Aquarian Anti-Defamation League (1973)



 All Sentient Beings have the right to worship Who, What, 
Where, When, Why and how they wish; provided that they do not 
violate the similar Rights of others. All Sentient Beings have, 
as well, the Right (some would say Duty) to develop their 
Talents, mental, physical, psychic and others to the highest 
degree possible; subject as always to the equal Rights of others. 
It is in this complex interplay of Rights that the Children of 
the Aquarian Age may be distinguished from their ancestors of 
previous Ages.

 According to the Astrological Tradition, the term "Aquarian 
Age" implies a time in which there is increased concern in the 
ways in which the individual can live by his or her own lights, 
while guaranteeing the same Freedom to all others. All those, 
therefore, who work for the Evolution of Conciousness and Freedom 
may be justly called "Aquarians," regardless of the day or year 
of their actual birth.

 Aquarians--Neo-Pagan, Neo-Christian, Agnostic or of any 
Faith-- are by definition tolerant of ALL Pro-Life Beliefs and 
Organizations. They do not proclaim the existance of any One-
True-Right-And-Only-Way, but rather that every Sentient Being 
must find his or her own path

 We will NOT, however, in the name of Tolerance or any other 
Ideal allow ourselves to be persecuted or exterminated by Anti-
Life individuals or organizations, whether political or religious.

 As Aquarians we do NOT, in our religious services, magical 
rituals, psychic activities or in our private lives, engage in 
the commission or encouragement of Felony-Crimes-With-Victims (as 
defined by Civil Law and modern Sociological Research). We do 
NOT, therefore, engage in Ritual Murder, Rape, Maiming, Torture 
of Animals, Grand Larceny, or other Heinous Crimes; and we will 
no longer accept accusations that we do so.

 Neither do Aquarians use their Talents--whether we call them 
"psychic," "magical," "spiritual," "paranormal," or whatever-- to 
achieve ends or through means that, if done physically, would 
consitute such Felony-Crimes-With-Victims. Accusations in this 
area will not go uncountered either.

 We know full well that the New Witchburners are seeking to 
once again light the Stakes of Persecution with the Fires of 
Bigotry and Hate. Equally well do we know that, despite our 
innumerable differences with one another, the Time has come for 
us to stand Together against the forces of Fear and Oppression. 
The very survival of ourselves, our children and our planet 
depend upon the outcome of our present struggles.

The Aquarian Anti-Defamation League will exist for the 
purpose of defending Aquarian Individuals and Ideals from those 
Witchburners who would destroy them. We shall attempt to use 
whatever means exist to preserve, protect and defend our 
Religious, Civil, Economic, and Human rights, as well as our 
Reputations, from ALL those who would slander, libel, defame, 
supress or otherwise persecute us for our Beliefs.

 We shall no longer Allow self-righteous followers of Anti-
Life Beliefs to prevent us from the free exercise of our Human 
and Constitutional Rights. We shall no longer allow anyone with 
impunity to publically accuse us of being "Satanists," "Devil 
Worshippers," "Charlatans," "Lunatics" or any other loaded terms 
of Slander and Libel designed to denigrate, defame or prevent us 
from the peaceful and legal spreading of our Beliefs. We shall no 
longer hesitate to bring Civil and/or Criminal charges against 
our would-be Inquisitors whenever possible, no matter how wealthy 
or powerful they may be.

 Aquarians Together--Witches, Warlocks, and Wizards, 
Psychics, Preists and Parapsychologists; Mystics, Mediums, and 
Magicians; Astrologers, Diviners and Occultists of both Sexes and 
all Races, many Faiths and Traditions, Ages and Nationalities; 
hereby agree upon our Battle Cry as we declare War upon those who 
would persecute us!

                 NEVER AGAIN THE BURNING!!

 The Aquarian Manifesto is Copyright 1973 C.E. by P.E.I. 
Bonewits. Permission to reprint is granted to all Astrological, 
Neo-Pagan, Occult, Parapsychological, Witchcraft and other 
Aquarian Media, provided that the entire work (including this 
notice) is reprinted each time. Further inquiries and/or 
donations may be made to: Aquarian Anti-Defamation League, Inc., 
Post Office Box 3720, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Never Again The