STATEMENT OF FAITH
The doctrine, tenets and statements of faith of this Church are contained in the Statement of Faith, which together with the formularies of government, discipline and worship are accepted by the MOTHER EARTH as standard expositions of the teachings of nature in relation to both faith and practice.
The Statement of Faith of this Church is as follows:
We practice rites to attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of life forces markedby the phases of the Moon and the seasonal Quarters and Cross Quarters.
We recognize that our intelligence gives us a unique responsibility toward our environment. We seek to live in harmony with nature in ecological balance offering fulfillment to life and consciousness within an evolutionary concept.
We acknowledge a depth of power far greater than that apparent to the average person. Because it is far greater than ordinary it is sometimes called ‘supernatural’, but we see it as lying within that which is naturally potential to all.
We conceive of the Creative Power in the universe as manifesting through polarity – as masculine and feminine – and that this same Creative Power lies in all people and functions through the interaction of the masculine and the feminine. We value neither above the other knowing each to be supportive of the other.
We recognize both outer worlds and inner, or psychological worlds sometimes known as the Spiritual World, the Collective Unconsciousness, the Inner Planes etc – and we see in the interaction of these two dimensions the basis for paranormal phenomena and magical exercises. We neglect neither dimension for the other, seeing both as necessary for our fulfillment.
We do not recognize any authoritarian hierarchy, but do honor those who teach, respect those who share their greater knowledge and wisdom, and acknowledge those who have courageously given of themselves in leadership.
We see religion, magick and wisdom in living as being united in the way one views the world and lives within it – a world view and philosophy of life which we identify as Mother Earth.
Individually we seek to control the forces within her/himself that make life possible in order to live wisely and without harm to others and in harmony with nature.
We believe in the affirmation and fulfillment of life in a continuation of evolution and development of consciousness giving meaning to the Universe we know and our personal role within it.
We are concerned with the present and future of Mother Earth.
We do not accept the concept of absolute evil, nor do we worship any entity known as ‘Satan’ or ‘the Devil’ as defined by Christian tradition. We do not seek power through the suffering of others, nor accept that personal benefit can be derived only by denial to another.
We believe that we should seek within Nature that which is contributory to our health and well-being.
Sacraments and Sacerdotal Functions. The sacraments of the Church and the sacerdotal functions of the spiritual officers of the Church, particularly its Ministers, are described as follows:
Recognizing the bounty of Mother Earth and all of her creations.
Practicing ceremonies rooted in many cultures from the spans of all time.
Acts of restoring and repairing Mother Earth.
Acts of restoring, healing and assisting mankind.