A spiritual organisation with a hierarchical structure can convey only the consciousness of estrangement, regardless of what teachings or deep inspirations are at its root.The structure itself reinforces the idea that some people are inherently more worthy than others.

Beware of organisations that proclaim their devotion to the light without embracing, bowing to the dark; for when they idealise half the world they must devalue the rest.

In a culture where profit has become the true God, self-sacrifice can seem incomprehensible rather than noble

All began in love, all seeks to return in love. Love is the law, the teacher of wisdom, and the great revealer of mysteries. Let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honour and humility, mirth and reverence within you.

Starhawk