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13 Basic Principles Of Witchcraft
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
The 13 basic principles of Witchcraft, written by The American Council of Witches in the
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 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
livves in all people, and functions through the interaction of the masculine and feminine. We value neither above the other
knowing each to be supportive of the other. We value 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 fulfillment.
6. We do not recognize any authoritarian
hierarchy, but do honor those who teach, respect those who share their greater knowledge and wisdom, and acknowledge those
who have courageously given to 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 Wiccan Way.
8. Calling oneself "Witch" does not make a Witch - but neither does heredity itself, or the collecting
of titles, degrees and initiations. A Witch seeks to 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 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 it.
10. Our only animosity toward Christianity, or toward 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 American Witches, we are not threatened by debates on the history
of the Craft, the origins various terms, the legitimacy of various aspects of different traditions. We are concerned with
our present and 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.
13. We work within Nature
for that which is contributory to our health and well-being.