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Rule of Three (Wicca):
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The Rule of Three (also Three-fold Law or Law of Return) is a religious tenet held by some Wiccans. It states that whatever energy a person puts out into the world, be it positive or negative, will be returned to that person three times. Some subscribe to a variant of this law in which return is not necessarily threefold.

The ‘Rule of Three’ is sometimes described as karma by Wiccans, however this is not strictly accurate. Both concepts describe the process of cause and effect and often encourage the individual to act in a good way. However the concept of karma, according to the scriptures of Buddhism, Hinduism and other eastern belief systems, does not operate on a system of three-fold return. Furthermore, such belief systems do not contain the same concepts of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ that Wicca does.

According to John Coughlin the Law posits “a literal reward or punishment tied to one’s actions, particularly when it comes to working magic”. The law is not a universal article of faith among Wiccans, and “there are many Wiccans, experienced and new alike, who view the Law of Return as an over-elaboration on the Wiccan Rede.” Some Wiccans believe that it is a modern innovation based on Christian morality.

The Rule of Three has been compared by Karl Lembke to other ethics of reciprocity, such as the concept of karma in Dharmic religions and the Christian edict, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Matthew 7:12), also called the “Golden Rule.”

The Rule of Three has a possible prototype in a piece of Wiccan liturgy which first appeared in print in Gerald Gardner’s 1949 novel High Magic’s Aid:

‘Thou hast obeyed the Law. But mark well, when thou receivest good, so equally art bound to return good threefold.’ (For this is the joke in witchcraft, the witch knows, though the initiate does not, that she will get three times what she gave, so she does not strike hard.)

The first published reference to the Rule of Three as a general ethical principle may be from Raymond Buckland, in a 1968 article for Beyond magazine. The Rule of Three later features within a poem of 26 couplets titled “Rede of the Wiccae”, published by Lady Gwen Thompson in 1975 in Green Egg vol. 8, no. 69 and attributed to her grandmother Adriana Porter. The threefold rule is referenced often by the neo-Wiccans of the Clan Mackenzie in the S.M. Stirling Emberverse novels.

This rule was described by the Dutch metal band Nemesea, in the song “Threefold Law”, from the album “Mana”.
REFERENCES:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_Three_(Wicca)

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wicca, magic, 3 fold law, three times three, law of three, energy, women, black and white, grey tones, abstract realism, abstract, fantasy, triplets

I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 2 years ago

    Fabulous work Tammera x

  • AWWW….THANXK YOU SO KINDLY DEAREST IRENE!!!…;-D

    – Tammera

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    this is brilliant Tammera xx

  • THANX SO MUCH LYNN….I WAS REALLY HAPPY HOW IT DID COME TOGETHER SO WELL!! JUST LIKE I ENVISIONED IT WOULD….WHICH DOES NOT HAPPEN ALL THE TIME!!

    – Tammera

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work Tammera, love, anna xxo

  • THANK YOU KINDLY ANNA!!

    – Tammera

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 2 years ago

    Awesome, Tammera! love the grays, blacks and white! “Rule of Three”…I learned something new today! ( although I first read it as The Rule of Thirds…as in Photography!)

  • THINGS IN THREE, IT APPLIES ALOT…SEEMS TO BE POWERFUL …LOOK AT THE TRIANGLE HUH!!
    THANX SO KINDLY KAREN…;-D

    – Tammera

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago

    WELL DONE TAMMERA LIZ

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH DEAR LIZ…;-D

    – Tammera

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 2 years ago

    Lovely…

  • THANX EVER SO, AGAIN, DEAR KEITH!!

    – Tammera

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 2 years ago

    Excellent work Tammera, so unusual and beautiful.

  • THANX SO KINDLY ROSALIE!!…;-D

    – Tammera

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    ☻/ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ ˚ .ღ 。
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    ˛˚ღ •˚ ˚…just sprinkling a little Love on your page. ~♥~˚ ✰* ★
    / \ ˚. ★ ˛ ˚♥ ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღWonderful creativity nice clarity and detail nice framing wonderful selective colour wonderful write up Nicely done and presented hugs

  • THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH BONITA!!…;-D

    – Tammera

  • MaryinMaine
    MaryinMaineover 2 years ago

    Three People

  • WHOO HOO!!
    HOW EXCITITNG!!
    THANX FOR LETTING ME KNOW MARY!!

    – Tammera

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 2 years ago

    How interesting.. when I was growing up, I always heard from the adults, that bad things come in threes.. ….

  • YES ….I TOO WAS TOLD THAT AS A CHILD….ESP ABOUT DEATH…
    THANX FOR STOPPING BY!!

    – Tammera

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