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                                  THE NEW BOOK OF THE LAW 
          [sources: The Book of The Law, The Old Laws for the Old Religion, The 
          Great Book of the Law, The Dragon Law] 
          Preface: In  my years of teaching  and running a group,  I have always
          had a dissatisfaction with the popular  "Book of the Law" available to
          most Seekers. I felt it to be too archaic in its  wording and perspec-
          tive -- and while it was valuable in the Burning Times, it simply does
          not  deal with the concerns  and needs of  "modern-day" Witches.  Over
          the years I became familiar with several other sets of Laws.  Each  of
          these had many  good points, yet they also had  their disadvantages as
          Recently,  I decided to  do something daring  -- I took  the four dif-
          ferent  versions of  the Laws which  I had, and  combined and reworked
          them.  I deleted what was no longer pertinent or meaningful, rewording
          others  to make  them  clearer and  more  understandable, as  well  as
          throwing in a few new ones which I felt had been lacking. 
          I believe that  what has evolved  out of this  work is  a set of  Laws
          are readable, usable, and most importantly, pertinent to the needs of 
          today's Witches and Neo-Pagans.  It is with these thoughts and hopes 
          that I would like to share them with you.  If you should find merit or
          worth in  them, then I will  feel as though I  have accomplished some-
          thing. The  material in this booklet  has not been copyrighted, so you
          may reproduce  the Laws for students  or  friends, or  reprint them in
          your  publication.  It is my sincere hope that the New Book of the Law
          will be of use to the Craft Community. 
                                              Blessed Be,  Lady Galadriel 
          PART ONE
          1. The Laws were created to give our lives form and order, that all 
          might be   balanced throughout all of the  planes.  In truth there are
          two  sets of laws which  govern us --  one sets forth the  ways of the
          Wiccan, and  the other the ways  of the Universe.  Both are important,
          both should  be observed with  respect and   treated with honor.   The
          Laws were shaped and molded to teach us, to advise us,  and to counsel
          us in our time of mortal life on earth. 
          2. Honor the Gods, for They are the channels and the manifestation of 
          the Source.   Honor yourself,  for this  force also  lies within  you.
          Love  the Gods  as  They  love you,  and by  loving yourself  and your
          brothers and sisters,  so the  Gods  shall honor you. As the  love and
          joy of a man and a woman [or "lover  and beloved" -- LAH]  flowers and
          grows when  nurtured with  respect, and cultivated  with understanding
          and honor, so should you love the Gods. 
          3. The Goddess is the  Great Mother, and the God is the  Great Father,
          and we are   Their children; and  we shall worship Them,  for They are
          the rulers of  the Universe, and  all that is  therein.  Therefore,  O
          Children of  the Gods, try Them   not, nor  attempt to test  Them, for
          They shall show you that he Ways of the  Craft are not to be belittled
          or mocked. 


          4. Let the Power of the Craft flow from you only in love -- or not at 
          all.   For   it has always  been known  that the energy  webs which we
          weave and maintain shall  eventually return to encircle their creator.
          Thus our works become either the  net which  entagles and binds us, or
          the web of light by which we find the Gods. 
          5. Let the Rites of the Wicca be a way for the children of the Gods to
          be as  One -- for Power only flows when unified.  Always should you 
          revere the Earth, and heal and tend Her, for She is our life, our 
          Mothership, on which we navigate the dark currents of space. 
          6. When you reap the harvests of  your lands, then you shall not  reap
          one corner   of the field,  nor glean the herb gardens,  or the fallen
          fruits of the orchards.    These you shall offer  to the Earth Mother,
          in direct return,  or through   offerings made to  your Circle, or  to
          sustain its Priests and Priestesses. 
          7. Always be proud to be of the Wicca, but do not allow your pride to 
          become  vanity -- for those who are conceited are a stubling block at 
          the door of the Temple, and they shall be cast adrift, to swim within 
          their own vanity. 
          8. Observe and listen, reserving your judgement, for until all the 
          silver is  weighed, who can know the worth thereof? 
