Charge of the Goddess

Listen to the words from the Great Mother,
who was of old called amongst men,
Isis, Artemis, Astarte, Dione, Aphrodite, Diana, Arionrhod,
and by many other names.

Whenever you have need of anything,
once in the month and better it be when the Moon is full or new,
then shall ye assemble in some secret place
and adore the spirit of Me,
Queen of all Witcheries.

There shall ye assemble,
who have not yet won my deepest secrets
and are fain to learn all sorceries.
To these shall I teach that which is yet unknown.

Ye shall be free from all slavery,
and as a sing that you be free,
ye shall be naked in your rites.
You shall sing, feast, make music and love,
all in my presence,
for Mine is the ecstasy of the spirit,
and mine is also joy upon earth.

My law is love unto all beings.
Mine is the Secret that opens upon the door of youth,
and mine is the cup of the wine of life,
the cauldron of Cerridwen,
which is the Holy Grail of Immortality.

I am the Gracious Goddess who gives the gift
of youth unto the heart of mankind.

I give knowledge of the Spirit Eternal,
and beyond death,
I give peace and freedom
and reunion with those who have gone before.

Nor do I demand aught of sacrifice,
for behold,
I am the Mother of all things
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 host of heaven,
whose body encircles the universe.

I am the beauty of the Green Earth,
and the White Moon among the stars
and the mystery of the Waters.

I 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 return.

Beloved of all the Gods and men,
let my worship be in the heart.

Rejoice, for behold,
all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals.
Therefore, let there be 
beauty and strength 
power and compassion
honor and humility
mirth and reverence
within you.

And you who think to seek me,
know that your seeking and yearning will avail you not, unless you know the Mystery, that if which you seek you find not within yourself, you will never find it without.

For behold,
I have been with you from the beginning,
and I am that which is attained at the end of desire.

I seek the Crown of Wisdom and Understanding
That Might and Mercy In balance bring Beauty.
Victory and glory will find their foundation
In the kingdom.