both of us know how hard it is to love and let it go
And both of us know how hard it is to go on living that way
When so few understand what it means to fall in love
And so few know how hard it is to live without it
Lord, I must have been blind, I must have been blind
Lord, I must have been blind, Yes, I must have been blind

And here we are again, me slashing my arms with a kitchen knife and you crying on the phone.
Here we are again with me trying to make you understand what I am feeling.
I am feeling left aside, just another mannequin made of flesh, just another like any other.
Another night trying to sleep another day trying not to cry.
Another slash on my arms
and no tears left to cry

My eyes are swollen whilst you don't understand
the way you are now it's not what I fell in love with.
Your days are full of shallowness, your life doesn't include me anymore
I've become a dead soul and you still want more.

What else do you want
I have shed tears
I have vomited
I have bled
and I have died

you are not the person I loved
you are cold
you are distant
you are empty
and you are selfish

and I am dead.

Thursday, 3 July 2008


Bisexual people are not necessarily attracted equally to both sexes.[1] Because bisexuality is often an ambiguous position between homosexuality and heterosexuality, those who identify, or are identified, as bisexuals form a heterogeneous group. Look up Heterogeneous in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Others view bisexuality as more ambiguous. Some people who might be classified by others as bisexual on the basis of their sexual behavior self-identify primarily as homosexual. Equally, otherwise heterosexual people who engage in occasional homosexual behavior could be considered bisexual, but may not identify as such. For some who believe that sexuality is a distinctly defined aspect of the character, this ambiguity is problematic. On the other hand, some believe that the majority of people contain aspects of homosexuality and heterosexuality, but that the intensities of these can vary from person to person.[citation needed] Some people who engage in bisexual behavior may be supportive of homosexual people, but still self-identify as heterosexual; others may consider any labels irrelevant to their positions and situations. In 1995, Harvard Shakespeare professor Marjorie Garber made the academic case for bisexuality with her 600-page Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life in which she argued that most people would be bisexual if not for "repression, religion, repugnance, denial...premature specialization."[6] Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ... Marjorie Garber is a professor at Harvard University and the author of a wide variety of books, most notably ones about sexuality. ...

Some bisexuals make a distinction between gender and sex. Gender is defined in these situations as a social or psychological category, characterized by the common practices of men and women. For example, the fact that women wear skirts and dresses in Western society while men traditionally do not is a gender issue. Sex in this case is defined as the biological difference between males and females, prior to any social conditioning. Bisexuals in this sense may be attracted to more than one gender but only to one sex. For example, a male bisexual may be attracted to aspects of men and masculinity, but not to the male body. Gender in common usage refers to the sexual distinction between male and female. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Social refers to human society or its organization. ... Psychology (ancient Greek: psyche = soul and logos = word) is the study of mind, thought, and behaviour. ... A skirt is a traditionally feminine tube- or cone-shaped garment which is worn from the waist and covers the legs. ... For other uses, see Dress (disambiguation). ... Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology is the science of life (from the Greek words bios = life and logos = word). ...

Bisexuality is often misunderstood as a form of adultery or polyamory, and a popular misconception is that bisexuals must always be in relationships with men and women simultaneously. Rather, individuals attracted to both males and females, like people of any other orientation, may live a variety of sexual lifestyles. These include lifelong monogamy, serial monogamy, polyamory, polyfidelity, casual sexual activity with individual partners, casual group sex, and celibacy. For those with more than one sexual partner, these may, or may not, all be of the same gender.

The term bisexual was first used in the 19th century to refer to intersexed people. By 1914 it had begun to be used in the context of sexual orientation.[5] Some bisexuals and sex researchers are dissatisfied with the term and have developed a variety of alternative or supplementary terms to describe aspects and forms of bisexuality. Many are neologisms not widely recognized by the larger society. An intersexual is a person (or individual of any unisexual species) who is born with genitalia and/or secondary sexual characteristics of indeterminate sex, or which combine features of both sexes. ... A neologism is a word, term, or phrase which has been recently created (or coined), often to apply to new concepts, to synthesize pre-existing concepts, or to make older terminology sound more contemporary. ...

* Pansexual, omnisexual, anthrosexual, and pomosexual (postmodern sexuality) are substitute terms that, rather than referring to both or "bi" sex attraction, refer to all or "omni" sex attraction and are used mainly by those who wish to express acceptance of all sex possibilities, including transgender and intersex people, not just two. Pansexuality sometimes includes an attraction for less mainstream sexual activities, such as BDSM. Some people who might otherwise identify as pansexual or omnisexual choose to self-identify as bisexual because the term bisexual is more widely known, and because they see it as an important term in identity politics.
* Bi-permissive describes someone who does not actively seek out sexual relations with a given sex, but is open to them. Such a person may self-identify as heterosexual or homosexual and engage predominantly in sexual acts with individuals of the corresponding sex, and might be rated 1 or 5 on Kinsey's scale. Near-synonyms include heteroflexible and homoflexible.[citation needed]
* Ambisexual indicates a primarily indiscriminate attraction to either sex. A person who self-identifies as ambisexual might be attracted with equal intensity on physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual levels to partner(s) regardless of sex or gender presentation while upholding selectivity standards in other areas. Some might experience equally intense attractions that could be triggered by sex- or gender-specific traits in the given partner or partners. A person with this orientation might fall in the 3 category on Kinsey's scale, as would some who subscribe to the 2 or 4 rating (although some individuals in these latter categories consider themselves bi-permissive).[citation needed]
* Bi-curious has several distinct and sometimes contradictory meanings. It is commonly found in personal ads from those who identify as heterosexual, but are interested in homosexual "experimentation." Such people are commonly suspected—not necessarily correctly—of being homosexuals or bisexuals in denial of their homosexuality. It can also be used to describe someone as being passively bi, bi-permissive, or open to indirect bisexual contact.
* Trisexual (sometimes trysexual) is either an extension of, or a pun on bisexual. In its more serious usage, it indicates an interest in transgender persons in addition to cissexual men and women. In its more humorous usage, it refers to someone who will try any sexual experience. It is used in the song "La Vie Boheme" in the Broadway musical Rent. The term was coined by porn actress Robin Byrd.[7]
* Biphobia describes a fear or condemnation of bisexuality, usually based in a belief that only heterosexuality and homosexuality are genuine orientations and appropriate lifestyles. Bisexual persons may also be the target of homophobia from those who consider only heterosexuality appropriate. The reverse can also apply in that bisexual persons may be targets of heterophobia or discrimination by some homosexuals.
* Passively bi, aka open-minded is a non-sex specific term that describes a heterosexual/bi-curious person who is open to incidental or direct contact (typically in a group sex scenario) from a member of the same sex or a homosexual/bi-curious person who is open to contact with members of the opposite sex under the same scenario, which usually doesn't involve reciprocation.[citation needed]
* Actively bi is a non-sex specific term that can describe a bi-curious person who initiates direct contact with the sex opposite his or her usual identity (either hetero- or homosexual); it can also refer to a bisexual person who engages in contact with members of both sexes on a fairly regular basis.[citation needed]

Main articles: Demographics of sexual orientation and Kinsey Reports

A 2002 survey in the United States by National Center for Health Statistics found that 1.8 percent of men ages 18–44 considered themselves bisexual, 2.3 percent homosexual, and 3.9 percent as "something else". The same study found that 2.8 percent of women ages 18–44 considered themselves bisexual, 1.3 percent homosexual, and 3.8 percent as "something else".[8] The Janus Report on Sexual Behavior, published in 1993, showed that 5 percent of men and 3 percent of women consider themselves bisexual and 4 percent of men and 2 percent of women considered themselves homosexual.[8] The 'Health' section of The New York Times has stated that "1.5 percent of American women identify themselves [as] bisexual."[9] // Measuring the prevalence of various sexual orientations is difficult because there is a lack of reliable data. ... The 1948 first edition of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, the first of the two Kinsey reports. ... National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...