          9. As like breeds  like, even more  so does good  beget love and  joy.
          Your life  will be full of love and joy if you are joyful and happy. 
          10. Your teachers are the  servants of the Gods, and they  shall plant
          the seeds of  knowledge within the  minds of their students,  and they
          shall use  their power   for the good  of the Wicca.   Yet it  is each
          individual's duty  to tend the seeds   which are planted,  and to make
          the final harvest.   Those who misuse the power  and  the trust of the
          teacher's position  shall have to answer  to the Lords of   Karma, and
          adjust the balance accordingly. 
          11. The Temples of the Gods, which are Their abode on Earth, shall 
          belong to  all Their children, and each Circle shall be as a special 
          family.  Do naught against any Temple or any family of the Wicca, lest
          you do that thing unto the Gods, and against yourself. 
          12. You must not be a teller of tales amongst the children of the 
          Goddess, and you must hold no  malice or evil thoughts towards  others
          of the Wicca. 
          13.  You should not lie, nor  give false testimony before your Elders,
          or those  who  are of the Wicca --  for liars are fools, and  a menace
          unto themselves, and to the Wicca.  Be  truthful in all your works and
          deeds,  especially  within the  Circle, for  what  you say  within the
          presence of the Gods becomes manifest. 
          14. You must not put stumbling blocks in the way of those who do not 
          follow the   Path of the Wicca.   You must make  no unrighteous judge-
          ments of their ways, and  you should aid them with an attitude of love
          when it is  asked for. Yet  ever  should you  keep the Counsel  of the
          Elders, and reveal naught to others of where   our Circles may be, nor
          may you reveal our ways without the consent of the  Priestess. 


          15. When you make a vow to the  Lord or the Lady, or you swear an oath
          to another of the Wicca, then you must do all that has come forth from
          your mouth,   for a covenant with the Gods, or with the Wicca, is your
          Honor, and woe to   those who care not for the  fetters they attach to
          their souls by not keeping  their word. 

          16.  The Great Mother and Father would not have their children suffer 
          the indignities of oppressors for their sake, for what is within the 
          hearts of Their children is dear and true to Them.  The Ancient and 
          Mighty Ones shall cause the balance to be made for those who desecrate
          the Lord and Lady, Their  temples, or Their creations. 
          17. Never shall you use Magick, nor the Craft, to cause harm, for this
          is misuse of the Power, and it is not to be condoned.  To cause the 
          death of another through the Craft is to require the death of the Self
          in sacrifice. 
          18. Never betray any of the brethren, nor the lore of our people, for 
          you are   all servants of the  Gods, and must  live by the virtues  of
          love, honor and  wisdom.  Let truth, loyalty and  honor be your creed.
          Let them be your guides, tempered by love and wisdom. 
          19. The  Order of the  Gods shall you  keep, and within  Their Circles
          shall you  walk.   You should not say "I believe"  when you doubt, nor
          claim to obey the  Lord and Lady's word when you  never enter into the
          Temple.  You must not profess with your lips that which is not in your
          20.  Do not use the  names of the  Gods in negative or  evil ways, for
          They love   and cherish Their  children above all others.   All others
          They love, even those who know them not.  Yet those who hate and curse
          in Their  name shall have  the Mighty Ones  take the measure  of their
          21. In any disputes between the children of the Goddess, no one may 
          invoke any laws but those of the Craft, or any tribunal but that of 
          Priestess, Priest, and  Elders. 
          22. No one of the Wicca may do anything which will endagner the Craft,
          nor  bring any of the Wicca into conflict with the Law of the Land, or
          with any of  our persecutors. 
          23. Your magickal  tools are channels to  that which is most  precious
          and pure   within you.   Do not cheapen  them by haggling their  price
          when you acquire them. 
          24. Never accept money for the use of the Power.  It is sorcerors and 
          charlatans who  accept money  for their  spells and  prayers.   If you
          accept no money, you will be free from the temptation to use the Craft
          for evil or unworthy causes. 
          25. You shall  never take unduly from  any human, animal  or elemental
          that  which is not yours to take --  for if you steal from another, in
          the end you will have   to sacrifice something dearer to you  in order
          to attain the balance. 
