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|hermaphrodite||France: Paris||1929||Ebershoff, David. The Danish Girl. New York: Viking (2000); pg. 138.||"The next day, the girl behind the bureau located more books for Einar. Books called The Sexes; The Normal and Abnormal Man; A Scientific Study of Sexual Immorality; and Die sexuelle Krise, published in Dresden twenty years earlier. Most were about theories of gender development based on hypothesis and casual experimentation on laboratory rats. In one Einar read about a man, a Bavarian aristocrat, who was born with both a penis and a vagina. There was something about his plight--the confusion as a child, the parental abandonment, his hopeless hunt for a place in the world--that made Einar close his eyes and think. Yes, I know. There was a chapter on the myth of Hermes and Aphrodite. The book explained sexual pathology, and something called sexual intermediacy. Somehow Einar knew he was reading about himself. " [Many other refs., not in DB. The book's central plot is about the world's first sex-change patient.]|
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||2150||Dickson, Gordon R. The Magnificent Wilf. New York: Baen (1995)
; pg. 203.
|"'I understand your Race is bisexual. As it happens I'm being male today, myself. Does this suit you? Would you prefer me to be female?' "|
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||2200||Hawke, Simon. The Whims of Creation. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 263.||"'I wouldn't have to have breasts or other obvious female characteristics, but I would temporarily possess a female reproductive system. After giving birth, I could be returned to my original condition. It would require some modifications, such as a smaller bladder, for example, but I wouldn't need a birth canal or vagina; the child could be delivered by Caesarean section. Although I think it would be more interesting to have the complete experience, myself. Either way, they're very interested in the procedure and they've already worked out the details.' " [More.]|
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||2366||David, Peter. Q-in-Law (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1991); pg. 32.|| "'...For example, remember when we had that representative from Chumbra III on board, and he suddenly seemed to go into a deep coma? Now, if I hadn't realized that he'd simply entered a chrysalis stage prematurely, and the proper procedure was to pack him in ice, who knows what might have happened?'
'Yeah, I remember. And as it was, he came out of chrysalis as a female.'
'Exactly. Now, the Tizarin don't appear to do anything quite as drastic. But I've been studying their culture as well...' "
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||2373||David, Peter. End Game in Star Trek: New Frontier (omnibus). New York: Pocket Books (1998; c. 1997); pg. 74.|| "The door hissed shut behind them and Selar turned to face Burgoyne. 'I need to speak with you--'
'Woman to woman, I know. Doctor, you better than anyone should know I'm as much man as I am woman. . . .'
'Yes, and you've made your 'manly' interest in my quite evident. And Hermats are renowned for their rather cavalier approach to sexuality. . . .'
'I don't think I'd say 'cavalier,' ' replied Burgoyne. 'We simply see the opportunities inherent in--'
'Lieutenant Commander.' Selar raised a hand, palm up. 'I am really not interested in discussing Hermat philosophies right now, as endlessly interesting as I am sure they are...' " [Other refs., not in DB. Burgoyne is a major character in novel.]
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||2373||David, Peter. Fire on High (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 34.||Pg. 33: "The turbolift opened and Lieutenant Commander Burgoyne 172, chief engineer of the Excalibur, walked out. Shelby turned and looked at the Hermat. If there was anyone who could be counted on for making an offbeat, uninhibited response, it was Burgoyne. ";
Pg. 34: "Okay, they had a conn officer who seemed barely there, except when he was needed. And he was having an affair with a multisexual chief engineer, who was in turn (according to the latest rumors...) serving to sate the mating lust of the normally staid chief medical officer. " [Burgoyne is a Hermat, a hermaphroditic species, and one of the novel's main characters. Other refs., e.g. pg. 89-96, 124.]
