Wiccan Terminology

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RADE
"Ride"-the wild ride of the Hunter gathering the souls of the dead; passing of the Wild Hunt or the Rade is demonstrated by stormy weather and fast-moving, rolling black clouds.

RECEPTIVE HAND
The left hand in right-handed persons, the reverse for left-handed persons. This is the hand through which energy is received into the body. See Projective Hand.

REDE
Rule or law.

REDE, WICCA
(The Wiccan Law) - ...An ye harm none, do as ye will.

REINCARNATION
The system by which a soul is born into repeated physical bodies in order to learn and evolve. It is accepted that this process ends when all karmic energy comes into balance. Further rebirths may occur at the souls discretion in order to teach younger souls.

RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTION
Anything related to imagination and creativity . The right hemisphere of the brain controls the left side of the body. Compare to: Left-Brain Function

RIGHT HAND PATH
Used to describe those who follow the positive laws of any path, including the rede.

RITE
Another word for ritual.

RITUAL
Can be described as any act (ceremonial or not) to focus or enhance energy to a specific goal. This energy can be used in magic or religion to gain a spiritual union with the divine.

RUNE(S)
The letters which have remained from old Teutonic, Nordic and Anglo-Saxon alphabets used in divination and magick. Some of these letters may have entire meanings or concepts associated to them. Combinations are sometimes used for magickal power.

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