Some Wiccan Ethical Principles

Wiccan ethics are summarized in a few general principles. We do not believe in a supernatural author of evil, nor a hell for those who have gone off the path, but baneful behaviour is punished in its own ways.

Three-fold Law

The principle of return. What you send out comes back to you threefold, three times good or three times bad.

“Thou hast obeyed the Law. But mark well, when thou receivest good, so equally art bound to return good threefold.”

Wiccan Rede

The final words of a longer poem, held in high esteem by nearly all Wiccans.

In these eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill, An it harm none, do what ye will.

Often shortened simply to: Harm None.

The ethics of our community

We abide by the Wiccan Rede, in love and trust.

Live and let live.
We are not dogmatic. What we teach is an esoteric tradition; it is not the only valid way to live. We're here to help and support your spiritual growth, but we will not tell you how to live your life.

Soft of eye, light of touch, speak ye little, listen much.
We are non-judgmental. We are compassionate and accepting of the disposition of others.

When ye have and hold a need, harken not to others greed.
We are not for profit. We do not make money through our activities. We do ask for donations to cover our expenses of rent, materials and supplies, so that we can continue to serve the community's needs.

With a fool no season spend, nor be counted as his friend.
We will not tolerate behaviour in others which is counter to the standards being laid out here. If someone cannot comport themself with dignity and respect the rights of others he or she may be asked to no longer participate.

From traditional Wiccan laws.

No one may tell any not of the Craft who be of the Wica.
Your privacy is very important to us. We will not reveal your religious and spiritual leanings to anyone without your express permission. We expect you to follow this law as well.

No one may do or say anything which will endanger any of the Craft, or bring them in contact with the law of the land.
You will never be asked or pressured to break the law of the land.

No one, however great an injury or injustice they recieve, may use the Art in any to do ill or harm any.
We are a good people. We do not seek retribution or vengeance against those who have wronged us. For we know that the three-fold law and the justice of the Gods will be brought against them in the due course of time.