A note upon the ritual of the Wine and Cakes. It is said that in olden
days ale or mead was often used instead of wine. It is said that
spirits or anything can be used, "so long as it has life" (i.e. has a
All are brothers and sisters, for this reason; that even the High
Priestess must submit to the scourge.
The only exception to the rule that a man only be initiated by a woman
and a woman by a man, is that a mother may initiate her daughter and a
father his son, because they are part of themselves.
A woman may impersonate either the God or the Goddess, but a man may
only impersonate the God.
Ever remember, if tempted to admit or boast of belonging to the cult,
you may be endangering your brothers and sisters. For though now the
fires of persecution have died down, who knows when they may be revived
? Many priests have knowledge of our secrets and they full well know
that much religious bigotry has died down or calmed down, that many
people would wish to join our cult if the truth were known of its joys
and the churches would lose power. So if we take many recruits we may
loose the fires of persecution against us again. So ever keep the
Those taking part in a rite must know exactly what results they wish to
attain and must keep all their minds firmly fixed on the desired
result, without wavering.
-Published in Janet and Stewart Farrar's "The Witches' Way", from GBG's
Text B/C BOS.