The Old Religion: Mother Nature and her Witches
The Old Religion is a pre-Christian European Religion, which is founded upon reverence for Mother
Nature, and the worship of Deity through ritual observation of the Seasons, and the phases
of the Moon. It is not a worship of these things, but a worship of Deity through these things.
It is believed that through a continuous participation in the rituals of the year, that a person
becomes attuned to the energies of Mother Nature, and merges with the Goddess (so that Her Ways,
become our Ways). It is through this merge with the Goddess that one gains certain abilities, such as
Divination skills, psychic awareness, etc.. People who practice this religion refer to
themselves as Witches, Wiccans, or Pagans.
It is through the growing awareness of Mother Nature, as one practices the Old Ways, that a special
communication begins to develop between the practitioner, and his or her own understanding
of Deity. For Witches, this Deity is conceived of as a Goddess and a God (the Feminine and
Masculine aspects of the Source of All Things).
The ritual celebrations consist of 8 yearly Festivals, as well as monthly gatherings at the
time of the Full Moon. These 8 rituals are often referred to as the Wheel of the Year. A common term
for each of the 8 ritual rites in a year is the - 8 Spokes of the Wheel. It is thought of as a
Spinning-wheel, turning and weaving the patterns of Life. On the physical level it is
symbolism of the changing seasons. On the spiritual level it is symbolic of the seasons
of the soul.
Wheel of the Year Altar
with Shelf And Drawer
The theology of the Religion is to teach the soul how to evolve to a higher realm, by revealing
the Ways of Mother Nature. Since Mother Nature is a reflection of the Spiritual Laws
which established it, a study of its secrets can enlighten the soul, and thus prepare it
for a higher existence (freeing it from the cycle of reincarnation). This is recognized as
transcendence in many religions. The purpose of the Old Religion is also to give due worship
to the Great Spirit, to ensure the Fertility of the Earth, and to create & maintain Balance
and Harmony, within the bound Ether of this physical dimension.
The Old Religion teaches personal power and personal impowerment. It also teaches personal
responsibility, and reveals that everything is connected together. It is like a web, the threads
of which are joined together. Any vibration causes a reaction, felt by every other thread.
It is from this Law of Cause and Effect, Action and Reaction, that the code of Ethics for
witches arise. A Witch lives by a code of ethics which is built upon the Laws of Nature.
Behavior is not regulated by a fear of what awaits in the Afterlife, but a respect
for what awaits one in this Life. Everything, and everyone, is connected. What we do to one
another, and to our World, we do to ourselves.
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