The Practical Laws of the Craft

  1. Never practice a magical application or system that you don't fully understand. 
  2. Do not seek a price on magickal work. 
  3. Never use your magickal skills to show off. 
  4. Magickal bindings may be foolish - learn to banish negativity instead. 
  5. Know that thoughts are things, and what you create in thought may manifest in reality. 
  6. Never lie to yourself, for this is the epitome of deceit. 
  7. Injuries, accidents, sickness, or poverty often manifest as a result of low self-esteem or negative programming, not bad mo-jo. 
  8. A witch's power grows in direct relation to her or his level of wisdom. 
  9. You should in no way use your personal power or honed abilities for malefic purposes. 
  10. Always do the best that you can. 
  11. As long as you are acting in accordance with a positive belief system, don't worry about what others think of you. 
  12. Don't lend your Book of Shadows to anyone. 
  13. Property owned by Crafters should be guarded both mundanely and spiritually by the witch. 
  14. Do nothing that will endanger anyone in the Craft. 
  15. Magick represents the greatest gift given to us by the Spirit. 
  16. Do not sleep with your students. 
  17. Witches may teach others about the Craft if the place is safe, the teacher is knowledgeable, the student is willing, and the information taught is available publicly or is not secret to the organization to which she or he belongs.
Now I copied these down cause I considered them to be very good guidelines, there is many that I follow but some that I bend. Such as I do lend my Book of Shadows to close friends, we would actually swap books to check out what we could learn from each other. But others are important, such as you shouldn't be with a teacher that wants to sleep with you. Use them as a guideline for your own rules. 


Witch Craft by *artofnoart


  1. Is there any working witch or magician who hasn't violated rule number one?

  2. To a point I guess no, but I try to make sure not to start using a technique or pantheon without researching them and understanding them.


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