Witche’s Rede of Chivalry
Witches rede of Chivalry
Chivalry is a high code of honor which is of most ancient Pagan origin, and must
be lived by all who follow the Old Ways.
It must be kenned that thoughts and intent put forth on this middle-Earth will
wax strong in otherworlds beyond, and return…bringing into creation, on this
world, that which had been sent forth. Thus one should exercise discipline, for
“as ye do plant, so shall ye harvest.”
It is only by preparing our minds to be as Gods that we can ultimately attain
“This above all…to thine own self be true…”
A Witch’s word must have the validity of a signed and witness oath. Thus, give
thy word sparingly, but adhere to it like iron.
Refrain from speaking ill of others, for not all truths of the matter may be
Pass not unverified words about another, for heresay is, in a large part, a thing
Be thou honest with others, and have them known that honesty is likewise
expected of them.
The fury of the moment plays folly with the truth; to keep one’s head is a
Contemplate always the consequences of thine acts upon others. Strive not to
Diverse covens may well have diverse news on love between members and with
others. When a coven, clan or grove is visited or joined, one should discern
quietly their practices, and abide thereby.
Dignity, a gracious manner, and a good humor are much to be admired.
As a Witch, thou hast power, and thy powers wax strongly as wisdom increases.
Therefore exercise discretion in the use thereof.
Courage and honor endure forever. Their echoes remain when the mountains have
crumbled to dust.
Pledge friendship and fealty to those who so warrant. Strengthen others of the
Brethren and they shall strengthen thee.
Thou shall not reveal secrets of another Witch or another coven. Others have
labored long and hard for them and cherish them as treasures.
Though there may be differences between those of the Old Ways, those who are
once-born must see nothing,and must hear nothing.
Those who follow the mysteries should be above reproach in the eyes of the
The laws of the land should be obeyed whenever possible and within reason, for
in the main they have been chosen with wisdom.
Have pride in thyself, and seek perfection in body and in mind. For the Lady has
said, “How can thou honor another unless thou give honor to thyself first?”
Those who seek the mysteries should consider themselves as select of the Gods,
for it is they who lead the race of humans to the highest of thrones and beyond
the very stars.