Bide the Wiccan Laws we must
In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust.
Live and let live.
Fairly take and fairly give.
Cast the Circle thrice about
To keep the 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,
Chanting out the Witches' Rune.
Widdershins go by the waning moon,
Chanting out the baneful rune.
When the Lady's moon is new,
Kiss the hand to her, times two.
When the moon rides at her peak,
Then your hearts desire seek.
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 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 woods in the cauldron go,
Burn them fast and burn them slow.
Elder be the Lady's tree,
Burn it not or cursed you'll be.
When the Wheel begins to turn,
Let the Beltane fires burn.
When the Wheel has turned to Yule,
Light the log; the Horned One rules.
Heed ye flower, Bush and Tree,
By the Lady, blessed be.
Where the rippling waters go,
Cast a stone and truth you'll know.
When ye have a true need,
Hearken not to others' greed.
With a fool no season spend,
Lest ye be counted as his friend.
Merry meet and merry part,
Bright the cheeks and warm the heart.
Mind the Threefold Law you should,
Three times bad and three times good.
When misfortune is enow,
Wear the blue star on thy brow.
True in love ever be,
Lest thy lover's false to thee.
Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill:
An ye harm none, do what ye will.
Listen to the words of the Great
Mother, who of old was called Artemis, Astarte, Dione, Melusine, Aphrodite,
Diana, Arienrhod, Brigit, and by many other names:
Whenever you have need of anything,
once in the month, and better it be when the moon is full, you shall assemble in some
secret place and adore the spirit of Me who is Queen of all the Wise. You shall be free
from slavery, and as a sign that you be free you shall be naked in your rites. Sing,
feast, dance, make music and love, all in My presence, for Mine is the ecstasy of the
spirit and Mine also is joy on earth.
For My law is love unto all beings. Mine is the
secret that opens upon the door of youth, and Mine is the cup of wine of life that is the
Cauldron of Cerridwen that is the holy grail of immortality. I give the knowledge of the
spirit eternal and beyond death. I give peace and freedom and reunion with those that have
gone before. Nor do I demand aught of sacrifice, for behold, I am the mother of all things
and My love is poured upon the earth.
Hear the words of the Star Goddess, the dust of
whose feet are the hosts of heaven, whose body encircles the universe:
I, who am the beauty
of the green earth and the white moon among the stars and the mysteries of the waters, I
call upon your soul to arise and come unto Me. For I am the soul of nature that gives life
to the universe. From Me all things proceed and unto Me they must return. Let My worship
be in the heart that rejoices, for behold -- all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals.
Let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and
reverence within you. And you who seek to know Me, know that your seeking and yearning
will avail you not, unless you know the Mystery: for, if that which you seek, you find not
within yourself, you will never find it without. For behold, I have been with you from the
beginning, and I am that which is attained at the end of desire.