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Wiccan Rede
« on: July 05, 2007, 12:31:25 am »
The Wiccan Rede

Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust.
Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give.

For tread the Circle thrice about to keep unwelcome spirits out.
To bind the spell well every time, let the spell be said in rhyme.

Light of eye and soft of touch speak you little, listen much.
Honour the Old Ones in deed and name let love and light be our guides again.

Deosil go by the waxing moon, sing and dance the joyful rune.
Tuathail go by the waning moon, chanting out the baneful tune.

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 South winds mighty gale, lock the door and trim the sail.
When the Wind blows from the West, nurture your heart and your nest.

When the wind comes north to south, love will kiss you on the mouth.
When the wind whispers from the East, all hearts will find rest and peace.

Nine woods in the Cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow.
Birch in the fire goes to represent what the Lady knows.

Oak in the forest towers with might; in the fire it brings the God's insight.
Rowan is a tree of power causing life and magick to flower.

Willows at the waterside stand ready to help us to the Summerland.
Hawthorn is burned to purify and to draw faerie to your eye.

Hazel-the tree of wisdom and learning adds its strength to the bright fire burning.
White are the flowers of Apple tree that brings us fruits of fertility.

Grapes grow upon the vine giving us both joy and wine.
Fir does mark the evergreen to represent immortality seen.

Elder is the Lady's tree burn it not or cursed you'll be.
Four times the Major Sabbats mark in the light and in the dark.

As the old year starts to wane, it's now Samhain.
When the time for Imbolc shows watch for flowers through the snows.

When the wheel begins to turn soon the Beltane fires will burn.
As the wheel turns to Lughnassadh night power is brought to magick rite.

Four times the Minor Sabbats fall use the Sun to mark them all.
When the wheel has turned to Yule light the log the Horned One rules.

In the spring, when night equals daytime for Ostara to come our way.
When the Sun has reached its height time for Oak and Holly to fight.

Harvesting comes to one and all when the Autumn Equinox does fall.
Heed the flower, bush, and tree by the Lady blessed you'll be.

Where the rippling waters go cast a stone, the truth you'll know.
When you have and hold a need, hearken not to others greed.

With a fool no season spend or be counted as his friend.
Merry Meet and Merry Part bright the cheeks and warm the heart.

Mind the Three-fold Laws you should three times bad and three times good.
When misfortune is enow wear the star upon your brow.

Be true in love this you must do unless your love is false to you.

These Eight words the Rede fulfil:

"An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"

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Re: Wiccan Rede
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2007, 10:31:08 am »
Hear, hear to that
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Re: Wiccan Rede
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2007, 11:41:48 am »
and these are the laws we stand by and this is the reason we resisted the new way of the new wiccans and we shall remain loyal to these and by these laws we shall again become the honorable religion we should be

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Re: Wiccan Rede
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2007, 11:43:11 am »
Good way to start the forum hey... :smile:
« Last Edit: July 08, 2007, 10:48:40 am by Pseudonaja »

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Re: Wiccan Rede
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2007, 11:44:52 am »
absolutly  ;D

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Re: Wiccan Rede
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2007, 02:09:41 pm »
indeed this is the start of a great many things.. ;D
The rules:
1)Spare me the BS. (an other nit/nose picking crap..
2)all those true seekers welcome.
3)fit in or f off policy.
4)when in need phone me.
5)I am the door man and i will kick your butt if you step over the line, but i will also comfort you in times of need. Edit: i am also the local fire hydrant...
6) blessings on your path.
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Re: Wiccan Rede
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2007, 02:26:31 pm »
Every day is a new beginning and this is the dawn of a new era.

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Re: Wiccan Rede
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2007, 05:00:22 pm »
The more I read the Rede, the more I get out of it.

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Re: Wiccan Rede
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2007, 05:18:40 pm »
indeed it truly is mind blowing...
The rules:
1)Spare me the BS. (an other nit/nose picking crap..
2)all those true seekers welcome.
3)fit in or f off policy.
4)when in need phone me.
5)I am the door man and i will kick your butt if you step over the line, but i will also comfort you in times of need. Edit: i am also the local fire hydrant...
6) blessings on your path.
:robin:

777) p.s forgot to add fluck with me and i will eat you for a snack.....

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Re: Wiccan Rede
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2007, 10:11:27 am »
And so it shall be.
"Nulla scientia, quae nos magis certificet de divinitate Christi, quam Magia et Cabala"
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Re: Wiccan Rede
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2007, 03:19:46 pm »
Who wrote it?
I am the Moonlight of your Soul...
I see your soul,
It speaks to me...

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Re: Wiccan Rede
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2007, 07:37:12 pm »
I am truely grateful to be here with you guys.

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Re: Wiccan Rede
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2007, 11:13:00 am »
A recent communication I received from a visitor to this site (Moondancer, 02/04/2000) has brought to my attention and enlightened me as to the original source of the above 'Wiccan Rede'.  It was not as I had believed (and imagine many others would have believed) written by 'Doreen Valiente'.  It was as she asserts written by a 'Lady Gwynne Thompson' who was a primary teacher of the N.E.C.T.W.  (New England Coven of Traditionalist Witches) from 1928 - 1986.

Moondancer tells me that in the 'Green Egg' magazine (issue #69), Lady Gwen (aka Lady Gwynne) Thompson, wrote and attributed their tradition’s version of the Rede to 'Adriana Porter' her paternal grandmother who was well into her 90’s when she crossed over into the Summerland's in 1946.

She say's "This version of the Rede has appeared in many publications, on various websites and in many stores (framed for purchase by those who follow Wiccan values).  These printed versions come from the Green Egg magazine where it was first published by Lady Gwynne.  There have been only a few instances when the name of Lady Gwynne has been mentioned.  Lady Gwynne wrote and gave this Rede to the world for enlightenment and for this I honour her".

Taken from controverscial.com

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Re: Wiccan Rede
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2007, 11:47:15 am »
This interestin 2 know

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Re: Wiccan Rede
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2007, 09:17:05 am »
Indeed it is.... Just puts everything into one perspective and instead of having tons of sources, you can read The Rede and already have a better understanding...