principles of belief
1.We practice rites to attune ourselfs with the natural rhythm 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 fulfillment to life and consciousness within an evolutionary concept.
3. We acknowledge a depth of power far greater that is apparent to the average person.Because this power is far greater that ordinary, we sometimes call this force "supernatural",but we see this power as lying within that which is naturally potencial to all.
4.We conceive of the Creative Power in the Universe as manifesting through polarity-as masculine and feminine -asd that this Creative Power lives in all poeple,and functions through the interaction o fthe masculine and feminine.We value neither above the other,knowing each to be supportive of the other.We value sexuality as plesure ,as the symbol and embidimeent of Life.
5.We Recongnize both outer worlds and inner, or psychological,worlds sometimes known as the Spiritual World, the Collective Unconscious,the Inner Planes,et cetera-and we see in the interaction of thses two dimensions the basis for the paranormal phenomena and magickal exercises.We neglect meither domension for the other, seeing both as mecessary for our fulfillment.
6.We do not recongnize any aothoritarian hierarchy,but do honor those who teach,respect those who share thier 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 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.
8.Calling oneself "Witch" does not make a Witch-but neither does heredity itself, nor the collecting of titles,degress,and initiations.A Witch seeks to control the forces within him/herself that make life possible to live wisely and well,without harm to others,and in harmony with nature.
9.We acknowledge that it is the affirmatiom amf fulfillment of life,in a continuation of evolution and development of consciousness,
that gives meaning to the Universe we know,
and to our personal role within that Universe.
10.Our only animosity toward Christianity, or toward any other religion or philosophy of life, is to the extent that these institutions have claimed to be"the one true right and only way"and have sought to deny freedom to other and to suppress other ways of religious practices and belief.
11.As Witches,we do not feel threatened by debates on the history of the Craft,the origins of various terms,the legitimacy of various aspects of the
different traditions.We concren ourselves with the present,and our furture.
12.We do not accept the concept of "absolute evil," nor do we worship any entity known as "Satan" of "the Devil" as defined by
Christians Traditions.We do not seek power through the suffering of other, nor do we accept the concept that personal enefits can only be derived by denial to another.
13.We work within nature for that which is contributory to our health and well-being.Not bound by traditions fromother times and other cultures,we owe no allegiance to any person or power greater than the Divinity manifet through our own being.As Witches, we welcome and respect all life-affirminy tearning.We seek to learn all and to share our learning.We do not wish to open ourselves to the destruction of Wicca by those on self-serving power trips,or to philosophies and practices contradictory to ours,we do not want to deny participation with any person who carries a sincere interest in our knowledge and beliefs,regardless of race,
color,sex,age,national,or cultural origins,
or sexual preference.