Charge of the Goddess
Listen to the words of the Great Mother, who was of old
called Astarte, Diane, Melusine, Cerridwen, Diana, Arianrhod, Brid and by many other names.
Whenever ye have need of anything,
once a month, and better it be when the moon is full, you shall gather in some secret place and adore the spirit of me who
is Queen of the Wise.
You shall be free from slavery, and as a sign that you be truly free, you shall be naked in your
rites. Sing, feast, dance, make music and love, all in my presence, for mine is the ecstasy of the spirit, and mine also is
joy on Earth, for my law is love unto all other beings. Keep pure your highest ideal; strive ever toward it; let nothing stop
you or turn you aside. For mine is the cup of the wine of life, the cauldron of the spirit eternal and beyond death I give
the knowledge and reunion with those that have gone before. nor do I demand sacrifice, for behold, I am the mother of all
things and my love is poured upon the Earth. Hear the words of the Star Goddess, 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 among the stars and the mysteries
of the waters, call upon your soul to arise and come to me, for I am the soul of nature who gives life to all the universe.
From me all things proceed and unto me all things must return. Let my worship be in the heart that rejoices, for behold -
all acts of beauty and strength, power and compassion, honour and humility, mirth and reverance within you. And you who seek
to know me, know the mystery; for if that which you seek you find now within yourself, you will never be without it. For behold,
I have been with you from the beginning, and I am that which
is attained at the end of desire.
Charge of the God
Listen to the words of the Great
Father, who was of old called Osiris, Adonis, Zeus, Thor, Pan, Cerunnos, Herne, Lugh, and by many other names: My law is harmony
with all things. Mine is the secret that opens the gates of life and mine is the dish of salt of the Earth that is the body
of Cerunnos that is the eternal circle of rebirth. I give knowledge of life everlasting, and beyond death I give promise of
regeneration and renewal.
I am the sacrifice; the father of all things, and my protection blankets the Earth.
the words of the Dancing God, the music of whose laughter stirs the winds, whose voice calls the seasons: I who am the Lord
of the Hunt and the Power of the Light, sun among the clouds and the secret of the flame I call upon your bodies to arise
and come unto me. For I am the flesh of the earth and all its beings. Through me all things must die and with me are reborn.
Let my worship be in the body that sings, for behold all acts of willing sacrifice are my rituals. Let there be desire
and fear, anger and weakness, joy and peace, awe and longing within you. For these too are part of the mysteries found within
yourself, within me, all beginnings have endings, and all endings have beginnings