Margot Adler · 672 pages
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“The first time I called myself a 'Witch' was the most magical moment of my life.”
“If you are a woman and dare to look within yourself, you are a Witch. You make your own rules. You are free and beautiful. You”
“Still, his question, “If there is only one model of individuation, can there be true individuality?”
“The world is holy. Nature is holy. The body is holy. Sexuality is holy. The imagination is holy. Divinity is immanent in nature; it is within you as well as without. Most spiritual paths ultimately lead people to the understanding of their own connection to the divine. While human beings are often cut off from experiencing the deep and ever-present connection between themselves and the universe, that connection can often be regained through ceremony and community. The energy you put out into the world comes back.”
“Magic is a convenient word for a whole collection of techniques, all of which involve the mind. In this case, we might conceive of these techniques as including the mobilization of confidence, will, and emotion brought about by the recognition of necessity; the use of imaginative faculties, particularly the ability to visualize, in order to begin to understand how other beings function in nature so we can use this knowledge to achieve necessary ends.”
“Sarah Pomeroy, in her careful study, Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves,”
“We gaze up at the same stars, the sky covers us all, the same universe encompasses us. What does it matter what practical system we adopt in our search for the truth? Not by one avenue only can we arrive at so tremendous a secret. —SYMMACHUS, 384 C.E.”
“They might add that monotheism is a political and psychological ideology as well as a religious one, and that the old economic lesson that one-crop economies generally fare poorly also applies to the spiritual realm.”
“We met each other when we were young, before we knew enough about disappointment, and once we did we found we reminded each other of it.”
“Born in a generation that thinks cynical and disenchanted is cool,
sometimes I'm a little off the beaten track.”
“Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread.”
“Eragon cried out, and in his desperation he reached for Saphira and the Eldunarí... and without meaning to, he drew from their stories of energy.
And with that energy he cast a spell.
It was a spell without words... His was a spell of instinct and emotion; language could not contain it.”
“Morality only is eternal. All the rest is balloon and bubble from the cradle to the grave.”
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