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All Acts of Love and Pleasure Are My Rituals (6/29/14)

26:06 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Ms. Deborah Lipp.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Within my body are all the sacred places of the world, and the most profound pilgrimage I can ever make is within my own body.”
–Saraha

“It is only by grounding our awareness in the living sensation of our bodies that the ‘I Am,’ our real presence, can awaken.”
–G.I. Gurdjieff

“If any thing is sacred the human body is sacred.”
–Walt Whitman

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From The Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley
“A Country Fair for those mad with love” by Ramprasad

SERMON
“All Acts of Love and Pleasure Are My Rituals”
Ms. Deborah Lipp

CLOSING WORDS

TODAY’S SERVICE IS BEING LED BY MS. DEBORAH LIPP.
Deborah Lipp is a well-known member of the Neo-Pagan community and an author on topics related to Paganism, Wicca, and the occult. Her focus is traditional Wicca, also known as Neo-Pagan Witchcraft. Deborah became a Witch in 1982, a High Priestess in 1986, and has been teaching Wicca and running Pagan circles ever since. In addition to writing seven books, she’s been published in many Pagan publications and has lectured all over the U.S. and the world. Deborah has appeared in various media discussing Wicca, most notably on the A&E documentary Ancient Mysteries: Witchcraft in America. She has also appeared on MSNBC, in The New York Times, and in many smaller TV and print sources. By day, Deborah is a Business Analyst. She lives in Rockland County, New York, with her spouse Melissa and an assortment of cats.

Liturgist: Laura Stakiwicz

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

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About The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair is welcoming of all seekers after truth, beauty, justice and compassion cherishing their diversity of race, gender, sexual identity and orientation, religious background and perspective on life. We are a liberal religious community seeking transformation in our hearts, our homes, our community and our world. We come together to * Create a spiritual community that nurtures and inspires us as we search for meaning in our lives. * Reach out and welcome all who wish to be part of our community because diversity of race, culture, sexual orientation, and economic background enriches us all. * Guide and challenge our children in their lifelong journey of discovery and spiritual growth. * Explore religious and cultural traditions so that we may honor our differences and our common ground. * Take responsibility for helping to solve the problems of our community. * Promote social and economic justice, furthering our work to dismantle racism, homophobia, and all forms of oppression. * Celebrate artistic creation as a spiritual element of life. * Respect the beauty and mystery of nature by actively preserving our environment. * Invest our personal resources to build and sustain this community of aspiration. * Act together to keep this covenant alive. We are Unitarian Universalists, building upon our heritage as advocates for the rights and dignity of all. Our spiritual leaders are Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael and Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael, Co-Senior Ministers.

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