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 Wiccan
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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