I totally believe in magic. Because my life, I think, has been very magic,
and magical things have come true for me time after time after time.
is always magic to be summoned at any point. I love to live in a world of magic,
but not a fake world of magic. We all really basically have a lot of magic....it's
only those of us that choose to accept it, that really understand it. It's there
for everyone. That's the only thing that I feel that I am able to give to people
and that's why I know that they respond to me because I try to give them only
their own magic...not mine, but theirs.
[DJ: You used to think you were a witch. ] Yes
why mysticism has always been a part of her work] Because having a little bit
of the spiritual is ultimately better than having none. ... A long, long time
ago I decided I was going to have a kind of mystical presence, so I made my clothes,
my boots, my hair, and my whole being go with that. But it wasn't something I
just made up at that point. It's the way I've always been. I've always believed
in good witches-not bad witches-and fairies and angels.
I love Halloween ...[and] I love haunting, haunted melodies. I've never been,
and probably never will be, a down-home rock 'n' roll songwriter. I try to add
that extra, spooky dimension to whatever I do. I want my songs to sort of step
a little bit into the bizarre.
I feel there are good spirits everywhere when I am writing my songs, helping
me. I just feel them and feel good. And it's not stupid or mystical or weird.
I just get good feelings from ~ I don't know ~ the air.
her past lives] I think I spent a lot of time in old churches, like a monk. I'm
very comfortable around that kind of music, with that kind of creeping around,
with being very quiet. My ballet teacher believes that my head was cut off in
another life, too. I totally give with my body except for my neck. Even if I go
to the beauty salon, I can't put my head back. They have to hold it or it will
drop. The same thing happens when I dance or get a massage. It's very weird.
[On why she doesn't like to talk about her past lives] I think that side of
your consciousness is sort of its own thing, and I don't want to bring that too
much into this life. It's like a quiet inspiration.
[During the late 70s Fleetwood Mac] Was a huge moneymaking machine, with limos
and jets and drugs and crazy people all around all the time. That's why I really
hated that time in my life, because the spiritual sort of went away. It has taken
awhile to get it all back.
[On maintaining her spirituality] It's not easy. But I can't do what I do if
I don't retain some innocence and spirituality. You'd see a definite change in
my lyrics if I became hardened. I'm not interested in existing on that critical
level most people live on.
I think there is definitely a God. I think there was definitely an angel with
me all the way through the bad times. Somebody keeping me safe. I feel very spiritual
now. I really believe that God makes my music good and makes me able to deliver
it and makes me able to not look or feel fifty. I mean, there has to be some outside
help-this can't all be happening on its own.
I am religious. I wasn't raised in any religion, because we were always moving
when I was a kid and didn't get involved in any church. But I believe there have
been angels with me constantly through these last 20 years, or I wouldn't be alive.
I pray a lot. In the last few years I've asked for things from God, and he's given
them to me. And there were things I thought were gonna kill me, and he fixed them....I
was destroying this gift that God gave me and asked for help. Now I'm happy, even
outside my music, and enjoying my life.
[On Death] I'm not afraid of it at all. But I try to get as much done as I
can, because you don't know how long you're going to be here. That's why it's
important that I type a page or two every night-even if that's at 11 A.M. See,
I think you live on earth a certain number of times until you finish what it is
that you were meant to do here. And then you go on. I don't think I'll be back.
I think I'm done.