Wednesday, June 30, 2010

In the end

"In the end, all that really matters is that we approach wherever we live with full attention and an open heart...a bouquet of flowers, a song, the smell of freshly baked bread, an affectionate embrace, such things can transform any place into a happy, heartwarming abode."

- Thomas Bender

A tree

"A tree is like a pipeline from the sky to the earth. It is a living pipeline that carries energy. The same life force energy surges through all living things. when you embrace someone you feel good energy surging between the two of you. This is the same life force that is in trees."

- Eleanor and Phillip Harris

Help us

"Help us to be the always hopeful gardeners of the spirit who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth as without light nothing flowers."

- May Sarton

You are

"You are what your deep driving desire is.
As your desire is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed, so is your destiny."

- The Upanishads

Now o friends

"Now o friends
Listen to the words of a dream
Each spring brings us new life
The golden corn refreshes us
And the pink corn makes us a necklace
...At least this we know:
The hearts of our friends are true."

- Aztec

I found God

"i found god in myself
and i loved her
i loved her fiercely"

- Ntozake Shange

HAIL to our Mother

"HAIL to our Mother who makes the yellow flowers to bloom--
who scatters the seeds of the maguey as she comes from the Land Divine!
Hail to our Mother who casts forth white flowers in abundance!
Hail to our Mother who shines in the thorn bush as a bright butter-fly!"

- Traditional Mexican

Nothing can resist

"Nothing can resist the will of man when he knows what is true and wills what is good. Learn how to will. How can one learn to will? This is the first Arcanum of magical initiation."

- E. Levi

Death has no power

"Death has no power th'immortal soul to slay,
That, when its present body turns to clay,
Seeks a fresh home; and with unlessened might,
Inspires another frame with life with light and life."


I walk to the North

"I walk to the North of my sacred space;
Herein all negativity be erased.
I waslk to the east where the magic winds dance;
Here I evoke the power of abundance.
I waslk to the south where the fires burn bright;
...There I shall banish, all evil, take flight!
I walk to the west, where clear waters flow;
The circle's completed, blessings bestow!"

- Trish Telesco

When I have been to sea

When I have been to sea close under the cliffs, of a fine summer's night, I have heard the sweetest music, and seen hundreds of little lights moving about amongst what looked like flowers. Ay! and they are flowers too, for you may smell the sweet scent far out at sea.

~Saint Levan, Cornwall

Miracles happen

"Miracles happen, not in opposition to Nature,
but in opposition to what we know of Nature."

- St. Augustine

Round the circle

"Round the circle, 'tis where we go;
Follow where the lily blows,
North and East and South and West,
The Watchtowers, we each behest.

...Round the circle, sunward dance;
Follow where the lilies prance,
Toward God and Goddess, throughout the night;
Let our magic now take flight!"

-Trish Telesco

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Three Rules of Work

Out of Clutter, Find Simplicity.
From Discord, Find Harmony.
In the Middle of Difficulty Lies Opportunity.

~Albert Einstein

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Our Bible

If you take [a copy of] the Christian Bible and put it out in the wind and the rain, soon the paper on which the words are printed will disintegrate and the words will be gone. Our bible IS the wind and the rain."

~Herbalist Carol McGrath as told to her by a Native-American woman

When one defines oneself as Pagan

When one defines oneself as Pagan, it means she or he follows an earth or nature religion, one that sees the divine manifest in all creation. The cycles of nature are our holy days, the earth is our temple, its plants and creatures our partners and teachers. We worship a deity that is both male and female, a mother Goddess and father God, who together created all that is, was, or will be. We respect life, cherish the free will of sentient beings, and accept the sacredness of all creation.

~Edain McCoy

Being A Witch

We should educate people that 'Witch' is not evil but ancient and positive. The first time I called myself a 'Witch' was the most magical moment of my life.

~Margot Adler

Neo-Pagan Witches

Neo-Pagan Witches aren't Satanists. The Christian anti-God, Satan, has no place in Pagan pantheons, either mythologically or theologically. Plainly and simply, to non-Christians, Satanism is the dark side of Christianity.

~Otter and Morning Glory Zell


We are not evil. We don't harm or seduce people. We are not dangerous. We are ordinary people like you. We have families, jobs, hopes, and dreams. We are not a cult. This religion is not a joke. We are not what you think we are from looking at T.V. We are real. We laugh, we cry. We are serious. We have a sense of humor. You don't have to be afraid of us. We don't want to convert you. And please don't try to convert us. Just give us the same right we give you--to live in peace. We are much more similar to you than you think.

~Margot Adler

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The mountains

The mountains, I become a part of it... The morning mists, the clouds, the gathering waters, I become a part of it.

~Navajo Chant

The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama was once asked for his favorite chant, and he said it was better not to have a favorite anything, which I think is a great thought.

~Jeremy Piven

My brother and I

My brother and I were meditating before we were 6 years old, having to stare at the wall and chant.

~Kristin Hersh

I used

I used a lot of pancake makeup and a prayer, and a Buddhist chant.

~Steven Cojocaru

I get into

I get into certain yoga positions at times, when I'm working out and for exercises. I use a little of it in some of my meditation, but I chant now and that sort of replaced it.

~John Astin


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