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||2373||David, Peter. Into the Void in Star Trek: New Frontier (omnibus). New York: Pocket Books (1998; c. 1997); pg. 3.||"Not all crew members have yet reported in, but the final work is even now approaching its completion. I have spoken extensively with Chief Engineer Burgoyne 172, and s/he assure me that we will be ready to launch for Sector 221-G on the expected date. Burgoyne is the first Hermat I've ever met, and frankly, s/he's odd even for a Hermat. But s/he definitely knows engines, and that's what counts. " [Many refs. not in DB.]|
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||2373||David, Peter. Martyr (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 86.||"'The Hermat Language Council,' repeated Burgoyne. 'It's an organization that meets annually, composed of various scholars and linguists. They review our language: How we use it ourselves, how others use it, our interactions with other races... Starfleet representatives were always complaining that we had created our own separate designation. That the fleet had no problem with separate descriptors such as s/he to reflect our bi-gender status, but contended that 'sir' was a form of Starfleet direct address and therefore exempt from hermat requirements. The winning argument, I must admit, pointed out that it was the equivalent of changing the rank to 'commandher' so that females would have equal time with the word 'man' already included in the title...' " [More. Chief Engineer Burgoyne, of the hermaphroditic race the Hermats, is one of novel's main character.]|
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||2373||David, Peter. The Two-Front War in Star Trek: New Frontier (omnibus). New York: Pocket Books (1998; c. 1997); pg. 59.|| "S/he leaned forward conspiratorially and gestured that Selar should get closer to hir. With a soft sigh, Selar did as Burgoyne indicated, and the Hermat said in such a low voice that even the acute hearing of the Vulcan could barely bear hir:
'Pheromones,' whispered Burgoyne.
'I beg your pardon?'
'Pheromones. Hermats can detect an elevated pheromone level in most races. It's a gift. It cues us to rising sexual interest and excitement.' " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||2373||Mack, David. "The Star Trek: New Frontier Minipedia: A guide to the people, places and things in Thallonian space " in Star Trek: New Frontier (omnibus). New York: Pocket Books (1998; c. 1997)||[In the 'New Frontier Minipedia' at end of this omnibus volume re-publishing the first four books of the 'New Frontier' series. No page numbers. Entries in alphabetical order.]
Hermats as a race tend to keep to themselves. Their tendency toward segregation from the rest of the Federation is well known. While Hermats are not necessarily xenophobic, most of them have some difficulty relating effectively to members of other species. "
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||2374||David, Peter. Double or Nothing (Star Trek: TNG / Double Helix: Book 5 of 6). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 117.|| "'...the fact is that for a while McHenry and Burgoyne 172 were quite the couple, if you catch my drift.'
'Well, Burgoyne is a Hermat.'
'Hmm. A Hermat.' He understood why she said it that way. Not since the Deltans had there been a race whose sexual mores and practices had engendered more interest than the Hermats. He stroked his chin thoughtfully. 'There aren't all that many in Starfleet. It's somewhat amazing that two were assigned to this vessel.'
'Two?... What two?'
'Well, the Hermat who is involved with McHenry, and the one who is involved with your CMO. At least, I was told the father... mother... whatever... that that individual is the father of Doctor Selar's child.'
'Right. That's Burgoyne. Same person.'
Riker stared at her. 'The... three of them are involved...'
'No, no... well, yes, kind of,' and she started ticking off major elements on her fingers. 'Burgoyne was interested in Selar. But Selar wasn't interested in Burgoyne...' "
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||2374||David, Peter. Double or Nothing (Star Trek: TNG / Double Helix: Book 5 of 6). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 119.||Pg. 118: "'Anyway, some other stuff happened, and Doctor Selar wound up with Burgoyne after all. Now she's pregnant.'
'I see.' He said intrigued in spite of himself. 'And how does McHenry feel about all this?'
'Well, he was okay with it, but really stunned when he found out that Burgoyne was pregnant too.'
'What?' He felt his head starting to spin.
'Yeah. At about the same time that Selar announced she was pregnant with Burgoyne's child, Burgy announced that s/he was pregnant with McHenry's child. Poor Mark Passed right out... I sure don't think he was prepared for the notion of being a father.' ";
Pg. 119: "' 'Burgy' is what you call him?'
'That's what everybody calls hir. Hermats have their own pronouns. 'Hir (H,I,R)' and 's/he.' ' " [Other refs. to Burgoyne, not in DB. S/he is a Hermat, which is a hermaphroditic species.]
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||2375||David, Peter. Excalibur: Renaissance (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (2000); pg. 6.|| "As for the child . . . it certainly appears Vulcan enough. Then again, Hermats such as Burgoyne are possessed of both male and female attributes, and so who knows what little Xyon's biological makeup might be.
