Witches Sayings and Pagan Abbreviations

Wicca and Paganism for Beginners – every day sayings

Getting to know the Wicca world? This page helps you understand what other witches are saying. In the process you will understand how wicca rituals are built up a bit better as well.

Hello and Goodbye – how to greet a pagan friend

To say hello you can say:

Bright Blessings


Merry Meet.

To say goodbye you can say:

Merry Meet, Merry Part and Merry Meet Again.

It basically means: ‘Nice to have met you, take care and hope to see you again soon’. This can also be said when talking to God and Goddess at the end of ritual.

Blessed Be.

As the Christians would say, ‘God Bless’ or ‘Amen’. This is said more often than the Christian Amen. It can be said sometimes at the end of Rituals, Spells or even used to end an email to a fellow Wiccan friend!

I’m going to Circle

As Christians would say, ‘Im going to church’ (Taking part in a ritual of their faith) Wiccans say ‘I’m going to circle’. They mean the same thing.

By the power of three, so mote it be

This is a reference to a Wiccan version of the law of Karma – if you put energy into something, it will get back to you three times more. It’s not a universal Wiccan belief – one way of interpreting it is to not take it literally that you get back three times what you put in. An alternative interpretation is that you will get it back as often as you need it to, to learn your lesson. See also what wikipedia has on the topic more on the meaning of the threefold law.

Sayings used often during rituals

In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust.

You give/take/send whatever your subject or objective maybe, with Perfect Love and Trust. This saying can be used when doing Magick or used in a Ritual.

Blessed Be.

As the Christians would say, ‘God Bless’ or ‘Amen’. It is sometimes said at the end of Rituals, Spells.

So Mote It Be.

Sometimes said at the end of spells. It confirms what you have said in your spell, ‘so it shall be’

As I Will It, So Shall It Be or alternatively: As I Wish It So Mote It Be

Basically the same thing: you are stressing that what you just did will really happen.

Merry Meet, Merry Part and Merry Meet Again.

Although this simply means ‘Nice to have met you, take care and hope to see you again soon’ it can also be used to close a ritual by taking leave of the God and Goddess at the end.

As Above And So Below

As Above And So Below is a variation on the old Hermetic Axiom ‘As above, so below’. The original meaning is that everything is connected and what happens below is reflected in the stars (astrology) and vice versa.

In Wicca it means everything is in balance and you would not want it any other way.

Bide the Rede… Respect the Creed…. And Bliss will come your way…
Give perfect love and you’ll get perfect trust, when you live the Witches Way!

Pagan and Wiccan abbreviations

You would close and email with the following abbreviations to shorten the greetings

BB : Brightest Blessings or Blessed Be

MM: Merry Meet

MMA: Merry Meet Again

An it harm none, do what ye wilt.

Pema Chodron quotes on dealing with illness

In 1994 Pema Chodron was diagnosed with chronic fatigue, after years of confusing symptoms. She looks back on that illness as life changing and a great help on her spiritual path:

It required me to simplify my life, a very sane thing to do.


Life has taught me the wisdom of moving toward what scares me.

Using a variety of techniques, including meditation, healthy food and simplifying life, Pema is now (2010) strong enough to teach all over the United States and Canada. Remarkable, given that many patients with chronic fatigue never recover. To a fellow sufferer of this condition she wrote:

The key to working with what is so deeply unwanted, is to let go of the ideas, (the thoughts), about how we shouldn’t be sick and what will happen to us if we remain sick. Somehow we have to respect the illness, welcome it, enter into it…we surrender and say, okay, what have you to teach me?…about letting go of control, about slowing down…about tasting the full experience of a moment…the light, the sound, the quality of our mood, of our pain, the sight of dust or birds or nothing special…respecting all that. It’s a kind of death, this illness, the best kind of death if we’ll let it be. It’s the death of old stuck patterns and opinions and habits and it makes way for something new to be born in us. Really, you can trust that. Something new will be born if you’ll let the illness show you where to let go your grip…And please don’t scold yourself for failing, ever.

In her book, Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living, she writes:

Although it is embarrassing and painful, it is very healing to stop hiding from yourself. It is healing to know all the ways that you’re sneaky, all the ways that you hide out, all the ways that you shut down, deny, close off, criticize people, all your weird little ways. You can know all of that with some sense of humor and kindness. By knowing yourself, you’re coming to know humanness altogether. We are all up against these things. We are all in this together.

Spiritual Quotes on Life


Cute, funny and wise religious life quotations

This is a collection of quotes about the one issue none of us can ignore: life. What is the goal of life? What are we here for? What is the place of love, or inspiration, or a calling in life? What does virtue have to do with it? And spirituality? And Faith? And Happiness?

These quotes generally don’t just give an answer, they help you think it through.

Famous philosophers about life

Life quotations by philosophers

Virtue is never left to stand alone. He who has it will have neighbors.


We are always getting ready to live but never living.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance.

Benjamin Disraeli

Religious Life quotes by spiritual gurus

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”

Joseph Campbell

“The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it.”

Henri J. M. Nouwen

“Patient and regular practice is the whole secret of spiritual realization. Do not be in a hurry in spiritual life. Do your utmost, and leave the rest to God.”

Swami Shivananda

“Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all life.”

Maya Angelou

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

Teilhard de Chardin

Famous sweet quotes

I’m very happy to say that my home life is my haven.

Derek Acorah Quote

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.

Meister Eckhart

When the act of reflection takes place in the mind, when we look at ourselves in the light of thought, we discover that our life is embosomed in beauty.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The highest knowledge is to know that we are surrounded by mystery. Neither knowledge nor hope for the future can be the pivot of our life or determine its direction. It is intended to be solely determined by our allowing ourselves to be gripped by the ethical God, who reveals Himself in us, and by our yielding our will to His.

Albert Schweitzer

The mistake made by all previous systems of ethics has been the failure to recognize that life as such is the mysterious value with which they have to deal. All spiritual life meets us within natural life. Reverence for life, therefore, is applied to natural life and spiritual life alike. In the parable of Jesus, the shepherd saves not merely the soul of the lost sheep but the whole animal. The stronger the reverence for natural life, the stronger grows also that for spiritual life.

Albert Schweitzer

Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles.

David Suzuki

Quotes about the object of life – do we have a goal?

Wise quotes by famous people

Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.

Bernard Shaw

View life as a continuous learning experience.

Denis Waitley

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.

Anne Frank

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.

Benjamin Disraeli

We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world.

Woodrow Wilson

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

Carl Jung

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.

Richard Bach

Quotes about life and love

Cute sayings by famous people

I just love life. I mean, you know, I love every second of it. I love people.

Richard Branson

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

See also:

Christian Quotes on Meditation

Let them fear death who do not fear sin.

Thomas Watson
The Golden Treasury of Puritan Quotations (Puritan Paperbacks)

“The Christian Life is about relationships, not performance.”

Neil Franks, Paster, First Baptist Church, Branson, MO.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Philippians 4v8

More Christian Quotes and Bible Verses

Uplifting Bible verses about Right Living

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.

The Bible: Psalm 1:1

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called sons of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

The Bible, Matthew 5:2-12

“In All Thy Ways Acknowledge HIM and HE will Direct thy paths.”


Don’t be overcome by evil, overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:21

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Philippians 4v8

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

James 1: 2-4

“…Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths…”

Proverbs 3:5-6

More Bible Quotes

May these give the religious support on their path.

Best Inspiring Bible Quotes

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Bible: Philippians 4:13

The kingdom of Heaven is within.


A blessing I will condense and pass on to you: May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you, and give you peace.

Bible, Numbers 7:24-26

And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these

The Bible: Mark 12:30-31

With God, all things are POSSIBLE.

The Bible, gospel of Mark 10:27

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; year, I will up hold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Isaiah 41:10

The truth shall make you free.

John 8:32

See also: Bible quotes on GOD, Bible verses on Right Living

God Quotes from A Course in Miracles

God calls and you do not hear, for you are preoccupied with your own voice. (p. 232)

When everyone is welcome to you as you would have yourself be welcome to your Father, you will see no guilt in you. (p. 246)

You are afraid of God because you fear your brother. This brother who stands beside you still seems to be a stranger. (p. 393)

The memory of God comes to the quiet mind. (p. 457)

Are you afraid to find a loss of self in finding God? (p. 565)

The holy ones whom God gave you to save are everyone you meet or look upon, not knowing who they are, all those you saw an instant and forgot, and those you knew a long while since, and those you will meet yet, the unremembered and the not yet born. (p. 618)

When you have learned how to decide with God, all decisions become as easy and as right as breathing. There is no effort, and you will be led as gently as if you were being carried down a quiet path in summer. (p. 280, Ch 14 (Teaching for Truth), IV.6)

Quotes from A Course in Miracles: Only Complete Edition – Preface, Text, Student Workbook, Teachers Manual, Clarification of Terms, & Supplements

Ego Quotes from A Course in Miracles

The ego lives by comparisons. (p. 52)

The ego cannot survive without judgment. (p. 54)

The ego does not want to teach everyone all it has learned, because that would defeat its purpose. (p. 109)

The ego seeks to divide and separate. Spirit seeks to unify and heal. (p. 110)

To the ego, the mind is private. (p. 296)

From A Course in Miracles: Combined Volume

Miracles Quotes from ACIM

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. They are performed by those who temporarily have more for those who temporarily have less. (p. 1)

The miracle but calls your ancient name. (p. 518)

The miracle comes quietly into the mind that stops an instant and is still. (p. 547)

Only infinite patience produces immediate effects. (p. 88)

Quotes from A Course in Miracles: Only Complete Edition – Preface, Text, Student Workbook, Teachers Manual, Clarification of Terms, & Supplements

Reality and Illusion Quotes from A Course in Miracles

This is a course in miracles. It is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time. The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is your natural inheritance. The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite. This course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way: Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God. (Intro)

The hidden can terrify not for what it is, but for its hiddenness. (p. 265)

Nothing you see means anything alone. (p. 268)

Clean but the mirror and the message shines forth. (p. 271)

Fantasies are the veil behind which truth is hidden. (p. 316)

Whenever your thoughts wander, enter with Him into a holy instant, and there let Him release you. He needs only your willingness to share His perspective to give it to you completely. (p. 323)

There is nothing outside you. (p. 358)

Heaven is not a place or a condition. It is merely an awareness of perfect oneness. (p. 359)

Let your self be one with something beyond it. (p. 361)

Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world. What you see reflects your thinking. And your thinking but reflects your choice of what you want to see. (p.445 – T-21.In.1:7)

Every thought you have makes up some segment of the world you see. It is with your thoughts, then, that we must work, if your perception of the world is to be changed. (p. 34 – Workbook for Students, 23:1.4 )

Quotes from A Course in Miracles: Only Complete Edition – Preface, Text, Student Workbook, Teachers Manual, Clarification of Terms, & Supplements