"I did not know I was on a search for passionate aliveness; I only knew I was lonely and lost and that something was drawing me deeper beneath the surface of my life in search of something. There is a hunger in people to go to those deep depths; to know that our lives are sacred, that our hearts are truly capable of love. It is a yearning to be all that we can be. A longing for what is real."
— Anne Hillman, The Dancing Animal Woman: A Celebration of Life
"There can be no rebirth without a dark night of the soul, a total annihilation of all that you believed in and thought that you were."