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The Wiccan rede is the basic wiccan law. It is regularily used as eight simple words: "An it harm none, do what ye will." It basically means, that you may do whatever you wish, as long as it doesnt harm a single thing, including you. I think it is a wonderful teaching. It is not to be mistaken with the devil-worshipping rule "Do what ye will." As I have seen it misquoted in this manner more then once. So, continue, and if you dont care for the rule, it is a pleasant piece of poetry anyway.

The Wiccan Rede

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.
Doesil go by the waxing moon,
Chanting out the Witches Rune.
Widdershins go by the waning moon,
Chanting out the baneful rune.
When the ladys moon is new,
Kiss the hand to her times two.
When the moon rides at her peak,
Then your hearts desire seek.
Heed the northwinds 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 winds blow 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 then fast an burn them slow.
Elder be the ladys tree,
Burn it not or cursed youll be.
When the wheel begins to turn,
Let the Beltain fires burn.
When the wheel has turned 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 truth youll know.
When ye have a true need,
Hearken not to others greed.
With a fool no season spend,
Lest ye be counted as his freind.
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 they lovers false to thee.
Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill,
AN YE HARM NONE, DO WHAT YE WILL.

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