„Conflict cannot be avoided, but perhaps it can be confined to a mental theater.“

Origine: Vamps and Tramps (1994), "No Law in the Arena: A Pagan Theory of Sexuality", p. 94
Contesto: A pagan education would sharpen the mind, steel the will, and seduce the senses. Our philosophy should be both contemplative and pugilistic, admitting aggression (as Christianity does not) as central to our mythology. The beasts of passion must be confronted, and the laws of nature understood. Conflict cannot be avoided, but perhaps it can be confined to a mental theater.

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