Being known as the counsel of the Wise Ones:
Bide the Wiccan laws ye must- in perfect love an’ perfect trust.
Live an’let live- fairly take an’fairly give.
To bind the spell every time, let the spell be spirly give.
Cast the Circle thrice about to keep the evil sake in rhyme.
Soft of eye an’ light of touch – speak little, listen much.
Deosil go by the waxing Moon – sing an’ dance the Wiccan rune.
Widdershins go when the Moon doth wane, an’ the Werewolf howls by the dread Wolfsbane,
When the Lady’s Moon is new, kiss the hand to her times two.
When the Moon rides at her peak then your heart’s desire seek.
Heed the Northwind”d might gale – lock the door and drop the sail.
When the wind comes from the South, love will kiss thee on the mouth.
When winds blows from the East, except the new and set the feast.
When the West wind blows o’er the thee, departed spirits restless be.
Nine woods in the Cauldron go – burn them quick an’ burn them slow.
Elder be the LAdy’s tree – burn it not or cursed ye”ll be.
When the Wheel begins to turn – let the Beltane fires burn.
When the Wheel has turned a Yule, light a Log an’ let Pan rule.
Heed ye flower, bush an’ tree – by the Lady blessed be.
Where rippling waters go – cast a stone an’ truth ye’ll know.
When ye have need, hearken not to other’s greed.
With the fool no season spend, or be counted as a friend.
Merry meet an’ Merry part- bright the cheeks an’ warm the heart.
Mind the Threefold law ye should – three times bad and three times good.
When misfortune is enow, wear the blue star on thy brow.
True in love ever be unless thy lover’s false to thee.
Eight words the Wicce Rede fulfill-
an’ harm it none, do what ye will.
These are the guidelines of our Craft and faith that most Witches that walk in the Light follow. Some of the spelling may seem off to today’s standards but they are old English.
The last sentence is what sums up what a coven does or a solitary Witch “And it harm none, do as ye will”.