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Cosmopolitan (the Netherlands)
August 2000

[translated from Dutch]

In search of spirituality
Hollywood into the Lord

Tori Amos:
"God drinks Margaritas up there"

Singer Tori Amos is the daughter of a strong Methodist preacher and a Cherokee mother. She was raised strongly religious and is still very religious herself. Even though she let the traditional religion go. She views her beliefs as a way that helps her to be a better person.

"God exists. He is up there drinking some Margaritas. I'm sure about that. But I don't look at him as someone divine. I rather believe in the spiritual world. That's a very common word to me, nothing strange about it. That's because of my Indian grandfather, who had a large influence on my life. Most of the time I discover the divine in non-western and ancient cultures. Especially in those of the Native Americans."

Tori's spiritual beliefs suit this time completely. She combines the base her parents taught her with the things that inspire her from different cultures. In this way she creates her own individual "'melting pot' spirituality."

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