Various Aphorisms

Where ye enter in, from there withdraw. An ye will secure the spell, Cast some silver in the well. Enhance thy trance With drug and dance. Trefoil, vervain, St.-John's-wort, dill, Hinder witches of their will Thoughts are things as a man thinkest, so he is. Danger is never overcome without danger. The past is fixed, yet the future may be bent. Where communication fails, confusion follows. Some things cannot be understood by mortal man. Many such must simply be accepted. Rush in where angels...

The Laws

The Law was made and ordained of old. 2. The Law was made for the Wicca, to advise and help in their troubles. 3. The Wicca should give due worship to the gods and obey their will, which they ordain, for it was made for the good of Wicca as the worship of the Wicca is good for the gods. For the gods love the brethren of Wicca. 4. As a man loveth a woman by mastering her, 5. So should the Wicca love the gods by being mastered by them. 6. And it is necessary that the Circle which is the temple of...

The Wiccan Redes

Bide the Wiccan Redes ye must, In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust Live ye must and let to live, Fairly take and fairly give Form the Circle thrice about, To keep unwelcome spirits out Soft of eye and light of touch, Speak ye little, listen much Widdershins go by waning moon, Chant ye then a baleful tune When the Lady's moon is new, Kiss hand to her times two When the moon rides at peak, Heart's desire then ye seek. Heed the North wind's mighty gale, Lock the door & trim the sail When the wind...

Invocation to the Horned

By the flame that burneth bright, O Horned One We call thy name into the night, O Ancient One Thee we invoke by the Moon-led sea, By the standing stone and the twisted tree. Thee we invoke, where gather Thine own. By the nameless shore, forgotten and lone. Come where the round of the dance is trod, Horn and Hoof of the Goat Foot God By moonlit meadow, on dusky hill, Where the haunted wood is hushed and still, Come to the charm of the chanted prayer, As the Moon bewitches the midnight air. Evoke...

The Tenets

These have become common knowledge in neopaganism, at least in Ottawa. They don't seem to be part of the Gardneroid stream originally, but some Gardneroid traditions have adopted them. Traceable sources include Sybil Leek's The Complete Art of Witchcraft (the only published source known to me) and the Wiccan Church of Canada (or so I have been told)

The Cone of Power

The circle was marked out and people stationed to whip up the dancers. A fire or candle was within it in the direction where the object of the rite was supposed to be. Then all danced round until they felt they had raised enough power. If the rite was to banish they started deosil and finished tuathil, so many rounds of each. Then they formed a line with linked hands and rushed towards the fire shouting the thing they wanted. They kept it up 'til they were exhausted or...

Vernal Equinox Eostar

A Symbol of the Wheel is on the altar, flanked with burning candles, or with fire in some form - torches, or small tripods with fire in their cups. The Symbol of the Wheel may be a plain disc, or an eight spoked wheel, or the pentacle. Alex and Maxine Sanders used a circular mirror with a broad frame, also circular, decorated as a twelve-pointed star. In the centre of the Circle is either a cauldron full of inflammable material, or out of doors a bonfire ready to be lit. HPS then stands in the...