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The Goals of a Witch

The following words are not the 13 Goals as written by Scott Cunningham (with the exception of the first goal of which no such list could be without). In fact many of the Goals listed here are not the words of pagans at all. But, since we have so often made a point to hope that non-pagan society can learn from us, we should also remember never to stop learning from them. There is great power in shared wisdom.

  1. Know thyself.
    --Socrates, Linnaeus & Cunningham
  2. Seek first the gifts of the spirit, and those of mankind will surely follow.
    --Matthew D. O’Reilly
  3. See religion is a way of walking, not a way of talking.
    --Dean Inge
  4. Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
  5. Know imagination is more important than knowledge.
    --Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
  6. Know an eye for an eye only leads to more blindness.
    --Margaret Atwood
  7. Never judge another until you have walked in his moccasins.
    --Sioux Indian Prayer
  8. Know you are educated when you have the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence.
    --Robert Frost (1874-1963)
  9. Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so.
    --Lord Chesterfield
  10. Know that the important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
    --Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
  11. Know neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
  12. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
    --Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
  13. Know fortune favors the brave.
  14. Know the best way to predict the future is to invent it.
    --Alan Kay
  15. Know the mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
    --Colin Wilson
  16. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magick in it.
    --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
  17. Know perfection lies within balance.
    --Steven Rockey
  18. Love life for what it is, not why things happen in it.
    --Jacky Elfiki
  19. Just surrender to the cycle of things.
    --T'ao Ch'ien
  20. Believe as a child believes and the magick will find you.
    --Terasa Cagdon

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