I am coming back from a vacation for the Thanksgiving holiday with family. I am going through emails, blogs and other stuff and thinking about what I am going to write about first.
As flame lights shadow
And truth ends fear
Open locked thoughts
To mind's willing ear.
May the smoke from
this candle into everywhere creep.
Bring innermost voices to my mind in speech.
As for the rules. Well, we have all heard some of the various versions of the Wiccan Rede. I feel that harming none is impossible. We are all touched by everything everyone does - as we are all connected. Inaction can harm as much as action. This is not to suggest that there are no rules, but every instance must be considered on it's own. It's always wise to think about your Work before you begin and to examine your motives and decide on the most ethical way you can achieve your goals. Sometimes this means doing nothing. Sometimes this means being very involved. An ethical witch knows what to do and what to stay away from, and the inbetween ways you can do your Work without disturbing things unnecessarily or unjustly. Sometimes it's a matter of choosing the lesser of two evils. Nothing magical should be done in haste or extreme emotion. Magical Work should be done after much thought and soul searching. These are my only rules in regards to spell casting and I feel by following these rules, a witch will not do anything he/she regrets.I found a wonderful book on the art of crafting and casting spells. Power Spellcraft for Life by Arin Murphy-Hiscock is filled with great information on all aspects of spells.