why do witches say - merry meet..???

@drdivu (1011)
India
July 6, 2009 9:05am CST
well, i have seen witches aknowledging each other by saying merry meet..!! why do they all say simply merry meet..?? many wich websites also end with love and light...merry meet...!!!! do u have any clue for this..?? thanks...
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@heathcliff (1415)
• United States
6 Jul 09
"Merry meet" and "merry met" signify the concept that each soul is unique and meeting a new person is as joyous as meeting an old friend. "Blessed be" is also a common "hello/goodbye" because it welcomes good fortune upon those you meet. These phrases are common among wiccans and nature witches. Devil-worshippers who call themselves witches (an historical misuse of the word) would not use such phrases outside of Halloween.
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@drdivu (1011)
• India
14 Jul 09
oh..ok.thank u so much..i had seen them using it often but dint know..
@lulu1220 (1010)
• United States
6 Jul 09
From what I have read, merry meet means hello and merry part means goodbye. I also read...."Merry Meet implies membership in a ritual group...the coming together, seperating and the coming together again". Not sure about "love and light".
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@drdivu (1011)
• India
14 Jul 09
hmm..thank u so much..i was not getting it and saw people practising that greeting each other that way only..thank u...
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
13 Jul 09
Basically your question has been answered by others so I won't repeat. I did find a link to common Pagan terms. I hope you find it helpful. I will use the term Merry Meet at times, but I always end with Blessed be or Brightest blessings (wishing one good fortune) http://www.pangaia.com/gaian_glossary.htm Hope this helps some. Blessed be, Mari
6 Jul 09
Many things get said through tradition or custom. But I suppose they mean a happy meeting, or looking forward to a happy meeting, as in "...merry meet again...". As for "... love and light..." this is very common in new age circle, not just with witches. I think that most witches are white witches, which are witches for the good. Centuries ago, the Christian church (not sure exactly which denomination) tried to "ethnically cleanse England of witches by either drowning them or burning them at the stake" - believing them to be of the devil. Some pointers for you...