“Therefore let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, and mirth and reverence within you.”
From The Charge of the Goddess by Doreen Valiente
When I started to examine the text of Valiente’s Charge of the Goddess for a deeper understanding of the Witches faith this passage stood out. This short, simple, passage lists 8 Virtues, or Values, that the Goddess wants us Witches to embody and exemplify. I started by reading the dictionary definitions of each, and listing those that seemed most appropriate in my BoS.
As I mentioned in my last post, I recently read 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and how much I am enjoying it. One of the aspects I love about this book is that in encourages one to seek out ones core values and then to prioritize and make decisions based upon the bedrock of your core values. As a Witch, the 8 Virtues in the quote above are a part of my core values and in the Witches Virtues series of posts I will be exploring each of them in depth.
I fully expect these posts to be interspersed with other thoughts and ramblings, so I am adding a Witches Virtues category so you can click on the series so far…
Peace, Wisdom, Mischief,