Sigmund Freud theorized that every person has the ability to become bisexual at some time in his or her life.[10][9] He based this on the idea that enjoyable experiences of sexuality with the same sex, whether sought or unsought, acting on it or being fantasized, become an attachment to his or her needs and desires in social upbringing. Prominent psychoanalyst Dr. Joseph Merlino, Senior Editor of the book, Freud at 150: 21st Century Essays on a Man of Genius stated in an interview: Sigmund Freud (IPA: ), born Sigismund Schlomo Freud (May 6, 1856 – September 23, 1939), was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology. ... This article is about Joseph Merlino the psychiatrist. ...
“ Freud maintained that bisexuality was a normal part of development. That all of us went through a period of bisexuality and that, in the end, most of us came out heterosexual but that the bisexual phase we traversed remained on some unconscious level, and was dealt with in other ways....He did not consider it something that should be criminalized, or penalized.... Freud felt there were a number of homosexuals he encountered who did not have a variety of complex problems that homosexuality was a part of. He found people who were totally normal in every other regard except in terms of their sexual preference. In fact, he saw many of them as having higher intellects, higher aesthetic sensibilities, higher morals; those kinds of things. He did not see it as something to criminalize or penalize, or to keep from psychoanalytic training. A lot of the psychoanalytic institutes felt if you were homosexual you should not be accepted; that was not Freud's position. ”

—Joseph Merlino, [11] This article is about Joseph Merlino the psychiatrist. ...

Dr. Alfred Kinsey's 1948 work Sexual Behavior in the Human Male found that "46% of the male population had engaged in both heterosexual and homosexual activities, or "reacted to" persons of both sexes, in the course of their adult lives".[12] The Kinsey Institute has stated that "Kinsey said in both the Male and Female volumes that it was impossible to determine the number of persons who are "homosexual" or "heterosexual". It was only possible to determine behavior at any given time".[12] Kinsey's book, and its companion Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, have received vocal criticism for their findings and methodology.[13][14][15][16] The New York Times called his research "conscientious and comprehensive"[17] and Professor Martin Duberman called it "skillful" and "a monumental endeavor".[18] Alfred Charles Kinsey (June 23, 1894 – August 25, 1956), was an American biologist and professor of entomology and zoology who in 1947 founded the Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University, now called the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction. ... The Kinsey Reports are two controversial books on human sexual behaviour, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), by Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell Pomeroy and others. ... The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, often shortened to Kinsey Institute, exists to promote interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the fields of human sexuality, gender, and reproduction. The Institute was founded as the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University at Bloomington in 1947 by Alfred... The Kinsey Reports are two controversial books on human sexual behaviour, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), by Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell Pomeroy and others. ... The Kinsey Reports are two controversial books on human sexual behaviour, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), by Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell Pomeroy and others. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ... Heterosexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by esthetic attraction, romantic love or sexual desire exclusively for members of the opposite sex or gender, contrasted with homosexuality and distinguished from bisexuality and asexuality. ... The Kinsey Reports are two controversial books on human sexual behaviour, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), by Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell Pomeroy and others. ... The Kinsey Reports are two controversial books on human sexual behaviour, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), by Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell Pomeroy and others. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... Martin Bauml Duberman (b. ...

Despite common misconceptions, bisexuality does not require that a person be attracted equally to both sexes. In fact, people who have a distinct but not exclusive preference for one sex over the other can and often do identify as bisexual.[citation needed] A recent study by researchers Gerulf Rieger, Meredith L. Chivers, and J. Michael Bailey,[19] which attracted media attention in 2005, purported to find that bisexuality is extremely rare, and perhaps nonexistent, in men. This was based on results of controversial penile plethysmograph testing when viewing pornographic material involving only men and pornography involving only women. Critics state that this study works from the assumption that a person is only truly bisexual if he or she exhibits virtually equal arousal responses to both opposite-sex and same-sex stimuli, and have consequently dismissed the self-identification of people whose arousal patterns showed even a mild preference for one sex. Some researchers say that the technique used in the study to measure genital arousal is too crude to capture the richness (erotic sensations, affection, admiration) that constitutes sexual attraction.[9] The study, and The New York Times article which reported it, were subsequently criticized as flawed and biphobic.[20][21][22] Lynn Conway criticized the author of the study, J. Michael Bailey, citing his controversial history, and pointing out that the study has not been scientifically repeated and confirmed by any independent researchers.[23] FAIR also criticised the study [24]. John Michael Bailey (born 2 July 1957 in Lubbock, Texas) is an American psychology professor, best known for his controversial work on homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexualism. ... The penile plethysmograph (PPG) is a controversial type of plethysmograph that measures changes in blood flow in the penis in response to audio and/or visual stimuli. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... Lynn Conway is a U.S. computer scientist and inventor. ... John Michael Bailey (born 2 July 1957 in Lubbock, Texas) is an American psychology professor, best known for his controversial work on homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexualism. ... Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR), is a media criticism organization based in New York, New York, founded in 1986. ...

Dr. Fritz Klein believed that social and emotional attraction are very important elements in bisexual attraction. For example, a bisexual might be attracted to both feminine women and feminine men, but have little interest in masculine individuals.[citation needed] This individual, while they might be highly attracted to certain members of both sexes, would be unlikely to be attracted to most males in modern western society (who tend to be masculine).[citation needed] As this study employed 2-minute clips of standard heterosexual and homosexual pornography, the study would be blind to the this type of bisexual.[citation needed] One third of the men in each group showed no significant arousal. The study did not claim them to be asexual, and Rieger stated that their lack of response did not change the overall findings. This article is about the sex researcher; for other people named Fritz Klein, see Fritz Klein (disambiguation). ...

Bisexuality in history
Shudo (Japanese pederasty): a young male entertains an older male lover, covering his eyes while surreptitiously kissing a female servant.
Shudo (Japanese pederasty): a young male entertains an older male lover, covering his eyes while surreptitiously kissing a female servant.

In some cultures, historical and literary records from most literate societies indicate that male bisexuality was common and indeed expected.[citation needed] These relationships were generally age-structured as in pederasty[25] or shudo. or gender-structured as in the Two-Spirit or bacchá practices.[citation needed] Most of the commonly cited examples of male "homosexuality" in previous cultures would more properly be categorized as bisexuality.[citation needed] Determining the history of female bisexuality is more problematic, in that women in most of the studied societies were under the domination of the males, and on one hand had less self-determination and freedom of movement and expression, and on the other were not the ones writing or keeping the literary record.[citation needed] Sappho, however, is a notable exception. Image File history File links Japanesepederasty18thcentury. ... Image File history File links Japanesepederasty18thcentury. ... Man and youth Tryst between a man and a male youth. ... Servant has a number of meaning: A servant is another word for domestic worker, a person who is hired to provide regular household or other duties, and receives compensation. ... Pederasty or paederasty (literally boy-love, see Etymology below) refers to an intimate or erotic relationship between an adolescent boy and an adult male outside his immediate family. ... Man and youth Tryst between a man and a male youth. ... Berdache (from French, from Arabic bardajo meaning kept boy) is a generic term used by some for a third gender (woman-living-man) among many, if not most, Native American tribes. ... Dance of a bacchá (dancing boy) Samarkand, (ca 1905 - 1915), photo S. M. Prokudin-Gorskii. ... For other uses, see Sappho (disambiguation). ...

In 124 CE the bisexual Roman emperor Hadrian met Antinous, a 13- or 14-year-old boy from Bithynia, and they began their pederastic relationship. Antinous was deified by Hadrian when he died six years later. Many statues, busts, coins and reliefs display Hadrian's deep affections for him. Ancient Rome, Arab countries up to and including the present, China, and Japan, all exhibit patterns of analogous bisexual behavior.[citation needed] In Japan in particular, due to its practice of shudo and the extensive art and literature associated with it, the record of a primarily bisexual lifestyle is both detailed and quite recent, dating back as recently as the 19th century.[citation needed] Bisexual behavior was also common among Roman and Chinese emperors, the shoguns of Japan, and others.[citation needed] For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... Man and youth Tryst between a man and a male youth. ... This page is about the Japanese ruler and military rank. ...

Ancient Greece

Main article: Homosexuality in ancient Greece

Two athletes about to have sexual intercourse, while a man watches; Apulian red-figure vase by the Dinos painter, 420BCE
Two athletes about to have sexual intercourse, while a man watches; Apulian red-figure vase by the Dinos painter, 420BCE

Ancient Greek religious texts, reflecting cultural practices, incorporated bisexual themes. The subtexts varied, from the mystical to the didactic.[26] Two athletes about to have sex, while a man watches; Apulian red-figure vase by the Dinos painter, 420BCE In classical antiquity, writers such as Herodotus,[1] Plato,[2] Xenophon,[3] Athenaeus[4] and many others explored aspects of same-sex love in ancient Greece. ... Image File history File links Homosexual_scene_-_420_BCE,_Dinos_painter_-_Capua_-_GR_1772. ... Image File history File links Homosexual_scene_-_420_BCE,_Dinos_painter_-_Capua_-_GR_1772. ... It has been suggested that Duration of sexual intercourse be merged into this article or section. ... Woman officiating at an altar, Attic red-figure kylix by Chairias, c. ... Beginning of Homers Odyssey The Ancient Greek language is the historical stage of the Greek language[1] as it existed during the Archaic (9th–6th centuries BC) and Classical (5th–4th centuries BC) periods in Ancient Greece. ...

