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1. “We aren't human.""Yes. We. Are." His voice turns fierce. "I don't give a shit what the something-somethingth council of big important farts decreed, or how the geomests classify things, or any of that. That we're not human is just the lie they tell themselves so they don't have to feel bad about how they treat us.”

Tags : Alienation Caste Caste System Classification Humanity Labeling Labels Oppression Outcast Outcasts Taxonomy
Author : N.K. Jemisin
Source : The Fifth Season

2. “The material world is all feminine. The feminine engergy makes the non-manifest, manifest. So even men (are of the feminine energy). We have to relinquish our ideas of gender in the conventional sense. This has nothing to do with gender, it has to do with energy. So feminine energy is what creates and allows anything which is non-manifest, like an idea, to come into form, into being, to be born. All that we experience in the world around us, absolutely everything (is feminine energy). The only way that anything exists is through the feminine force.”

Tags : Animism Autonomy Dissident Ecstasy Female Feminine Principle Freedom Gender Gender Stereotypes Independence Initiation Inspiration Jivanmukti Left Hand Path Magic Self Esteem Self Examination Shamanism Shapeshifter Spiritual Journey Spiritual Transformation Spirituality Subversion Taboo Breaking Taboos Tantra Unconventional Vamamarga Women Warriors
Author : Zeena Schreck

3. “There are Tantrics who deliberately seek to do more active forms of renunciation, so transgression of social norms and breaking of taboo, and breaking of social taboos especially, is a form of renunciation.”

Tags : Animism Autonomy Bhakti Female Freedom Independence Inspiration Jivanmukti Left Hand Path Magic Outcasts Self Esteem Sexuality Shapeshifter Spiritual Journey Spiritual Transformation Spirituality Subversion Taboo Breaking Tantra Vamamarga Women Warriors Zeena Schreck
Author : Zeena Schreck

4. “Those of us who stand outside the circle of this society's definition of acceptable women; those of us who have been forged in the crucibles of difference - those of us who are poor, who are lesbians, who are black, who are older - know that survival is not an academic skill...For the master's tools will not dismantle the master's house. They will never allow us to bring about genuine change.”

Tags : Differences Different Exclusion Impoverished Lesbians Outcasts Poor Povetry Race Racism Rejection Social Acceptance Society Survival Survival Skills Women
Author : Audre Lorde

5. “From day one it was like society was this violent, complicated dance and everybody had taken lessons but me. Knocked to the floor again, climbing to my feet each time, bloody and humiliated. Always met with disapproving faces, waiting for me to leave so I'd stop fucking up the party.The wanted to push me outside, where the freaks huddled in the cold. Out there with the misfits, the broken, the glazed-eye types who can only watch as the normals enjoy their shiny new cars and careers and marriages and vacations with the kids.The freaks spend their lives shambling around, wondering how they got left out, mumbling about conspiracy theories and bigfoot sightings. Their encounters with the world are marked by awkward conversations and stifled laughter, hidden smirks and rolled eyes. And worst of all, pity.”

Tags : Freaks Loners Misfits Outcasts
Author : David Wong
Source : John Dies at the End

6. “What a desperate, pathetic fool I was. Time after time, my "friends" had shown me their true colors. Yet, I still wanted to believe they were sorry for causing me pain. p. 128”

Tags : Bullying Fake Friends Friendship Judgement Outcasts
Author : Jodee Blanco
Source : Please Stop Laughing at Me... One Woman's Inspirational Story

7. “I also often ask my guests about what they consider to be their invisible weaknesses and shortcomings. I do this because these are the characteristics that define us no less than our strengths. What we feel sets us apart from other people is often the thing that shapes us as individuals. This may be especially true of writers and actors, many of whom first started to develop their observational skills as a result of being sidelined from typical childhood or adolescent activities because of an infirmity or a feeling of not fitting in. Or so I’ve come to believe from talking to so many writers and actors over the years.”