As for Burgoyne hirself, I'm not sure how s/he regards Selar at this point. S/he not only conceived a child with Selar, but also delivered it under circumstances that could only be described as adverse. Hir affection for Selar seems genuine and unswerving, but Selar doesn't quite seem to know how to return those sentiments. " [More. Burgoyne is a main character in novel.]
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||2375||David, Peter. Excalibur: Requiem (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (2000); pg. 12.|| "And here came Burgoyne 172, the Hermat who had helped conceive the child being cradled in the arms of... The child . . .
Just what was it again.
When Shelby had first inquired, it had been the common, offhand inquiry one always makes. Boy or girl? The problem was, when one was dealing with an offspring whose mother was a Vulcan, and whose father was a dual-sexed 'Hermat' named Burgoyne, the usually harmless question suddenly became a loaded one. Selar had said, 'Boy,' and they'd gone on to state that they'd named the boy 'Xyon,' after Mackenzie Calhoun's late son. Nevertheless, there'd been something about the way that Selar had said it... " [Other refs., not in DB. Burgoyne is a main character in novel.]
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||2375||Mack, David. "The Star Trek: New Frontier Minipedia " in Excalibur: Restoration (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (2000); pg. 374.|| "Hermats
An hermaphroditic species, i.e., one that possesses fully functional gender organs of both male and female sexes. Not psychologically inclined toward long-term relationships or monogamy, they prefer to mate with several partners during their fertile years.
In addition, the Hermats possess razor-sharp canine teeth, and they have developed a unique set of pronouns to accommodate their dual-sex status.
Hermats, as a race, tend to keep to themselves. Their tendency toward segregation from the rest of the Federation is well known. While Hermats are not necessarily xenophobic, they have some difficulty relating effectively to members of other species. They are renowned for their versatility and ingenuity.
The Hermat Directorate does not officially recognize half-breeds as Hermat citizens, deserving of protection under Hermat law, despite a previous notable exception to the policy [made for]... Lebroq, a Hemat Elder. " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||2377||David, Peter. Being Human (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (2001)||[Burgoyne 172, of the hermaphroditic species the Hermats, is a main character in novel.]|
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||2500||Bujold, Lois McMaster. Barrayar. New York: Baen (1991); pg. 312.|| "'Licensed Practical Sexuality Therapists. You have to pass the government boards... Except that all three sexes take up the profession. The hermaphrodites make the most money, they're very popular with the tourists. It's not . . . not a high social status job... sort of like being a hairdresser, on Barrayar. Delivering a personal service to professional standards, with a bit of art and craft.'
'Only Betans would think of needing a bleeding university degree...' "
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||2500||Leigh, Stephen. Dark Water's Embrace. New York: Avon (1998); pg. 136.||"'And isn't it a strange coincidence that Anais became sexually active not long before? Maybe she's done something to the males she's been in contact with. Look at what happened to Elena's baby--a hermaphrodite, and we've had only one of those before: Anais.' " [Other refs., not in DB, e.g., pg. 157.]|
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||2530||Bujold, Lois McMaster. Mirror Dance. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1994); pg. 6.||[Actual year unknown.] "Captain Bel Thorne was a Betan hermaphrodite, a race that was remnant of an early experiment in human genetic and social engineering that had succeeded only in crating another minority. Thorne's beardless face was framed by soft brown hair in a short ambiguous cut that either a man or a woman might sport. Its officer's jacket hung open, revealing the black tee shirt underneath curving over odest but distinctly feminine breasts. The gray Dendarii uniform trousers were loose enough to disguise the reciprocal bulge in the crotch. Some people found hermaphrodites enormously disturbing. He was relieved to realize that he found that aspect of Thorne only slghtly disconcerting. Clones who live in glass houses shouldn't throw . . . what? It was the radiant I-love-Naismith look on the hermaphrodite's face that really bothered him. "|
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||2531||Bujold, Lois McMaster. A Civil Campaign. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1999); pg. 19.||Pg. 19: "'My uncle once mentioned you had a clone Is that him, um . . . it?'
