As often, as possible, hold rites in forests, by the seashore, on deserted mountaintops or near tranquil lakes. Seek out wisdom in books, rare manuscripts and cryptic poems if you will, but seek it out also in simple stones and fragile herbs and in the cries of wild birds. Listen to the whisperings of the wind and the roar of water if you would discover magick, for it is here that the old secrets are preserved.
Books contain words; trees contain energies and wisdom books never dreamt of. Ever remember that the Old Ways are constantly revealing themselves. Therefore be as the river willow that bends and sways with the wind. That which remains changeless shall outlive it’s spirit, but that which evolves and grows will shine for centuries.
There can be no monopoly on wisdom. Therefore share what you will of our ways with others who seek them, but hide mystic lore from the eyes of those who would destroy- for to do otherwise increases their destruction. Mock not the rituals or spells of another, for who can say yours are greater in power or wisdom?
Ensure that your actions are honorable, for all that you do shall return to you three-fold, good or bane. Be wary of one who would dominate you, who would control and manipulate your workings and reverences. Honor all living things, for we are of the bird, the fish, the bee. Destroy not life save it be to preserve your own. And this is the nature of our way.
Wicca for the Solitary Practitioner By Scott Cunningham