Wiccan Rede Wiccan Commandment Principals of Wiccan Beliefs
What it Means to Be a Member of the Wiccan Clergy

Witch's Manifesto To Be A Witch Witch's Pyramid
Witch's Creed Laws & Tenets of Witchcraft
Eleven Things Every Witch Should Know Thirteen Goals of a Witch

Green Magick's Rules of Conduct A Verbal Blessing of the Green Witch

The Modern Witch's Manifesto

I am a witch.
That is sufficient for you to know.
Witches need not disclaim the Wiccan tradition/religion nor apologize to its members for what they are and are not.
We are part of a long and proud tradition of the art, craft, philosophy, and way of life that is Witchcraft.
We were here before Wicca and we will be here after.
We are set apart.
Simply naming yourself “witch” does not make you a witch any more than naming yourself “neurologist” makes you a brain surgeon.
To be a witch requires study, learning, practice, experience and talent.
Being a witch is a calling, not a choice.
You either are or you aren’t.
The lot is cast at birth by the Universe and there is nothing you can do about it.
Not everyone can be a concert pianist or a best-selling author; not everyone can be a witch.
Wicca is a religion.
Witchcraft is a craft.
The comparison of the two is a comparison of apples and oranges.
Witchcraft can be used to express the religion Wicca just as sculpting can be used to express Christianity.
However, Wicca is not Witchcraft anymore than Catholicism is sculpting.
Witchcraft is not a religion, the witch is free to believe or not believe as they wish.
Witches may worship a Goddess, a rock, Satan, Will Rogers, The Force or nothing at all.
It is the witch’s choice how to relate to the Universe and none may gainsay that choice.
The witch is self-empowered and relies on no one else to get through life.
This means we make our own moral choices, form our own ethics, and decide our own course.
An artificial morality may not be forced upon us.
We will not be intimidated with “karma” or threats of “three-fold” retribution.
We will not be told that these will “get us no matter what we believe.”
The wisdom we hold is sacred and has been handed down from the Ancients through many generations.
Our families and traditions have perfected it and people hav4e both lived and died for it.
We will not bear the insult of being told that we are wrong because what we know and practice does not agree with the author of some shallow, mass marketed book from the New Age shelf at Barnes & Noble.
Being a witch does not require you to be a Socialist, a Democrat, a feminist, ecologically conscious, politically correct, or even socially acceptable.
Each witch makes her own way through the world and sets the terms and conditions of how they interact with it.
Externally imposed ideas of “right and wrong” and “good and bad” have no meaning to the witch.
Witches live and work from within the shadow.
This is the ancient and honorable way.
We are called out from the Coven and wish to live separately from them.
We don’t need nor even want good public relations.
We are not concerned with being “persecuted” or fighting for our “civil rights.”
Our validation comes from within ourselves, not from the President, the media, the Christian church or the IRS.
We are unique individuals and no one speaks for us.
Wiccans may not say what witches believe or how witches think.
We have no problem allowing others to follow the course that they choose –
or assisting them in it – so long as they afford us the same courtesy.
We are not your enemies or your adversaries.
We just want the right to be who and what we are; the same right you claim for yourselves.
I am a witch.
That is sufficient for you to know.

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To Be A Witch

To be a witch is to love and be loved.
To be a witch is to know everything and nothing at all.
To be a witch is to change the world around you and yourself.
To be a witch is to share and give, while receiving all the while.
To be a witch is to dance and sing, and hold hands with the universe.
To be a witch is to honor the gods, and yourself.
To be a witch is to be magick, not just perform it.
To be a witch is to be honorable, or nothing at all.
To be a witch is to accept others who are not.
To be a witch is to know what you feel is right and good.
To be a witch is to harm none.
To be a witch is to know the ways of the old.
To be a witch is to see beyond the barriers.
To be a witch is to follow the moon.
To be a witch is to be one with the gods.
To be a witch is to study and to learn.
To be a witch is to be the teacher and the student.
To be a witch is to acknowledge the truth.
To be a witch is to live with the Earth, not just on it.
To be a witch is to truly free!

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The Witch's Pyramid
The Witch’s Pyramid is comprised of the four basic principals of Magick:
To Know, To Will, To Dare, and To Keep Silent

To Know

Do you know all of the pertinent facts and details about the situation for which you plan to use magick?
Are you aware of any hidden agendas that the client or you might have in regards to this situation?
Is their or your personal perspective on the situation biased?
Have you heard other sides of the story? Are your sources of information trustworthy?
Have you thought through the long-term consequences of your involvement in the situation on a magickal level?
"To know" is to take the time to find the answers for your self not just take someone’s word for it. To dig and struggle and suffer for the inner wisdom.
"To know" requires meditation, a lot of thought, and the ability to weigh things out.