Ancestral law in ancient Sparta mandated same-sex relationships with youths who were coming of age for all adult men, so long as the men eventually took wives and produced children.[citation needed] The Spartans thought that love and erotic relationships between experienced and novice soldiers would solidify combat loyalty and encourage heroic tactics as men vied to impress their lovers. Once the younger soldiers reached maturity, the relationship was supposed to become non-sexual, but it is not clear how strictly this was followed. There was some stigma attached to young men who continued their relationships with their mentors into adulthood.[26] For example, Aristophanes calls them euryprôktoi, meaning "wide arses", and depicts them like women.[26] For modern day Sparta, see Sparti (municipality). ... Homosexuality may refer to: A sexual orientation characterized by aesthetic attraction, romantic love, and sexual desire primarily for members of the same sex or gender identity. ... For other uses, see Aristophanes (disambiguation). ...

In Ancient Greece it is believed that males generally went through a homosexual stage in adolescence, followed by a bisexual stage characterized by pederastic relationships in young adulthood, followed by a (mostly) heterosexual stage later in life, when they married and had children.[citation needed] Alexander the Great, the Macedonian king, is thought to have been bisexual, and to have had a male lover named Hephaestion.[27] The term ancient Greece refers to the periods of Greek history in Classical Antiquity, lasting ca. ... Pederasty or paederasty (literally boy-love, see Etymology below) refers to an intimate or erotic relationship between an adolescent boy and an adult male outside his immediate family. ... For the film of the same name, see Alexander the Great (1956 film). ... The Stone Lion of Hamedan is said to have been erected by Alexander The Great, upon the death of Hephaestion. ...

Social status of bisexuality

Historically, bisexuality has largely been free of the social stigma associated with homosexuality, prevalent even where bisexuality was the norm.[citation needed] In Ancient Greece pederasty was not problematic as long as the men involved eventually married and had children. In many world cultures, homosexual affairs have been quietly accepted among upper-class men of good social standing (particularly if married),[citation needed] and heterosexual marriage has often been used successfully as a defense against accusations of homosexuality.[citation needed] On the other hand, there are bisexuals who marry or live with a heterosexual partner because they prefer the complementarity of different sexes in cohabiting and co-parenting but have felt greatly enriched by homosexual relationships alongside the marriage in both monogamous and "open" relationships. Pederasty or paederasty (literally boy-love, see Etymology below) refers to an intimate or erotic relationship between an adolescent boy and an adult male outside his immediate family. ... Polyamory is the practice or lifestyle of being part of more than one long-term, intimate, and, often, sexual loving relationship at the same time, with the full knowledge and consent of all partners involved. ...

Since the 1970s, there have been waves of bisexual chic, in which celebrities and other persons of some notoriety have embraced and advocated bisexuality. This has led to more acceptance of bisexuals in some regards; however, some have latched onto bisexual chic for publicity's sake, with varying degrees of sincerity and permanency. Such celebrities as David Bowie, Dave Navarro, Anne Heche and others have claimed bisexuality only to later renounce the idea. Bisexual chic is a phrase sometimes used to describe the public acknowledgement of bisexuality among various segments of society. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... David Navarro redirects here. ... Anne Celeste Heche (IPA: ) (born May 25, 1969) is an American actress, director and screenwriter. ...

The term "flex sex" developed in the late 2000s, regarding women that generally regard themselves as heterosexual, but who occasionally have sex with other women.[28][29]

Some in the homosexual community accuse those who self-identify as bisexual of duplicity, believing they are really homosexuals who engage in heterosexual activity merely to remain socially acceptable. They may be accused of "not doing their part" in gaining acceptance of "true" homosexuality. Some homosexual people may also suspect that a self-described bisexual is merely a homosexual in the initial stage of questioning their presumed heterosexuality, and will eventually accept that they are homosexual; this is expressed by a glib saying in gay culture: "Bi now, gay later." These situations can and do take place, but do not appear to be true of the majority of self-described bisexuals. Nonetheless, bisexuals do sometimes experience lesser acceptance from homosexual people, because of their declared orientation. Bisexual experimentation is also common in adolescents of every sexual orientation.[citation needed] Questioning is a term that can refer to a person who is questioning his or her sexual identity or sexual orientation. ...

Bisexuals are often associated with men who engage in same-sex activity while closeted or heterosexually married. The majority of such men—said to be living on the down-low—do not self-identify as bisexual.[30] Men who have sex with men (MSM) is a term used to classify men who have sex with men, regardless of whether they self-identify as gay, bisexual, or heterosexual. ... This article is about sexual orientation. ...

Because some bisexual people do not feel that they fit into either the homosexual or the heterosexual world, and because they have a tendency to be "invisible" in public, some bisexual persons are committed to forming their own communities, culture, and political movements. However, since "Bisexual orientation can fall anywhere between the two extremes of homosexuality and heterosexuality",[citation needed] some who identify as bisexual may merge themselves into either homosexual or heterosexual society. Still other bisexual people see this merging as enforced rather than voluntary; bisexual people can face exclusion from both homosexual and heterosexual society on coming out. Psychologist Beth Firestein states that bisexuals also tend to internalize social tensions related to their choice of partners.[31] Firestein suggests bisexuals may feel pressured to label themselves as homosexuals instead of occupying a difficult middle ground in a culture that has it that if bisexuals are attracted to people of both sexes, they must have more than one partner, thus defying society's value on monogamy.[31] These social tensions and pressure may and do affect bisexuals' mental health.[31][32] Specific therapy methods have been developed for bisexuals to address this concern.[31] The sociological construct of a gay community is complex among those that classify themselves as homosexual, ranging from full-embracement to complete and utter rejection of the concept. ... The notion of the bisexual community is complex and slightly controversial. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... One version of a Heterosexuality symbol Heterosexuality is sexual or romantic attraction between opposite sexes, and is the most common sexual orientation among humans. ... Bisexual erasure is the tendency to ignore, remove, falsify, or reexplain evidence of bisexuality in the historical record, academic materials, the news media, and other primary sources. ... Biphobia is the fear of, discrimination against, or hatred of bisexuals (although in practice it extends to pansexual people too). ...

Relatively few supportive bisexual communities exist, therefore there is not as much support from people who have gone through similar experiences. This effectively can make it more difficult for bisexuals to "come out" as such.[citation needed]

Bisexual symbols

Main article: LGBT symbols

The bisexual pride flag
The bisexual pride flag

A common symbol of bisexual identity is the bisexual pride flag, which has a deep pink stripe at the top for homosexuality, a blue one on the bottom for heterosexuality, and a purple one, blended from the pink and blue, in the middle to represent bisexuality.[33] Like many other organizations and communities, members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) community have adopted certain symbols by which they are identified and by which they demonstrate unity, pride, shared values, and allegiance to one another. ... Image File history File links Bi_flag. ... Image File history File links Bi_flag. ... Bisexual pride flag The bisexual pride flag is a flag design representing the bisexual community. ...
The overlapping triangles
The overlapping triangles

Another symbol of bisexual identity that uses the color scheme of the bisexual pride flag is a pair of overlapping pink and blue triangles, the pink triangle being a well-known symbol for the homosexual community, forming purple where they intersect.[34] Image File history File links Bi_triangles. ... Image File history File links Bi_triangles. ...
Bisexual moon symbol
Bisexual moon symbol

Many homosexual and bisexual individuals have a problem with the use of the pink triangle symbol as it was the symbol that Hitler's regime used to tag homosexuals (similar to the yellow Star of David that is constituted of two opposed, overlapping triangles). Because pink triangles were used in the persecution of homosexuals in the Nazi regime, a double moon symbol was devised specifically to avoid the use of triangles.[35] This bisexual symbol is a double moon that is formed when the sex-specific attributes of the astrological symbol of Mars & Venus (representing heterosexual union) are reduced to the two circles open on both ends, thus symbolizing that bisexuals are open to either-sex unions.[citation needed] The color of the bisexual double moon symbol varies. The symbol is most often displayed with rainbow colors,[citation needed] signifying that bisexuals belong to the gay community.[citation needed] It also may appear with the pink-purple-blue colors of the bisexual pride flag.[citation needed] The double moon symbol is common in Germany and surrounding countries.[35] Image File history File links Bisexual-moon-symbol. ... Image File history File links Bisexual-moon-symbol. ... The pink triangle, a popular gay pride symbol, was originally used to denote homosexual men as a Nazi concentration camp badge. ... This article is about a Jewish symbol. ...

