Charge of the Goddess

Listen to the words of the Great Mother: She, Who was of old also called among
mortals, Artemis, Astarte, Athene, Dione, Melusine, Aphrodite, Cerridwen, Dana,
Arionrhod, Isis, Bride, and by many other Names:

Whenever ye have need of anything, 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 Me, Who am Queen of all the Witches.

There shall ye assemble, ye who are fain to learn all sorcery yet have not won
its deepest secrets; to these will I teach things that are as yet unknown. And
ye shall be free from slavery, and as a token that ye be really free, ye shall
be naked in your rites and ye shall dance, sing, feast, make music and love all
in My praise. For Mine is the ecstasy of the Spirit and Mine also is joy upon
Earth, for My love is law unto all beings.

Keep pure your Highest Ideals; strive ever toward them, let naught stop you nor
turn you aside, for Mine is the secret door which opens upon the door of youth.
And Mine is the Cup of the Wine of Life and the Cauldron of Cerridwen, which is
the Holy Grail of Immortality.

I am the Gracious Goddess, Who gives the gift of joy unto the hearts of men and
women. Upon Earth I give knowledge of the Spirit Eternal and beyond death I give
peace, freedom and reunion with those who have gone before. Nor do I demand
sacrifice, for behold, I am the Mother of all living and My love is poured out
upon the Earth.

Hear ye the words of the Star Goddess, She in the dust of Whose feet are the
hosts of heaven, Whose body encircles the Universe...

I am the beauty of the green Earth, and the white Moon among the stars, and the
Mysteries of the waters, and the desire in the hearts of humans.

Call unto thy soul, arise and come unto Me, for I am the Soul of Nature, Who
gives life to the Universe. From Me all things proceed and unto Me all things
must return. And before My face, beloved of Gods and of humans, let thine
innermost divine self be enfolded in the rapture of the Infinite.
Let My worship be within the heart that rejoiceth, for behold, all acts of love
and pleasure are My rituals. And therefore let there be beauty and strength,
power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence with you. And
thou, who thinkest to seek for Me, know that the seeking and yearning shall
avail thee not unless thou knowest the Mystery: that if that which thou seekest,
thou findest not within thee, thou shalt never find it without thee. For behold,
I have been with thee from the beginning and I am that which is attained at the
end of desire.
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