          26. Show  honor to  all  people, that  they may  look up  to you,  and
          respect you,  and their eyes shall become a mirror for your soul. 


          27. Those who  are of the Wicca shall  not own slaves, for  one person
          may  not own   the spirit of  another, for  only the Great  Mother and
          Father own our  souls.  Nor  shall  you take as a pledge  any person's
          life, for to do  so is to take upon  yourself both  a mill and a mill-
          28. If a stranger sojourns with you, you shall do them no wrong; they 
          shall be as  one of the  Circle, born amongst ye,  and you shall  deal
          with them as you would yourself. 
          29. Just weights  and just balances  shall be given  by you, and  just
          value shall you give, and thereby receive threefold. 
          30. Your altars shall be kept clean, pure and holy, and all that is 
          brought  into the Temple or the Circle  shall be cleansed and blessed,
          for the joy of the  Gods, and of the Wicca. 
          31. A clean mind should have a clean body.  You should keep your body,
          your clothes, and your house clean, in honor of the Mother, who gives 
          these things  to you. 
          32. Let none die without honor, without love, without respect, unless 
          their actions have decreed otherwise. 
          33. You should not couple together if it shall cause pain, jealousy or
          deprivation to another by doing so.  Union for malice or evil reasons 
          such as these upsets the balance, and the Lords of the Universe shall 
          make adjustments accordingly. 
          34. Let those who would love, and would be as one, and bear child, be 
          handfasted.  For the sharing of love in this manner is beauteous, and 
          love's union in the energy of the Gods, and the heritage of the child.
          It is important for children to know and to identify with those who 
          brought them here. 
          35. The Law of the  Goddess is that none  of the Wicca shall take  and
          wed someone   who they do not love, whether it  is to harm another, or
          for some form of  material gain. 
          36. Remember that your children are Goddess-spawned, and are free 
          spirits.  You  do not own nor control them.  They are your brethren, 
          come to visit for a while, that they may share in the vision of your 
          love and wisdom. Let each parent realize that although they may teach 
          and guide  with love, the child  shall also teach the  parent, and aid
          them in their growth and lesson  
          37. The etheric web and energy vortexes of the earth are in constant 
          flux and motion  to adjust  to the needs  of the  planet.  The  sacred
          trust of the Wicca is to create and to maintain centers of light and 
          knowledge, using the magick of the divine spark within us to focus and
          channel the forces of the Universal fire.  And these are the channels 
          established  between the  worlds of  the stars and  the realms  of the
          earth, bringing in and regulating the spirit flames which energize and
          activate  all life  forms.   Thus  we tend  and guard  the threads  of
          creation, and we  weave the patterns of  life and manifestation in  an
          ever-evolving tapestry. 


          38. Never  use  your heritage  or position  for self-glorification  or
          gain. Respect your magick and our ways.  We must always recognize that
          while others may look to us to lead them, they too are our guides. 


          39. Keep yor body strong, your mind keen, and your purpose pure, for 
          within your  being you shall  channel the  Power, and it  needs to  be
          strong and pure. And these are the keys to the path of Oneness, and to
          communication with  the Gods.   Yet first you  must learn to  speak to
          Them in such a manner as They can comprehend you.  For the children of
          the Wicca  must aid the Gods,  and work with Them,  otherwise the Gods
          cannot  aid and  work with  you.   Ever remember  that the  Priest and
          Priestess  are  the living  representatives  of  the  God and  Goddess
          Forces, and likewise that  all humans carry these forces  within them,
          though they may lie dormant and unawakened. 
          40. As  the Great Mother and  Father come unto one  another and create
          with  the pure vibration of Love-Wisdom,  so should you strive to make
          your Temple pure in  vibration, and thus  a fitting place wherein  you
          may invite the Gods.  Thus, your Circle should always be duly purified
          and cast, and likewise,  those who would use  the gateways and  travel
          the Circle  between the  earth and  other realms  should also  be duly
          prepared and purified. 
