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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 "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."

2 "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."

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

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

5 "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."

6 "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."

7 "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."

8 "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."

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

10 "We are fish caught in a magic net – imagenetic – because our genes remember, our cells remember, the source, the origin, the beginning – imagenesis – creation out of image – creation of the image – from the image all is born – all is magic – imagnosis – this, through what we imagine, we know."

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

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

13 "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."

14 "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."

15 "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.'"

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

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

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

19 "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."

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

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

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

23 "We are already one with the Goddess – She has been with us from the beginning. So fulfillment becomes…a matter of self-awareness."

24 "The myths and stories that have come down to us are not dogma to be taken literally….they are poetry, not theology – meant, in Joseph Campbell's words, 'to touch and exhilarate centers of life beyond the reach of vocabularies of reason and coercion.'"

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite