1. 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.
2. We recognize that our human intelligence gives us a
unique responsibility toward our environment.
We seek to live in
harmony with Nature, in ecological balance offering fulfilment to all
and consciousness within an evolutionary concept.
3. We acknowledge a depth of power far greater than is
apparent to the average person. Because it is far greater than
ordinary, it is sometimes called "supernatural," but we see it as lying
within that which is naturally potential to all.
4. We conceive of the Creative Power in the Universe as
manifesting through polarity - as masculine and feminine - and that
this same creative Power lives in all living beings, and functions
interaction of the masculine and feminine. We value neither above the
other, knowing each to be supportive of the other. We value
unrestricted sexuality as pleasure, as the symbol and embodiment of
Life, and as one of the sources of energies used in magickal practice
and religious worship.
5. We recognize both outer worlds and inner, or
psychological worlds - sometimes known as the Spiritual World, the
Collective Unconscious, the Inner Planes, 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 necessary for our fulfilment.
6. We do not recognize any authoritarian hierarchy, but
do honour 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 views the world and lives within it - a world
view and philosophy of life, which we identify as Witchcraft or the
8. Calling oneself "Witch" does not make a Witch - but
neither does heredity itself, or the collecting of titles, degrees, and
initiations. A Witch simply seeks to control the forces within
that make life possible in order to live wisely and well, without harm
to others, and in harmony with Nature.
9. We acknowledge that it is the affirmation and
fulfilment 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 it. We honour ancestors who have come before us
who have contributed more or less to who we are.
10. Our only animosity toward Christianity, or any other
religion or philosophy-of-life, is to the extent that its institutions
have claimed to be "the one true right and only way" and have sought to
deny freedom to others and to suppress other ways of religious
practices and belief.
11. As Witches, we are not threatened by debates on the
history of the Craft, the origins 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 do we accept the concept that personal benefits can only be
derived by denial to another.