Thanks for the info; I definitely believe in the reap what you sow part. If I understand correctly, that's essentially the Law of Attraction. What you put out into the universe will come back to you in some form. Send out positive vibes/vibrations then positive things are more likely to happen and vice versa with the negative end of the spectrum. I kinda think planets and other celestial bodies and cosmological phenomena play a role as well as numerology; the energies of different bodies in space interacting with each other and creating new vibrations which ring out through the Universe. Basically like how people get a little wild around the Full Moon due to it's gravitational pull on Earth's oceans and human bodies being like 80% water or whatever; seems kinda silly to think we might not be affected by different forces and energies in the Universe lol.Corbin wrote: ↑Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:32 amThe Witches rede (a rede is council or advice not instruction).
Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill, An it harm none do what ye will.
This is attributed to Doreen Valiente.
It is similar to - some may postulate a response to - the often misquoted and misunderstood thelemeic maxim proposed by Alistair Crowley
'Do what you will is all of the Law; love is the law, love under will'.
The wiccan rede essencially says - If you want to do something and it doesn't do either you or anyone else any harm then be free - live free - and do it.
But if it does do harm to yourself or others, best consider it really careful because you reap what you sew.
Not being a wiccan (in the truest sense of the word; relating to Gardners craft and - originally - Doreen Valientes) I have found any practicing witch can follow that sage advice but follow the more recent consideration
If it harms none, do what you will. If it harms, do what you must. You reap what you sew
Until now I have never heard of the wiccan creed this side of the pond, but 'wicca' as a more generalised thing evolved from Scott Cumninghams 'My Wicca' I believe and has greater state-side traction.
That's kinda how I see karma too; as less of an intelligence, and more of a force of nature. Like throwing a rock into a pond and watching the ripples emanate from the point of impact across the rest of the pond. It ain't God, it's just plain old Physics lol.
Hmmm, I love the poetry of that, it's real beautiful, but I dunno if I agree lol. Look at snails for example: Many are brightly colored with little to no camouflage, their shells are super brittle and fragile, they're one of the slowest creatures on Earth, and they have not even any legs or arms with which to defend themselves with.....I don't think Nature really cares about us! XD We're simply in it for the long haul and have to work with her as best we can.