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The Wiccan Rede

Bide these Wiccan laws ye must with 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 a spell every time let the spell be spoke in rhyme.
Soft of eye and light of touch, speak ye little, listen much.
Deosil go by waxing moon sing and dance ye wiccan rune.
Widdershins go by waning moon chanting out the baleful tune.
When the Lady's moon is new, kiss ye hands 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 trim the sail.
When the wind comes from the South, love will kiss you on the mouth
When the wind blows from the West, departed souls will have no rest.
When the wind blows from the East, expect the new, and set the feast.
Nine wood 'neath in cauldron go.
Burn them fast, and burn them slow.
Elderwood, the Lady's tree, burn it not, or cursed you'll be.
When the Wheel begins to turn, soon the Beltaine fires will burn.
When the Wheel has turned to Yule, light the log, the Horned One rules.
Teaching; flower bush and tree, by the Lady, blessed be.
Where the rippling waters go, cast the stone, and truth you'll know.
When ye have and hold a need, harken 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 threefold law ye should three times bad and three times good.
When misfortune is anow, wear the star upon thy brow.
True in love ye must ever be, lest thy love be false to thee.
These eight words in rede fulfill:
And ye harm none, do what thou will.
What ye sends forth comes back to ye,
So evermind the rule of three
Follow this with mind and heart
And Merry ye meet, and Merry ye part


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