          41. The  Goddess hath said, "I shall not carry thee, yet neither shall
          I hinder thee, nor keep thee from having the same opportunities as all
          of my  children. Thou  art free,  yet thou shalt  not be  coddled like
          babes in the storm.  If thou hast true devotion within thee, then  all
          obstacles may be overcome." 
          42. The laggard is but half a person -- and though half is better than
          none, the whole is twice as good as the  half.  Those who do not work,
          or  who lack the will and  desire to learn the ways  of the Gods, unto
          them is  said, "The Ancient and Mighty Ones shall not keep thee within
          their house, if ye learneth not." 
          43. A sanctuary you shall make unto the Gods, that They may dwell 
          amongst you. And you shall fashion it to the best of your ability, 
          according to all tha your Elders shall show you, and pure energy shall
          you place therein. 
          44. An altar shall you make to unto the Lady, and you shall make due 
          reverence unto Her,  for every  place where She  is exalted, She  will
          to you and bless you.  And you shall fashion your altar out of wood or
          stone, and burn incense and candles thereon, at the proper times, in 
          observance of her ways. 
          45. You should set aside at least one day during each moon unto the 
          Goddess, and on  these days you shall  do Her work; and  on those days
          She shall renew Her children and bless them. 
          46.  Learn to  build your  own Temple,  and to  craft your  own sacred
          Circle,  and all the tools that are used therein -- for to be a person
          of the Craft is to be a person of consequence. 
          47. Let  each of you inscribe  your own record of our  ways and teach-
          ings.  For the  course  of each  Wiccan  should be  charted,  that the
          patterns  of their life-web may be made  known and utilized.  Let each
          Wiccan start their Book of Light  with the teachings and lore of their
          tradition, yet  let it also  contain the  rites and ways  of each  in-
          dividual, which are the harvest of each child of the Wicca, to use the
          wisdom of their heritage as the seeds of their own wisdom.  Thus shall
          our lore and knowledge continue  to grow and unfold, like  a beautiful


          48. It is right to study and to understand the sigils, statues and 
          stories of the Gods, for they shall guide your thoughts to Them, and 
          They shall hear them.  Yet you must ever remember that you worship not
          the sign nor the statue, but the Gods which inspired them. 
          49. If your Circle owns  any land, let all guard it, and  help to keep
          it clean. Let  all justly guard all  monies of the Circle, as  well as
          the rights and property of all members of the Circle. 
          50. If any Wiccan truly labors, then it is right that they should have
          their  just pay.  This is  not considered the taking  of money for the
          Art, but  good and honest work.  Yet if any Wiccan works willingly for
          the good  of the Craft, or for their brothers and sisters without pay,
          then it is to their greatest honor. 
          51. If any Wiccan should deny themselves some pleasure or material 
          indulgence in order to do service in the Circle, this person shall be 
          blessed and  remembered.  For those  who give for the  greater good of
          all shall have their spirit uplifted. 
          52. Know also that if you gift the Lady's Priests and Priestesses, or 
          Her Circles, this is an offering made unto the Mother Herself, for a 
          true Priest or Priestess strives always to do Her work, and to be of 
          service to Her children, so to honor and respect them is to honor and 
          respect the Queen of All. 
          53. And  the offerings which are  considered the most pleasing  to the
          Gods are these: the fruits of the orchards the scents of the trees and
          herbs the metals of the earth  the waters of the earth the  flowers of
          the meadows  and the milk  of all mothers.  Yet offerings of  labor or
          money are honest too, and these will also be accepted -- moreso if you
          work with love in your heart, for  always there is work to be done for
          the Gods, and service to be given to the children of the Wicca. 
          54. If your offerings are made to restore the balance, it must by of a
          nature that it not offensive to the Gods.  It must be of value, yet 
          given with a free heart.  Thus shall the harmony be restored.  If your
          offerings are given with a heart filled with love and devotion, or are
          of service to the Gods, or to the Craft, then shall you receive 
          blessings manifold. 
