Theology of Sorts
This section contains articles and writings that are central within Wicca and other Witchcraft traditions.
As Witchcraft paths are known for their lack of dogma, these are not written laws, a collection of writings or books to live and die by, or holy scripture. Rather, they are explanations, guidelines, and sources of inspiration of the past and of use in the present.
A group of Witches came together to produce this list of beliefs as part of efforts toward formal religious recognition in the United States.
When Gardner brought Wicca to the public eye, he shared this document. These are laws to be followed by a coven to ensure safety of the coven, its members, and their loved ones. Ideas and attitudes within Wicca are evident among even the (clearly) outdated lines.
The Charge of the Goddess by Doreen Valiente has led to other creative, inspirational, and religious writings with words of the Goddess and God. These are not the "word of god," but rather poetic writings that capture the essence of the deities as honored within Wicca and related paths.
Another of Valiente's writings, this one provides insights into Witches' magickal way of life.
Often mistaken as a "longer version" of the Wiccan Rede, this compilation of various versions provides rhyming couplets useful for memorization of basic ideas and concepts found in Wicca and Witchcraft as well as points worth deeper reflection.