The Craft is a 1996 fantasy/horror film about a quartet of misfit girls who practise witchcraft and worship a pre-Christian deity called Manon.
Bonnie (Neve Campbell), Rochelle (Rachel True) and Nancy (Fairuza Balk) are outcasts in their Catholic high school. Unable to fit in with the popular crowd, the three girls have bonded together and have started practising witchcraft – but to really make their magic work, they need a fourth.
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Deity: Vediovis, Aesculapius
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Animal: Snakes, cockerels
Symbol: The rod of Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff which remains a symbol of medicine today.
Magic: Medicine, Healing
Bride, Brigit, Bridget, Brid, Brigantia, Ffraid, ‘Fiery Arrow’, ‘Bright One’, ‘High One’.
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Animal: Cow, Raven
Triple Goddess Aspect: Mother
Element: Water, Fire
Symbol: White snake spiralled on a wand, Candles, Anvils, Brigid’s Cross
Colour: White, Red, Blue, Green
Wood: Birch, Willow, Vine, Oak
In my first article on the Wiccan Rede I explored its history, and spent a lot of time basically debunking the idea that it’s a sacred commandment which must be obeyed at all costs. In this article I’m going to look at the short-form Wiccan Rede and explain why it is still relevant for modern Wiccans.
The short-form Rede is simply this;
“An it harm none, do what ye will.”
As I said in my first article, in this context “an” actually means “if”, so the short Rede is telling us to examine our actions and if they harm none, we can do as we please. This isn’t a commandment from God, but advice on how to live well and be a good person. Given that I’ve emphasised the fact that the Rede is not divine law, you may be wondering why I’m now saying that it has relevance for modern Wiccans.
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Listen to the words of the Dark God,
Who was of old called Iakchos, Donn,
Anubis, Hades, Setesh, Hoder,
And by many other names:
I am the shadow in the bright day;
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I am the reminder of mortality at the height of living.
I am the neverending veil of Night
Where the Star Goddess dances.
I am the Death that must be so that Life may continue,
For Behold, Life is immortal because the living must die.
by Robert Bruce
(reproduced here with permission)
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This version has been completely rewritten and updated, with thought to all the questions and comments received since its first posting. I have tried, by applying my experience as a projector and mystic, to solve some of the basic problems people are having with projection. This has become an interactive work thanks to all the constructive feedback and experimentation it has inspired on the Internet.
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“House of Horus”, “Mistress of the West”, “Eye of Ra”
A hymn to Hathor says: “Thou art the Mistress of Jubilation, the Queen of the Dance, the Mistress of Music, the Queen of the Harp Playing, the Lady of the Choral Dance, the Queen of Wreath Weaving, the Mistress of Inebriety Without End”.
Deities: Aphrodite, Venus, Bat
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Continue reading “Geb”
Animals: Goose, snakes
Symbol: Reed, often shown as a man with green skin
Baba, “Bull of the baboons”
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Atem, Tem, “The All”, “Lord to the Limits of the Sky”
Continue reading “Atum”
Animals: Snake, lion, bull, mongoose, lizard, dung beetle
Symbol: Man wearing dual crown of Upper and Lower Egypt, snake