~ Witches Reed of Chivalry ~
In so far as the Craft of the Wise is the most
ancient and most honorable creed of humankind, it behooves all who are
Witches to act in ways that give respect to the Old Gods, to their
sisters and brothers of the
Craft, and to themselves. Therefore, be it noted
1. Chivalry is a high code of honour which is of most ancient
Celtic Pagan origin, and must be lived by all who follow the Old
2. It must be kenned that thoughts and intent put forth on this
Middle- Earth will wax strong in other worlds beyond, and
return...bringing into creation, on this world, that which had been
sent forth. Thus one should exercise discipline, for "as ye sow, so shall ye
3. It is only by preparing our minds to be as Gods that we can
ultimately attain godhead.
4. "This above
all...to thine own self be true...."
5. A Witch's word must have the validity of a signed and
witnessed oath. Thus, give thy word sparingly, but adhere to it like
6. Refrain from speaking ill of others, for not all truths of
the matter may be known.
7. Pass not unverified words about another, for hearsay is, in
large part, a thing of falsehoods.
8. Be thou honest with others, and have them known that honesty
is likewise expected of them.
9. The fury of the moment plays folly with the truth; to keep
one's head is a virtue.
10. Contemplate always the consequences of thine acts upon
others. Strive not to harm another.
11. Though there may be differences between those of the Old
Ways, diverse covens and circles may well have diverse views. These
views, even if they are different than yours, should always be given
respect. When a coven, circle, clan, or grove is visited or joined, one
should discern quietly their practices, and
12. Dignity, a
gracious manner, and a good humour are much to be
13. As a Witch, thou hast power, and thy powers wax strongly as
wisdom increases. Therefore exercise discretion in the use
14. Courage and honour endure forever. Their echoes remain when
the mountains have crumbled to dust.
15. Pledge friendship and fealty to those who so warrant.
Strengthen others of the Brethren and they shall strengthen
16. Thou shalt not reveal the secrets of another Witch or
another Coven. Others have laboured long and hard for them, and
cherish them as treasures.
17. Those who follow the mysteries should be above reproach in
the eyes of the world, and should always seek to make this
18. The laws of the land should be obeyed whenever possible and
within reason, for in the main they have been chosen with wisdom for
the well- being of
19. Have pride in thyself, and seek perfection in body and in
mind. For the Lady hath said, "How canst thou honour another unless
thou give honour to thyself
20. Those who seek the Mysteries should consider themselves as
select of the Gods, for it is they who lead the race of humankind to
the highest of thrones and beyond the
from the Celtic Connection