Bisexuality in animals

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Many non-human animal species also exhibit bisexual behavior. This is, of course, common in hermaphroditic animals, but is also known in many other species. Examples of mammals include the bonobo (formerly known as the pygmy chimpanzee), orca, and bottlenose dolphin. Examples of avians include some species of gulls and Humboldt Penguins. Other examples occur among fish, flatworms, and crustaceans.[36] Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Animal sexual behavior takes many different forms, even within the same species. ... In zoology, a hermaphrodite is a species that contains both male and female sexual organs at some point during their lives. ... For other uses, see Bonobo (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Orcinus orca Linnaeus, 1758 Orca range (in blue) The Orca or Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) is the largest species of the oceanic dolphin family (Delphinidae). ... Binomial name Montagu, 1821 Bottlenose Dolphin range (in blue) The Bottlenose Dolphin is one of the most common and well-known dolphins. ... Binomial name Meyen, 1834 The Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) or Patranca is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Peru and Chile. ...

Many species of animals are involved in the act of forming sexual and relationship bonds between the same sex; even when offered the opportunity to breed with members of the opposite sex, they picked the same sex. Some of these species are gazelles, antelope, bison, and sage grouse.[37]

In some cases animals will choose intercourse with different sexes at different times in their life, and sometimes will perform intercourse with different sexes at random. Homosexual intercourse can also be seasonal in some animals like male walruses, who often engage in homosexual intercourse with each other outside of the breeding season and will revert to heterosexual intercourse during breeding season.[37]

In some cases bisexuality is actually a form of fitness favored by evolution. For example, in the absence of male whiptail lizards (Cnemidophorus), females reproduce by pairing up with each other. During the breeding season females will take turns switching between "male" and "female" roles as their hormones fluctuate. Estrogen levels are high during ovulation ("female" role) and much lower after laying eggs ("male" role). While in the "male" role, a female lizard will mount another in the "female" role and go through the motions of sex to stimulate egg-laying. The hatchlings produced are all female. This all-female species has evolved from lizards with two sexes, but their eggs develop without fertilization (parthenogenesis). Female whiptail lizards can lay eggs without sex, but they lay far fewer eggs than if they engage in sexual stimulation by another female.[38] Genera Ameiva Callopistes Cnemidophorus Crocodilurus Dicrodon Dracaena Kentropyx Teius Tupinambis Teiidae is a family of lizards that includes the Whiptail lizards and the Tegus. ...

Bisexuality in culture
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Main article: List of media portrayals of bisexuality

Comparatively positive and notable portrayals of bisexuality can be found throughout mainstream media. The portrayal of bisexuality in the media reflects societal attitudes towards bisexuality. ...

In movies such as: The Pillow Book (film); Alexander (film); The Rocky Horror Picture Show; Henry and June; Chasing Amy; Kissing Jessica Stein, The Fourth Man, Basic Instinct and Brokeback Mountain. The Pillow Book is a 1996 film by UK director Peter Greenaway, which stars Vivian Wu as Nagiko, a Japanese model in search of pleasure and new cultural experience from various lovers. ... Alexander is a 2004 epic film, based on the life of Alexander the Great. ... The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy film that parodies horror films. ... Henry and June: From A Journal of Love: the Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin (1931-1932) Henry and June (published 1986) is based on material expurgated from the first volume of Anais Nins published diaries, written between October 1931 and October 1932. ... Chasing Amy is a 1997 romantic comedy-drama written and directed by Kevin Smith about two comic book artists: Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), a heterosexual male, and Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), a lesbian-identified woman. ... Kissing Jessica Stein (2001) is a U.S. independent romantic comedy starring and written by Jennifer Westfeldt and Heather Juergensen, and directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld. ... In The Fourth Man (original Dutch title is De Vierde Man), an alcoholic novelist, Gerard Reve, leaves Amsterdam to deliver a lecture at the Vlissingen Literary Society where he becomes sexually involved with its attractive treasurer, Christine Halslag. ... Basic Instinct is a 1992 thriller film, directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas. ... This article is about the motion picture. ...

In popular music, many of the songs of The Smiths are commonly cited as classic examples. In the songs and stage presentation of Suzie Quatro and Joan Jett, there have been additional examples.[citation needed] For the music genre, see Pop music. ... The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987. ... Suzi Quatro is still a popular performer in 2006. ... Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin on September 22, 1958 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania) is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and actress. ...

In notable graphic novels, Love and Rockets (1981 to 1996) subtly portrays bisexuality; Krazy Kat (1913 to 1944) is a comic-strip character whose love is not limited by sex; Alan Moore's Lost Girls (1991 to 2006) portrays bisexual versions of three famous literary characters; Terry Moore's Strangers in Paradise (1993 to 2007) includes several bisexual characters. Trade paperback of Will Eisners A Contract with God (1978), often mistakenly cited as the first graphic novel. ... Love and Rockets (often abbreviated L&R) is a black and white comic book series by Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez, sometimes cited jointly as Los Bros Hernandez. ... Krazy Kat is a comic strip created by George Herriman that appeared in U.S. newspapers between 1913 and 1944. ... For other persons named Alan Moore, see Alan Moore (disambiguation). ... Lost Girls is an erotic graphic novel depicting the sexual adventures of three important female fictional characters of the late 19th and early 20th Century, namely Alice from Alices Adventures in Wonderland, Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz, and Wendy Darling from Peter Pan. ... Terry Moore: (born 1929) a film actress Terry Moore: (1912-1995) a Major League Baseball player [1] Terry Moore: a comic books writer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Strangers in Paradise volume 3, issue 1 alternate cover. ...

Notable novels containing significant bisexual characters are:

* Lisa Alther's Five Minutes in Heaven
* Sean David Wright's Two for One--a novel about having choices
* Anne Rice's Cry to Heaven
* Rosamond Lehmann's Dusty Answer
* Mary Renault's The Last of the Wine and The Persian Boy
* Colette's Claudine novels
* Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections
* David Leavitt's The Lost Language of Cranes and While England Sleeps
* Jeanette Winterson's The Passion
* Calum Brodie's Milk and Cookies
* Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time
* Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day
* Alice Walker's The Color Purple
* Jane Rule's Young in One Another's Arms
* Gregory Maguire's Wicked and its sequel, Son of a Witch[citation needed]
* Sylvia Brownrigg's The Metaphysical Touch
* Robert Sawyer's Neanderthal Parallax
* Michael Chabon's The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
* Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed
* Marc Acito's How I Paid For College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship, and Musical Theatre
* Sarah Waters' Tipping The Velvet
* Anne Rice's The Vampire Armand

Non-fiction scholarship, such as Marjorie Garber's Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life (1995), Camille Paglia's Sexual Personae (1990) and Louis Crompton's Byron and Greek Love (1985), has uncovered previously hidden histories of bisexuality. Lisa Alther (born July 23, 1944) is an American author and novelist. ... Anne Rice (born on October 4, 1941) is a best-selling American author of gothic and later religious themed books. ... Rosamond Lehmann (Feb 3, 1901 - March 12, 1990) was a British novelist. ... Mary Renault (pronounced Ren-olt[1]) (4 September 1905 – 13 December 1983) born Mary Challans, was an English writer best known for her historical novels set in Ancient Greece. ... Colette Colette [1] [2] was the pen name of the French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (January 28, 1873 – August 3, 1954). ... Jonathan Franzen (born August 17, 1959) is an award-winning American novelist and essayist. ... The Corrections is a novel of social criticism by American author Jonathan Franzen. ... David Leavitt (born June 23, 1961) is an American novelist. ... Jeanette Winterson OBE (born August 27, 1959) is a British novelist. ... Marge Piercy (born March 31, 1936) is an American poet, novelist, and social activist. ... Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Jr. ... Against the Day, a novel by Thomas Pynchon, first appeared in the United States on November 21, 2006. ... Alice Malsenior Walker (born February 9, 1944) is an American author and feminist (although she prefers the word Womanist). ... This article is about about the novel. ... Jane Vance Rule, C.M., O.B.C. (March 28, 1931-November 27, 2007) was a Canadian writer of lesbian-themed novels and non-fiction. ... Gregory Maguire (born June 9, 1954 in Albany, New York) is an American author. ... Wicked, or Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, is a parallel novel by Gregory Maguire. ... Son of a Witch book cover Son of a Witch is a sequel to Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, and the fifth revisionist novel written by Gregory Maguire. ... Sylvia Brownrigg is an american writer. ... Robert J. Sawyer is a Canadian hard science fiction writer, born in Ottawa in 1960 and now resident in Mississauga. ... The Neanderthal Parallax is a trilogy of novels by Robert J. Sawyer. ... Michael Chabon (born May 24, 1963) is an American author and one of the most celebrated writers of his generation. ... The Mysteries of Pittsburgh was American author Michael Chabons first novel. ... Ursula Kroeber Le Guin [ˌɜɹsələ ˌkɹobɜɹ ləˈgWɪn] (born October 21, 1929) is an American author. ... The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia is a 1974 utopian science fiction novel by Ursula K. Le Guin, set in the same fictional universe as that of The Left Hand of Darkness (the Hainish Cycle). ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Sarah Waters is a British novelist. ... Tipping the Velvet is a novel written by Sarah Waters and published by Virago. ... Anne Rice (born on October 4, 1941) is a best-selling American author of gothic and later religious themed books. ... Marjorie Garber is a professor at Harvard University and the author of a wide variety of books, most notably ones about sexuality. ... Camille Anna Paglia (born April 2, 1947 in Endicott, New York) is an American social critic, author and teacher. ...

