The Cunning Art 1.1

PaganGreen Paganism and Witchcraft

Witchcraft in the British Isles has been called many things; the Old Persuasion, the Art, the Craft, the Nameless
Art and the Cunning Art, to name just a few. Most are self explanatory, but the Cunning Art deserves a closer
look. The word Cunning comes from the Anglo-Saxon “kennen”, to know, and it makes an appearance in
another phrase often associated with Witches, wort-cunning (herb knowledge). So from this, it is easy to see that
the Cunning Art is a path of gnosis, or knowledge. As it was written over the entrance to the Temple of the
Mysteries, “know Thyself.”