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In 1963 he was then given the chance to write a script for a film, and the result, It's All Over Town , was produced featured the actor Frankie Vaughan.
Another of Farrar's most significant works was a documentary series that he scripted entitled Journey of a Lifetime, in which he travelled to the Holy Land in the Middle East to research, and later experienced what he described as an almost spiritual experience while visiting the mediaeval city of Petra. Finlay's Casebook , and in later years would write episodes for Armchair Theatre and the soap opera Crossroads. Farrar would also co-write a 90-minute screenplay entitled Pity About the Abbey with his friend, Sir John Betjeman , who would later be made Poet Laureate.
Pity About the Abbey was a story in which Westminster Abbey was destroyed to make way for a by-pass, and satirised what Farrar saw as the current trend to demolish significant or beautiful structures. It was filmed and broadcast by the BBC in July 1965. Feeling alone, he turned to his second wife, Jean Mackinlay, who herself had just recently divorced her second husband, and although she refused his offer of reigniting their relationship, they did once more become friends.
In 1968 he would re-united with another former lover, Beth Donovan, and married her, but he would leave her in June 1969 when he met a new woman, Isabel Sutherland, and subsequently moved in with her and her daughter.
Following this, in February of the following year, he once more returned to journalism, taking up employment with the popular weekly magazine Reveille. The screening was also attended by Alex Sanders and Maxine Sanders , the founders of Alexandrian Wicca, who had served as advisors during the film's creation.
According to his biography at mystica. Sanders, "impressed"  with the interview, invited Farrar to attend an Alexandrian Wiccan initiation ritual,  and prompted Farrar to write an entire book on Wicca. Maxine Sanders remembers Farrar as "a charming man, a sincere student with an active flexible mind".
Janet Farrar asserts that the couple were both elevated to the second degree "in an unoccupied house in Sydenham " by the Sanders on 17 October 1970, and that they received the third, and final, degree of initiation in their flat 24 April 1971.
Janet Farrar remembers the initiation well, as Maxine invoked Sekhmet to banish one of her coven members. She broke her flail during this banishing. Recently their 3rd Degree initiation has been disputed by some Alexandrian "revisionists",  unaware that Stewart Farrar kept an archive of all his correspondences with the Sanders and possessed copies of both his own and the Sanders' coven records that unequivocally prove that the initiation took place.
What Witches Do was published in 1971. The book has been called "controversial" because of Farrar's assertion that Sanders should be "ranked above Gerald B. Gardner and alongside of Aleister Crowley and Eliphas Levi in terms of magical achievement". The relationship between Alex Sanders and Stewart Farrar became one of mutual respect after letters began to be exchanged between them in 1977. To quote Sanders 8 March 1997 : Your letters give off good vibrations of work and happiness.
I feel that all our growing pains concerning publicity and personalities of the Wicca, are beginning to bear fruit. A few of us in the midst of many are beginning to establish the foundation I mean the building itself on the raw materials, to get the foundation stone in place.
Farrar in 1999, shortly before his death. They remained in dialogue until Alex Sanders' death in the late 1980s. Farrar and Owen had begun running their own coven in 1971, before their third degree initiation ceremony, and were handfasted in 1972 and legally married in 1975.
The late 1970s saw the publication of several more novels by Farrar, all of which were occult-themed fantasy novels or science fiction.
Farrar left Reveille to pursue a full-time freelance writing career in 1974. But they may, after great consultations with all, use the art to restrain Christians from harming us Brothers, but only to constrain them and never to punish. To this end men will say, "Such a one is a mighty searcher out, and a persecutor of old women whom they deemeth to be witches, and none hath done him harm, so it be proof that they cannot or more truly there be none. For all know full well that so many folk have died because someone had a grudge against them, or were persecuted because they had money or goods to sieze, or because they had none to bribe the searchers.
And many have died because they were scolding old women. So much that men now say that only old women are witches. And this be to our advantage and turns suspicion away from us. In England and Scotland 'tis now many a year since a witch hath died the death.
But any misuse of the power might raise the persecution again.
So never break this Law, however much you are tempted, and never consent to its being broken in the least. If you know it is being broken, you must work strongly against it. And any High Priestess or High Priest who consents to its breach must immediately be deposed for 'tis the blood of the Brethren they endanger. Do good, an it be safe, and only if it be safe. And keep strictly to the Old Law. Never accept money for the use of the art, for money ever smeareth the taker.
And they sell pardons to let men ascape from their sins. Be not as these. If you accept no money, you will be free from temptation to use the art for evil causes.
