A WITCHES MANIFESTO
Adapted from The Wiccan Bardo by Paul Beyerl)
I DEMAND THESE THINGS OF MYSELF AS A WITCH:
I must pursue my highest ideals
I must aspire to the highest of ethics
I must demand integrity of myself
I must always keep my word
I must cultivate self-discipline
I must LIVE the Hermetic Principle
I must seriously contemplate the ramifications of Reincarnation & Karma
I must respect the astral realms
I must approach ritual with reverence and care
I must respect ritual work as an act of love and beauty.
I must take sole responsibility for all the events and circumstances in my life, in the knowledge that I have created them all for my own development.
I must strive to cultivate a sense of humour and of humility.
I must avoid all negativity, firstly in my thinking and as a consequence, in my life.
I must live in harmony with the Earth Goddess - Gaia.
I must cultivate a global perspective.
I must serve my community, both locally and globally, being of help to all people.
I must be willing to defend my religion.
I must provide for the safe future of my ritual tools, should I be taken by death