Statement of Belief
The Law of the Divine describes what we believe and how we fit into the Universe. This is the belief of the E.O.C.T.O. church, not just the lodge of Our Lady of Celestial Fire.
Law of the Divine
I. The Universal Doctrine
The Cosmos is Divine,
All share divinity.
Divinity does not transcend reality,
it surrounds us, it protects us,
it is within us.
Divinity is an overall immanence,
Yet we are Children under the Sun,
Children under the Moon, and Children under the Stars.
We celebrate the Kingdom of Earth and Sky,
And may the Cosmos be our guide.
Eternity exists from the Lady and the Lord,
The Masculine and the Feminine dwell within all souls.
The union of the two form the existing whole.
For two are the Pillars of the Cosmos,
Two are the balance of Truth,
Two are the powers of Nature,
And two are the flesh of existence.
Two are the Beginning, two are the End.
There is no part of us that is not of the Gods.
Three for the Lady, Three for the Lord,
And three for the Ancients…whose presence we know.
Eternity exists in the Word, the Divine speak
Truth is the Word, and the Word is the Law:
In perfect love, and perfect trust; in discipline and in will,
We seek our balance in Truth. Divinity is Truth,
And in Truth there is Love.
II. The Witches’ Law
I am a Human, and I think nothing that is Human foreign to me.
I am the Universe, and I think nothing in the Universe is foreign to me.
I am responsible for everything I:
For what I do to others; for what others do to me;
And ultimately, what others do to others.
Without pride or praise
Blame or shame
Judgment or evaluation
And if it harm none, do as thou Will.
By the same mouth that speaks the Word,
By the same bone that unites the flesh:
Do what thou Will shall be the whole of the Law.
Thou hast no right but to do thy will.
Do that, and no other shall say nay.
This is the Law of the strong: this is our Law and the joy of the world.
Love is the Law, Love under Will.