Guys – This book is a work in progress. I’m going to be posting the “lessons” in clusters, so bear with me. I’ll try to post normally, as well, it’s just, for a while, you’re going to have to work around these “Education” posts. I’m trying to help beginners out 🙂 PS – This book is sponsored by The Order of the Gecko.
This book is for believers, explorers, and those with open minds. This book’s purpose is simple: To familiarize the reader (student) with the Wiccan Rede. Although for beginning pagans, this book holds questions and exercises meant to expand all minds, especially those who knows these words by heart. If you’re approaching this book from an outside perspective, I hope you find what you’re looking for.
Approach this book in several ways. First off, use it as intended: A year-long lesson plan for studying the Wiccan Rede. By approaching the Rede for ten to fifteen minutes daily, one can absorb more and do less. There is nothing more overwhelming than archaic language and meaningless riddles. Taking it line by line, the user can have time to digest what they’re learning, and gather courage to explore more.
In using this book as a lesson plan, there are several ways to approach it. Perhaps the best way, in my opinion, is to get a notebook and a special pen (to use exclusively FOR this notebook). The notebook should have at least a couple hundred pages, so that you may write down the verse, the assignment, and your answer. You can also turn this into a blogging or other internet-based reflection. There are plenty of free blogging places online, including the blogs offered at the Order of the Gecko.
Secondly, use it as a reference – an answer book, of sorts, to the nagging questions that arise with strange verses. Who really knows what Wolfsbane is, anyway? Evil? I thought we didn’t believe in evil? In reviewing my beginning notes, and taking questions at my personal blog, I’ve searched for the answers that we all want from this document: Why is it so darn confusing? If you’re using this book as a reference, and don’t find what you’re looking for, please, please let me know by writing to me at The Order of the Gecko.
And finally, use this book as a solid way to memorize the most important document in the Wiccan faith: The Wiccan Rede. You work with just one line a week. As you go through each week, at the end, review what you have learned, and recite the verses so far, until you have them comfortably memorized.