Principles of the Wiccan Belief 1.- We practice rites to attune ourselves with the natural rythm of life forces marked by the phases of the Moon and the seasonal Quarters and Cross Quarters. 2.- 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 fullfilment to life and consciousness within an evolutionary concept. 3.- We acknowledge a depth of power for greater than apparent to the average person. Because it es for greater than ordinary, it is sometimes called "supernatural", but we see it as lying within that wich is naturally potential to all. 4.- We concieve of the Creative Power in the Universe as manifesting though polarity - as masculine and feminine - and that this same Creative Power lives in all people, and functions trough the interaction of the masculine and the feminine. We value neither (gender) above the other, knowing each to be supportive of the other. We value sex as pleasure, as the symbol and embodiement of life, ans as one of the sources of energies used in magickal practice and religious worship. 5.- We recognize both outer worlds and inner of psychological, world sometimes known as Spiritual World, the Collective Unconscious, Inner Plans, 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 neccessary 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 view the world and lives within it - a view and philosophy of life which we identify as Witchcraft - The Wiccan Way. 8.- Calling oneself "Witch" does not make a Witch, but neither does heredity itself, nor the collecting of titles, degrees and initiations. A Witch seeks to control the forces within herself that make life possible in order to live wisely and will without harm to other and in harmony with Nature. 9.- We believe in the affirmation and fulfillment of life in a continuation of evolution and development of consciousness giving meaning to the Universe we know and our personal role within it. 10.- Our only animosity towards Christianity, or toward any other religion or philosophy of life is the extent that its institutions have claimed to be "the only way" and have sought to deny freedom to others and to supress other ways of religious practice and belief. 11.- We are not threatened by debates on history of the Craft, the origin 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 accept that personal benefit can be derived only by denial to another. 13.- We believe that we should seek within Nature that which is contributory to our health and well-being.
The Wiccan Rede Bide the 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 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 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 slow Elder be the Lady's tree Burn it not or cursed you'll be When the wheel begins to run Let the Beltane fires burn When the wheel has turned to Yule Light the log and the Horned One rules Heed te flower, bush and tree By the Lady, Blessed Be Where the rippling waters go Cast a stone and truth you'll know When you have a true need Hearken not to other's 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 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.