What is Wicca?
Wicca is different for everyone. I have included some information below regarding our basic beliefs and laws. I have not wrote any of these, they have been around for a long time, and every Wiccan is taught these. I have included the authors that I knew. If there is no author, I do not know who it is. If you do know who the authors missing are please email me so I may correct them and give credit where credit is due. Thank you.
Basic Tenets Of Our Belief
The Wiccan Rede
by Doreen Valiete
Bide the Wiccan
Law 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.
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 a 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 news 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 turns to Yule,
light the log and the Horned One rules.
Heed ye Flower, Bush and Tree,
by the Lady, blessed be.
Where the rippling waters go,
cast a stone and the truth you'll know.
When ye have a true need,
harken 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 it harm none, do what ye will.
by Scott Cunningham
We are of the Old Ways, among those who walk with the Goddess and God and receive Their love.
Keep the Sabbats and Esbats to the best of your abilities, for to do otherwise is to lessen your connection with the Goddess and God.
Harm none. This, the oldest law, is not open to interpretation or change.
Shed not blood in ritual; the Goddess and God need not blood to be duly worshipped.
Those of our ways are kind to all creatures, for hurtful thoughts are quiet draining and aren't worth the loss of energy.
Misery is self-created; so, too, is joy, so create joy and disdain misery and unhappiness. And this is within your power. So harm not.
Teach only what you know, to the best of your ability, to those students who you choose, but teach not to those who would use your
instructions for destruction or control. Also, teach not to boost pride, forever remember: She who teaches out of love shall be enfolded
in the arms of the Goddess and God.
Ever remember that if you would be of our way, keep the law close to your heart, for it is the nature of the Wicca to keep the Law.
If ever the need arises, any law may be changed or discarded, and new laws written to
replace them, so long as the new laws don't break the oldest law of all: Harm None.
Blessings of the Goddess and God on us all.
The Law of the Power
by Scott Cunningham
The Power shall not be used to bring harm, to injure or control others. But if the need rises,the Power shall be used to protect your
life or the lives of others.
The Power is used only as need dictates.
The Power can be used for your own gain, as long as by doing so you harm none.
It is unwise to accept money for use of the Power, for it quickly controls its taker. Be not as those of other religions.
Use not the Power for prideful gain, for such cheapens the mysteries of Wicca and magick.
Ever remember that the Power is the sacred gift of the Goddess and God, and should never be misused or abused.
And this is the law of the Power.
Rule of Three
By Scott Cunningham
Evermind the Rule of Three.
Three times what thou givest returns to thee.
This lesson well, thou must learn.
Thee only gets what thou dost earn.
Note by Lady Sharifire: The Wiccan Rede above is the one that I was taught while
taking a class, I myself have seen Redes that are slightly different in wording.
This DOES NOT mean that mine is right and yours is wrong. They are just
from different writers.