The Wiccan Rede Bide the Wiccan Law ye must, In perfect love and perfect
trust Live and let live, Fairly take and fairly give. Cast the circle thrice about to keep the evil spirits out. To
bind the spell every time Let the spell be spoke in rhyme. Soft of eye and light of touch, Speak little, Listen
much. Deosil go by the waxing moon, Chanting out the Witches' Rune. Widdershins go by the waning moon, Chanting
out the baneful rune. When the Lady's moon is new, Kiss the hand to her times two. When the moon rides at her
peak, Then you'll hearts desire seek, Heed the North winds mighty gale, Lock the door and drop the sail. When
the wind comes from the South, Love will kiss thee on the mouth. When the wind blows from the West, Departed souls
will have no rest. When the wind blows from the East, Expect the new and set the feast. Nine woods in the cauldron
go, Burn them fast and burn them slow. Elder be the Lady's tree, Burn it not or cursed you'll be. When the
wheel begins to turn, Let the Beltane fires burn. When the wheel has turned to Yule, Light the log and the horned
one rules. Heed ye flower, bush, and tree, By the Lady, blessed be. Where the rippling waters go, Cast a stone
and truth you'll know. When ye have a true need, Hearken not to others greed. With a fool no seasons spend, Lest
ye be counted as his friend. Merry meet and Merry part, Bright the cheeks and warm the heart. Mind the Threefold
Law you should, Three times bad and three times good. When misfortune is enow, Wear the blue star on thy brow.
True in love ever be, Lest thy lover's false to thee. Eight words the Wiccan rede fulfill, An ye harm none,
do what ye will.
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WitchCraft The Basics
WitchCraft The Basics! Here
Is the bottom line... in my opion anyway.
The Principles of Belief The Principles of Belief, as set forth by the American Council of Witches, are:
1. We practice rites to
attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of life forces marked by the phases of the Moon and the seasonal quarters and cross-quarters.
We recognize that our intelligence gives us a unique responsibility toward our environment. We seek to live in harmony with
nature, in ecological balance offering fulfillment to life and consciousness within an evolutionary concept.
acknowledge a depth of power far greater than is apparent to the average person. Because it is far greater than ordinary,
it is sometimes called "supernatural", but we see it as lying within that which is naturally potential to all.
conceive of the Creative Power in the Universe as manifesting through polarity -- as masculine and feminine -- and that this
same creative Power lives in all people, and functions through the interaction of the masculine and feminine. We value neither
above the other, knowing each to be supportive of the other. We value sexuality as pleasure, as the symbol and embodiment
of Life, and as one of the sources of energies used in magickal practice and religious worship.
5. We recognize both
outer worlds and inner, or psychological worlds -- sometimes known as the Spiritual World, the Collective Unconscious, the
Inner Planes, etc. -- and we see in the interaction of these two dimensions the basis for paranormal phenomena and magickal
exercises. We neglect neither dimension for the other, seeing both as necessary for our fulfillment.
6. We do not recognize
any authoritarian hierarchy, but do honor those who teach, respect those who share their greater knowledge and wisdom, and
acknowledge those who have courageously given of themselves in leadership.
7. We see religion, magick, and wisdom-in-living
as being united in the way one views the world and lives within it -- a world view and philosophy of life, which we identify
as Witchcraft or the Wiccan Way.
8. Calling oneself "Witch" does not make a Witch -- but neither does heredity itself,
or the collecting of titles, degrees, and initiations. A Witch seeks to control the forces within him/herself that make life
possible in order to live wisely and well, without harm to others, and in harmony with nature.
9. We acknowledge that
it is the affirmation and fulfillment of life, in a continuation of evolution and development of consciousness, that gives
meaning to the Universe we know, and to our personal role within it.
10. Our only animosity toward Christianity, or
toward any other religion or philosophy-of-life, is to the extent that its institutions have claimed to be "the one true right
and only way" and have sought to deny freedom to others and to suppress other ways of religious practices and belief.
As American Witches, we are not threatened by debates on the history of the Craft, the origins of various terms, the legitimacy
of various aspects of different traditions. We are concerned with our present, and our future.
12. We do not accept
the concept of "absolute evil," nor do we worship any entity known as "Satan" or "the Devil" as defined by Christian Tradition.
We do not seek power through the suffering of others, nor do we accept the concept that personal benefits can only be derived
by denial to another.
13. We work within nature for that which is contributory to our health and well-being.