Just out of pure curiosity Wicca practitioners....?
2010-03-01 22:36:38 UTC
Merry meet! I see a whole lot of "and it harm none, do what ye will". But I've yet to see the rest of the Rede. I am wondering how many know the whole thing or at least have it posted somewhere in their home? Yes, I have it posted. No, I do not know it by heart, yet. But I have memorized quite a bit. Just because I want to. I am not trying to have any offense/defense cr*p. It is pure and simple, a curiosity question. I do not expect to see it typed over and over, a simple yes or no, it's posted on my fridge, or I have learned it, will do nicely. Thank you. ................ Blessed Be
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2010-03-02 08:08:40 UTC
I am not a member of the American tradition NECTW, and as such, the poem Rede of the Wiccae is not sacred writ for me.

I find it amusing that so many confuse NECTW's "Rede of the Wiccae," with the actual Wiccan rede, especially as "fulfill" is used in said poem in the "follow" sense of the word, so the poem ends with what, translated out of poetic english, is "Follow the eight words of the Wiccan Rede"

I hope the version on your fridge has its proper name (Rede of the Wiccae) its author and its source tradition...anything less would be disrespectful of the author.
2010-03-02 10:13:19 UTC
The longer poem that ends with "and it harm none, do what ye will" is NOT the REDE. The Rede consists only of thsoe eight words. It is quoted in a longer poem known as the Rede of the Wiccae or the Wiccan Credo. It emerged from one particular Tradition. For a whole lot of us, the poem is largely meaningless. There is absolutely no reason why all WIccan should feel they have to follow that poem, although if you find it useful by all means do so.

I do not have the Rede of the Wiccae posted in my home, nor have I memorized it, nor do I see any reason to do such.
Crystal clear
2010-03-02 05:51:29 UTC
Because that IS the Rede. 8 words, that's it. (Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill). The Rede has been incorporated into several nice Wiccan poems, one of which is probably what you're referring to as "the rest of the Rede". Something like:

Bide the Wiccan laws we must

In perfect love and perfect trust.

Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill:

An’ ye harm none, do as ye will.

What ye sends forth comes back to thee

Ever mind the Rule of Three.

Follow this with mind and heart,

And Merry ye Meet, and Merry ye Part.

I have the above poem printed in nice lettering on parchment paper and framed on a shelf in my living room.

And there are some even more elaborate, like this (which is the first page in my personal Book of Shadows):

BUT, the Wiccan Rede itself consists of those 8 words: "An ye harm none, do as ye will" or whatever variation that says the same thing. e.g. "An it harm none, do what you will"

For more info on the Wiccan Rede, please read this article:

Yeeah clue where in the asker's question or details that Camille pulled "Christian Wicca" from. I scratched my head in confusion for a moment there too when I saw that answer.
2016-09-26 07:48:53 UTC
Wow I'm sorry, however the United States Government has permitted it as a faith. Now onto your definitions of occult. one million. handling supernatural affects. virtually each and every faith offers with a supernatural impact. two. due to the fact that no faith has been validated but all of them are past human information. three. so much religions have a few style of an initiation. four. hidden from view, good we could seem at one of the vital wellknown religions for the period of historical past one million. Christianity was once hidden for six hundred years two. Judaism; are we able to say Holocaust three. Any faith that's now not Christianity in the course of the crusades. So I wager in keeping with your possess phrases each and every faith has been an occult at one time or a further. No, I'm now not precisely a Wiccan, however while you name them nature freaks and known as them an occult I felt that I needed to look after them. Now to disprove you. three and four. No it isn't mystery, if it was once then how are you aware approximately it? Most Wiccans do not conceal who they're, and I do not blame those that do. Since their are a few humans that detest what they do not realise. Secondly how are they hidden, I can discover Wiccans at any place I move. I wish in the future that humans will give up hating humans for his or her ideals.
Lady Winter Wolf
2010-03-02 07:51:45 UTC
Beng a non-Wiccan, I don't practice the Rede. But I wanted to address Camille, and ask her - where do you get off? You're just a Christian using Wicca as an excuse to bash and harrass all Pagans. Your ranting is a typical example of how uneducated and closeminded you are. Oh, how Christian of you. Shame on you!!!
2010-03-02 06:24:07 UTC
There is no rest. The rede consists of only eight words. The Rede of the Wiccae is a poem that contains the rede, but is itself not the rede.

I used to have both, but no longer do
2010-03-01 22:44:46 UTC
While not wiccan but Pagan - we have it posted in the living room. It was actually done into a wonderful peice of art for us by a friend so it doesn't look obtrusive etc. IE it blends in unless you actually stop to read it.
Amethyst Moon
2010-03-02 01:09:38 UTC
Merry Meet Sister,

Yes it is posted in my home as well as on my website...nope do not have the entire thing memorized........................yet :)

Blessed Be
2010-03-01 23:24:59 UTC
What is Christian Wicca? 

Christian Wicca is a combination of Wicca and a form of Christianity. They base their practices on the Bible, Wicca, Kabbalah, and the Gnostic Gospels. Most practitioners of Christian Wicca believe that God is manifested to us through the Father, the Son, and the mother. They believe the Holy Spirit is female and is referred to by many as the Spiritual Mother. 

Is Christian Wicca compatible with Christianity? Why do they want to merge the two belief systems? Christianity is absolute about the fact that there is only one God, the Creator of the universe who sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross to provide salvation to mankind. In fact, the Bible commands that there is only on God. Wicca believes in two deities - a god and a goddess. The main point of these two belief systems do not agree. How can they be compatible? 

The next point on which they differ is Mary. Christianity says that Mary was a mortal woman who gave birth to an immortal child. The Bible forbids the worship of Mary. Wicca places Mary on the same level as God Himself. 

Christians believe in the sinfulness of man. According to the Bible, all people are born sinners. Wicca says that sin is the result of our actions. 

Christian Wicca is not possible because the terms are an oxymoron! The theologies do not agree. In fact, the Bible denounces witchcraft and many of the practices of Wicca. Deuteronomy 18:10-12 says, "Let no one be found among you who… practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells…Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD..." 

What may look like a simple and harmless act of entertainment or assistance is actually a mask on the devil's detour signs, pointing and directing us away from God and away from His Word. As his children, we are to follow after him and not after other sources of what may seem to be legitimate powers or influences. If we love God with all our hearts we will not halfheartedly seek him while dabbling in the dark corners of Wicca, nor peruse the enchantments of witches and sorcerers to discover enlightenment. 

Wicca is the devil's tool, and was created, as it says is John 10:10, " . . . to steal and kill and destroy; I [Jesus Christ] have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." 

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