The Charge of the Goddess

 

Whenever ye have need of any thing, once in the month, and better it be when the moon is full, then shall ye assemble in some secret place and adore the spirit of She, who is Queen of all witches.

There shall ye assemble, ye who are fain to learn all sorcery, yet have not won its deepest secrets; to these will She teach things that are yet unknown. And ye shall be free from slavery; and as a sign that ye be really free, ye shall be naked in your rites; and ye shall dance, sing, feast, make music and love, all in Her praise.

For Hers is the ecstasy of the spirit, and Hers also is joy on earth; for Her law is love unto all beings. Keep pure your highest ideal; strive ever towards it; let naught stop you or turn you aside. For Hers is the secret door which opens upon the land of youth and Hers is the cup of wine of life, and the cauldron of Cerridwen, which is the Holy Grail of immortality.

 She is the gracious goddess, who gives the gift of joy unto the heart of man. Upon earth, She gave the knowledge of the spirit eternal; and beyond death, She gives peace and freedom, and reunion with those who have gone before. Nor does She demand sacrifice, for behold, She is the mother of all living, and Her love is poured out upon the earth.

She who is the beauty of the green earth, and the white moon among the stars, and the mystery of the waters, and the desire of the heart of man, calls unto thy soul. Arise, and come unto Her.

 For She is the soul of nature, who gives life to the universe. from Her all things proceed, and unto Her all things must return; and before Her face, beloved of gods and men, let thine innermost divine self be enfolded in the rapture of the infinite.

 Let Her worship be within the heart that rejoiceth; for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are Her rituals. And therefore let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you.

 And thou who thinkest to seek Her, know thy seeking and yearning shall avail thee not unless thou knowest the mystery; that if that which thou seekest thou findest not within thee, then thou wilt never find it without thee.

 For behold, She has been with thee from the beginning; and She is that which is attained at the end of desire.

By

Doreen Valiente

(These words are taken from Ancient Egyptian Scrolls)


 



 


 

The Charge of The God

 

Listen to the Words of the Horned God,

Who was of old called among men:

Adonis, Tammuz, Dianus, Herne,

Bran, Beli, Lugh, Gwyn,

Dionysus, Osiris, Cernunnos, Pan,

And by many other names.

 

O Secret of Secrets,

Thou are hidden in the being of all that lives,

Not Thee do we adore,

For that which adoreth is also Thou.

Thou art That, and That am I.

 

I an the Flame that burns in the heart of every being,

And in the core of every Star.

I am Life, and the Giver of Live,

Yet therefore is the Knowledge of me

The Knowledge of Death and Resurrection.

 

I am alone, the Lord within ourselves,

Whose Name is Mystery of Mysteries.

I am the Horned God.

 

I am the Lord of the Universe,

The Father of all living,

The All~Devourer and the All~Begetter.

 

I am He Whose Seed lies strewn

As glittering Gems across velvet darkness

Within the Womb of the Mother.

 

I am the Lord of Shadows

In the darkness of the Underworld,

For I am the Midnight Sun.

 

I am the Light of the Stars,

And the Spark of the Spirit Eternal,

For I am the God Within.

 

I am the Horned Leader of the Hosts of Air,

The Leader of the Wild Hunt,

The Judge of Gods and of Men.

 



 

 

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