On the TV sitcom Will & Grace, the character of Karen Walker appears to be bisexual and—although married to a man—often kisses Grace and seems to have had many female lovers throughout her life. The character Jack Harkness of Doctor Who and Torchwood is from 51st century, in which mankind has become more open minded sexually since it's integration with alien cultures. He is often described as "omnisexual" by his fans, remarking on the question of sexual orientation "You people and your quaint little categories." Harkness is the first openly non-heterosexual character depicted in the long-running Doctor Who. Torchwood also features bisexual characters Toshiko Sato, and Ianto Jones. Rebecca Romijn portrayed a bisexual con artist in the film Femme Fatale. A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Will & Grace is a popular American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on NBC from 1998 to 2006. ... Megan Mullally as Karen Walker Karen St. ... In human sexuality, bisexuality describes a man or woman having a sexual orientation to persons of either or both sexes (a man or woman who sexually likes both sexes; people who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to both males and females). ... For other persons and meanings, see Jack Harkness (disambiguation). ... This article is about the television series. ... For plants known as torchwood, see Burseraceae. ... Dr Toshiko Tosh Sato , IPA: )[1][2] is a fictional character from the television series Doctor Who and Torchwood, played by Naoko Mori. ... Ianto Jones (IPA: ) is a fictional character and a regular in the BBC television series Torchwood, a spin-off from the long-running series Doctor Who, played by Gareth David-Lloyd. ... Rebecca Alie Romijn (born November 6, 1972) is an American film and television actress and former fashion model. ... Femme Fatale is a 2002 film directed by Brian De Palma. ...

In the sci-fi television series Babylon 5, characters including Susan Ivanova and Talia Winters are portrayed as bisexual or pansexual. There seems to be a general feeling in the show that it is accepted and common for people to follow their hearts wherever they may take them, ignoring sex. Other examples include the characters Marcus Cole and Stephen Franklin posing as a married couple, and series creator J. Michael Straczynski indicating that the station commander John Sheridan would have been propositioned by the male Lumati ambassador if Susan Ivanova had not been handling those negotiations. Sci-fi is an abbreviation for science fiction. ... Babylon 5 is an epic American science fiction television series created, produced, and largely written by J. Michael Straczynski. ... Susan Ivanova is a fictional character in the universe of the science fiction television series Babylon 5, played by Claudia Christian. ... Andrea Thompson as Talia Winters in Babylon 5 Talia Winters is a character appearing on the science fiction television show Babylon 5 during its first and second seasons. ... Marcus Cole, played by Jason Carter, is a fictional character in the universe of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5. ... Stephen Franklin is a fictional lead character in the universe of the science fiction television series Babylon 5, played by the late Richard Biggs. ... Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954) is an award-winning American writer/producer of television series, novels, short stories, comic books, and radio dramas. ... John J. Sheridan is a lead character in the fictional universe of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5, played by Bruce Boxleitner. ...

In the 1996 Broadway musical turned movie Rent, Idina Menzel plays Maureen Johnson, a character who has a relationship with both Mark Cohen (Anthony Rapp [who is openly bisexual in real life]), and Joanne Jefferson (Tracie Thoms/Freddie Walker). In the musical, Menzel's character sings the following lines in the song "Take Me or Leave Me": This article is about the 1996 Broadway musical. ... Idina Menzel (born Idina Kim Mentzel on May 30, 1971 in New York City) is a Tony Award-winning American actress, singer and songwriter who is best known for her performances in Wicked and Rent. ... Anthony Dean Rapp (b. ... Tracie Thoms (born August 19, 1975) is an American television, film, and stage actress. ...

Ever since puberty, everybody stares at me,
Boys, girls—I can't help it, baby

In the television program "Bottom", Richie is shown consistently throughout the series to be trying to get a girlfriend but to be either secretly attracted to men or accidentally finding more luck with men. He maintains a facade of heterosexuality throughout this, although in the stage adaptations he is shown to be far more attracted to men but still also to women. Bottom was a British sitcom (aka britcom) of the early 1990s (and later a series of stage shows) written by Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. ...

In the video game series Metal Gear Solid, the villain Vamp is known to be bisexual, as reported by Hideo Kojima. In the Fox television series, The O.C., Marissa Cooper (played by Mischa Barton ) has a same-sex fling with the character Alex Kelly, played by Olivia Wilde. This article is about the original PlayStation game. ... The O.C. was an American teen drama television series that originally aired on FOX in the United States , and in Canada On CTV Television Network from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. ... Marissa Cooper is a fictional character from the FOX television network series The O.C.. She is portrayed by English-born actress Mischa Barton. ... Mischa Anne Marsden Barton (born January 24, 1986) is a British-American film, television and stage actress perhaps best known for her role as Marissa Cooper in the American television series The O.C. // Mischa Barton was born in Hammersmith, London, to an Irish mother, Nuala (née Quinn), a... For other uses, see Alex Kelly (disambiguation). ... Olivia Wilde (born Olivia Jane Cockburn[1] on March 10, 1984) is an Irish-American actress. ...

The high rated MTV series, A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila, is a bisexual reality show. Tila Tequila or Tila Nguyen, is the bisexual bachelorette, trying to find love from 16 straight males and 16 lesbians. For the current season, See: A Shot at Love II with Tila Tequila A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila is an American reality television dating game show similar to the TV show The Bachelor. ... Tila Nguyen (IPA: ) (born October 24, 1981), best known as Tila Tequila, is an American import model turned glamour model and singer residing in West Hollywood, California, she is best known for her appearances in Stuff, Maxim, Time, her role as host of the Fuse TV show Pants-Off Dance... Tila Nguyen (IPA: ) (born October 24, 1981 in Singapore), best known as Tila Tequila, is an American glamour model, and singer. ...

Media stereotypes about bisexuality

There are also negative media portrayals—references sometimes made to stereotypes or mental disorders. The television show Friends sported a short song about the topic that expresses a common prejudice on the subject: Friends is a situation comedy about a group of six friends living in New York City. ...

Sometimes men love women,
Sometimes men love men,
Then there are bisexuals
Though some just say they're kidding themselves

On the HBO drama Oz, Christopher Meloni played Chris Keller, a bisexual sociopath who tortured, raped, and had numerous sexual encounters with various men and women whom he met. Desperate Housewives features Andrew Van De Kamp. Oz is an American television drama series created by Tom Fontana, who also wrote or co-wrote all of the series 56 episodes. ... Christopher Peter Meloni (born on April 2, 1961) is an American Emmy-nominated actor known for his near opposite roles as the protective and committed Det. ... Chris Keller. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. ... Andrew Van de Kamp is a fictional character in the ABC television series Desperate Housewives. ...

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"A bisexual is a person who reaches down the front of somebody's pants and is satisfied with whatever they find." -- Dana Carvey as The Church Lady, Saturday Night Live.

Movies in which the bisexual characters conceal murderous neuroses include Basic Instinct, Black Widow, Blue Velvet, Cruising, and Girl, Interrupted. Dana Thomas Carvey (born April 2, 1955, in Missoula, Montana) is an American actor and comedian best known for his work on Saturday Night Live and the spin-off movie Waynes World. ... Dana Carvey as The Church Lady The Church Lady was a recurring character in a series of sketches on the American television show Saturday Night Live, circa 1986-1992. ... Basic Instinct is a 1992 thriller film, directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas. ... This article is about the David Lynch film. ... Cruising may mean: Cruising (maritime), leisurely travel by boat, yacht, or cruise ship. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ...

