by Haze

For Manson, "the rivers are veins of our bodies, trees are hairs on our heads, the air our breath." This pantheistic nature worship finds its fullest expression in his development of ATWA (Air, Tree, Water, Animals).

“You are my dad, I’m your mom, you are my wife, I’m your sister, you are my woman, I am your tree, you are my man, I am your brother, you are my sky, I’m your rock, you are my grass and I am your feet, you are my finger and I’m your nose, you are my nothing, I am your something and together we are aliken.”

Charles Milles Manson,
from a letter to Nikolas Schreck
(Source: The Manson File Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman)
Used with permission