Then she raised the hoe above her head. -Eudora Welty
A Slave's Prayer
I offer myself to your will,
To better serve your needs.
I offer myself to be your tool,
For my path is one of usefulness.
I offer myself to be used,
For to be used is to be valued.
I offer myself to be honed
To give me a finer edge.
I offer myself to be changed,
That I may become a vessel,
A manifestation of your will.
Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend, based on the historical Johann Georg Faust (c. 1480–1540).Faust is a scholar who is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life, which leads him to make a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. The Faust legend has been the basis for many literary, artistic, cinematic, and musical works that have reinterpreted it through the ages. "Faust" and the adjective "Faustian" imply a situation in which an ambitious person surrenders moral integrity in order to achieve power and success for a delimited term.
The Goddess Babalon is also known as The Scarlet Woman, the Great Mother, and the Mother of Abominations. In her most abstract form, she represents sexual impulse and the liberated woman. She is sometimes referred to as a sacred whore.
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.