In one of his comedy routines, George Carlin admits to thinking about what a curse bisexuality must be: "Could you imagine wanting to fuck everybody you meet? Think of all the phone numbers you'd accumulate! You might as well just walk around with the White Pages under your arms." George Denis Patrick Carlin[15] (born May 12, 1937) is a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ... White pages is a common name for a telephone directory, primarily listing the details of residential customers. ...

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Further reading


* Garrett Jones. Coming Clean about Bisexuality, 2000. Free download
* Louis Crompton. Homosexuality and Civilization, Cambridge, Mass. and London, 2003. ISBN 0-674-01197-X
* Michel Larivière. Homosexuels et bisexuels célèbres, Delétraz Editions, 1997. ISBN 2-911110-19-6
* Sigmund Freud. Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex. ISBN 0486416038

This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Sigmund Freud (IPA: ), born Sigismund Schlomo Freud (May 6, 1856 – September 23, 1939), was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology. ...
Ancient Greece

* Kenneth J. Dover. Greek Homosexuality, New York; Vintage Books, 1978. ISBN 0-394-74224-9
* Thomas K. Hubbard. Homosexuality in Greece and Rome, U. of California Press, 2003. ISBN 0-520-23430-8
* Herald Patzer. Die Griechische Knabenliebe [Greek Pederasty], Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1982. In: Sitzungsberichte der Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Vol. 19 No. 1.
* W. A. Percy III. Pederasty and Pedagogy in Archaic Greece, University of Illinois Press, 1996. ISBN 0-252-02209-2

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By country

* Stephen O. Murray and Will Roscoe, et al. Islamic Homosexualities: Culture, History, and Literature, New York: New York University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-8147-7468-7
* J. Wright & Everett Rowson. Homoeroticism in Classical Arabic Literature. 1998. ISBN 023110507X (pbbk)/ ISBN 0231105061 (hdbk)
* Gary Leupp. Male Colors: The Construction of Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1995. ISBN 0-520-20900-1
* Tsuneo Watanabe & Jun'ichi Iwata. The Love of the Samurai. A Thousand Years of Japanese Homosexuality, London: GMP Publishers, 1987. ISBN 0-85449-115-5

Stephen O. Murray, is a gay sociologist, anthropologist, and independent scholar based in San Francisco, California. ... Tsuneo Watanabe , born May 30, 1926) is a Japanese businesspeople. ...
Modern Western

* Bi Any Other Name : Bisexual People Speak Out by Loraine Hutchins, Editor & Lani Ka'ahumanu, Editor ISBN 1-55583-174-5
* Getting Bi : Voices of Bisexuals Around the World by Robyn Ochs, Editor & Sarah Rowley, Editor ISBN 0-9653881-4-X
* The Bisexual Option by Fritz Klein, MD ISBN 1-56023-033-9
* Bi Men : Coming Out Every Which Way by Ron Suresha and Pete Chvany, Editors ISBN 978-1-56023-615-9
* Bi America : Myths, Truths, And Struggles Of An Invisible Community by William E. Burleson ISBN 978-1-56023-478-4
* Bisexuality in the United States : A Social Science Reader by Paula C. Rodriguez Rust, Editor ISBN 0-231-10226-7
* Bisexuality : The Psychology and Politics of an Invisible Minority by Beth A. Firestein, Editor ISBN 0-8039-7274-1
* Current Research on Bisexuality by Ronald C. Fox PhD, Editor ISBN 978-1-56023-288-5
* Exploring Biphobia. (144 KB PDF). Report on the problems caused by stereotyping of bisexuals.

Loraine Hutchins is a Bisexual, feminist writer, activist, and sex educator. ... Lani Kaahumanu is a bisexual, feminist, biracial (Hawaiian/Irish) writer and activist. ... Robyn Ochs is a long-time activist, and the editor of the Bisexual Resource Guide and the new anthology Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World She has taught courses on topics including GLBT history & politics in the United States, the politics of sexual orientation, and the experiences of... This article is about the sex researcher; for other people named Fritz Klein, see Fritz Klein (disambiguation). ... Ron Suresha is the author or editor of seven works of nonfiction and fiction, including the nonfiction anthology, Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions (2002, ISBN 1-55583-578-3), 25 dialogues with 57 bear-identified men and bear-lovers from around the world, including interviews with comedian Bruce Vilanch, porn... PDF is an abbreviation with several meanings: Portable Document Format Post-doctoral fellowship Probability density function There also is an electronic design automation company named PDF Solutions. ...

* Bryant, Wayne M.. Bisexual Characters in Film: From Anais to Zee. Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies, 1997. ISBN 1-56023-894-1


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Tuesday, 1 July 2008


Klang: A Tribute To Karlheinz Stockhausen

Klang (which means 'sound') is the title for Southbank Centre's festival in honour of Karlheinz Stockhausen. Under the curatorship of Southbank Centre Associate Artist Oliver Knussen, the festival presents the world premiere of Urantia, a work commissioned from Stockhausen by Southbank Centre for the festival and the UK premiere of Zodiac.

Also featured are some of the Klang works, the UK premiere of the gigantic Lucifer's Dance for wind ensemble, and some older Stockhausen classics. Performers include the London Sinfonietta conducted by Oliver Knussen, the Asko Ensemble from Holland, a range of soloists who worked closely with Stockhausen and young musicians from the Royal College of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Please note: if you are booking online for more than one series, you will need to book each series in separate transactions in order to receive the appropriate series discount. Alternatively, please call the Ticket Office on 0871 663 2500.
events in this series

Queen Elizabeth Hall
Trans and Harmonien

Saturday 1 November 2008

Trans, written in 1971, came to Stockhausen in a dream: an orchestra appears behind a gauze bathed in red-violet light, soloists emerge out of the orchestra and, every now and then, the taped sound of the shuttle of a weaving loom crashes through the texture.

£22 £15 £9

Purcell Room

Sunday 2 November 2008

Composed during his celebrated visit to Japan in 1970, Mantra for two ring-modulated pianos is an exhilaratingly hypnotic masterpiece.


Queen Elizabeth Hall
ASKO Ensemble

Sunday 2 November 2008

The UK Premiere of Glanz (Brilliance), the tenth hour in the Klang Cycle, is performed by the musicians for whom it was written, Holland's brilliant Asko Ensemble.

£22 £15 £9

Purcell Room
Himmels-Tur (Heaven's Door)

Wednesday 5 November 2008

Himmels-Tur (Heaven's Door) is fourth hour of the Klang cycle, another piece that Stockhausen imagined in a dream.


Queen Elizabeth Hall
Freude & Cosmic Pulses

Friday 7 November 2008

The UK premiere of Freude, (Joy) the second hour from Klang, is a major event.

£22 £15 £9

Oliver Knussen

Queen Elizabeth Hall
London Sinfonietta

Saturday 8 November 2008

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007) remained creatively active throughout his life.

£22 £15 £9

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Saturday 8 November 2008

Stimmung, meaning both tuning and atmosphere or mood, was written in the landmark year of 1968 and is perhaps Stockhausen's most well known work.

£15 £9

Royal Festival Hall
Lucifer's Dance

Sunday 9 November 2008

The festival finale, Lucifers Tanz (Lucifer's Dance), was written for an enormous wind band, which Stockhausen imagined in the form of a demonic face, groups of instruments representing the mouth, the eyes and the nose.

