Basic Statement of Faith
It is our belief that there is One source of Creation,
The One: far beyond our normal cognitive comprehension of time, space and reality; but to fulfill the interior need of all
to know the Creator; the Creator had chosen to manifest itself as male and female (i.e. with\ness the “book” of
nature for verification) in different forms, different deities, through needs of different peoples; Ergo all Gods are one
God, and all Goddesses are one Goddess; just different manifestations to fulfill each individual’s need, and in unity
they represent the Divine Creator.
Within our Wiccan and Norse Traditions; we honor
those expressions of Deity that we feel most responsible to; however we accept that our path is not the only path, and that
other peoples worship the Creator in different manifestations and we respect that; whether they be “Pagan”, “Wiccan”,
“Norse”, “Christian”, or any other religious belief “system”. People are drawn by conscience to the spiritual path best suited for them and no one truth can be “stretched”
to be the “One Truth” for all people.
We freely admit we draw upon ancient myths and traditions
to express our religious rituals, while still incorporating modern ideas and attitudes.
It is our consensus that any religious community
irregardless of it’s “path” must grow and develop; not remain a t\static; non-changing organization; for
without change any organization ends up a gathering of individuals going through meaningless ritual without the spark of the
Divine that will sustain them as a people.
We believe that as a people; we must continually,
both cooperatively and as individuals study our relationship with the Creator
and as wisdom grows be willing to modify the external reflections of our Faith, without denying the basic core values that
we hold sacred.
Those core values for us are those “family-orientated”
values which keep the social and moral fabric of the community from unraveling in times of turmoil. Each individual member in this community holds the values of strength, joy, wisdom, truth, fidelity, preservation
and personal honor as sacred.
We reverence all living things; seeing in them the
harmony and oneness of nature. We believe that an educated, trained clergy (Priest/
Priestess) is important; but all studies are specifically “tailored” to suit the needs of each individual desiring
ordination into the mysteries.
In all things we believe in responding in love,
respect, and honor; in regards to religious expressions of one’s faith, consistent with one’ path we accept the
We, the undersigned, as adherents of Pagan and Neo-Pagan
Earth Religions, including Wicca, or Neo-Pagan Witchcraft, Norse, and Heathern,
practice a variety of positive, life-affirming faiths, that are dedicated to healing, both of ourselves and of the Earth. As such, we do not advocate or condone any acts that victimize others, including those
proscribed by law. As one of our most widely-accepted precept is that Wiccan
Rede’s injunction to “Harm None" and the Norse Courage, Truth, Honor, Fidelity, Discipline, Hospitality, Industriousness,
Self-Reliance and Perseverance.
condemn the practices of child abuse, sexual abuse, and nay any other from of abuse that does harm to the bodies, minds,
or spirits of individuals. We offer prayers, therapy, and support for the healing
of the victims of such abuses.
We recognize and revere the divinity of Nature in
our Mother the Earth and we conduct our rites of worship in a manner that is ethical, compassionate and constitutionally protected.
We neither acknowledge nor worship the Christian
devil, ‘satan’ who is not in our pagan pantheons.
We will not tolerate slander nor libel against our
churches, clergy, or congregations, and we are prepared to defend our civil rights with such legal actions as we deem necessary
Signed for the Norse Wiccan Community Church.