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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 Goddess is continually revealing Herself."

2 "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."

3 "She [Goddess] is the ship, on which we sail the waters of the deep self, exploring the uncharted seas within. She is the door, through which we pass into the future. She is the cauldron, in which we who have been wrenched apart simmer until we again become whole."

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

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

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

7 "Nature knows best….It is through study and observation of nature, of the visible, physical reality, that we can learn to understand the workings of the underlying reality."

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

9 "The Goddess is manifest in the food we eat, the people we love, the work we do, the homes in which we live."

10 "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."

11 "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."

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

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

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

15 "Wake up! You are it. You are a part of the circle of the Wise. There is no mystery that has not already been revealed to you. There is no power you do not already have. You share in all the love that is."

16 "Love is not only an energizing force, but an individualizing force. It dissolves separation and yet creates individuality."

17 "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."

18 "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.'"

19 "Justice is an inner sense that each act brings about consequences that must be faced responsibly."

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

21 "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."

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

23 "We are continually renewed and reborn whenever we drink fully and fearlessly from the cup of the wine of life."

24 "The All-That-Is-One is not now and never has been separate from this existing physical world. She is here, now, IS each of us in the eternal changing present; is no one but you, is nowhere but where you are – and yet is everyone."

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite