While the art of witchcraft is uniquely personal, an underlying code of ethics and principles binds its serious practitioners together. For the first time, this code is defined in terms everyone can understand. In A Witch's 10 Commandments, renowned Wiccan author Marian Singer uses the ubiquitous biblical rules to frame the 10 tenets witches should live by. These tenets incorporate aphorisms common to the New Age, Neo-Pagan movement, such as:
- Thou art God/Goddess
- As Above, so Below; as Within, so Without
- Spirit abides in all things; Names have power
- Maintain an attitude of gratitude
- Honor the ancestors, your elders, teachers, and leaders
- All life is sacred
- All acts of love and pleasure are sacred
- Whatever you send out, returns three fold
- Love is the law; Love under will
- Work for the greatest good, and harm none
Accompanying each commandment are practical spiritual exercises for everyday issues, such as controlling an over-heated temper, supporting elders and teachers, giving back to the earth, and more. With A Witch's 10 Commandments
in their libraries, readers have a solid blueprint for ethical practice, allowing them to walk the ancient path of the witch in today's world.
Thou art goddess -- As above, so below: as within so without -- Spirit abides in all things; names and words have power -- Maintain an attitude of gratitude (walking the walk) -- Honor ancestors, teachers, elders and leaders -- All life is sacred -- All acts of love and pleasure are sacred -- The three folds law (whatever you send out returns three fold) -- Love is the law, love under will -- For the greatest good, an' it harm none.