£22 £15 £9

more info at: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/stockhausen/

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Too much too Young - The Specials

You done too much much too young
You're married with a kid when you could be having fun with me
You done too much much too young
Now you're married with a son when you should be having fun with me

Don't wanna be rich, don't wanna be famous

Ain't he cute, no he ain't
He's just another burden on the welfare state

Call me immature, call me a poseur
I'll to spread manure in your bed of roses
Don't we wanna be rich Don't we wanna be famous
But I'd really hate to have the same name as you

You done too much much too young
Now you're chained to the kitchen making currant buns for tea

Ain't you heard of the starving millions
Ain't you heard of conraception
Do you really wanna go with the sterilization
Take control of the population boom
It's in your living room
Keep a generation gap
Try wearing a cap

Friday, 20 June 2008

Esbats - Moon festvals

Esbats - Moon festvals
An Esbat is in celebration of the Goddess, as a Sabbath is the celebration of the God. the Moon governs our emotions and is the gentle Mother of the sky. We see in the moon the cycle of a womans life as Maiden (waxing moon), Mother (full moon) and Crone (waning moon). In ancient times, the woman in many tribes and villages would share a menstrual cycle owing to the fact they were always so close to each other, their cycle would more often than not correlate with the Moons cycle. A womans cycle, shared or not is 28 days long, the same a lunar month. The Esbats are celebrated in sequence after Yule and follow thus:

1. The Wolf Moon: This full moon traditionally marks the deep of winter (winter solstice). Wolves appeared in homesteads mostly at this time of the year to seek food while the inhabitants struggled to keep warm and survive in their homes. We celebrate family, loyalty, realising your personal power and a good time to practice exatrasensory perception or lucid dreaming.
2. The Storm Moon: A time to celebrate and explore the mystery and power of duality. Balance is an essential component of Wicca. Polarities are revered and it is a time for cleansing to create power.
3. The Chaste Moon: Diana is pure and beautiful and spring time is upon us. Gaiea is fertile and overflowing with potential for the creation of new life. The Chaste moon is a time to honour purity and the balances of nature. It is time to celebrate nature and the mysteries of the Trinty of maiden, mother and crone; son, father and wiseman.
4. The Seed Moon: Spring is upon us and it is time to plant seeds and be joyful of the warming days and blooming earth. The powers of the five elements are particulary helpful at this time.
5. The Hare Moon: The Summer months have come and the creatures of nature bound about in gaiety and abundance. Many are in their mating season as nature brings forth new life. Advance toward your own goals at this time, balance your being and work on your surroundings. Fertility is the point of celebration on this joyous Esbat.
6. The Dyad Moon: The God and Goddess are united on this Esbat in the Great Rite, the Sacred union. We meet our yin or yang in perfect balance and in perfect harmony. "Let there be beauty strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence, within you."Earth and Heaven are unted, inner and outer realms are celebrated in their unity of opposite. We can explore shapeshifting, astral travel and personal growth. This is a good time for handfastings or uniting any to opposing forces in your life.
7. The Mead Moon: This is a time to mark and celebrate hard work. The symbol of which is the tough and dedicated worker bee. Frantically and tirelessly gathering its honey from which we make our mead. This is also a good time to perform involved ritual that requires alot of energy. Seance, practce lucid dreaming andthe outer realms, communicate with magickal creatures.
8. The Wort Moon: Time to gather those herbs. At this Esbat we celebrate the sacred circular journies of life. It is time to consolidate body and soul, thoughts and ideas.
9. The Barley Moon: Following on the Wort Moon we celebrate and remeber the mysteries of the eternal nature of life. Barley is used to symbolise that cycle. Everything that is has always been and forever will be. Attain your goals at this time and cultivate willpower.
10. The Wine Moon: This is an auspicious time to cultivate phsychic abilities. It is a time of healing with the five elements. At this moon divination is at its most potent.
11. Blood Moon: We communicate with our forefathers at the Blood moon. Unions would do well if solidified at this time.
12. Snow Moon: As the pure white snow begins to fall (figuretively speaking, we dont have snow in S.A) we remember that not many get far with negative beliefs. This is a time to freeze out all our negativity and cultivate the power of our Higher beings, our Deity within.
13. Oak Moon: The final moon of the year concentrates on rebirth and renewal. We bury grudges and old fights and make new plans for the year ahead. We focus on realising our full potential with review and revitalisation.

Moon Phases
The Moon goes through many phases in her 28 day cycle. Each has its own purpose in casting (working magic). The four main phases always marked on a a Witches calender are as follows:

1. The Waxing Moon: During this phases, when the Moon is as a growing maiden, we put things into motion. Any constructive work is done at this stage. Seeds are sown to be reaped at the full moon. A time for building bridges
2. The Full Moon: Energy is abundant and limitless during a full moon. This is an auspicious time to call up energy, a good time for invoking the Quarters or Watchtowers of the five elements. At this time any workings done at the Waxing Moon can be expected to bear fruit.
3. The Waning Moon: Any destructive workings are best done at this time. For instance meditation on quiting an ugly habit will be most effective here or getting rid of bad influences in ones life. This is no time to start any new ventures.
4. The Void / Dark Moon: This time is very important to note. In the 28 day journey of the Heavenly Goddess, she slumbers at this time and will not be disturbed. Any working, rite or ritual performed at this time will either be unsuccessful or, at the worst, go irreparably wrong. This is the time to rest and reflect while allowing your energies to gather.

The Esbats

ESBAT: A regular meeting of the witches coven or circle that is traditionally held during the full moon approximately thirteen times a year. At an Esbat, the coveners exchange ideas, discuss problems and important issues, perform special rites, work magick and healings, and give thanks to or request help from the Goddess or Horned God. The Esbat should not be confused with the Sabbat, which takes place eight times within the course of a year and corresponds with the seasonal cycle of Sun and Earth. Esbats are a little different from sabbats. Generally, not as much preparation and ritual goes into celebrating them. Some Wiccans, like me, consider them to be the rituals held on the nights of the full moon throughout the year, for a total of 13 Esbats in all. Others believe them to be days or nights set aside for magickal workings. Here, any moon phase can be used for an Esbat, depending upon your need at the time. Since I generally hold to the full moon definition, I have included below the names, months and correspondences of each full moon throughout the year. The first list of moons, which is found directly below, is from Silver Ravenwolf's book To Ride A Silver Broomstick, and consists simply of month and moon names. The second list of moons is from D.J. Conway's book Moon Magick. This list contains names and correspondences for each moon and is therefore much more detailed. I have included both versions to demonstrate the variations and inconsistencies between different sources.

Wolf Moon - January
Storm Moon - February
Chaste Moon - March
Seed Moon - April
Hare Moon - May
Dyad (pair) Moon - June
Mead Moon - July
Wyrt (green plant) Moon - August
Barley Moon - September
Blood Moon - October
Snow Moon - November
Oak Moon - December
Blue Moon - variable

Wolf Moon (January)
Also known as: Quiet Moon, Snow Moon, Cold Moon, Chaste Moon, Disting Moon, Moon of Little Winter
Nature Spirits: gnomes, brownies
Herbs: marjoram, holy thistle, nuts, cones
Colors: brilliant white, blue-violet, black
Flowers: snowdrop, crocus
Scents: musk, mimosa
Stones: garnet, onyx, jet, chrysoprase
Trees: birch
Animals: fox, coyote
Birds: pheasant, blue jay
Deities: Freyja, Inanna, Sarasvati, Hera, Ch'ang-O, Sinn
Power Flow: sluggish, below the surface; beginning and conceiving. Protection, reversing spells. Conserving energy by working on personal problems that involve no one else. Getting your various bodies to work smoothly together for the same goals.

Ice Moon (February)
Also known as: Storm Moon, Horning Moon, Hunger Moon, Wild Moon, Red & Cleansing Moon, Quickening Moon, Solmonath (Sun Month), Big Winter Moon
Nature Spirits: house faeries, both of the home itself and of house plants
Herbs: balm of Gilead, hyssop, myrrh, sage, spikenard
Colors: light blue, violet
Flowers: primrose
Scents: wisteria, heliotrope
Stones: amethyst, jasper, rock crystal
Trees: rowan, laurel, cedar
Animals: otter, unicorn
Birds: eagle, chickadee
Deities: Brigit, Juno, Kuan Yin, Diana, Demeter, Persephone, Aphrodite
Power Flow: energy working toward the surface; purification, growth, healing. Loving the self. Accepting responsibility for past errors, forgiving yourself, and making future plans.

Storm Moon (March)
Also known as: Seed Moon, Moon of Winds, Plow Moon, Worm Moon, Hrethmonath (Hertha's Month), Lentzinmanoth (Renewal Month), Lenting Moon, Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Moon of the Snowblind
Nature Spirits: Mer-people, Air and Water beings who are connected with spring rains and storms
Herbs: broom, High John root, yellow dock, wood betony, Irish moss
Colors: pale green, red-violet
Flowers: jonquil, daffodil, violet
Scents: honeysuckle, apple blossom
Stones: aquamarine, bloodstone
Trees: alder, dogwood
Animals: cougar, hedgehog, boar
Birds: sea crow, sea eagle
Deities: Black Isis, the Morrigan, Hecate, Cybele, Astarte, Athene, Minerva, Artemis, Luna
Power Flow: energy breaks into the open; growing, prospering, exploring. New beginnings; balance of Light and Dark. Breaking illusions. Seeing the truth in your life however much it may hurt.

