The Pagan Creed

To you who do not understand,
these words describe our way:
we journey on the spiral path
from dusk to dawn each day.

We do not heed the words of Mark
nor Matthew, Luke or Paul;
Creation is our holy book,
the Earth our worship hall.

The trees contain the chapters,
each leaf a single line,
our scripture rides upon the wind
then travels on through time.

Our faith defines what we perceive
with every passing hour,
For mirrored halls both high and low
convey the Witch’s power.

We stand together equally
in perfect love and peace;
the sacred circle binds us all
at will and word’s release.

Great wheel of life continue round
when spirits walk alone,
as winter finally fades away
our Goddess calls us home.

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About William Knox

Rev. William Knox is the founder and current Chancellor of the Contemporary Pagan Alliance. Ordained in 1995 as an interfaith minister, he serves as senior priest at the Sanctuary of Light in Ravenswood,WV. and is an invested brother in the Shanddite Order of Pagan Secular Monks.
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20 Responses to The Pagan Creed

  1. Did you write this? It’s beautiful ❤

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  4. Mahogany says:

    I love this. thank you.

  5. witchyivy says:

    Beautiful writing!

  6. Beautiful! I love it. It flows so nicely.

    • William Knox says:

      Thank you. I was very pleased with how it turned out myself but I am clearly biased. I also don’t write poetry very often so your validation means more than you know 🙂 Blessed be.

  7. owyl says:

    Very awesome 🙂

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  10. Pixie says:

    Beautiful. 🙂 I’ve also nominated you for a Liebster Award at my blog Pixiecraft. http://pixiecraft.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/liebster-award-2013/

  11. Hey William I had a question for you…. I’m taking a class about the relationship between music and worship, and I would just be interested to know if music has a part in it for you/other pagans and if so, what kind of music? I know in the Church that the kind of music that is appropriate to be used in worship is often debated about.

    • William Knox says:

      Sure, many Pagans use music, chanting, drums, etc. when we worship, although there is no general consensus on whether one genre of music is more appropriate than another. I think it safe to say that we will use whatever moves us on a spiritual level. If you’re interested in hearing Pagan specific music, the Pagan Radio Network has an ongoing feed you can listen to.

  12. janineyork says:

    Beautiful poem. 🙂

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