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Self-immolation on the Altar of Rapture...

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16 March 1978
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The former Soror Ceilede del Abissi.




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RAVE REVIEWS

"Your face frightens me a little. You look like you want to eat the world." -tyrsalvia

"A cross between Babalon and Punky Brewster." -sannion





Let's face it, folks. I'm the kind of girl who eats the garnish at fine dining establishments.



THE STORY OF MY LIFE & WHAT I BELIEVE IN

"Be who you are and you will set the world on fire." -St. Catherine of Siena

"The only clear view is from atop the mountain of your dead selves." -Peter Carroll

"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself, and especially to feel. Or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to; letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending, performing. You get to love your pretense. It's true, we're locked in an image, an act, and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it; they feel like you're trying to steal their most precious possession." -Jim Morrison

"I am the essence of overconfidence! I am speculation, adventure, the spirit of pursuit, the stag howling for its winsome yet anonymous mate. I am the love call of evolution; the perfume and color of the flowers as they offer their pollen to the gentle buzz of the bees. I am sex itself, gentlemen. I am life. I am appetite!" -Hawkeye Pierce, (M*A*S*H)

"She's a Qabalistic witch with dancer's instincts, steeped in the magical lore of herbs and the art of turning men into salamanders. She's a beauty queen who renounced her crown in solidarity with her ugly sisters everywhere. She's a stand-up comedienne with a slapstick streak, and she cackles when she comes." -Rob Brezsny, The Televisionary Oracle

"I believe that my soul is a dark forest. That my known self will never be more than a clearing in the forest. That gods come forth from the forest into the clearing of my known self, and then go back. That I must have the courage to let them come and go." -D.H. Lawrence

"To those who think as we do, all things themselves are dancing: they come and offer their hands and laugh and flee...and come back. Everything goes, everything comes back; eternally rolls the wheel of being. Everything dies, everything blossoms again; eternally runs the year of being. Everything breaks, everything is joined anew; eternally the same house of being is built. Everything parts, everything greets every other thing again; eternally the ring of being remains faithful to itself. In every Now, being begins; round every Here rolls the sphere There. The center is everywhere. Bent is the path of eternity." -Fredrich Nietzsche, from Thus Spoke Zarathustra

"Now it seems to the artist that all his work is lost. What has become of the Tincture? Here is nothing that is apparent, that can be perceived, recognized, or tasted, but darkness, most painful death, a hellish fearful fire, nothing but the wrath and curse of God. Yet he does not see that the Tincture of Life is in this putrefaction, that there is light in this darkness, life in this death, love in this fury and wrath, and in this poison the highest and most precious medicament against all poison and sickness." -John Pordage

"I want freedom, the right to self expression, everybody's right to beautiful, radiant things." -Emma Goldman

"I admit that my visions can never mean to other men as much as they do to me. I do not regret this. All I ask is that my results should convince seekers after truth that there is beyond doubt something worth while seeking, attainable by methods more or less like mine. I do not want to father a flock, to be the fetish of fools and fanatics, or the founder of a faith whose followers are content to echo my opinions. I want each man to cut his own way through the jungle." -Aleister Crowley

"We have drunk the Soma. We have become immortal. We have gone to the light. We have found the Gods. What can the hate and malice do to us now, O Immortal Ones?" -The Rig Veda

"I always thought that if I was popular I must be doing something wrong." -Suzanne Vega

"First, by asserting herself as a personality and not as a sex commodity. Second, by refusing the right to anyone over her body; by refusing to bear children unless she wants them; by refusing to be a servant to God, the state, society, the husband, the family, etc, by making her life simpler, but deeper and richer. That is, by trying to learn the meaning and substance of life in all its complexities, by freeing herself from fear of public opinion and public condemnation. Only anarchist revolution and not the ballot will set woman free, will make her a force hither to unknown in the World, a force of divine fire, of giving a creation of free men and women." -Emma Goldman

"Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it so that the other half may reach you." -Kahlil Gibran

"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye." -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation...and that is called loving. Well then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else." -Hermann Hesse

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."
-Albert Camus

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain." -Kahlil Gibran

"We're worth more broken." -Stephanie Kallos

"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this: where I does not exist, nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep." -Pablo Neruda

"There are no happy endings because nothing ever ends." -Peter S. Beagle




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