Growing Moon (April)
Also known as: Hare Moon, Seed or Planting Moon, Planter's Moon, Budding Trees Moon, Eastermonath (Eostre Month), Ostarmanoth, Pink Moon, Green Grass Moon
Nature Spirits: plant faeries
Herbs: basil, chives, dragon's blood, geranium, thistle
Colors: crimson red, gold
Flowers: daisy, sweetpea
Scents: pine, bay, bergamot, patchouli
Stones: ruby, garnet, sard
Trees: pine, bay, hazel
Animals: bear, wolf
Birds: hawk, magpie
Deities: Kali, Hathor, Anahita, Ceres, Ishtar, Venus, Bast
Power Flow: energy into creating and producing; return balance to the nerves. Change, self-confidence, self-reliance, take advantage of opportunities. Work on temper and emotional flare-ups and selfishness.

Hare Moon (May)
Also known as: Merry or Dyad Moon, Bright Moon, Flower Moon, Frogs Return Moon, Thrimilcmonath (Thrice-Milk Month), Sproutkale, Winnemanoth (Joy Month), Planting Moon, Moon When the Ponies Shed
Nature Spirits: faeries, elves
Herbs: dittany of Crete, elder, mint, rose, mugwort, thyme, yarrow
Colors: green, brown, pink
Flowers: lily of the valley, foxglove, rose, broom
Scents: rose, sandalwood
Stones: emerald, malachite, amber, carnelian
Trees: hawthorn
Animals: cats, lynx, leopard
Birds: swallow, dove, swan
Deities: Bast, Venus, Aphrodite, Maia, Diana, Artemis, Pan, Horned God
Power Flow: full creating energy; propagation. Intuition, contact with faeries and other supernatural beings. Strengthen connection with supernatural protectors and beings around you. Power flowing from the Greenwood Gods and trees.

Mead Moon (June)
Also known as: Moon of Horses, Lovers' Moon, Strong Sun Moon, Honey Moon, Aerra Litha (Before Lithia), Brachmanoth (Break Month), Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon, Moon of Making Fat
Nature Spirits: sylphs, zephyrs
Herbs: skullcap, meadowsweet, vervain, tansy, dog grass, parsley, mosses
Colors: orange, golden-green
Flowers: lavender, orchid, yarrow
Scents: lily of the valley, lavender
Stones: topaz, agate, alexandrite, fluorite
Trees: oak
Animals: monkey, butterfly, frog, toad
Birds: wren, peacock
Deities: Aine of Knockaine, Isis, Neith, Green Man, Cerridwen, Bendis, Ishtar
Power Flow: full but restful energy; protect, strengthen, and prevent. A time of Light; Earth tides are turning. Decision-making, taking responsibility for present happenings. Work on personal inconsistencies. Strengthen and reward yourself for your positive traits.

Hay Moon (July)
Also known as: Wort Moon, Moon of Claiming, Moon of Blood (because of mosquitoes), Blessing Moon, Maedmonat (Meadow Month), Hewimanoth (Hay Month), Fallow Moon, Buck Moon, Thunder Moon
Nature Spirits: hobgoblins (small, grotesque but friendly brownie-type creatures), faeries of harvested crops
Herbs: honeysuckle, agrimony, lemon balm, hyssop
Colors: silver, blue-gray
Flowers: lotus, water lily, jasmine
Scents: orris, frankincense
Stones: pearl, moonstone, white agate
Trees: oak, acacia, ash
Animals: crab, turtle, dolphin, whale
Birds: starling, ibis, swallow
Deities: Khepera, Athene, Juno, Hel, Holda, Cerridwen, Nephthys, Venus
Power Flow: relaxed energy; preparing; succeeding. Dream-work, divination, and meditation on goals and plans, especially spiritual ones.

Corn Moon (August)
Also known as: Barley Moon, Dispute Moon, Weodmonath (Vegetation Month), Harvest Moon, Moon When Cherries Turn Black
Nature Spirits: dryads
Herbs: chamomile, St. John's wort, bay, angelica, fennel, rue, orange
Colors: yellow, gold
Flowers: sunflower, marigold
Scents: frankincense, heliotrope
Stones: cat's eye, carnelian, jasper, fire agate
Trees: hazel, alder, cedar
Animals: lion, phoenix, sphinx, dragon
Birds: crane, falcon, eagle
Deities: Ganesha, Thoth, Hathor, Diana, Hecate, Nemesis
Power Flow: energy into harvesting; gathering, appreciating. Vitality, health. Friendships.

Harvest Moon (September)
Also known as: Wine Moon, Singing Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Haligmonath (Holy Month), Witumanoth (Wood Month), Moon When Deer Paw the Earth
Nature Spirits: trooping faeries
Herbs: copal, fennel, rye, wheat, valerian, skullcap
Colors: brown, yellow-green, yellow
Flowers: narcissus, lily
Scents: storax, mastic, gardenia, bergamont
Stones: peridot, olivine, chrysolite, citrine
Trees: hazel, larch, bay
Animals: snake, jackal
Birds: ibis, sparrow
Deities: Demeter, Ceres, Isis, Nephthys, Freyja, Ch'ang-O, Thoth
Power Flow: rest after labor; balance of Light and Dark. Organize. Clean and straighten up physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual clutter.

Blood Moon (October)
Also known as: Harvest Moon, Shedding Moon, Winterfelleth (Winter Coming), Windermanoth (Vintage Month), Falling Leaf Moon, Ten Colds Moon, Moon of the Changing Season
Nature Spirits: frost faeries, plant faeries
Herbs: pennyroyal, thyme, catnip, uva ursi, angelica, burdock
Colors: dark blue-green
Flowers: calendula, marigold, cosmos
Scents: strawberry, apple blossom, cherry
Stones: opal, tourmaline, beryl, turquoise
Trees: yew, cypress, acacia
Animals: stag, jackal, elephant, ram, scorpion
Birds: heron, crow, robin
Deities: Ishtar, Astarte, Demeter, Kore, Lakshmi, Horned God, Belili, Hathor
Power Flow: to let go; inner cleansing. Karma and reincarnation. Justice and balance. Inner harmony.

Blue Moon (October 27-November 1)
Also known as: Moon of the Dead, Hunting Moon, Ancestor Moon, Hunter's Moon
Nature Spirits: banshees and other beings who carry messages between worlds
Herbs: ginger, hops, wormwood, hyssop, patchouli, mugwort, nutmeg, star anise
Colors: black, white, purple
Flowers: white lily, dahlia, chrysanthemum
Scents: rosemary, dragon's blood, lilac, pine, wisteria
Stones: obsidian, onyx, Apache tear
Trees: pine, cypress, yew, elder
Animals: bat, wolf, sow, dog, snake
Birds: owls, raven, falcon
Deities: Cybele, Circe, Hel, Nephthys, Cerridwen, Horned God, Caillech, Freyja, Holda
Power Flow: release, remember; communion with the dead. Prophecy. Releasing old negative memories and emotions.

Snow Moon (November)
Also known as: Dark Moon, Fog Moon, Beaver Moon, Mourning Moon, Blotmonath (Sacrifice Month), Herbistmanoth (Harvest Month), Mad Moon, Moon of Storms, Moon When Deer Shed Antlers
Nature Spirits: subterranean faeries
Herbs: grains of paradise, verbena, betony, borage, cinquefoil, blessed thistle
Colors: gray, sea-green
Flowers: blooming cacti, chrysanthemum
Scents: cedar, cherry blossoms, hyacinth, narcissus, peppermint, lemon
Stones: topaz, hyacinth, lapis lazuli
Trees: alder, cypress
Animals: unicorn, scorpion, crocodile, jackal
Birds: owl, goose, sparrow
Deities: Kali, Black Isis, Nicnevin, Hecate, Bast, Osiris, Sarasvati, Lakshmi, Skadi, Mawu
Power Flow: take root, prepare. Transformation. Strengthen communication with the god or goddess who seems closest to you.

Cold Moon (December)
Also known as: Oak Moon, Wolf Moon, Moon of Long Nights, Long Night's Moon, Aerra Geola (Month Before Yule), Wintermonat (Winter Month), Heilagmanoth (Holy Month), Big Winter Moon, Moon of Popping Trees
Nature Spirits: snow faeries, storm faeries, winter tree faeries
Herbs: holly, English ivy, fir, mistletoe
Colors: blood red, white and black
Flowers: holly, poinsettia, Christmas cactus
Scents: violet, patchouli, rose geranium, frankincense, myrrh, lilac
Stones: serpentine, jacinth, peridot
Trees: pine, fir, holly
Animals: mouse, deer, horse, bear
Birds: rook, robin, snowy owl
Deities: Hathor, Hecate, Neith, Athene, Minerva, Ixchel, Osiris, Norns, Fates
Power Flow: to endure, die, be reborn; Earth tides turning. Darkness. Personal alchemy. Spiritual paths. Reach out to friends and family, the lonely and needy.