          55. And when you make an offering unto the Gods, you should offer it 
          thru the most proper medium, at the proper times, and in such a manner
          as to make it acceptable.  Any and all remains of the rituals shall be
          consumed  in the fire, or buried within the  Earth, as a way of retur-
          ning to the Source all that we use in the observance of our ways, thus
          ensuring the continuity of the cycle. 
          56. All  may use the Craft to help and  aid them, or for the advantage
          of  their Circle, or  the Craft -- yet  only if you  are sure that you
          harm none.  Let each Wiccan and Circle  always debate these matters at
          length.  Only  if all be satisfied that none be harmed in any way, may
          the Art then be  used. If it is not possible to  achieve your ends one
          way, then  perhaps the goal  may be achieved  by actng in  a different
          way, so as to harm none. 


          57. Throughout  the world it has  been many a year  since Wiccans have
          been burned.   Yet misuse  of the Power  might raise  the persecutions
          once  again. So never break the Laws,  however much you might be temp-
          ted, and never consent to  their being broken.   And if you know  they
          are being broken, then you must work strongly against it. 
          58. In days of old  it was decided by the Mighty Ones  who came before
          us that  the Art might  be used  to restrain others  from harming  the
          Craft  or its  children, yet  only after  great consultation  with all
          members of the Circle, and only then to deflect or to constrain them. 
          59. And such  were the ways of  the Lady that She brought  us forth in
          joy, and such were the Ways of the Lord that His reign gave all life 
          pleasure. Offer  love  in your  worship  and all  shall  be joyous  in
          60. In the dimly remembered dawn of ages past, the Wicca were truly 
          free. Then, in Atlantis came the Age of the Misuse  of Power, followed
          by the  Ages of  Persecution and  Suffering.  Thus  the people  of the
          Wicca hid themselves  and cloaked  their knowlege, and  wove veils  of
          secrecy  and silence.  And this is how the Ways of the Wicca have been
          preserved through  the time of darkness.  Yet much of the  ways of our
          people were lost to the ignorance of others. 
          61. Yet the cycle spirals ever on -- and the Age of the Earth Mother 
          once again draws nigh.  We must be strong -- one with our birthright, 
          and one  with our Gods, if we  are to bring forth  the balance.  Those
          who would  harm us, or attempt to enslave us,  we must overcome -- yet
          only through light and love, and never through violence or the evil of
          chaos.  And through our efforts the time  of our people will come into
          being once more.   In the times which lie ahead, there  lies much work
          to be done, so that once more the cycles of life are drawn to the path
          of light, and the balance acheived through the power of love. 
          62. In order  to bring  the ways  of Light and  Love and  Life to  the
          peoples of the Earth, our secrets are slowly becoming secrets no more,
          and it is good that this is so -- for the age of shadow and secrecy is
          passing. Yet  the sharing of  our ways  needs always to  be guided  by
          wisdom and by love.   Let our rites and our mysteries be  kept sacred.
          Let no one defile our worship or  our heritage.  For the defilement of
          our ways is an honor loss to self, and for the Craft. 
          63. Let each High Priestess govern  her Circle with justice and  Love,
          and with the help and advice of the Elders and the High Priest, always
          heeding the messages of the Gods when they come. 
          64. Ever remember that although the Priest is the force with which the
          Circle  is built,  the Priestess  is the  ruler therein  -- for  it is
          her that the Goddess created the world, and all things therein. 
          65. The High Priestess will heed all complaints of all Pagans and 
          Wiccans, and strive to settle any differences between them with reason
          and with justice. 
          66. Let each Circle of Light  decide how it shall be known  -- whether
          by  earthly name or magickal  one.  For each child  of the Wicca knows
          best the safety or dangers of their homeland. 


          67. Let each Circle  or Temple maintain and dedicate unto  the Goddess
          and the  God all the things  that are required for  Their rituals, for
          what  is blessed in the name of  the Gods rightly belongs to Them, and
          the Priest and Priestess shall be the caretakers thereof. 
