within the Law ye must,
In perfect Love and perfect Trust.
ye must and let to live,
Fairly take and fairly give.
of eye and light of touch,
Speak ye little, listen much.
ye have and hold a need,
Harken not to others' greed.
a fool no season spend
Or be counted as his friend.
in love - this must thou be,
Unless thy love is false to thee.
to meet and sorry to part;
Bright the cheeks and warm the heart.
The Lady's moon is new
Kiss the hand to Her times two.
Bring blessing by the waxing moon,
Chanting out the joyful rune.
the moon rides at her peak,
Then your heart's desire seek.
the ill when the moon doth wane
And the werewolf howls by the dread wolfsbane.
you see the Dark Queen old,
Then The Mysteries unfold.
the Kaer with gates of might
To dwell within the The Lady's light.
bind enchantment well each time,
See th'enchantment's said in rhyme.
the Natural Law ye should -
Give bad for bad and good for good.
misfortune is enow,
Wear The Cross* upon your brow.
the North wind's mighty gale,
Lock the door and drop the sail.
the wind blows from the East,
Expect the new and set the feast.
the wind comes from the South,
Love will kiss ye on the mouth.
it whispers from the West,
All hearts will find both peace and rest.
the rippling waters flow
Cast a stone the truth to know.
the flower, the bush and tree -
By The Lady bless'd ye'll be.
woods into the Cetel go;
Burn them fast and burn them slow.
into the fire goes
Denoting what The Lady knows.
in the forest towers with might;
In fire it brings The God's insight
the tree of subtle power,
Makes all life and enchantment flower.
near the water stand
To help us all to Gwynfyd's land.
And draw the faerie to your eye.
the tree of sense and learning,
Adds its strength to the bright fire burning.
are the flowers of the Apple tree
That bring fruits of fertility.
that grow upon the vine
Give the gifts of joy and wine.
doth mark the evergreen
And stand as immortality seen.
be the Lady's tree -
Burn it not or cursed ye'll be.
times Y Gwyliau Pennaf mark
In the light and in the dark.
the old year hobbles with his staff,
The new begins at Gwedy Haf.
the Spring Dychweliad shows
Watch for the trefoil through the snows.
the wheel has turned to light
Burn Y Briodas fires bright.
the wheel to Y Fedel turns
Power is wrought as the fire burns.
times Y Gwyliau Llai doth fall;
Use the Sun to mark them all.
wheel to Alban Arthan turned
The log unto the Newborn's burned.
the spring night equals day;
Alban Eilir comes your way.
the Sun has reached it's height
Time for Alban Hefin night.
fruits to one and all
When Alban Elfed revels fall.
the wheel to darkness creeps
And Aranrot in The Dark Tower sleeps.
First Parents honour in deed and name
That light and love be
your guide again.
wise words the Rede fulfill -
none save those who wish ye ill."
*The Cross is the Keltic
Cross with equal arms of the elements.
The Cleansing of The Rede