moondust in the wind
The Charge of the God
I am the fire within your heart, the yearning of your soul.
I am the Hunter of Knowledge and the Seeker of the Holy Quest;
I who stand in the darkness of light,
I am He whom you have called Death.
I am the Consort and Mate of Her we adore,
call forth to me.
Heed my call beloved ones, come unto me
and learn the secrets of death and peace.
I am the corn at harvest and the fruit on the trees;
I am He who leads you home.
Scourge and Flame, Blade and Blood
these are mine and gifts to thee.
Call unto me in the forest wild and on hilltop bare
and seek me in the Darkness Bright.
I who have been called Pan, Herne, Osiris, and Hades,
speak to thee in thy search.
Come dance and sing; come live and smile,
for behold: this is my worship.
You are my children and I am thy Father. On swift night wings it is I who lay you at the Mother's feet to be
reborn and to return again.
Thou who thinks to seek me, know that I am the untamed wind,
the fury storm and passion in your soul.
Seek me with pride and humility, but seek me best with love and strength.
For this is my path, and I love not the weak and fearful.
Hear my call on long Winter nights and we shall stand together
guarding Her Earth as She sleeps.
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 me, who am 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 I teach things that are as yet unknown.
And ye shall be free of 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 my praise.
For mine is the ecstasy of the spirit, and mine also is joy on earth;
for my law is love unto all beings.
Keep pure our highest ideal; strive ever towards it,
let naught stop you or turn you aside;
for mine is the secret door which opens upon the land of youth,
and mine is the cup of 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 heart of man.
Upon earth, I give the 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 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 who am the beauty of the green earth
and the white moon
upon the mysteries of the waters
I call upon your soul to arise and come unto me.
For I am the soul of nature that gives life to the universe.
From me all things proceed and unto me they must return.
Let my worship be in the heart that rejoices,
for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals.
Let there be beauth and strength, power and compassion,
honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you.
And you who seek to know me, know that the seeking
and yearning will avail you not, unless you know the Mystery:
for it that 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.