Tags : Actors Artists Childhood Trauma Defining Moments Defining Yourself Individuality Interview Interviewing Interviews Introspection Journalism Loneliness Not Fitting In Outcasts Personal Development Self Awareness Shortcomings Weaknesses What Makes Us Who We Are What Shapes Us Writers
Author : Terry Gross
Source : All I Did Was Ask: Conversations with Writers, Actors, Musicians, and Artists

8. “Zeena Schreck is a Berlin-based interdisciplinary artist, author, musician/composer, tantric teacher, mystic, animal rights activist, and counter-culture icon known by her mononymous artist name, ZEENA. Her work stems from her experience within the esoteric, shamanistic and magical traditions of which she's practiced, taught and been initiated. She is a practicing Tibetan Buddhist yogini, teaches at the Buddhistische Gesellschaft Berlin and is the spiritual leader of the Sethian Liberation Movement (SLM).”

Tags : Animal Activism Animal Liberation Animals Art Artists Bhakti Composers Inspiration Jivanmukti Magic Magick Musicians Outcasts Sexuality Shamanism Spiritual Journey Spiritual Transformation Spirituality Taboo Breaking Taboos Tantra Vamamarga Women Warriors Zeena Schreck
Author : Zeena Schreck

9. “Kundalini means, according to Zeena ‘She Who is Hidden,’ and points to the dormant goddess in every human being’s body. While the kundalini force is found in muladharachakra, she hypnotizes humans, like maya herself, and renders them slaves to the illusory. Kundalini can only awaken people if she travels up along the spine.'--About Zeena Schreck by Malin Fitger 'Contemporary notions of Kundalini, its background and role within new Western religiosity,' University of Stockholm, 2004”

Tags : Action Buddhism Ecstacy Initiation Jivanmukti Kundalini Kundaliniyoga Left Hand Path Liberation Magic Magick Magick And Faith Outcasts Shamanism Spiritual Journey Spiritual Transformation Spirituality Taking Action Tantra Tantric Buddhism Theology Vamamarga Women Warriors Yoga Zeena Schreck
Author : Zeena Schreck
Source : Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left Hand Path Sex Magic

10. “Nothing could be easier than disturbing a status quo instituted by others; the real work of the sinistercurrent is to break the rules we rigidly establish for ourselves.”-Zeena Schreck for "Contemporary notions of Kundalini, its background and role within new Western religiosity," University of Stockholm, Malin Fitger 2004”

Tags : Action Buddhism Initiation Jivanmukti Left Hand Path Liberation Magic Magick Magick And Faith Revolutionary Self Examination Shamanism Spiritual Journey Spiritual Transformation Spirituality Subversion Taboo Breaking Taking Action Tantric Buddhism Theology Vamamarga Women Warriors Zeena Schreck
Author : Zeena Schreck
Source : Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left Hand Path Sex Magic

11. “A unifying factor between the different traditions and lineages of Tantra, is that it is feminine in nature. It acknowledges the feminine as the basis from which all the practices spring. Therefore, Tantra is by its nature, the understanding that all phenomenal existence, the universe, or cosmos, that we experience is feminine in nature.”

Tags : Animism Autonomy Bhakti Dissident Ecstasy Feminine Principle Freedom Initiation Inspiration Jivanmukti Left Hand Path Magic Revolutionary Self Esteem Self Examination Sexuality Shapeshifter Spiritual Transformation Subversion Taboo Breaking Taboos Vamamarga Women Warriors Zeena Schreck
Author : Zeena Schreck

12. “Zeena Schreck believes that the right-hand path and the left-hand path have traditionally had the same end goal; it is only the method that is different and the fact that adepts on the left-hand path seek liberation in this life.--About Zeena Schreck by Malin Fitger 'Contemporary notions of Kundalini, its background and role within new Western religiosity,' University of Stockholm, 2004”

Tags : Buddhism Dissident Initiation Liberation Magick Materialism Versus Spiritualism Outcasts Revolutionary Shamanism Sorcery Spiritual Journey Spiritual Transformation Spirituality Subversion Taboo Breaking Taboos Taking Action Tantra Theology Vamamarga Zeena Schreck
Author : Zeena Schreck
Source : Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left Hand Path Sex Magic

13. “In order to understand why one chooses to be a Tantric practitioner, there has to be an understanding of cause and effect, cyclic existence, the awareness that the reality that we think we are seeing is not reality as it really truly is. So enlightenment is seeing reality with bare awareness, non-conceptual reality.”