"To Know" corresponds to the element of Air as it deals with Knowledge and searching for the Wisdom to act wisely. Therefore, "To Know" is on the Eastern most edge of the pyramid and its symbol is incense or a feather. Its color is yellow.

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To Will

Is the action you’re considering in harmony with what you perceive to be your spiritual purpose?
Do you honestly believe that the spell you want to do will be for the ultimate benefit of yourself and all others involved?
Do you honestly want to do a working for this situation, or do you feel pressured in some way to perform?

Here you combine your emotions with your intellect.
As Witches we are always bending and blending our will with that of the Universe to obtain our goals. We use what we learned in "To Know" to aid us in how we feel in the realm of "To Will." Emotions are a very strong thing and can generate a lot of power. In the side of the pyramid of "To Will" we look to see if what we are going to do lines up with our ethics and if it is worth perusing. If it is we continue around the pyramid and if not we find a different way to deal with the issue.

"To Will" corresponds to emotion and inner feelings, and therefore with Water and the West. Its tool is the chalice or a seashell, and the color is blue.

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To Dare

Are you willing to take karmic responsibility for what happens with this working, whether it works or not?
Are you willing to clean up after yourself if the spell goes wrong?
Are you willing to back up the spell with the necessary work on the physical, emotional, and mental level? Or is the spell meant as a “quick fix?”
Do you have any reason to be afraid of people finding out about your involvement?
If called before a Council to justify your actions, could you?

"To Dare" mixes knowledge, emotion, and action.
After what you are doing has passed the litmus test of "To Know" and "To Will" it is then put into action. Here is where you stand before your altar to do the work. You plead your case.

The Dare side of the pyramid deals with action and movement (the real work is done in "To Know" and "To Will"), it is here we do the actual physical labor, or act out the work with symbol. Therefore, "To Dare" is linked to the South, fire, the athame, and the color red.

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To Keep Silent

Would you still be doing a working if no one was ever going to give you credit for it?
Are you motivated by a desire to impress or frighten people, to have control over them or their decisions, or by an honest and simple desire to help?
Have you been asked to act in this situation? Do you have permission from the person(s) involved? Are you pressing others into accepting your help and your opinions?

Power shared is power lost. The more you talk about a working the more power is sent from it to wherever you are projecting it. Magick works the path of least resistance. Everything works this way. The more you talk about it, the more obstacles you put in your path and the greater the chance is that it won’t work. To remain silent being the grounding side (releasing the energy) of the pyramid it belongs to the North and the Earth, its color is green, its tool a rock or a pentacle.

The Witch’s Pyramid is a part of your everyday life. We are always in Circle, the earth is a circle, and we are always on it, and in it. We are a part of the Circle of Life.

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Witch's Creed

Hear now the words of the witches,
The secrets we hid in the night,
When dark was our destiny’s pathway,
That now we bring forth into light.
Mysterious water and fire,
The earth and the wide-ranging air,
By hidden quintessence we know them,
And will keep silent and dare.
The birth and rebirth of all nature,
The passing of winter and spring,
We share with the life universal
Rejoice in the magickal ring.
Four times in the year the Great Sabbat
Returns, and the witches are seen
At Lammas and Candlemas dancing,
On May Eve and old Halloween.
When day-time and night-time are equal,
When sun is at greatest and least,
The four Lesser Sabbats are summoned,
And witches gather in feast.
Thirteen silver moons in a year there are,
Thirteen is the coven’s array.
Thirteen times at Esbats we make merry,
For each golden year and day.
The power that was passed down the age,
Each time between woman and man,
Each century unto the other,
Ere time and the ages began.
When drawn is the magickal circle,
By sword or athame of power,
Its compass between two worlds lies,
In land of the shades for the hour.
The world has no right then to know it,
And the world of beyond will tell naught.
The oldest of gods are invoked there,
The greatest of magick is wrought.
For the two are mystical pillars,
That stand at the gates of the shrine,
And two are the powers of nature,
The forms and the force Divine.
The dark and the night in succession,
The opposites each unto each,
Show forth as a God and a Goddess:
Of this our ancestors teach.
By night he’s the wild wind rider
The Horned One, the King of the Woodland,
The dweller in green forest glades.
She is youthful or old as she pleases,
She sails the torn clouds in her barque,
The bright silver lady of midnight,
The crone who weaves spells in the dark.
The master and mistress of magick,
That dwell in the deeps of the mind,
Immortal and ever renewing,
With power to free or to bind.
And do what you will be the challenge
So be it love that harms none,
For this is the only commandment,
By magick of old, be it done!

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