- Understanding all levels of The Wiccan Creed / Rede.
As I mentioned in a previous blog post that there are tenets that exist that create the foundation of Wicca even if you are a Modern Eclectic Wiccan. There is a line, a boundary for everything, a point when something stops being one thing and transforms into something else. There are characteristics or traits that identify Wicca as Wicca. I will continue to discuss these characteristics or tenets in this blog. I have already discussed other tenets and today I will continue with the next one, which is:
"If witchcraft is a nature religion then the primary laws of nature must hold true above all else. So the first law of witchcraft must be, logically thinking, the strong survives and, the second law of witchcraft, as in nature, must be, life must consume life in order to live. This not only contradicts the fabled Wiccan Rede but also renders it null and void. ... The whole idea is of the fabled Wiccan Rede is impractical and proves itself flawed when applied to real life situations in the mundane world." - Shawn Poirier, 1967-2007
Witchcraft is not only an early pagan form of religion but also the science and craft of causing change to occur in conformity with Will. Since it is a craft of the wise, one must use wisdom when practicing it. Let's apply that wisdom now.
If one were to say that the strong survives in nature how does one measure this strength? Is it physical strength we're speaking of? Or is it spiritual strength? How about emotional strength? Or mental strength? Which is stronger of all of these? When we speak of using Will to change the things around us doesn't that imply that mental strength is, at that point, stronger
I was looking through my old blog deciding on what posts to keep and what to discard. I came across this quote:
Who defines what is true witchcraft and what is false witchcraft? Is there a book somewhere that has a clear definition on the topic because honestly, I have yet to come across it. Should we really be judging others within the pagan community instead of