All may use the art for their own advantage or for the advantage of the craft only if you are sure you harm none. But ever let the Coven debate this at length. Only if all are satisfied that none may be harmed, may the art be used. If it is not possible to achieve your ends one way, perchance the aim may be achieved by acting in a different way so as to harm none.
Never bargain or cheapen anything whilst you buy by the art. In any dispute between Brethren, no one may invoke any laws but those of the craft. Or any tribunal but that of the Priestess, Priest and Elders. It is not forbidden to say as Christians do, "There be witchcraft in the land," because our oppressors of old make it a heresy not to believe in witchcraft and so a crime to deny it which thereby puts you under suspicion.
But ever say, "I know not of it here, perchance there may be but afar off, I know not where. But ever speak of them as old crones, consorting with the devil and riding through the air. And ever say, "But how may many ride the air if they be not as light as thistledown.
But the curse of the Goddess be on any who cast suspicion on any of the Brotherhood. Or who speak of any real meeting-place or where they bide.
Let the craft keep books with the names of all herbs which are good, and all cures so all may learn. But keep another book with all the Bales and Apies and let only the 9 Elders and other trustworthy people have this knowledge. And may the blessings of the gods be on all who keep these Laws, and the curses of both the God and the Goddess be on all who break them. Remember the art is the secret of the gods and may only be used in earnest and never for show or vainglory.
Magicians and Christians may taunt us saying, "You have no power, show us your power. Do magic before our eyes, then only will we believe," seeking to cause us to betray the art before them.
Heed them not, for the art is holy and may only be used in need, and the curse of the gods be on any who break this Law. It ever be the way with women and with men also, that they ever seek new love. Nor should we reprove them for this. But it may be found a disadvantage to the craft. And so many a time it has happened that a High Priest or a High Priestess, impelled by love, hath departed with their love. That is, they left the Coven. Now if the High Priestess wishes to resign, she may do so in full Coven.
And this resignation is valid.
But if they should run off without resigning, who may know if they may not return in a few months? So the Law is, if a High Priestess leaves her Coven, she be taken back and all be as before. Meanwhile, if she has a deputy, that deputy shall act as High Priestess for as long as the High Priestess is away. If she returns not at the end of a year and a day, then shall the Coven elect a new High Priestess, 151. Unless there is a good reason to the contrary.
The person who has done the work should reap the benefit of the reward. If somebody else is elected, the deputy is made maiden and deputy of the High Priestess. It has been found that practicing the art doth cause a fondness between aspirant and tutor, and it is the cause of better results if this be so. And if for any reason this be undesireable, it can easily be avoided by both persons from the outset firmly resolving in their minds 10 to be as brother and sister or parent and child.
And it is for this reason that a man may be taught only by a woman and a woman by a man, and women and women should not attempt these practices together. Order and discipline must be kept. A High Priestess or a High Priest may, and should, punish all faults. To this end all the craft must receive correction willingly.
All properly prepared, the culprit kneeling should be told his fault and his sentence pronounced. Punishment should be followed by something amusing. The culprit must acknowledge the justice of the punishment by kissing the hand on receiving sentence and again thanking for punishment received.
Soft of eye and light of touch, Speak ye little, listen much; Deosil go by waxing moon, Sing and dance the Witches' Rune; Widdershins go by waning moon, Chant ye then a baleful tune; When the Lady's moon is new, Kiss hand to her times two; When the moon rides at peak, Heart's desire then ye seek. Nine woods in the cauldron go, Burn them quick, burn them slow; Elder be the Lady's tree, Burn it not or curs'd ye'll be; When the wind begins to turn, Soon Beltane fires will burn; When the wheel has turned to Yule, light the log, the Horned One rules.
Merry meet and merry part Bright the cheeks, warm the heart; Mind the threefold law ye should, Three times bad and three times good; Whene'er misfortune is enow, Wear the star upon your brow; True in troth ever ye be Lest thy love prove false to thee. What good be magic without wisdom-sight? Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill - An it harm none, do what ye will. At her altars the youth of Lacedaemon in Sparta made due sacrifice. There shall ye assemble, ye who are fain to learn all sorcery, yet have not won its deepest secrets; to these will I teach things that are yet unknown.
And ye shall be free from slavery; and as a sign that ye be really free, ye shall be naked in your rites; and ye shall dance, sing, feast, make music and love, all in my praise. For mine is the ecstasy of the spirit, and mine also is joy on earth; for my law is love unto all beings. Keep pure your highest ideal; strive ever towards it; let naught stop you or turn you aside. For mine is the secret door which opens upon the Land of Youth, and mine is the cup of the wine of life, and the Cauldron of Cerridwen, which is the Holy Grail of immortality.
