The Witches’ Pyramid. To know, to dare, to will, to keep silent.
Remember when you were a kid and you made a wish when you blew out your birthday cake candles, and you had to not tell anyone what the wish was, or it wouldn’t come true? That operates according to the principle of the Witches’ Pyramid. You KNOW what you want, and you KNOW what to do, and you KNOW you have to keep it secret. So you WILL what you desire (making a wish). You DARE to blow out the candles and make a wish. And then you KEEP SILENT (not telling anyone what you wished).
That’s why witches are secretive about the Craft, because we know that if we go into great detail about what we did, the magic will be less effective. That’s why you don’t see me specific sharing details of altars or rituals or spells.
The Five Pagan Virtues: the Powers of the Sphinx from Knot Magic 101
Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears