Pagan and Wiccan
Quotes and Guidance
upon the Goddess and God to protect
you and teach you the secrets of magic.
stones and plants to reveal their
powers - and listen."
Cunningham - American author on
Wicca and Pagan rituals
is the greatest force at
the disposal of mankind.
is mightier than the mightiest weapon
of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man."
activist and spiritual leader
the Mystery is present, joy is
the Mystery has departed,
is exhausted and the spirit
alchemist and Taoist philosopher
every full moon, rituals ... take
place on hilltops,
in open fields and in ordinary
teachers, nurses, computer
lawyers, poets, plumbers,
auto mechanics -- women and men
from many backgrounds
together to celebrate the mysteries
of the Triple Goddess of the Dance of Life.
religion they practice is called
you have time to breathe you have
time to meditate."
breathe when you walk. You breathe
when you stand. You breathe when you lie down.
Monk Ajahn Amaro
highest good is like water.
gives life to the ten thousand
things and does not strive.
flows in places men reject and so
is like the Tao.
dwelling, be close to the land.
meditation, go deep in the heart.
dealing with others, be gentle and
speech, be true.
ruling, be just.
business, be competent.
action, watch the timing."
Te Ching ~
only see what they are prepared
Ralph Waldo Emerson
deny the possibility, nay, the actual
existence of witchcraft and sorcery
is at once flatly to contradict the
revealed word of God in various passages
of the Old and New Testament,
and the thing itself is a Truth to which every nation in the world hath,
its turn, borne testimony, by either
example seemingly well attested or by prohibitory laws,
at least suppose the possibility
of a commerce with evil spirits."
to reform the world without
discovering one's true self is like trying to cover
world with leather to avoid the
pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes."
`Happiness and God's Grace' by
I consider the Question, Whether
there are such Persons in the World as those we call Witches?
Mind is divided between the two
rather (to speak my Thoughts freely)
I believe in general that there is,
has been such a thing as Witchcraft;
but at the same time can give no Credit to any Particular Instance of
can never obtain peace in the world
if we neglect the inner world and don't make peace with ourselves.
peace must develop out of inner
inner peace it is impossible
to achieve world peace, external peace.
themselves do not act.
have not come out of the blue.
Man has made them.
even given those weapons, those
terrible weapons, they cannot act by themselves.
long as they are left alone in storage
they cannot do any harm.
human being must use them. Someone
must push the button.
the evil powers, cannot push
that button. Human beings must do it."
your courage mount with difficulties.
would be no will if there were
to the oral tradition of
were once the priests and priestesses
of a peasant Pagan religion.
of this secret sect met at
night beneath the full moon,
these were the "misfits" and "outcasts"
who did not fit into mainstream society.
has changed over the centuries
and the Witchcraft community still embraces
frequently rejected in
include gays, lesbians, transgendered
other people with the courage to
live their lives authentically
accord with who they are inside
their hearts, minds, and spirits."
sense is unfortunately not very
as a stone, a tree, a straw, grain,
a mat, a cloth, a pot, and so on,
burned, are reduced to earth (from
which they came), so the body and its sense organs,
being burned in the fire of Knowledge,
Knowledge and are absorbed in
darkness in the light of the sun."
love of one’s country is a splendid
why should love stop at the border?"
is not evil.
least not any more than lighting
a votive candle,
for a sick friend, or carrying
a lucky charm is.
there are some who do view
witchcraft as evil.
is only because organized religion
(primarily the Christian church)
conditioned them to fear anything
which strays from their narrow condemning view.
all, if you have the ability
to fend for yourself,
your own problems, and choose
your own method of spiritual expression,
would you need the confined structure
of a church?"
does gold ore become gold?
it is put through a process of
the human being during the training
becomes as pure as gold through suffering.
is the burning away of the dross.
Suffering has a great redeeming quality.
a drop of water failing on the desert
sand is sucked up immediately,
we must become nothing and nowhere
... we must disappear."
are not evil. We don't harm or seduce
We are not dangerous. We are ordinary
people like you.
have families, jobs, hopes, and
dreams. We are not a cult.
religion is not a joke. We are
not what you think we are from looking at T.V.
are real. We laugh, we cry. We are
serious. We have a sense of humor.
don't have to be afraid of us.
