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Rede Of The Wiccae
As collected by Shea Thomas
(Being Knowne As The Counsel Of The Wise Ones)
Submitted By Lady Gwen Thompson & Adriana Porter
First Published In Green Egg Magazine
Vol. III. No. 69 (Ostara 1975)
- Bide the Wiccan laws ye 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, listen much.
- Deosil go by the waxing Moon - sing and dance the Wiccan rune.
Widdershins go when the Moon doth wane, and the Werewolf howls by the
- When the Lady's moon is new, kiss the hand to her times two.
- When the Moon rides at her peak, then your heart's desire seek.
- Heed the Northwind'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 wind blows from the East, expect the new and set the feast.
- When the West wind blows o'er thee, departed spirits restless be.
Nine woods in the
Cauldron go - burn them quick and burn them slow.
- Elder be ye Lady's tree - burn it not or cursed ye'll be.
- When the Wheel begins to turn - let the Beltane fires burn.
- When the Wheel has turned a Yule, light the Log and let Pan rule.
- Heed ye flower, bush and tree- by the Lady blessed be.
- Where the rippling waters go, cast a stone an truth ye'll know.
- When ye have need, hearken not to other's greed.
- With the fool no season spend or be counted as his friend.
- Merry meet an merry part - bright the cheeks an warm the heart.
- Mind the Threefold Law ye should - three times bad and three times good.
- When misfortune is enow, wear the blue star on thy brow.
- True in love ever be unless thy lover's false to thee.
- Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill - an it harm none, do what ye will.