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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Wiccan Rede, part 2

Yesterday I posted two variations of the long version of the Wiccan Rede.  Today I am posting the short version.  If nothing else, it is easier to memorize!

Bide the Wiccan Law ye must,
In perfect love, in perfect trust. Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill:
An ye harm none, do as ye will.
And ever mind the Rule of Three:
What ye send out, comes back to thee.
Follow this with mind and heart,
And merry ye meet, and merry ye part..
There are at least three major components to this Rede.
The first being "In Perfect Love, in Perfect Trust".
This to me signifies unconditional love, or "love without boundaries".
The second important tenant is "An ye harm none, do as ye will".  This I believe is the most important of all.  Don't do anything to try to influence anyone else's life or universe.  This has very far-reaching consequences.  For instance, if we do Magick to get a job, we need to be ever mindful that we are looking to get a "type" of job, and not a particular job in a particular company that would influence someone else's life.  Being a mindful Witch or Magickal worker takes an immense amount of thought and comes with a huge amount of responsibility.  Responsibility to ourselves and toward humankind and all the universe.  It may sound cliche, but we do really have the world in the palm of our hands.
The third important rule, is "What ye send out, comes back to thee", in three!  This is pretty simple, yet also very complex.  If you do good, good will come to you.  If you do ill, bad will come to you.  Not quite that simple, but a subject we will discuss more in depth later.
The Wiccan Rede is a good place to start for any practicing Witch, Wiccan, Magick worker or Pagan, because it holds many important pieces of information that can be life-altering to those who break the tenants.  It is also a great place to start studying, and worth the time spent pondering it.
Merry Meet and Merry Part and,
Blessed Be!
Liz T