We don't want to convert you.
please don't try to convert us.
give us the same right we give
you--to live in peace.
are much more similar to you than
Adler - Wiccan priestess
you take [a copy of] the Christian
Bible and put it out in the wind and the rain,
the paper on which the words are
printed will disintegrate and the words will be gone.
bible IS the wind and the rain."
from Herbalist Carol McGrath as
told to her by a Native American woman.
should educate people that 'Witch'
is not evil but ancient and positive.
first time I called myself a 'Witch'
was the most magical moment of my life."
Adler - Wiccan Priestess
one defines oneself as Pagan,
it means she or he follows an earth or nature religion,
that sees the divine manifest in
cycles of nature are our holy days,
the earth is our temple,
plants and creatures our partners
worship a deity that is both male
and female, a mother Goddess and father God,
together created all that is, was,
or will be.
respect life, cherish the free will
of sentient beings, and accept the sacredness of all creation."
McCoy - Wiccan Author
quote from President George W. Bush
don't think witchcraft is a religion.
I would hope the military officials would take a second look at the
Bush (R), as Governor of Texas.
on ABC's Good Morning America,
disapproved of Wiccan soldiers being
given the same religious rights as others in the military.
the earth well: it was not given
to you by your parents,
was loaned to you by your children.
do not inherit the Earth from our
Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
are more than the sum of our knowledge,
we are the products of our imagination. "
Sua, Ama Kjella, Ama Lllulla!
- Don't lie, don't cheat, don't be lazy".
greeting during Inca times
... is a spiritual path.
walk it for nourishment of the
commune with the life force of the
to thereby better know your own
wee child toddling in a wonder world,
prefer to their dogma my excursions
into the natural gardens
the voice of the Great Spirit
is heard in the twittering of birds,
rippling of mighty waters, and
the sweet breathing of flowers
this is Paganism, then at present,
at least, I am a Pagan."
death of fear is in doing what
you fear to do."
think Scandinavian Paganism, to us
here, is more interesting than any other.
is, for one thing, the latest; it
continued in these regions of Europe till the eleventh century;
years ago the Norwegians were still
worshipers of Odin.
is interesting also as the creed
of our fathers; the men whose blood still runs in our veins,
doubtless we still resemble in
so many ways."
put a capital N on nature and call
it my church."
entire universe is but one vast symbol of God."
“Nature has her proper interest; and he will know
what it is, who believes and feels, that every Thing
has a Life of its own, and that we are all one Life.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what
is essential is invisible to the eye.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Although its light is wide and great, the Moon is
reflected in a puddle one inch wide. The whole Moon
and the entire sky is reflected in one dew drop on the grass."
“One doesn't discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”
— Andre Gide
"Man can learn nothing except by going from the
known to the unknown."
“When nothing is sure, everything is possible.”
— Margaret Drabble
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, /
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
— William Shakespeare
“In everything natural there is something marvelous.”
“Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit.” – “Called or not called, the
god will be there.”
ancient Roman saying
“Our knowledge can only be finite,
while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.”
"A religion without a goddess is halfway to atheism."
"Through the Goddess, we can discover our strength,
enlighten our minds, own our bodies, and celebrate our emotions."
"The Goddess is Alive.
Magic is afoot."
"This planet is our home.
Our life and hers are interdependent."
"When we let go of believing we are superior,
we open ourselves to the experience of living in the community of
Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm
"Religion is about creation,
and for that reason religion should be about the earth."
"Make no mistake about it, magick is an art form,
and every true magician is an artist."
Lon Milo DuQuette
"You see, no matter how important everything else is to magical success,
belief is the most crucial."
"No one can give you magickal powers. You have to earn them.
There is only one way to do this. Practice, practice,
Donald Michael Kraig
"Magic is not always serious or solemn.
It is a joyous celebration and merging with the life-force."
- Scott Cunningham