When it comes to magick there are some guidelines that we “ can” and probably should follow that help us be more successful in the work we are doing.. they are pretty simple really..
To Know: Refers to the idea that the spiritual journey is one of knowledge -- and that knowledge is never-ending. If we are indeed "to know," then we must constantly be learning, questioning, and expanding our horizons. Also, we must know ourselves before we can know our true paths.
To Dare: Can be interpreted as to have the courage we need to grow. By daring ourselves to step out of our comfort zone, to be something that people see as "other," we are in fact fulfilling our own need "to dare." We are facing that which is unknown, moving into a realm that is far outside what we're used to.
To Will: Means to have determination and perseverance. Nothing of any value comes with ease, and spiritual growth is no exception. Want to be a competent practitioner of magic? Then you better study, and work at it. If you make the choice to evolve and grow spiritually, then you will be able to do so -- but it is, in fact, a choice we make. Our will guides us, and will lead us to success. Without it, we are stagnant.
To Keep Silent: Seems like it should be an obvious one, but it's a bit more complex than it appears on the surface. To be certain, "keeping silent" means that we need to make sure we never out other members of the Pagan community without their permission, and to some extent, it means we need to keep our practices private. However, it also means that we need to learn the value of inner silence. It is a rare person indeed who recognizes that sometimes the unspoken is more important than the words we utter.
Now I would like to add if I may, to me “being silent” means to not speak of the spell or work you are doing to prevent any unwanted energy directed to said work..from anyone!
For instance; I do a spell to help bring in more money or get a job which is on a lot of folks minds today... the last thing I want to do is go tell a someone who may or may not believe the same way or even if they do you don't want them to even have a shadow of a doubt about your ability or your work, that can lead to bad energy towards your spell that you simply do not want.. ( thoughts are energy remember that.)
I feel like someone else can certainly lend to the energy you are trying to put out so the last thing you want to do is sabotage yourself by telling folks what your doing...It's just best to keep it to yourself...even if someone has the best intentions it can backfire... I hope that makes sense...... to me that is what is being silent is about.. This also goes for coven work.. I don't know any Coven who tells folks what they do or why they do it and why should they. ♥