To Know, To Dare, To Will, To Be Silent.
I have this saying along with the 4 elements inscribed into a copper disk
on my altar which the chalice sits upon, or sometimes I lean it against the
wall behins. Each different one symbolises something different... a
different aspect of wicca... a different way of looking at things - a
lesson to learn.
I will begin with To Will
(from The Way of the Goddess)
In its lesser form, the WIll of a correctly trained Priestess or Priest
should be capable of directing their lives to their satisfaction and
likewise for their higher benifit and that of evolution. In its greater
form, the Will should be capable, in rare circumstances, of directing the
course of events beyond themselves - eg., enviromental destruction
(man-made) or in cases of threat, either personal or planetary. In all
cases the energy raised is for defence, rather than attack.
No magical tool of a material nature can be charged without the power of
the diciplined Will; no circle can be cast, neither can it defend the
individual; no elements can be invoked and the Gods, most definitely,
remain only the figment of myth.
The list is seemingly endless. Therefore, although initiation may be
considered acceptable prior to the development within this work, it is your
personal and imperitive responsibility to attend to the dicipline of your
own Will and to consider it as foremost in your self-training.
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