Welcome, Guest
November 15, 2018, 04:51:19 PM
News: Visit our Store for Pagan Books, Wiccan Jewelry and Magical Supplies! http://wicca.com/stores/entrance.html
Pages: [1] 2 3 4   Go Down

Author Topic: The power of 3 x 3?  (Read 7984 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Fluffy1

  • Member
  • Elm
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 13
The power of 3 x 3?
« on: May 12, 2013, 08:07:51 AM »

Every once in a while I'll come by a spell or ritual (mostly in movies but also occasionally on the net) that invokes "the power of three times three". Can someone tell me if this is a true feature of Wicca or is it Hollywood creative license?

If it is real, what does it refer to? Is there some special magical significance to the number nine or is it referring to three practitioners each manifesting and embodying the power of the triple goddess. It's an interesting phrase and I'd love to learn the origin and meaningful it.
Logged

Benjamin

  • Member
  • Fir
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 36
Re: The power of 3 x 3?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 08:32:41 AM »

In all the research I have ever done the "invoking the power of three times three" in spell and rituals is just Hollywood bleeding through.  Hollywood took this idea from a section in the Wiccan Rede that said "Mind the Three-fold Laws you should three times bad and three times good." it refers to your karma.  Hollywood made the saying "the power of three times three" popular in the movie The Craft.  BUT the phrase can be used in spells and rituals in reference to the triple goddess for Karma, like in the Rede, or for what ever you think it will fit in for.   :)
Logged
When a good person goes to war you learn why they have so many rules.

Fluffy1

  • Member
  • Elm
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 13
Re: The power of 3 x 3?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 09:55:08 AM »

Many thanks Benjamin! It's not always easy separating truth from fiction.

-Blessings
Logged

Firesong

  • Council Elder
  • Walnut
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4448
  • Laughin' at the Angels, laughin' at you;
Re: The power of 3 x 3?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 10:50:48 AM »

In all the research I have ever done the "invoking the power of three times three" in spell and rituals is just Hollywood bleeding through.  Hollywood took this idea from a section in the Wiccan Rede that said "Mind the Three-fold Laws you should three times bad and three times good." it refers to your karma.  Hollywood made the saying "the power of three times three" popular in the movie The Craft.  BUT the phrase can be used in spells and rituals in reference to the triple goddess for Karma, like in the Rede, or for what ever you think it will fit in for.   :)

Erm... what triple goddess for Karma...? ... or did you miss a comma...? 
Logged
"Every thug deserves a slug..."
~Anonymous

marisol

  • Member
  • Redwood
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5858
  • Blessed be all in the Goddess
Re: The power of 3 x 3?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013, 12:11:05 PM »

Fluffy there is a list of recommended books for those starting out. It. is in this section
Logged
Protect your 2nd amendment rights.

What do you seek?

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.   Kurt Cobain

Fluffy1

  • Member
  • Elm
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 13
Re: The power of 3 x 3?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2013, 12:14:05 PM »

Thanks Marisol! I'll check it out.
Logged

Firesong

  • Council Elder
  • Walnut
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4448
  • Laughin' at the Angels, laughin' at you;
Re: The power of 3 x 3?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2013, 05:02:30 PM »

All I know is that "the power of three" was from "Charmed" I think...
Logged
"Every thug deserves a slug..."
~Anonymous

marisol

  • Member
  • Redwood
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5858
  • Blessed be all in the Goddess
Re: The power of 3 x 3?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2013, 05:15:03 PM »

Yeah I feel like I'm on TV. ;D
Logged
Protect your 2nd amendment rights.

What do you seek?

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.   Kurt Cobain

edens garden

  • Member
  • Walnut
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4092
Re: The power of 3 x 3?
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2013, 05:49:30 PM »

Yeah I feel like I'm on TV. ;D

Dibs Piper!
Logged
In the magic of the northern woods I learn
Lift your song up to the winds and watch it turn
I own nothing I own not even my soul
In the silence of the heart all things unfold
-Trevor Hall

Draconis Rex

  • Your friendly, fire breathing
  • Council Elder
  • Blackthorn
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 9767
  • I am the mad dragon, hear me roar!
Re: The power of 3 x 3?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2013, 06:02:54 PM »

I prefer the power of 4 X 4..... gets through most road conditions with very little trouble!  :-p ;D
Logged
Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup

I WAS the 5th rider of the Apocalypse, before they became famous.

marisol

  • Member
  • Redwood
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5858
  • Blessed be all in the Goddess
Re: The power of 3 x 3?
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2013, 06:23:54 PM »

The animals went 2x2 to the Arc.
Logged
Protect your 2nd amendment rights.

What do you seek?

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.   Kurt Cobain

marisol

  • Member
  • Redwood
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5858
  • Blessed be all in the Goddess
Re: The power of 3 x 3?
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2013, 06:26:16 PM »

The rose bushes in my front yard grow 3-4 ft tall by 3-4 ft wide.
Logged
Protect your 2nd amendment rights.

What do you seek?

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.   Kurt Cobain

Draconis Rex

  • Your friendly, fire breathing
  • Council Elder
  • Blackthorn
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 9767
  • I am the mad dragon, hear me roar!
Re: The power of 3 x 3?
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2013, 06:39:57 PM »

Roger that good lady, you're comin' in 5 X 5
Logged
Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup

I WAS the 5th rider of the Apocalypse, before they became famous.

edens garden

  • Member
  • Walnut
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4092
Re: The power of 3 x 3?
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2013, 06:42:56 PM »

No one rlse wants to be a charmed one with me??

I mean, I know I dibs'd Leo, but come on!
Logged
In the magic of the northern woods I learn
Lift your song up to the winds and watch it turn
I own nothing I own not even my soul
In the silence of the heart all things unfold
-Trevor Hall

Draconis Rex

  • Your friendly, fire breathing
  • Council Elder
  • Blackthorn
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 9767
  • I am the mad dragon, hear me roar!
Re: The power of 3 x 3?
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2013, 06:53:22 PM »

I can't even remember which one is which (or is that Witch is Witch :-p )
Logged
Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup

I WAS the 5th rider of the Apocalypse, before they became famous.
Pages: [1] 2 3 4   Go Up