AN OPEN LETTER TO A WITCH
I do not know what Tradition you follow. That does not matter.
Indeed, for all I know, you may not follow any of the traditions. You
may be one of those many lonely ones who, for whatever reason, must
worship by 'feel' rather than through any formal coven training or
participation. But whoever you are, and however you worship, all that
matters to me is that you hold
true to the God and the Goddess. My purpose in writing this letter is
to enjoin your aid in destroying that which cripples our Craft.
Dissension is the disease. It is not a cancer,
for it can be cured; and, as with most herbal cures, the best
treatment is that administered internally.
Friend,help spread theBrotherhood andSisterhood ofthe Craft.
do not seek to establish a scale of Wicca purism, (for no two Witches
will ever agree on the relative positions on the scale of even their
own tradition.) There is no one religion for all people, and THERE IS
NO ONE TRADITION FOR ALL WITCHES! Let this be understood, and
accepted. Choose your own path and
leave your neighbor to choose his. Remember the primary tenet: "AN
IT HARM NONE, DO WHAT THOU WILT."
Yetnever forget:"An it harmnone..." If your pathleads to sex
rites, to homosexuality, to phallic-initiation...do not pt it foreward
as "THE WICCAN WAY". It is only A Wiccan way, one of MANY. And by
the same token, if a path so presented is not your way, do not decry
it simply because it is not your way. Who are you to say another is
wrong, so long as it harms none.
Strive for honesty, friend. Do not make false Craft claims,
whether of position, heredity, lineage, or whatever. If you have a
quarrel with someone, seek out the one you disagree with, rather than
utilize perhaps unreliable intermediaries. do not spread unfound
rumors and question those who do so. News of battle makes more
exciting reading than news of peace. Why, then, provide battle news
for publication when the serenity of the Craft is what we should be
We have come along way, myfriend, in a fewshort years. Let
us move on along our chosen paths till we emerge - as we will -
accepted and respected by ALL as a religion in our own right.
Help usbring anend to washingour dirty linenin public. There
will always be disagreements, there will always be those who cannot
tolerate others, but they are in the minority and so they should
remain, if you wish. But do not deny them their right to those
Friend, weare Children ofthe Universe, andChildren ofthe God
and the Goddess. Let us try to remember that, and live in Peace.
Blessed Be, and Merry Part!
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