Inspirational Words of Pagan Wisdom

Inspirational Words of Wisdom: Wiccan/Pagan Quotes 

Inspirational quotes abound for many religions. Paganism is no exception. Here is a collection of quotations that I have found inspirational in my own life. Enjoy, and Blessed Be!

“The Gods are real, not as persons, but as vehicles of power. Briefly, it may be explained that the personification of a particular type of cosmic power in the form of a God or Goddess, carried out by believers and worshippers over many centuries, builds that God-form or Magical Image into a potent reality on the Inner Planes, and makes it a means by which that type of cosmic power may be contacted.” — Gerald Gardner
“Religion is about creation, and for that reason religion should be about the earth.” – Laurie Cabot

“I am a witch, by which I mean that I am somebody who believes that the earth is sacred, and that women and women’s bodies are one expression of that sacred being.” – Starhawk

“I view Witchcraft as a religion that has evolved over the centuries. I do not consider Witchcraft to be a modern invention. Instead I deal with it in my writings as a Mystery Tradition with long roots to the past. It has always been my position that we don’t need an ancient tradition in order to be validated. We just happen to have one.” – Raven Grimassi

“When I consider the Question, Whether there are such Persons in the World as those we call Witches? my Mind is divided between the two opposite Opinions; or rather (to speak my Thoughts freely) I believe in general that there is, and has been such a thing as Witchcraft; but at the same time can give no Credit to any Particular Instance of it.” – Joseph Addison

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“Wicca, as you practice the religion today, is a new religion, barely fifty years old. The techniques you use at present are not entirely what your elders practiced even thirty years ago. Of course, threads of ‘what was’ weave through the tapestry of ‘what is now.’ …in no way can we replicate to perfection the precise circumstances of environment, society, culture, religion and magick a hundred years ago, or a thousand. Why would we want to? The idea is to go forward with the knowledge of the past, tempered by the tools of our own age.” –Silver RavenWolf

“According to the oral tradition of Witches, we were once the priests and priestesses of a peasant Pagan religion. Members of this secret sect met at night beneath the full moon, for these were the “misfits” and “outcasts” who did not fit into mainstream society. Little has changed over the centuries and the Witchcraft community still embraces individuals frequently rejected in mainstream society. These include gays, lesbians, transgendered individuals, and other people with the courage to live their lives authentically in accord with who they are inside their hearts, minds, and spirits.” – Raven Grimassi

“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

“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

“Witchcraft offers the model of a religion of poetry, not theology. It presents metaphors, not doctrines, and leaves open the possibility of reconciliation of science and religion, of many ways of knowing.” – Starhawk

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Inspirational Stonehenge

“Witchcraft … is a spiritual path. You walk it for nourishment of the soul, to commune with the life force of the universe, and to thereby better know your own life.” – Christopher Penczak

“Witchcraft is not evil. At least not any more than lighting a votive candle, praying for a sick friend, or carrying a lucky charm is. However, there are some who do view witchcraft as evil. This is only because organized religion (primarily the Christian church) has conditioned them to fear anything which strays from their narrow condemning view. After all, if you have the ability to fend for yourself, solve your own problems, and choose your own method of spiritual expression, why would you need the confined structure of a church?” – Lady Sabrina

“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.” – Carol McGrath, quoting a Native American woman

“When we let go of believing we are superior, we open ourselves to the experience of living in the community of Nature.” Phillip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm

“Our goal is not to get out of the world or to get out of life, but to integrate it, to celebrate it, to embrace it fully, and to embrace all the different cycles within it.” –Starhawk

“A religion without a goddess is halfway to atheism.” – Dion Fortune

“Call upon the Goddess and God to protect you and teach you the secrets of magic. Ask stones and plants to reveal their powers-and listen.” – Scott Cunningham

“Through the Goddess, we can discover our strength, enlighten our minds, own our bodies, and celebrate our emotions.” – Starhawk

“Magic is not always serious or solemn. It is a joyous celebration and merging with the life-force.” – Scott Cunningham

“The Goddess is Alive. Magic is afoot.” – Z. Budapest

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