'It is the preferred Betan pronoun for a hermaphrodie; definitely him. Yes.' ";
Pg. 312: "She'd been too shy to start with an actual man, so she'd hired a hermaphrodite Licensed Practial Sexuality Therapist whom Mark's counselor had recommended. The L.P.S.T. had explained to her kindly that hermaphrodites were extremely popular with young persons taking the introductory practical course for just that reason. It had all worked out really really well. "
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||4000||Banks, Iain M. Excession. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1996); pg. 279.||[Year unknown.] "Within a year a woman who had been capable of carrying a child--who, indeed, might have been a mother--would be a man fully capable of fathering a child. Most people in the Culture changed sex at some point in their lives, though not all had children while they were female. Generally people eventually changed back to their congenital sex, but not always, and some people cycled back and forth between male and female all their lives, while some settled for an androgynous in-between state, finding there a comfortable equanimity. "|
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||4000||Banks, Iain M. Excession. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1996); pg. 280.||[Year unknown.] "...by synchronizing their sex changes and at different points playing both parts in the sexual act. A couple would have a child, then the man would become female and the woman would become male, and they would have another child... To some people in the Culture this--admittedly rather long-winded and time-consuming--process was quite simply the most beautiful and perfect way for two people to express their love for one another. To others it was slightly gross and, well, tacky.
The odd thing was that until he'd met and fallen in love with Dajeil, Genar-Hofoen had been firmly of the latter opinion. He'd decided twenty years earlier, before he was even fully sexually mature and really knew his own mind about most things, that he was going to stay male all his life. he could see that being able to change sex was useful and that some people would even find it exciting, but he thought it was weak, somehow. " [More.]
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||4000||Gilman, Carolyn Ives. Halfway Human. New York: Avon Books (1998)||[Book jacket] "Tedla is young, beautiful, and blond--but it is neither he nor she. And Tedla has a remarkable story to tell of witchcraft, lust, and rebellion on a far-of world which has taken its own evolutionary path. There, an asexual class of 'blands' exists to serve their fellow humans, protected and isolated from contact with the rest of the universe. There is no record of any bland ever leaving its sheltered homeworld. Until now. For Tedla has been found in an abandoned alley light-years away from the planet of its birth. And it has just tried to commit suicide.
Val is an expert in alien cultures who has never seen a bland before. Helping it recuperate will be satisfying to her, both professionally and personally. But Val has no idea what shocking truths are hidden inside this sexless, tormented creature. As Val peels away the emotional barriers Tedla has erected, she hears the tale of an innocent caught up in unspeakable crimes and unthinkable actions. "
|hermaphrodite||galaxy||4000||Gilman, Carolyn Ives. Halfway Human. New York: Avon Books (1998); pg. 28.|| "'...Your children aren't human?'
'No,' Tedla said. 'We are biologically different from you. Our children are not miniature adults, as yours are. They are born sexually undifferentiated. our bodies don't change until puberty, when sexual characteristics appear. Until then, there is no way of knowing whether a child will become male or female--or whether it will be one of the minority who never mature, and remain in a childlike, asexual state forever.'
'So children are neuters?' Val asked.
Tedla seemed shocked. 'No, certainly not. They are proto-humans. They may look like neuters, but they have the potential for humanity.' " [Refs. to Tedla and her culture kind ('blands') throughout novel. This is the focus of the novel.]
|hermaphrodite||Minnesota||2001||Carter, Raphael. "Congenital Agenesis of Gender Ideation by K. N Sirsi and Sandra Botkin " in Starlight 2 (Patrick Nielsen Hayden, ed.). New York: Tor (1998); pg. 102.|| "D'Aout was a female pseudohermaphrodite. She had been the plaintiff in a landmark 2001 case against the hospital, applying the Minnesota Human Rights Act's provisions for tansgendered people to intersexuals.
