Three Fold Retribution - The Fundamentals of the Craft

Wicca: Book of Spells and Witchcraft for Beginners. The Guide of Shadows for Wiccans, Solitary Witches, and Other Practitioners of Magic Rituals - Arin Chamberlains 2018

Three Fold Retribution
The Fundamentals of the Craft

A concept closely linked to reincarnation is the concept of retribution or ’Karmic action’. Karmic action is thought of as a system that stretches throughout a soul’s lifetime, in which any evil you do in one lifetime will come at the cost of paying for it through punishment in the next lifetime.

In Wiccan beliefs, retribution happens not across several lifetimes, but within the same lifetime, which means that in Wiccan belief, your reward or punishment for the way you have lived your life is not received after death, but rather, during your lifetime as you live it. Where things get even more interesting in Wicca is that the Wiccan belief system is based on not only a retribution for actions, but a three-fold retribution, A three-fold retribution means that for the good you do, you will be rewarded three times as much, but just the same, for any evil you do, you are punished three times as much. Of course, it is not literal, but the principle is such.

The Wiccan system of belief then resolves that a lifetime’s experience is not dictated by the experiences of a previous lifetime and there may or may not be similarities between the experiences across your soul’s lifetimes.