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1 AQUARIAN ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE, INC. THE AQUARIAN MANIFESTO 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 Burning!


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