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A Real Witchcraft Tradition
A Real Witchcraft Tradition what is it? Does it really exist? Is there really an
Authentic Book of Shadows from the Old Time? Where is it? Who has it? How do you
There is much Controversy in many pagan and witch circles about who is a real
witch and who is not, who has a real lineage and who doesn't, and if the Book of
Shadows is authentic. Particularly the One that Gardner Presented as Bona Fide
and genuine. So here are a few words on the subject.
Once a Witch, Always a Witch.
This does not mean that you become one. Not by initiation, nor by oath, what it
means is that you are what you are, what you have always been. And what you
always shall be. Witches are Born and Not Made. It matters not what Robert
Cochrane or Gerald Gardner have to say about it. And Titles and Degrees and
Initiations are not what make one Wise.
All are Equal in the Eyes of the Gods. We are all their Children. So what makes
The Spirit of Life is the Spirit of the Goddess. The Spirit of Life is Love. The
Spirit Indwells each of us just as it indwells the seeds that we plant in the
earth. But a seed in and of itself is not a Tree though it holds that potential.
It must be planted, nurtured, tended and nourished to take root and grow until
it realizes its potential and fulfills its destiny. The Seed is always a seed
until the earth, the sun and moon, wind and rain awaken it and bring it forth.
Then it becomes a Tree.
A witch is always a witch, has always been a witch, and will always be a witch.
But some witches are asleep! Some don't know they are yet! It is only when they
have been awakened by the the sun, moon, and earth that they know that they are
witches. Love Draws Love, Love Produces Love, Even as Like Draws Like. Thus when
the Primal Spirit of the Goddess and the God Draw you and awaken that which is
within you that you become aware that you are indeed, a Witch. That is when you
find the spirit within you, that has always been within you, and begin the
process of growth! And you realize that it is something you are and always were!
As it says on the Oracle of Delphi: ?Know Thyself"
So questions about who is a real witch and who is ignorance. The question should
be rather ?who is awake and who is not"
In short it is love that makes one a witch, wakes one to witch, and a witch
fulfills that love. Yet Wisdom takes Longer, and knowledge is built on Truth.
The Truth of Life is that you are Life, You are One with all things, the Earth,
the Sea, the Sky, the Sun. the Moon, Light and Shadow. And upon that Truth you
build your Knowledge. Such are the Old Ways.
Know that the Gods are Real, and that they are not separate from the Sun and
Moon, the Earth, the Stars and the Sea, and through the Spirit they are One with
All, and they Know All things. And know that it is that same spirit within you.
Honor them, for it is through their love that you will accomplish all things.
The Wise ones of Old knew these things, and taught them well, passing them down
from Mother to Daughter, yet not as today. For the teachings were passed with
word and song, by craft of hand and dance, music and poetry, and all things were
committed to memory. There was no written work. The old way was passed through
the breath, the body, and the spirit.
During the times of trouble there were no books, no tools, only things whispered
in secret. But the Wind Remembers, Listen to the Voice of the Old Ones Within
Thee. And think not that it is a Dream.
There is only one Initiation, threefold at the crossroads, and it is there that
Walk your Path with Love and Wisdom, ever Mind full to be compassionate to
Others, As the Spirit Dwells in you so dwells the spirit in them, even if it be
they sleep. They shall be awakened in time.
Wisdom Dwells with the Old. Many turns of the Wheel it takes to Learn Well. But
Know that Nature and the Spirit teaches all. Learn to read her face and hands,
for it is there that the knowledge is written, see through her eyes, and Behold
her Wonders, Love Her,and she will reveal to you the secrets of her heart.
If they tell you that tears must be shed to make you a witch, say she has cried,
and I have wiped her tears by my love