Witch Code of Chivalry
Chivalry is a high code of honor which is of most ancient Pagan origin, and must be lived by all who follow the Old Ways.
It must be keened that thoughts and intent put forth on this MiddleEarth will wax strong in otherworlds beyond, and return...bringing into creation, on this world, that which had been sent forth. Thus one should exercise discipline, for "as ye do plant, so shall ye harvest."
It is only by preparing our minds to be as gods that we can ultimately attain godhead.
"This above all...to thine own self be true..."
A Witch's word must have the validity of a signed and witnessed oath. Thus, give thy word sparingly, but adhere to it like iron.
Refrain from speaking ill of others, for not all truths of the matter may be known.
Pass not unverified words about another, for heresay is, in a large part, a thing of falsehoods.
Be thou honest with others, and have them known that honesty is likewise expected of them.
The fury of the moment plays folly with the truth; to keep one's head is a virtue.
Contemplate always the consequences of thine acts upon others. Strive not to harm. Unless, in rare occasions, it is needed to heal. (See Thirteen.)
Diverse covens may well have diverse rules on love between members and with others. When a coven, clan or grove is visited or joined, one should discern quietly their practices, and abide thereby or remove thyself.
Dignity, a gracious manner, a good humor, and impeccable manners are much to be admired.
As a Witch, thou hast power, and thy powers wax strongly as wisdom increases. Therefore exercise discretion in the use thereof.
Courage and honor endure forever. Their echoes remain when the mountains have crumbled to dust.
Pledge friendship and fealty to those who so warrant. Strengthen others of the Brethren and they shall strengthen thee.
Thou shall not reveal secrets of another Witch or another coven. Others have labored long and hard for them and cherish them as treasures.
Though there may be differences between those of the Old Ways, those who are once-born must see nothing, and must hear nothing.
Those who follow the mysteries should strive always to be above reproach in the eyes of the world.
The laws of the land should be obeyed whenever possible.
Have pride in thyself, and seek health in body and in mind. For the Lady has said, "How can thou honor another unless thou give honor first to thyself?"
Those who seek the mysteries should consider themselves as select of the gods, for it is they who lead the race of humans to the highest of thrones and beyond the very stars.
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