...they distinguished accurately between such different intersexual conditions as true hermaphroditism, gonadal agenesis, and male and female pseudohermaphroditism. " [More, not in DB.]
|hermaphrodite||New Jersey||1974||Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 36.||Pg. 36: "'Not God God, I mean GOD God. The God beyond God.' Georgina splayed her fingers, ticking off her pantheon. 'The Spirit of Absolute Being, the World Mother, the Wisdom Goddess, the Overmind, the Primal Hermaphrodite.' "; Pg. 39: "That a Spirit of Absolute being or a World Mother or a Primal Hermaphrodite may have influenced Julie's conception did not stop Murray from worrying about his parenting abilities. " [Also, pg. 40, 91.]|
|hermaphrodite||New Jersey||1997||Martin, Les. The Host (X-Files). New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 65.||Pg. 65: "'Turbellarian flatworms are free-living carnivorous scavengers... That is to say, the feed on flesh and are capable of traveling considerable distances to hunt for it. They are usually less than three centimeters in length... They are hermaphroditic, that is to say, both male and female in one body. Thus they are able to reproduce alone, without a partner...' ";
Pg. 71: "'Is it male or female?' Scully asked, still at the window.
'Neither--or else both,' Mulder said... 'Platyhelminthes, or parasitic worms, are often hermaphroditic.' "
|hermaphrodite||Pennterra||2233||Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 65.||Pg. 65: "'Which is which?' Byron wanted to know, and at the same instant Maggie asked, 'Do they come in males and females?'
'They're hermaphroditic,' Katy volunteered, 'and ovoviviparous, like some of our reptiles and fishes. We think all the higher forms of animal life on Pennterra are made like that, each individual with a complete set of everything, though we're not too clear about how that works in practice.' "; Pg. 66: "...These are his sexual organs, here--pouch, penises, vaginal passages, and that's the uterus, or egg chamber, where the baby develops in ovo...' " [Referring to the hrossa, the native intelligent species on Pennterra.]
|hermaphrodite||USA||1962||Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 113.||"'He won't stay long,' Wilcox predicted, 'but he'll do to fill in until Ducklin can find another Fad Lady, or a morphodite.' "|
|hermaphrodite||Women's Country||1988||Tepper, Sheri S. The Gate to Women's Country. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 66.||"Even in preconvolusion times it had been known that the so-called 'gay syndrome' was caused by aberrant hormone levels during pregnancy. The women doctors now identified the condition as 'hormonal reproductive maladaption,' and corrected it before birth. There were very few actual HNRMs--called HenRams--either male or female, born in Women's Country, though there was still the occasional unsexed person or the omnisexed who would, so the instructors said, mate with a grasshopper if it would hold still long enough. "|
|hermaphrodite||world||-105 B.C.E.||Leiber, Fritz. "Adept's Gambit " in Swords in the Mist in The Three of Swords. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1973; c. 1947); pg. 446.||"...and found himself brooding oddly over the legend of Hermaphroditus bathing in the Carian fountain and becoming joined in one body with the nymph Salmacis. "|
|hermaphrodite||world||1987||Adams, Douglas. Dirk Gentley's Holistic Detective Agency. New York: Simon and Schuster (1987); pg. 5.||So after a hectic week of believing that war was peace, that good was bad, that the moon was made of blue cheese, and that God needd a lot of money sent to a certain box number, the Monk started to believe that 35 percent of all tables were hermaphrodites, and then broke down.|
|hermaphrodite||world||1998||Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 125.||"Respectability has its price. one does not read Le Guin for fun, or excitement, or wild ideas... Her most renowned novel, The Left Hand of Darkness, is equal parts an anthropologist's field report about a planet, Winter, inhabited by humanoid hermaphrodites and a diary of a journey across a glacier shared by an indigene... "|
|hermaphrodite||world||2437||Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 94.||"They skidded around a corner into a shrieking mob of post-operative patients, bird men with fluttering wings, mermaids..., hermaphrodites, giants, pygmies, two-headed twins, centaurs, and a mewling sphinx. "|
|hermaphrodite||world||4000||Delany, Samuel R. The Einstein Intersection. New York: Bantam (1981; first ed. 1968); pg. 1.||"There was a rash of hermaphrodites the year I was born, which the doctors thought I might be. Somehow I doubt it. "|
|Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn||California: San Francisco||1977||Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 67.||Pg. 67: "...Lovecraft... and Smith had been close friends by correspondence. While the mention of a Black Pythagoras was pretty well enough by itself to prove that the keeper of the journal had read de Castries's book. And those references to a Hermetic Order and a Grand Cipher (or Fifty-Book) teased the imagination. "|
|Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn||California: San Francisco||1977||Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 106.|| "'The high point of Thibaut de Castries's San Francisco adventure came when with much hush-hush and weedings out and secret messages and some rare private occult pomp and ceremonies, I suppose, he organized the Hermetic Order--'
'Is that the Hermetic Order that Smith, or the journal, mentions?' Franz interrupted...
