A Wiccan Belief Statement

by Balachandra

We worship the Great Goddess of Nature in all her resplendent diversity. She is the Birthgiver; the origin of life on this planet. Her Ways are Threefold: Maiden, Mother, and Crone, for she is all Goddesses and all women. We honor her everywhere, for she is everything; and in everyone, for she is all of us.

We worship the Horned One, Lord of Field and Forest. He is the wild natural man in each of us: innocent, unfettered, and unashamed. He is Lord both of Light and of Darkness, for he is all Gods and all men. He is Seed and Sower, Hunter and Prey, Sunlight and Shadow. We honor him everywhere, for he is everything; and in everyone, for he is each of us.

Our Temple is a Sacred Space between the worlds of Gods and Mortals. We worship in the Circle, and in Nature; in our bodies, hearts, and minds.

Our Gods are everywhere, but most of all they are within us. It is both our right and our sacred duty to discover and develop the Divine Being within, for none may claim a power greater than his own Higher Nature.

For as our Goddess says:

"If what you seek you do not find within yourself, you shall never find it without! For behold: I have been with you from the Beginning of Time, and I am that which you shall embrace at the end of all your desire."

The Wicca are a Free People that dare to be Ourselves. As Witches we understand that of all the religions and philosophies practiced on this earth, not one can ever be greater than another - except in the heart of the man who lives by it.

Yet what all living beings have in common is that each is uniquely Divine. There are as many Gods as there are souls, for each is an expression of Infinite Love. And there are as many creeds as there are people, for each is a reflection of Ultimate Truth.

To every human being is given the ultimate freedom to choose Good or Evil, Truth or Falsehood, Wisdom or Folly, as our own understanding shall determine them. And to each of us is likewise given the ultimate responsibility for our own free choices: our Thoughts, Words, and Deeds.

An it Harm None, Do What ye Will is, and ever shall be, the greatest of all Laws of the Wicca.

 

© 1991 by Sally Eaton. All rights reserved.