Tags : Autonomy Bhakti Disillusionment Dissident Freedom Illusion Independence Initiation Inspiration Jivanmukti Left Hand Path Magic Outcasts Reality Revolutionary Self Examination Sexuality Shamanism Spiritual Ecstasy Spirituality Subversion Taboo Breaking Taboos Tantra Tantric Buddhism Truth Vamamarga Zeena Schreck
Author : Zeena Schreck

14. “Zeena believes that the breaking of taboos creates access to blocked energy that is let loose in a forceful way. The left-hand path is about consciously breaking with a ‘sleepwalker orthodoxy’ to be able to act as a fully awaken and conscious individual. In her book, George Orwell (1984) is quoted: “Orthodoxy means not thinking – not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.” At the same time she notes that the left-hand path is the ‘way of action’. It is not about intellectual contemplation, or worse, just reading about action.'About Zeena Schreck by Malin Fitger from: Contemporary notions of Kundalini, its backgroundand role within new Western religiosity, University of Stockholm, 2004”

Tags : Buddhism Dissident Jivanmukti Left Hand Path Liberation Magic Magick Magick And Faith Materialism Versus Spiritualism Outcasts Revolutionary Self Examination Shamanism Sorcery Spiritual Journey Spiritual Transformation Spirituality Subversion Taboo Breaking Taboos Tantra Tantric Buddhism Theology Vamamarga Women Warriors
Author : Zeena Schreck
Source : Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left Hand Path Sex Magic

15. “There are Tantrics who deliberately break taboos and social norms and then there are other Tantrics who, by means of their practices and the way that they practice, that to society in general, it may have the appearance of breaking social norms but in fact that is just the manifestation of the progress of their practice.”

Tags : Bhakti Dissident Ecstasy Freedom Independence Initiation Inspiration Jivanmukti Magic Outcasts Self Esteem Sexuality Shamanism Spirituality Subversion Taboos Tantra Vamamarga Women Warriors
Author : Zeena Schreck

16. “In Demons of the Flesh, Zeena describes how Shiva and Shakti are actually ‘two sides of the same deity’. The goal of the initiate on the left-hand path is to become ‘this bisexual twin godhead’ and activate a state of perceptual sexual ecstasy within one's own consciousness. Zeena points out that a corresponding symbolism is found in the western hermeticism in the idea of ‘the inner androgyne.’--About Zeena Schreck by Malin Fitger 'Contemporary notions of Kundalini, its background and role within new Western religiosity,' University of Stockholm, 2004”

Tags : Action Buddhism Dissident Initiation Jivanmukti Left Hand Path Liberation Magic Magick Magick And Faith Materialism Versus Spiritualism Outcasts Revolutionary Self Examination Shamanism Sorcery Spiritual Journey Subversion Taboo Breaking Taboos Taking Action Tantra Tantric Buddhism Vamamarga Women Warriors Zeena Schreck
Author : Zeena Schreck
Source : Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left Hand Path Sex Magic

17. “One of the biggest dangers on the left-hand path, according to Zeena, is that the initiate often adheres to the need of ‘maintaining his personality’, even when consciousness expands beyond every known border. The left-hand path requires, [...] that certain aspects of the self dies, something which she believes to be elucidated in the tantric death symbolism.--About Zeena Schreck by Malin Fitger 'Contemporary notions of Kundalini, its background and role within new Western religiosity,' University of Stockholm, 2004”

Tags : Action Buddhism Death Death Symbolism Dissident Initiation Left Hand Path Liberation Magic Magick Materialism Versus Spiritualism Outcasts Renunciation Revolutionary Self Examination Self Identity Shamanism Spiritual Journey Spiritual Transformation Subversion Taboo Breaking Taboos Tantra Tantric Buddhism Theology Vamamarga Women Warriors
Author : Zeena Schreck
Source : Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left Hand Path Sex Magic

18. “Our Father who art in nature, who has given the gift of survival to the coyote, the common brown rat, the English sparrow, the house fly and the moth, must have a great and overwhelming love for no-goods and blots-on-the-town and bums, and Mack and the boys. Virtues and graces and laziness and zest. Our Father who art in nature.”

