The Wiccan Ways
- As often as
possible, hold the rites on deserted
mountaintops. Listen to the whisperings of the
wind and the roar of the water if ye are fain to
learn the magick forests, by the sea, and in
fragile herbs and the cries of wild birds or near
tranquil lakes. If this be impossible, a garden
or some chamber shall suffice, if it is readied
with fumes or flowers.
- Seek out wisdom in
books, rare manuscripts and cryptic poems if you
will, but seek it out also in simple stones, for
it is here that the old secrets are preserved.
- Books contain
words; trees contain energies and wisdom that
books ne er dreamt of.
- Ever remember that
the old ways are constantly revealing themselves.
Therefore, be as the river willow that bends and
sways with the wind. That which remains
changeless shall out live its spirit, but that
which evolves and grows will shine for always.
- Mock not the
rituals or spells of another, for who can say
yours are greater in power and wisdom.
- Be sure your
actions are honourable, for all that you do shall
return to you thrice fold, good or bane.
- Be ever wary of
one who would dominate you, who would control and
manipulate you, in your workings and reverences.
True reverences for the Goddess and the God occur
with in. Look with suspicion on any who would
twist worship from you for their own gain and
glory, but welcome those priestesses and priests
who are suffused with love.
- Honour all living
things, for we are of the bird, the fish and the
bee. Destroy not life, save it be, to preserve
this be the Wiccan Ways.
- We are of the old
ways, among those who walk with the goddess and
god and receive their love.
- Keep the Sabbats
and Esbats to the best of your abilities, for to
do otherwise is to lesson your connections with
the Goddess and God.
- Harm none. This,
the oldest law, is not open to interpretation or
- Shed not blood in
ritual; the Goddess and God need not blood to be
- Those of our way
are kind to all creatures, for hurtful thoughts
are quite draining and arent worth the loss
of energy. Misery is self-created; so too, is
joy, so create joy and disdain misery and
unhappiness. And this is within your power. So
- Thou shall not
reveal the secrets of another of the Craft or
another coven. For others have laboured long and
hard for them.
- Refrain from
speaking ill of others, for not all truths of the
matter may be known.
- Speak not of the
affairs of the craft or of the coven to those who
do not follow the path of the wise. Teach only
what you know, to the best of your ability, to
those students whom seek you out, but teach not
to those who would use your Instructions for
destruction or control. Also, teach not to boost
pride, forever remember: she who teaches for
vainglory shall take little pride in her
handiwork; she who teaches out of love shall be
enfolded in the arms of the Goddess and God.
- Ever remember that
if you would be of our way, keep the Law close to
your heart, for it is the nature of the Wicca to
keep the Law.
- If ever the need
arises, any law may be changed and new laws
written to replace them, so long as the new laws
dont break the oldest law of all:
this is the Law.
- We of the Wicca
believe in the polarity of the Deity.
Therefore, the Goddess and God are revered.
- All souls enjoy a
series of re-incarnations.
- Power can be sent
in non-physical form to affect the world in
positive ways. Therefore we accept both the
practices of Magick and its effectiveness.
- The energies you
send out are the same that you will attract.
- The Earth is a
living, breathing organism - Honour Her always.
- We practice rites
to attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of
the life forces, marked by the phases of the
moon, the seasonal quarters and the cross
- We recognize that
our intelligence gives us a unique responsibility
toward our environment. We seek to live in
harmony with nature.
- We do not
recognize any authoritarian hierarchy, but we do
honour those who teach and respect those who
share their greater knowledge and wisdom.
- Calling oneself
witch does not make a witch. Nor does heredity or
the collecting of titles. A true Witch will use
themselves to control the forces around them in
order to live wisely and well without harm to
others and in harmony with nature.
We do not accept the concept of absolute evil,
nor do we worship any entities that represent
- We do not seek
power through the suffering of others, nor accept
personal gain through denying something of
- We believe that we
should seek within nature that which is
beneficial to our health and well being.
- Wicca accepts
members from both sexes. Racism and prejudice in
any form is not in our nature.
Wicca does not ask for money in exchange of
worship or tutoring.
these BE our beliefs.
- The power shall
not be used to bring harm , or to injure or
control others. But if the need arises, the power
shall be used to protect your life or the lives
- The power is used
only as need dictates.
- The power can be
used for your own gain, as long as by doing so
you harm none.
- Accept not money
for the use of the power, for it quickly controls
- ( be not as those
of other religions )
- Use not the power
for prideful gain, for such cheapens the
mysteries of Wicca and the Magicks.
- Ever remember that
the power is the sacred gift of the Goddess and
God, and should never be misused or abused.
this be the law of the power
Wiccan Laws we 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 spake in rhyme.
Soft of eye and light of touch
speak ye little, listen much.
Deosil go by the waxing moon
chanting out the Witch's Rune.
Widdershins go by the waning moon,
chanting out the baleful rune.
When the Lady's moon is new,
kiss the hand to her times two.
When the moon rides at the peak
then your heart's desire seek.
Heed the North wind's 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 low.
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, 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,
harken not to others' greed.
With a fool no season 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 stone 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 you will".