'It is,' Byers nodded, 'I'll explain. In England at that time there was the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, an occult society with members like the mystic poet Yeats, who talked with vegetables and bees and lakes, and Dion Fortune and George Russell--A.E.--and your beloved Arthur Machen--you know, Franz, I've always thought that in his The Great God Pan the sexually sinister femme fatale Helen Vaughan was based on the real-life female Satanist Diana Vaughan, even though her memoirs--and perhaps she herself--were a hoax perpetrated by the French journalist, Gabriel Jogand . . .' "
|Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn||California: San Francisco||1977||Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 107.||"'In imitation, but also as a sardonic challenge, de Castries called his society the Hermetic Order of the Onyx Dusk. He is said to have worn a large black ring of pietra dura work with a bezel of mosaicked onyx, obsidian, ebony... " [Many other refs., not in DB.]|
|Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn||Mars||2094||Sladek, John. Tik-Tok. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1985; 1st printed 1983); pg. 85.||"The Martians were not without religion, we learned. There were over 23,000 registered sects in the main population centers, ranging from the exotic (Hermetic Lodge of the Ninth Zoroastrian Affinities) to the familiar... " [Name patterned after Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.]|
|Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn||Tarot||2077||Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 166.||"His own Holy Order of Vision variant, of course. The scholars of the Order had refined the symbolism developed by the researchers of the Golden Dawn and clarified the illustrations... "|
|Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn||USA||1985||Zelazny, Roger. Trumps of Doom. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 21.||"'The Tarot, Caballa, Golden Dawn, Crowley, Fortune--that's where she went next.' "|
|Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn||world||1887||Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 162.||"So it is not surprising that the Tarot has been the subject of exploration by some 'secret societies.' The most significant of these was conducted by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, founded in 1887 as an offshoot of the English Rosicrucian ('Rosey Cross') Society, itself created twenty years before as a kind of spinoff from Freemasonry... The Golden Dawn had 144 members--a significant number in arcane lore--and was formed for the acquisition of initiatory knowledge and powers, and for the practice of ceremonial magic. Many leading figures of the day were members, such as Bram Stoker (the author of the novel Dracula) and Sax Rohmer (the creator of Fu Manchu). One of its 'grand masters' was the prominent poet William Butler Yeats. He presided over meetings dressed in a kilt, wearing a black mask, and with a golden dagger in his belt. "|
|Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn||world||1887||Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 163.||"But the Golden Dawn is remembered today for the impact some of its members had on Tarot. Arthur Edward Waite, creator of the prominent Rider-Waite Tarot deck, was a member; so was Paul Foster Case, a leading Tarot scholar; and so was Aleister Crowley, said to be the wickedest man in the world, who created the Thoth Tarot deck under the name Master Therion. Crowley was a highly intelligent and literate man, the author of a number of thoughtful books, but he had strong passions, indulged in drugs like cocaine and heroin, practiced black magic (one episode left one man dead and Crowley in a mental hospital for several months; they had summoned Satan), and had homosexual tendencies that led him to degrade women. He set up a retreat in Italy called the Abbey of Thelema where his darker urges were exercised, and this became notorious. Yet for all the faults of the author, Crowley's Thoth Tarot remains perhaps the most beautiful and relevant of contemporary decks... "|
|Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn||world||1900||Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 161.||"At last he approached the twentieth century. There was the Order of the Golden Dawn, and there was Arthur Edward Waite, designing yet another 'corrected' Tarot. Waite made the Fool into a saintly figure with the dog a prancing... Paul Foster Case, another Dawn member, refined the images, retaining all Waite's errors, for his B.O.T.A. (Builders of Adytum) deck... Aleister Crowley was another Dawn member who had to dabble. "|
|Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn||world||2094||Sladek, John. Tik-Tok. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1985; 1st printed 1983); pg. 30.||"He spent his time before the video, going over certain esoteric texts... The exact details of his obsession were likely to vary from day to day, but they usually brough in the Golden Dawn and the I Ching and Aleister Crowley. "|
|Hidatsa||North America||1710||Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 191.||"'...I have spoken with travelers, traders, whoever bears news from outside. North of us the Arikara, Hidatsa, and Mandan still live in olden wise. They remain strong, well-off, content. I would have us do the same.' "|
|Hidatsa||USA||1992||Simmons, Dan. "Sleeping with Teeth Women " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 122.||"Beyond the Pawnee were the Three Tribes, the Mandans, Hidatsas, the Arikaras, and they hated our people with a blue passion... "|
|Hinayana Buddhism||world||1997||Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 341.||"She had explained that on Old Earth Buddhist thought had been grouped into two major categories--Hinayana, an older school of thought given the pejorative term meaning 'Lesser Vehicle'--as in salvation--by the more popular schools of Mahayana, or the self-proclaimed 'Greater Vehicle.' There had once been eighteen schools of Hinayana teaching--all of which had dealt with Buddha as a teacher and urged contemplation and study of his teachings rather than worship of him--but by the time of the Big Mistake, only one of those schools survived, the Theravada, and that only in remote sections of disease- and famine-ravaged Sri Lanka and Thailand, two political provinces of Old Earth. All the other Buddhist schools carried away on the Hegira had belonged to the Mahayana category, which focused... "|
|Hinduism||Africa||2008||McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 76.||Pg. 76: "The Elephant Bar... foot stools and tables supported by carved wooden elephants, like Hindu cosmology... "; Pg. 223: "'...You bribe Jesus with prayers and candles; Allah too, if he'll do the job. Even the Hindu gods down at the temple: just give me a sign...' "|
|Hinduism||Asia||1980||Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 38.||"The source religion of Western Asia is unknown, but certain similar themes run through Buddhism, Brahmanism and Hinduism of India, and Mithraism, Zoroastrianism and Judaism of Asia Minor, suggesting that there was once a common body of information. "|
|Hinduism||Asia||2127||Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 207.|| "'...Draw your line across the Earth, Ghaffar Wahabi. Declare that you will not make war against the great Indian people who have not yet heard the word of Allah, but will instead show to all the world the shining example of the purity of Pakistan. While in the meantime, Tikal Chapekar will unite eastern Asian under Indian leadership, which they have long hungered for. Then, in the happy day when the Hindu people heed the Book, Islam will spread in one breath from New Delhi to Hanoi.'
...'Hanoi,' said Wahabi. 'Why not Beijing?'
'On the day that the Indian Muslims of Pakistan are made guardians of the sacred city, on that day the Hindus may imagine entering the forbidden city.' "
|Hinduism||Asia||2127||Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 207.|| "'Do you think Iran will peacefully accept Pakistan's leadership? Do you think the Turks will embrace us? It will have to be by conquest that we create this unity.'
'But you will create it... And when Islam is united under Indian leadership, it will no longer be humiliated by other nations. One great Muslim nation, one great Hindu nation, at peace with each other and too powerful for any other nation to dare to attack. That is how peace comes to Earth. God willing.' "
|Hinduism||Belgium||2000||Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 171.|| "A Hindu woman in Brussels had asked Salbanda, the Forhilnor spokesperson who met periodically with the media, the simple, direct question of whether he believes in any gods.
And he'd answered--at length... Religious leaders were jockeying for position. The Vatican... was reserving comment, saying only that the pope would address the issue soon... A Hindu leader, whose name, I noted, was spelled two different ways in the same article, declared the alien's statements to be perfectly compatible with Hindu belief. "
|Hinduism||Belize||1991||Foster, Alan Dean. A Call to Arms. New York: Ballantine (1991); pg. 146.||"...Belize City...There were Hindus; descendants of small brown men who had been imported to the Caribbean to work the sugar plantations; Meskito Indians... "|
|Hinduism||Brazil||2020||Anthony, Patricia. "Anomaly " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1988); pg. 48.||[Year estimated.] "'People say you're in love with PLT, Harry. They say it must come from your culture.'