I am the Gracious Goddess, who gives the gift of joy unto the heart of man. Upon earth, I give the knowledge of the spirit eternal; and beyond death, I give peace and freedom and reunion with those who have gone before. Nor do I demand aught in sacrifice; for behold, I am the Mother of all living, and my love is poured out upon the earth. Arise, and come unto me. For I am the soul of nature, who gives life to the universe. From me all things proceed, and unto me all things must return; and before my face, beloved of Gods and of men, let thine innermost divine self be enfolded in the rapture of the infinite.
Let my worship be within the heart that rejoiceth; for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals. And therefore let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honour and humility, mirth and reverence within you.
And thou who thinkest to seek for me, know thy seeking and yearning shall avail thee not unless thou knowest the mystery; that if that which thou seekest thee findest not within thee, thou wilt never find it without thee. For behold, I have been with thee from the beginning; and I am that which is attained at the end of desire. Mine is the secret that opens the gates of life and mine is the dish of salt of the earth that is the body of Cernunnos that is the eternal circle of rebirth.
I give the knowledge of life everlasting, and beyond death I give the promise of regeneration and renewal. I am the sacrifice, the father of all things, and my protection blankets the earth.
For I am the flesh of the earth and all its beings. Thru me all things must die and with me are reborn. Let my worship be in the body that sings, for behold all acts of willing sacrifice are my rituals. Let there be desire and fear, anger and weakness, joy and peace, awe and longing within you.
For these too are part of the mysteries found within yourself, within me, all beginnings have endings, and all endings have beginnings.
Start in the dark. And in the names of the four Mighty Ones, the rulers of the elements, may power and blessing descend in this hour upon this place and those gathered here.
R kneels before the altar and places the Water Bowl upon the Pentacle. In the names of Cernunnos and Cerridwen. R touches salt with tip of athame, saying: R: "Blessings be upon thee, O Creature of Salt; let all malignity and hindrance be cast forth from thee, and let all good enter within.
Wherefore do I bless and consecrate thee, that thou mayest aid me. So mote it be! Wherefore do I bless thee, and consecrate thee, in the names of Cernunnos and Cerridwen. Water Bowl is returned to altar. R then takes up the censer, and likewise censes the Circle from north unto north.
R stands in front of group facing East. Maiden stands at back of group with the Bell. M rings Bell. Ritual Leader and Maiden move to corresponding positions; others just turn in place. Now all turn to North again. O thou Mighty Cernunnos, we gather I stand before you to.... Closing the circle When the Circle's work is done, R goes to the East, athame in hand, salutes, and draws a banishing Earth pentagram, saying: 16 R: "Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the East, ye Lords of Air, we thank you for attending our rites; and ere ye depart to your beauteous realms, we bid thee Hail and Farewell...
R thanks and says goodbye to the God and Goddess. Words To Be Decided.
R then thanks and dismisses any spirits who have gathered. R: "The Circle is open but unbroken. Merry meet, merry part and merry meet again. East, then south, west then north, Here come I to call the forth. Earth and water, air and fire, Work ye unto my desire. Wand and Pentacle and Sword Hearken ye unto my word. Cords and Censer, Scourge and Knife, Waken all ye into life.
Powers of the Witches Blade, Come ye as the charm is made. Queen of Heaven, Queen of Hell, Lend your aid unto the spell. Horned Hunter of the Night, Work my will by magic rite. By all the power of land and sea, As I do will, so mote it be.
By all the might of moon and sun, Chant the spell and be it done. He who will portray the God dons the Horned Crown and stands before the altar with scourge and blade in the God position.
S he who portrays the Guardians bears the Sword. Each will act out their parts as the Narrator reads: N: "In Ancient time, out Lord, the Horned One, was as he still is, the Consoler, the Comforter, but men knew him as the dread Lord of Shadows - lonely, stern and just. Now our Lady the Goddess had never loved, but she would solve all the Mysteries, even the mystery of Death; and so she journeyed to the Underworld.
The Guardians of the Portal challenged her: 'Strip off thy garments, lay aside thy jewels; for naught mayest thou bring with thee into this our land. Such was her beauty, that Death himself knelt and kissed her feet, saying: 'Blessed be thy feet, that have brought thee in these ways. Abide with me; but let me place my cold hand on thy heart. Why dost thou cause all things that I love and take delight in to fade and die? Age causes all things to wither; but when men die at the end of time, I give them rest and peace, and strength so that they may return.
