The Goddess is the Mother Earth and
the Creatress of the Universe. She is the moon and the cycles of life, as all woman have a cycle in which is the bringer of
life. She is the light, the darkness, and everything in between. She is the mountians, the oceans, and the stars in the sky.
The Goddess is a triune being, meaning
she has three forms. These forms are known as the Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone. As the Maiden she is the waxing moon.
Other names for her are the Virgin or the Huntress. She is spring, the time of fresh beginnings for all living things. She
is the repeating cycles of birth and rebirth, both of the spirit and of the body. The Maiden is the dawn, eternal youth, enchantment,
and seduction. Her color is traditionally white, which represents innocence or newness. As the Mother she is the full moon.
Other names for her are the Great Teacher or the Creatress. She is summer, the time of ripening of all living things. She
is re-creation of life and the creation of universal bodies.She is the high point, or peak, of all cycles. The Mother is the day, lustiness, adulthood/motherhood,
and reproduction. Her color is traditionally red, which represents blood or the life force. And as the Crone she is the waning
moon. Other names for her are the Terrible Mother, the Hag, the Dark Mother, or the Wise One. She is Winter, the time of death
or the end of all cycles. She is the darkness, where all life rests before rebirth. The Crone is the night, the abyss, menopause,
advancement of age, wisdom, the gateway to death, and reincarnation. Her colors are black and dark blue, which represents
darkness or the absorber of all light.
The Charge of the Goddess
Listen to the words of the Great
Mother ; She who of old was also called among men Artemis , Astrate , Athene , Dione , Melusine , Aphrodite , Cerriden , Dana
, Arianrod , Isis , Brid 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 witches . There shall ye assemble , ye who are fain to learn all sorcery , yet have not won it's
deepest secrets ; to these will I teach things that are yet unknown . An ye shall be free from slavery ; and as a sign that
ye really be 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 your 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 ."
The Charge of the Star Goddess
Hear ye the words of the Star Goddess
; she in the dust of whose feet are the hosts of heaven , and whose body encircles the universe.
"I who am 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 , 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 preceed
, and unto me all things must return ; and before my face , beloved of gods and of all men , 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 , honour and humility
, mirth and reverence within you . And thou knowest the mystery ; that if that which thou seekest thou finest not within thee
, then thou wilt 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.
Charge Of The Dark Goddess
Wisdom and empowerment are the gifts
of the Dark Goddess of Transformation
She is known to us as Kali, Hecate,
Cerridwen, Lilith, Persephone, Fata, Morgana
Ereshkigal, Arianhrod, Durga, Inanna,
Tiamat, and by a million, million other names.
Hear me child, and know Me for who
I am. I have been with you since you were born,
and I will stay with you until you
return to Me at the final dusk.
I am the passionate and seductive
lover who inspires the poet to dream.
I am the One who calls to you at
the end of your journey. After the day is done,
My children find their blessed rest
in my embrace.
I am the womb from which all things
I am the shadowy, still tomb; all
things must come to Me and bare their breasts to
die and be reborn to the Whole.
I am the Sorceress that will not
be ruled, the Weaver of Time, the Teacher of Mysteries
I snip the threads that bring children
home to me. I slit the throats of the cruel and
drink the blood of the heartless.
Swallow your fear and come to me, and you will discover
true beauty, strength and courage.
I am the fury which rips the flesh
I am the glowing forge that transforms
your inner demons into tools of power. Open yourself
to my embrace and overcome.
I am the glinting sword that protects
you from harm.
I am the crucible in which all the
aspects of yourself merge together in a rainbow of union
I am the velvet depths of the night
sky, and swirling mists of , shrouded in mystery.
I am the chrysalis in which you face
that which terrifies you and from which you will
blossom forth, vibrant and renewed.
Seek me at the crossroads, and you shall be transformed
for once you look upon my face, there
is no return.
I am the fire that kisses the shackles
I am the cauldron in which all opposites
grow to know one another in Truth.
I am the web which connects all things
I am the Healer of all wounds, the
Warrior who rights all wrongs in their Time. I make the
weak strong. I make the arrogant
humble. I raise up the oppressed and empower the disenfranchised
I am Justice tempered with Mercy.
Most importantly child, I am you. I am part of you, and
I am within you. Seek me within and
without, and you will be strong.
Know me. Venture into the dark so
that you many awaken to Balance, Illumination, and
Wholeness. Take my Love with you
everywhere and find the Power within to be who you wish.