The Nature Of Our Ways
As often as possible, hold the Rites, in the Forests, by the
Seashore, on deserted Mountain Tops or near tranquil Lakes.
If this is impossible a garden or some chamber shall suffice,
if it is reeded with fumes or flowers. Seek out Wisdom in Books, Rare
Manuscripts and cryptic poems if you will, but seek it out also in
simple Stones and fragile Herbs and in the cries of wild birds.
Listen to the whisperings of the wind and the roar of water
if you would discover Magick, for it is here that the Old Secrets
are preserved. Books contain words; trees contain energies and
Wisdom. Books ne'er dreamt of.
Ever remember that the Old Ways are constantly revealing
themselves. Therefore, be as the river willow that bends and sways with
the wind. That which remains changeless, shall outlive its spirit, but
that which evolves and grows will shine for centuries.
There can be no monopoly on wisdom. Therefore, share what
you will of Our Ways with others who seek them, but Hide Mystic Lore
from the eyes of those who would destroy, for to do otherwise increases
Mock not the Rituals of another, for who can say yours are
greater in Power and Wisdom. Ensure that your actions are honorable,
for all that you do shall return to you three folds, good or Bane.
Be wary of those who would dominate you, who would control and
manipulate your workings and reverences. True reverence for the Goddess
and God occurs within. Look suspicious on any who would twist workship
from you for their own gain and glory, but welcome those Priestesses
and Priests who are suffused with love. Honor all living things for we
are of the bird, the fish, the bee.
Destroy not life, save it be to preserve your own. And this is
the Nature Of Our Way.
So Mote It Be