But thou! Thou art lovely. Return not; abide with me! And she knelt, and Death scourged her tenderly. And she cried: 'I feel the pangs of love. And she taught him her mystery of the sacred cup which is the cauldron of rebirth. And he gave her the necklace which is the circle of rebirth, and taught her all the magics.
For there are three great events in the life of man: Love, Death and Resurrection in the new body; and Magic controls them all. For to fulfill love you must return again at the same time and place as the loved one, and you must meet, and know, and remember, and love them again. But to be reborn, you must die and be made ready for a new body; and to die, you must be born; and without love, you may not be born; and this is all the Magics.
Come at my call and show thyself to men. Shepherd of Goats, upon the wild hill's way, Lead thy lost flock from darkness into day. Forgotten are the ways of sleep and night Men seek for them whose eyes have lost the light. Open the door, the door which hath no key, The door of dreams, whereby men come to thee. O Mighty Stag, O answer to me! Wrists are bound together in back by middle of a 9 foot red cord, knotted in front at throat with ends hanging down front as cable-tow.
A short white cord is fastened to the right ankle with ends tucked in so as not to trip C up, saying: "Feet neither bound nor free. Opening ritual is followed to the end of the Drawing Down of the Moon, but the Charge is not yet declaimed. Summoner fetches Sword or athame from the altar, and opens a gate in NE. S, H, and P face C and S issues the Challenge: S: "O thou who standest on the threshold between the pleasant world of men and the dread domains of the Lords of the Outer Spaces, hast thou the courage to make the assay?
Perfect love and perfect trust. S or P if no S closes the gate. Partner then rings bell three times as H turns C to stand before the altar, with C's back to the altar i. H stands in centre of Circle, facing C and altar. H says: H: "In other religions, the postulant kneels, while the priest towers above. Measure C once about the forehead with the cut thread and knot at the point of overlap, again about the heart starting from the same end [knot], and lastly about the hips across the genitals [knot].
The measure is wound and placed upon the altar. H asks: H: C: "Before thou art sworn, art thou ready to pass the ordeal and be purified? The loose ends of the short cord are unwound and C's 21 ankles bound securely.
The cable tow is fastened to the altar. H fetches scourge from altar as Partner rings bell three times, saying: P: "Three. P says but doesn't ring bell : P: "Seven... Art thou ready to swear that thou wilt always be true to the Art?
This I swear by my hopes of a future life, mindful that my measure has been taken; and may my weapons turn against me if I break this my solemn oath. P fetches anointing oil and chalice of wine. H moistens fingertip with oil saying: H: "I hereby sign thee with the Triple Sign.
I consecrate thee with oil... H moistens fingertip with wine and anoints the same three places, saying: H: H: "I consecrate thee with wine... Priest[ess] and witch. New Initiate is welcomed by coven, then presented with the Working Tools. As each tool is named, H takes it from the altar and passes it to the Initiate with a kiss. As each tool is finished with, the assistant takes it from the Initiate [kiss] and replaces it upon the altar.
With this, as with the athame, thou canst form all Magic Circles, dominate, subdue and punish all renellious spirits and daemons, and even pursuade angels and good spirits. With this in thy hand, thou art ruler of the Circle. Next I present the Athame.
This is the true witch's weapon and has all the powers of the Magic Sword. Next I present the White-hilted knife. Its use is to form all instruments used in the Art. It can only be used in a Magic Circle. Next I present the Wand. Its use is to call up and control certain angels and genii to whom it would not be meet to use the Magic Sword. Next I present the Cup. From this we drink in comradeship, and in honour of the Goddess.
Next I present the Pantacle. This is for the purpose of calling up appropriate spirits. Next I present the Scourge.
This is the sign of power and domination. It is also used to cause purification and enlightenment. For it is written: 'To learn you must suffer and be purified. They are of use to bind the sigils of the Art; also the material basis; also they are necessary in the Oath. I now salute thee in the name of Aradia, newly made priest[ess] and witch. The Initiate may consecrate his athame here; he must consecrate it before using it.
Cakes and Wine. A "graduation" party should follow. Esbat rite is followed to end of Invocation of the Horned God. Candidate, properly prepared in centre of Circle , is bound and blindfolded as in the First Degree, but with the addition of a blue cord bound about the knees. Coven links hands and thrice circle C. Candidate is now assisted to kneel and rebound securely, facing altar.
Hierophant says: H: "To attain to this sublime degree, it is necessary to suffer and be purified. Art thou willing to suffer to learn? Scourge and bell are returned to the altar as Hierophant says: H: "I now give thee a new name, N....