I glared at my reflection. A thin gargoyle stared back: 'I'm third generation. My mother and father were Lutherans.'
'Do you imagine I practice Past Life Therapy because of something Hindu in my DNA?'
'Don't get stuffy with me. PLT's fine, but it's not the only therapy we have...' "
|Hinduism||Brazil||2127||Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 356.||"Virlomi had set up a cenograph for Sayagi in the small Hindu cemetery that already existed in Rebeirao Preto [in Brazil]. It was a bit more elaborate--it included the dates of his birth and death, and called him 'a man of satyagraha.' "|
|Hinduism||British Columbia||2050||Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 209.||"Many of Old Vancouver's priciest and more view-endowed precincts... Hindustan had a spray of tiny claves all over the metropolitan area. "|
|Hinduism||California||1971||Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 163.||Pg. 163: "Shiva the Restorer "; Pg. 165: "I hoped the fifth Savior would be that: splitting the bipolarities and emerging as a unitary thing. Not of three persons or two but one. Not Brahma the creator, Vishnu the sustainer and Shiva the destroyer, but what Zoroaster called the Wise Mind. "; Pg. 171: Shiva (also pg. 172) [More, pg. 174, 217.]|
|Hinduism||California||1975||Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. 11.||"I wondered what would happen if I lit a cigarette. I once lit a cigarette in an ashram, after a lecture on the Vedas. Mass loathing descended on me, plus a sharp dig in the ribs. I had outraged the lofty. "|
|Hinduism||California||1975||Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. 12.||Pg. 12: "'Death in live,' Barefoot said, 'and life in death; two modalities, like yin and yang, of one underlying continuum. Two faces--a 'holon,' as Arthur Koestler terms it. You should read Janus. Each passes into the other as a joyous dance. It is Lord Krishna who dances in us and through us; we are all Sri Krishna, who, if you remember, comes in the form of time. This is his real, universal shape. Ultimate form, destroyer of all people . . . of everything that is.' He smiled at us all, with beatific pleasure.
Only in the Bay Area, I thought, would this nonsense be tolerated... I am terribly frightened of death, I thought. Death has destroyed me; it isn't Sri Krishna, destroyer of all people; it is death, destroyer of my friends. "; Pg. 13: Krishna; Pg. 69-70: Sri Krishna Vishnu; Armuna, more [More, pg. 109-112.]
|Hinduism||California||1985||Dick, Philip K. "Introduction: How to Build a Universe that Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later " in I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1985); pg. 7.||"That idea appeals to me, and I have adapted it to fit my own intellectual needs: What if our universe started out as not quite real, a sort of illusion, as the Hindu religion teaches, and God, out of love and kindness for us, is slowly transmuting it, slowly and secretly, into something real? "|
|Hinduism||California||1985||Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 116.|| "...turned the pages of Karn's copy of the Ananga Ranga, and stood up. 'That stuff'll rot your mind,' he grinned, adding, 'Look what it did to me.'
Mark glanced at him sidelong. 'You're kidding.'
'Yeah, I am; but you could die laughing. Nothing is funnier than a Hindu sex manual that takes itself too seriously.' "
|Hinduism||California||1995||Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 111.||"'...Soma, they used to call that area, from south of Market, get it? In Soma's realm are many herbs, and knowledge a hundredfold have they. That's from the Rig-Veda. I hope you're right about that spray stuff...' "|
|Hinduism||California||2032||Butler, Octavia. Parable of the Talents. New York: Seven Stories Press (1998); pg. 58.||"...a few members of the community stood up to quote from Earthseed verses, the Bible, The Book of Common Prayer, the Bhagavad-Gita, John Donne. "|
|Hinduism||California||2051||Rucker, Rudy. Freeware. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1997); pg. 84.||Pg. 84: "She and Shiva had pooled their hard-won surplus imipolex to make the body of a new moldie son named Ganesh--their final child. "; Pg. 100: "'...The point is that I've found a new fine husband among the Coorg Castle nabobs. His name is Krishna. He's all blue. Very beautiful.' " [More about Krishna. May be other refs., not in DB. At least one chapter takes place in India. The words 'Hindu' and 'Hinduism' are not used.]|