          68. Anyone of the circle who is of sufficient rank, and wishes to form
          a new Circle, shall tell the High Priestess and the Elders of their 
          intentions. Members  of the old Circle may join the new Circle when it
          is formed, but if they do so they must leave the other Circle, unless 
          otherwise instructed.  For it is the Old Law that each Wiccan may join
          the Circle of their choice, yet their energy should not be divided 
          between two or more Temples. 
          69. The Elders of the old and new Circles shall meet in peace and with
          respect, to decide the level of interaction and connection between the
          Circles.  Yet it is known that the splitting of a Circle often means 
          strife. So only if it is truly in a spirit of peace and harmony should
          the Circles meet for the celebration of the Great Festivals. 
          70.  None shall enter  the Circle that  have a sickness  or an ailment
          which  may be passed on to  the Lady's other children --  for to do so
          causes  harm to  yourself, as  well as  to the  others of  the Circle.
          Rather should  the Healers go unto the sick one, that through the love
          of the Gods they shall be made well and whole once more. 
          71. It has been  judged lawful that if any of the  Craft need a house,
          or land,  and none will  sell, to incline someone's  mind so as  to be
          willing to  sell, providing it harms  none and the full  price is paid
          without haggling. 
          72. In the matter of quarrels or disputes between the members of the 
          Circle, the High Priestess shall convene the Council, and inquire into
          the matter. The  Council shall  hear each person  privately, and  then
          both together.   And they shall decide  justly, not favoring one  side
          nor the other. 
          73. If an  agreeable resolution  cannot be reached,  then that  Wiccan
          must leave the Circle, for a Circle of Light cannot be properly formed
          where there is  disagreement and discord.   And when  a Circle is  not
          properly formed,  the energy  within is  either  dissipated, or  turns
          ugly, festering like a hidden sore.  So let them leave, but  only with
          love in  their hearts and yours,  for even though your  paths may div-
          erge, you are still all  children of the Wicca,  and there must be  no
          violence between us. Bear  no grudges, hold no thoughts  of vengeance,
          for this will rot away the foundation of your power. 
          74.  It has ever  been recognized that  there are some  people who can
          never agree to work under any others.  At the same time there are also
          people who cannot rule justly.  To those who must ever be chief  there
          is but  one answer: "Void this Circle, and  seek another one, or if ye
          be of sufficient rank, then form a Circle of  your own."  To those who
          cannot rule justly,  the answer shall  be "Those who cannot  bear your
          rule will  leave you."   For none may come  to Circle with  those with
          whom they  are at variance, for to do so  angers the Gods, and hinders
          the Craft. 


          75. Those that do wrong without knowlege shall be held innocent; those
          that do wrong through carelessness shall be judged lacking in wisdom, 
          and dealt  with according to the  nature of the  transgression.  Those
          who do wrong with deliberation and forethought shall be thrice punish-
          ed, and the Lords of Karma shall lay low their pride. 

          76. Each person must make  a balance for their words and  actions, and
          the  judgements of the Elders should incline  to try to make good come
          from the injustice  or wrong-doing.  Many are the  ways to restore the
          balance, so let the judgements  of the Elders and the Priestess  be in
          keeping with this. 
          77. Do not  turn aside those who  seek the ways  of the Wicca for  the
          want of an offering  or the lack of a  robe.  You are the  servants of
          the Gods,  and the servants of  Their people, and those  that seek for
          the Gods you must aid in their quest. 
          78. Of those who would inquire as to the ways of the Goddess, or who 
          wish to  become of the Wicca,  ye shall search their  hearts, and even
          into  their spirits you shall look, as you are able.  For the Wicca do
          not look to acquire  mere numbers.  Let  none be turned away  if their
          hearts are true, and their desire earnest. 
          79. The hidden children are like the strings of a harp: each one may 
          give a clear note, and when gathered together in sympathy and accord, 
          they shall give rise to a beautiful symphony.  Yet when struck without
          reason or thought, these notes may cause discord or disharmony. 
          Therefore the Gods decree to Their Teachers and  Priests that all must
          be taught to master their harp, and to pluck their  strings with care,
          that they cause no discord or imbalance. 