What is thy name? When all have put the question, all return to their places and H. All this I swear by my hopes of salvation, my past lives and my hopes of future ones to come; and I devote myself and my measure to utter destruction if I break this my solemn oath.
Hierophant takes up oil and anoints C. First the Magic Sword. H: "Second the Athame. S H: "Fourth, the Wand. S H: "Fifth, the Cup. S H: "Sixth, the Pentacle. S H: "Seventh, the Cords.
S H: "Eighth, the Scourge. For learn, in Witchcraft you must ever give as you receive, but ever triple. So where I gave thee three, return nine; where I gave thee seven, return twenty-one; where I gave thee nine, return twenty-seven; where I gave thee twenty-one, return sixty-three.
H: "Though hast obeyed the Law. But mark well, when thou receivest good, so equally art thou bound to return good threefold. Generally Initiate and Hierophant act the appropriate parts.
HP kneels before her, kisses both knees, extends arms along thighs, and adores. HP then fetches filled chalice and celebrates Wine and Cakes. HP again kneels before HPS, kisses knees and extends arms in adoration as before.
Both rise. HP kneels facing altar. HP rises and is unbound whereupon he binds HPS as she bound him, leads her about the Circle and scourges her as she kneels before the altar. He stands and is unbound and says: 27 HP: "Now I must reveal a great mystery. HP gives her Fivefold Salute.
HPS then sets scourge and athame aside and lies in the middle of the Circle with her head to the East and her womb in the shekinah point. HP kneels beside her facing North.
Thus was the altar made and placed; And the sacred point was the point within the centre of the Circle. As we have of old been taught that the point within the centre is the origin of all things, Therefore should we adore it. For thou art the point within the circle [kiss] which we adore, [kiss] The fount of life without which we would not be, [kiss] And in this way are erected the Holy Twin Pillars.
Thou art That, and That am I. I am life, and the giver of life. Yet therefore is the knowledge of me the knowledge of death. I am alone, the Lord within ourselves, Whose name is Mystery of Mysteries. It shows the Priestess with the points of the Third Degree Sigil marked on her body. The points are: 1. By the great and holy name Cernunnos; In the name of Aradia; Encorage our hearts, Let the light crystalize itself in our blood, Fulfilling of us resurrection.
For there is no part of us that is not of the Gods. Yet we can, in greatness of minds, be like the Gods. Though we know not to what goal by day or in the night, Fate has written that we shall run beyond all seas, and earth's last boundaries.
Beyond the Spring of night and the Heaven's vast expanse there lies a majesty which is the domain of the Gods. Those who would pass through the Gates of Night and Day to that sweet place, which is between the world of men and the domains of the Lords of the Outer Spaces, know that unless there is truth in thy heart, thy every effort is doomed to failure.
That thou walkest humbly in the ways of men and the ways of the Gods. Also it is the law that contentment thou shalt learn, through suffering, and from long 29 years, and from nobility of mind and of purpose. Their minds are nourished by living in the daylight of the Gods and if among the vulgar some discoveries should arise concerning some maxims of thy belief in the Gods so do thou, for the most part, keep silent. For there is a great risk of those who straightaway vomit up that which they hast not digested.
And when someone shall say to thee, thou knowest naught and it bites thee naught, then knowest thou that thou hast begun the work. And as sheep do not bring their food to the shepherd to show how much they have eaten but digesting inwardly their provender do bear outwardly wool and milk, even so, do not display the maxims to the vulgar, but rather the works that flow when they are digested.
In the centre or just south of centre of the Circle stands the Cauldron of Cerridwen wreathed about with pine boughs, holly, ivy and mistletoe and therein is laid a balefire of nine woods: rowan, apple, elder, holly, pine, cedar, juniper, poplar and dogwood. The altar is decorated as is the Cauldron and bears two red candles as well as an unlit red candle or torch for each covener present.
There should be no other light except the altar candles and those about the Circle. HP casts the Circle, calling forth the Ancient Ones to bear witness. HP draws down the moon upon the HPS and then lights the balefire. HP then moves to the north, before the altar, as the HPS stands in the south with the coveners in a circle, alternately man and woman, about the Cauldron between them.
The circle now moves slowly deosil once about the Circle. As each passes the HPS they kiss her upon the cheek; as they pass the HP, he hands each one a candle which is lit from the balefire. Darkness and tears are set aside when the Sun shall come up early.
Golden Sun of hill and mountain, Illumine the land, illumine the world, Illumine the seas, illumine the rivers, Sorrows be laid, joy to the world!