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The Spiral Dance, A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess
Starhawk (Miriam Simos)
Shows how Goddess religion can become the means of expanding awareness, tapping creativity, and encouraging community.

1 "The circle is ever open, ever unbroken. May the Goddess awaken in each of our hearts."

2 "The Goddess awakens in infinite forms and a thousand disguises. She is found where She is least expected, appears out of nowhere and everywhere to illumine the open heart. She is singing, crying, moaning, wailing, shrieking, crooning to us: to be awake, to commit ourselves to life, to be a lover in the world and of the world, to join our voices in the single song of constant change and creation."

3 "God is within and without. Like the Goddess, He in invoked in many ways: singing, chanting, drumming, dancing, a whispered poem, a wild shout. However we call Him, He awakens within us."

4 "The Goddess says, 'If that which you seek, you find not within yourself, you will never find it without. For I have been with you from the beginning.'"

5 "The secret of immortality lies in seeing death as an integral part of the cycle of life. Nothing is ever lost from the universe. Rebirth can be seen in life itself, where every ending brings a new beginning."

6 "The universe is a dance of energy, a uni-verse, a single song of ever-changing rhythms and harmonies."

7 "The laws of ecology are the laws of energy. Everything is interconnected; every action, every movement of forces, changes the universe."

8 "Love is the glue that holds the world together."

9 "The Goddess has infinite aspects and thousands of names – She is the reality behind many metaphors. She IS reality, the manifest deity, omnipresent in all of life, in each of us."

10 "The world of separate things is the reflection of the One; the One is the reflection of the myriad separate things of the world."

11 "All things are interdependent and interrelated and therefore mutually responsible. An act that harms anyone harms us all."

12 "Awareness of energy is awareness of the great dance of the universe. Seemingly intangible, it underlies all that we can touch….Awareness of your own energy is the awareness that flesh and spirit are one, that thou art Goddess, eternally linked, connected, at one with the moving spirit of All."

13 "I am Goddess. You are God, Goddess. All that lives and breathes, loves, sings in the unending harmony of being is divine."

14 "Oneness is attained not through losing the self, but through realizing it fully. Honor the Goddess in yourself, celebrate your self, and you will see that Self is everywhere."

15 "Life and the world are not separate from Godhead; they are immanent divinity."

16 "We connect with Her [Goddess] through the moon, the stars, the ocean, the earth, through trees, animals, through other human beings, through ourselves. She is here. She is within us all. She is the full circle."

17 "The Goddess is continually revealing Herself."

18 "The center of the circle is the point of transformation. It corresponds to pure essence, to timelessness, to transparent light."

19 "We are each a part of the interpenetrating, interconnecting reality that is All."

20 "The Goddess is not separate from the world – She IS the world, and all things in it: moon, sun, earth, star, stone, seed, flowing river, wind, wave, leaf and branch, bud and blossom, fang and claw, woman and man."

21 "Everything is connected to everything else." Barry Commoner, 'The Closing Circle'

22 "The Goddess is manifest in the physical world, and the more we understand its workings, the better we know Her."

23 "The universe is a fluid, ever-changing energy pattern, not a collection of fixed and separate things. What affects one thing affects, in some way, all things: All is interwoven into the continuous fabric of being."

24 "All began in love; all seeks to return to love. Love is the law, the teacher of wisdom, and the great revealer of mysteries."

25 "Images bridge the gap between the verbal and non-verbal modes of awareness; they allow the two sides of the brain to communicate, arousing the emotions as well as the intellect."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite