The Way of the Witch

The Wiccan Rede

The Wiccan Rede, outlines the rules and magical life that Wiccan’s, a tradition of Witchcraft, live by. It speaks of the threefold law, a Witches version of karma and also the God and Goddess who exist in all things.

Bide the Wiccan Law you must, in perfect love and perfect trust.
Live and let live; fairly take and fairly give.
Cast the Circle thrice about, to keep all evil spirits out.
To bind the spell every time, let the spell be spake in rhyme.
Soft of eye and light of touch, speak little and listen much.
Deosil go by the waxing Moon, sing and dance the Witches Rune.
Widdershins go when the Moon doth wane, and werewolf howls by the dread wolfsbane.
When the ladies Moon is new, kiss thy hand to her times two.
When the Moon rides at her peak, then your hearts desire speak.
Heed the North wind’s mighty gale, lock the door and drop the sail.
When the wind comes from the south, love will kiss thee on the mouth.
When the West wind blows o’er thee, departed spirits restless be.
Nine woods in the cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow.
Elder be the Ladies tree-burn it not, or cursed be.
When the wheel begins to turn, let the Beltane fires burn.
When the tree hath turned to Yule, light the log and let Pan rule.
Heed ye flower, bush and tree, and by the Lady Blessed Be.
Where the rippling waters flow, cast a stone and truth you’ll know.
Whenever ye have a heartfelt need, harken not to others greed.
With the fool, no seasons spend, or you’ll be counted as his friend.
Merry Meet and Merry Part, bright the cheeks and warm the heart
Mind The Threefold Law ye should, three times bad and three times good.
When misfortune is near, wear a bright star on your fear.
True in love ever be, or thy love may be false to thee.
Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfil: “An it harm none, do what thy will!”

The Way of the Witch ~ The Wiccan Rede

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