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CHARGE OF THE GODDESS.



Listen to the words of the Great Mother, who of old was called Artemis, Astarte, Dione,
 Melusine, Aphrodite, Ceridwen, Diana, Arionrhod, Brigid, and by many other names: 

 "Whenever you have need of anything, once in the month, and better it be when the moon is
 full, you shall assemble in some secret place and adore the spirit of Me who is Queen of all the
 Wise. 

 You shall be free from slavery, and as a sign that you be free you shall be naked in your rites. 

 Sing, feast, dance, make music and love, all in My presence, for Mine is the ectasy of the
 spirit, and Mine also is joy on earth. 

 For My law is love unto all beings. 

 Mine is the secret that opens the door of youth, and Mine is the cup of wine of life that is the
 Cauldron of Ceridwen that is the holy grail of immortality. 

 I give the knowledge of the spirit eternal and beyond death I give peace and freedom and
 reunion with those that have gone before. 

 Nor do I demand aught of 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 whose feet are the host 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, 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 tha rejoices, for behold -- all acts of love and pleasure are My
 rituals. 

 Let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and
 reverence within you. 

 And you who seek to know Me, know that your seeking and yearning will avail you not, unless
 you know the Mystery: for if 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."