The Witches Credo
Hear now the word of the Witch,
the secrets once hid in the night,
When darkness was for protection,
We now bring forth in the light.
Mysteries of the Water and Fire,
The Earth and the wide-ranging Air,
By hidden Quintessence we know them,
and we bring honor in silence and fair,
The birth and rebirth of all Nature,
the passing of Winter and Spring,
We share with the life Universal,
rejoicing in the never-ending,
Ring Four times in the year we give homage,
come forth the Witches are seen,
At Lammas and Candelas we’re dancing,so too on,
May Eve and old Halloween,
When daytime and nighttime are equal,
when sun is at it’s greatest and least,
The four lesser Sabbats are summoned,
again the Witches gather in feast,
Thirteen silver moons in a year,
thirteen to be the magikal array,
Thirteen times at Esbat we make merry,
for the work of the night and the day.
The knowledge has passed down the ages,
each time between woman and man
Each century unto the other,
old times since the ages began.
When drawn in the Magikal circle,
by sword or athame of light,
It’s compass between two worlds opens,
in honor and love for this night.
Our world has no right to know it,
and the world beyond will tell naught,
The oldest of Gods are invoked there,
the great work of light’s
Magik is wrought.
For two are the mystical pillars,
that stand at the gate of the shrine,
And two are the powers of Nature,
the forms and the forces divine.
Do what thou wilt be the challenge,
so be it in love that harms none,
For this is the only commandment,
By wisdom of faith so let it be done.