          80. Choose  the Priests and Teachers  of the Wicca with  diligence and
          with care. The  qualities that you should  search for within them  are
          Faith, Belief, Knowledge, Ability, Patience, Leadership, Humility, and
          a loving nature --  for they must lead and  teach the children of  the
          Goddess, and will thereby have the power to do great good, or to cause
          great imbalance. 
          81. In practice it should be that the greatest of the Priests and 
          Priestesses should guide the rituals within each of the Temples of the
          Old Gods, and truly you should be content with the advice and guidance
          given by them.  Yet ever it should be given so that it is clear and 
          understandable, for within the Temple each of the Wicca is free, and 
          thus they should be able to recognize and to understand our ways and 
          their  implications.  And those who cannot explain the inner workings,
          or give just cause and reason for their decisions, may be  questioned,
          or the wisdom of the advice weighed. 
          82. Let the Priestess and Priest lead as long as they are able, and 
          their leadership be wise and strong, and to the benefit of the Wicca. 
          Yet if their health is ill-favored, or if the next generation needs to
          try their hand, then let them have the vision and the wisdom to step 
          away from  their position,  and  pass the  duties of  the  Circle t  o
          another. Let  them not become overly  attached to the office,  nor too
          fond of the power. 


          83. If  a Priestess or a Priest should tire  of their duties and char-
          ges, then  they  may step  down,  but only  after  having trained  and
          acknowledged  a successor.   If  a Priest  or Priestess  deserts their
          Circle, then they have lost  the right to ever lead again  within this
          life, so great a trust they have broken.  If they should return to the
          Circle  within one  turn of  the Wheel,  and are  judged to  have true
          atonement in their  hearts, new insight  and growth, then they  may be
          forgiven,  and allowed to return to the Circle, yet they shall worship
          only, and hold no office or  title.  Leadership is a sacred commitment
          and  an honor, and  they have shown  that they cannot  be trusted with
          such responsibility. 
          84. Any  Priestess, Priest, or Elder  who consents to a  breach of the
          Laws  regarding the  use of  the Craft  to cause  harm to  others must
          immediately be  relieved of their office,  for it is the  lives of the
          children of the Goddess which  they endanger, as well as the  honor of
          the Craft. 
          85. The High Priestess may take a Sabbatical from her Circle, if her 
          personal life  and duties  require it,  for up  to a year  and a  day.
          During that time, the Maiden shall act as High Priestess.  If the High
          Priestess does not return at the end of a year and a day, then the 
          Initiates of the Circle shall name a new Priestess.  Unless there is 
          good reason to the contrary, the person who has done the work of the 
          Priestess should reap the reward.  If someone else is named, then the 
          Maiden should continue in that office. 
          86. Each Priestess and Priest shall choose their own consorts, yet let
          them  be wise  in the learning  of our  people, and  thus others shall
          abide  by the wisdom  of their  choice.  Yet  if the  Circle feels the
          decision is ill-advised, or that they  cannot abide and work in  honor
          and trust with that consort, then they may request a  gathering of all
          concernted to meet  and to talk, and to resolve  the balance with love
          and honor.   For only those  who are pure and  strong, keen and  wise,
          patient  and loving, can effectively and properly carry out the duties
          of a Keeper of the Circle. 
          87. Those of the Priesthood shall not neglect their mates, or their 
          children, or their house,  nor anything which is in  their possession;
          nor shall  the sick  and the needy  be neglected  for the sake  of the
          Circle. Therefore let  them adjust  the one thing  against the  other,
          that neither  should suffer, and  that which is  given by the  Gods is
          treated with love and respect. 
          88. Long ago, at the time of Creation, it was deemed that the female 
          should  hold the power  of life-giving.   And such was  the male force
          drawn to the  love and beauty  of the Creation of  life, that he  sur-
          renders unto her keeping the force of his powers in the furtherance of
          life.   Yet the  Priestess must always  remember that the  fuel of the
          flames which light the fires within her Temple  comes from the Priest.
          Thus she must use the  force wisely, and only with love, and  she must
          honor and respect he who is the activator of the Life Force. 
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