Tags : Cannery Row God John Steinbeck Nature Outcasts Society
Source : Cannery Row

19. “We may wonder what is going on in the back of the mind and what betides in the mood of some people who live on the edge of isolation and emotional poverty. They belong to life’s outcasts: deserted by affection, deprived of physical or lingual contact and finally reduced to silence. ("Why didn't he ask ? ")”

Tags : Affection Contact Deprived Deserted Edge Emotional Isolation Life Mind Mood Outcasts Physical Poverty Silence

20. “The earth is not just for the clever and the strong.”

Tags : Life Meaning Of Life Outcasts Purpose Of Life

21. “Did all outcasts come to this realization at a certain point in life? That being outcast from a bogus and pornographic society actually was a good thing? I hoped so. I hoped there was an army of us out there, smiling about it that very moment.”

Tags : Outcasts
Author : A.S. King
Source : Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

22. “The earth is not just for the clever and the strong. It must be possible even for weak and pitiful creatures — like himself and this old dog — to make some contribution in their lifetime.”

Tags : Contributions Life Outcasts Purpose In Life

23. “To create, and to confront, one has to be an outcast.”

Tags : Art Outcasts
Author : Masha Gessen
Source : Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot

24. “The people of God cannot be changed until the outcasts are restored to its body.”

Tags : Catholic Church Outcasts People Of God Umberto Eco
Author : Umberto Eco
Source : The Name of the Rose

25. “Then the wooden benches along the walls, where so many outcasts had slept, would be lit by a sort of slow, clocked lightning til the bulb steadied and fastened its tiny feral fury upon the center of the room like a single sullen and manic eye. To burn on there with a steady hate. Til morning wearied and dimmed it away to nothing more than some sort of little old lost gray child of a district-station moon, all its hatred spent.”

Tags : Benches Bulbs Junkies Outcasts Rooms
Author : Nelson Algren
Source : The Man With the Golden Arm

26. “There was a certain freedom in being on the outside. He watched instead of being watched.”

Tags : Outcasts
Author : Amy Zhang
Source : Falling into Place

27. “See how community is only a good thing when you're a part of it.”

Tags : Isolation Loneliness Longing Outcasts
Author : Sara Baume

28. “It had been bound to happen. If anything, technology created a space for the strange and the afraid. Some would argue that the environment had created those people, but I doubted that. Those who flocked to technology as a place to hide and to fit in would have found something else, but instead they found another life.”

Tags : Cyberpunk Scifi Outcasts Virtual Reality
Author : J.P. Carver
Source : DataTrigger

29. “The outcast lepers would like to drag everything down in their ruin. And they become all the more evil, the more you cast them out; and the more you depict them as a court of lemurs who want your ruin, the more they will be outcast.”

Tags : Discrimination Outcasts Racism
Author : Umberto Eco
Source : The Name of the Rose

30. “To seek Truth is automatically a calling for the innate dissident and the subversive; howmany are willing to give up safety and security for the perilous life of the spiritual revolutionary? Howmany are willing to truly learn that their own cherished concepts are wrong? Striking provocative ormysterious poses in the safety of Internet [social media] is far easier than taking the risks involved inthe hard work of genuine initiation.”

Tags : Anti Social Media Dissidents Outcasts Revolutionary Spirit Self Examination Spiritual Transformation Spirituality Subversion Truth Uncertainty
Author : Zeena Schreck

31. “It doesn't matter if you're born in a duck yard, so long as you are hatched from a swan's egg!”

Tags : Aspirations Beauty Dreams Ducks Empowerment Fairy Tales Outcasts Potential Swans Ugliness Underdogs
Source : The Ugly Duckling