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~ Principles of Wiccan/PaganBeliefs ~

A: 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.

B: We recognize that our intelligence gives us the unique responsibility toward our environment and each other. We seek to live in harmony with NATURE, in ecological balance offering fulfilment to life and consciousness within an
evolutionary concept.

C: We acknowledge a depth of power far greater than is apparent to the average
person. Because it is far greater than the ordinary, it is sometimes called
"supernatural" but we see it as laying within that which is a naturally potential to all.

D: We believe in the Creative Power in the Universe as manifesting through masculine and feminine...and that this same creative Power lives in all people, and the functions through the interaction of the masculine and feminine.We value neither one above the other, knowing each to be supportive of the other. We value sexuality as pleasure; the symbol and embodiment of life, and as one of the sources of energies used in magical practice and religious worship.
1: Ones sexuality should not be used for coercion to gain power, fame or friends.

E: We do not recognize any authoritarian hierarchy, but do honour those who teach,
respect those who share their knowledge and wisdom, and acknowledge those who actually courageously give of themselves in leadership for the "CRAFT" not one out to impress others or gain followers or fakes.

F: We acknowledge that it is the affirmation and fulfilment of life, in a continuation
of evolution and development of consciousness, (some in this community don't have and don't even try, but like to take credit in things unworked for themselves.) That gives meaning to the Universe we know, and to our personal role within it.

G: We see religion, magic, 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.

H: Calling oneself "WITCH" does not make a Witch-but neither does heredity
itself, or the collecting of titles, degrees, initiations and nest/group co-ordinators. 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. Our only animosity towards Christianity, or toward any other philosophy of life, is to the extent
that its institutions have claimed to be "the one and true way" and have sought to deny freedom to others and to suppress other ways of religious practices and beliefs.

I: As American Witches, we are not threatened by debates on the history of the
Craft, origins of various terms, the legitimacy of various aspects of different traditions. We are concerned with our present, and future.
1: We in the Wiccan Community must police ourselves and protect ourselves from those who exploit from within and only follow our Rede when its convenient!

J: 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 make those suffer by race, appearance, how their income is made, or sexual orientation.

K: We work within Nature for that which is contributory to our health and well being.

L: We acknowledge that reading one book or others doesn't make one an expert, only time/age/experience can do that. So take notes when studying...

By Rev. High Priest Hawk Brown