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The Wytches Rede of Chivalry.

Note: The following is the Crede of Primordial Wytchecraft, and our Coven. I have included a brief summary of each crede in simple english, for those who may find following the form of the text difficult.

 

The Wytches Rede of Chivalry.

The Crafte of the Wise is one of the most Ancient and Honorable Creeds of Humankind.  It behooves all thee who be Pagans to give respect unto the Ancient Ones, to thee Sisters and Brothers of thy Craft, and unto thyself. Therefore, be it noted that:

1. Chivalry is the High Code of Honour of Ancient Pagan Origins, and must be lived by all who seek to follow the Old Ways.

2. It must be keened that thy thoughts and intents put forth in Midgard, wax strong in other worlds beyond, returning, yea, even bringing into creation, that which hath been sent forth. Thus thee should exercise discipline, for "as ye do plant, so shalt ye harvest." (Your thoughts become reality)

3. It is only by preparing thy mind to be as Gods that thy can ultimately attain Godhead. (
by thinking like a God, you become one)

4. "This above all...to thine own self be true..." (do always what feels right to you)

5. A Wytches word is thy bond, having the validness of a signed and witnessed oath. Thus, giveth thy word sparingly, and adhere to it like iron. (if you say you will do something then you must, for a promise i like law)

6. Speaketh not ill of another, for not all truths of the matter may be known by thee. (don't speak bad about another person because you have not lived their life or know their truths)

7. Yea and verily, I say, pass not unverified words about another, for hearsay is, a thing of falsehoods and of shame. (Don't speak gossip, for this is lies and shames you)

8. Be thou honest with others, as thee expect likewise. (
pretty simple don't lie and don't accept lies from others)

9. The fury of the moment playeth folly with truth; to keep thine own head is a virtue. (when you are angry you don't think straight so keep calm and you will always stay on top of a situation)

10. Contemplateth always the consequences of thine acts upon others. (Think about how your actons affect others)

11. Diverse Tribes hast diverse views, whenst visiting a Coven, Clan, or Grove, thee shouldst discern quietly their practices, and abide  thereby. (
as the old sayoing goes...when in Rome, do as the Romans do...in other words just because you or your Coven does something a certain way doesn't mean everyone does, so be respectful and honour the differences of others)

12. Dignity, a gracious manner, and a good humor thou must haveth, for they are much to be admired amoungst mortal men. (Simply, have dignity, be gracious and be able to laugh - especailly at yourself)

13. As a Wytche, thou hast great power, and thy powers wax strongly as thy wisdom increases. Therefore exercise discretion in the use thereof. (
as you become more experienced your powers will gorw, so be careful what you do, say and think - see number 2 - thoughts become reality. You are responsible forthe results you creat, even if you did it by accident!. Own your power and be responsible!)

14. Courage and Honour endure forever. Their echoes remaineth when to dust the mountains hast returned. (you will be remembered for your actions, so always have courage and honour in the face of adversity).

15. Pledge friendship and feality to thee who so warrant it. Strengthen others of the brethren and they shalst strengthen thee. Standeth against injustice and pledge to aid those who seeketh only Truth. (Be a true friend, stand by your friend. Don't put up with false friends, they drain your energies. Stand by and for others of the Craft and they will do the same for you. Stand up for those who are in need of assistance - the weak, the powerless, theose who others are picking on etc, and only help those with good intentions)

16. Yea and verily, Thou shalt revealest not the secrets of another Wytche nor Tribe. Others hath laboured long and hard for them, and cherish them as treasures. (Never tell anyone about someone being a Wytche without their express permission,do not share the secrets of your Coven or another without permission and acknowledgement, because their secrets belong to them alone)

17. Though there may be notable differences betwixt those of the Old Ways, those who are once-born must see nothing, hear nothing and know nothing. United in the Name of the Ancients and in the eyes of Man. (even thought we may disagree with another Pagan, we are to never show this disagreement in front of non-Pagans, we must always present a united front to outsiders, so they see no weaknesses they can use to destroy a single Pagan nor the way of life we have chosen)

18. Those who seeketh after the Mysteries shalt be above reproach in the eyes of the world. (Do nothing which can cause shame to the Craft, you are a representative of Paganism to the outside world)

19. The laws of the land shalt be obeyed, as the laws of the Lady and Lord. For in truth no human authority existeth that hath not been instituted by the Ancient Ones. And in truth and justice shalt the Ancient Ones judge the law makers themselves. (Do nothing illegal in your country, obey the Laws of your Tradition)

20. Have pride in thyself, and seek perfection in thy body, in thy spirit and in thy mind. For Our Lady hath said, "How canst thou honour another unless thou first giveth honour unto thine own self ? (
Look after yourself, spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally, because you inhabit a temple made by the Divine. Do all this before you look after others)

21. In conclusion I say unto Thee who seeketh the Mysteries,  thou shouldst considereth thyself the elect of the Gods, for it is they who shalt lead Humankind unto the highest of thrones and beyond the very stars (To everyone who follows the ancient ways, you are chosen by the Gods themselves, and it is they who shall lead you on your path)

Thus concludeth the Wytches Rede of Chivalry.

 

Source: Given during a vision quest to Lady Rohanna, 24th June 1994.