Five Points of Wiccan Belief

The Five Points of Wiccan Belief are the basic ideals of Universal Eclectic Wicca. Although the Five Points, worded as such, as part of UEW only, nearly every Wiccan believes in them in one way or another. I have provided the Five Points below, along with a quick definition. Please read The Five Points of Wiccan Belief at the CUEW website for more information.

The Wiccan Rede

The Rede states “An it harm none, do as you will. In simple terms, this means that you may do those things that harm no one (including yourself) freely. Those things that do cause harm may only be done when you have seriously considered the consequences of your actions. Of course, some things that cause harm should never be done. You must learn to use your judgement, and accept the consequences of your actions.

The Law of Return

Simply put, what ever you do will affect what is done to you. Some Wiccans say that anything you do will return to you three times, good or ill. This is also similar to the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

The Ethic of Self-Responsibility

This Point essential means that if you screw up you cannot blame it on someone else. You are responsible for your actions, not your mother or your friends – you! Think before you act. If you can’t handle the possible consequences, then don’t do it!

The Ethic of Constant Improvement

We must continually seek to better ourselves. Everything you do to improve yourself and the world around you improves your relationship with the God and Goddess. Improvement also means education, and by educating ourselves and others we can help fight intolerance.

The Ethic of Attunement

Wiccans seek to attune themselves with the divine. Some traditions believe that we when die, or when we are finished our final reincarnation, we finally join the Lord and Lady. Other groups believe that the Lord and Lady are within ourselves and we must learn to listen to Them. Whatever is believed, it is important to know Them.