The Charge of the Goddess

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A visual journey through the beautiful charge of the Goddess based on words originally written by Doreen Valiente

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The Charge of the Goddess

  1. 1. Now listen to the words
  2. 2. to the words of the Great Mother
  3. 3. She who was of old known among men as Isis
  4. 4. Aphrodite
  5. 5. Inana
  6. 6. Demeter
  7. 7. Cerridwen
  8. 8. Dana
  9. 9. Lilith
  10. 10. Morgaine
  11. 11. Nuit
  12. 12. Bride
  13. 13. and by a thousand-thousand other names
  14. 14. Whenever you have need of anything
  15. 15. once in the month and better it be when the moon is full
  16. 16. then shall you assemble in some sacred place
  17. 17. and adore the Spirit of Me who is Queen of all Beings
  18. 18. There shall you assemble
  19. 19. you who would learn all things, yet have not wontheir deepest secrets; to you shall I teach things which are as yet unknown
  20. 20. And you shall be free from slavery
  21. 21. and you shall dance
  22. 22. sing
  23. 23. feast
  24. 24. make music
  25. 25. and love, all in My praise
  26. 26. For Mine is the Ecstasy of the Spirit
  27. 27. and Mine is also Joy on Earth
  28. 28. for My Law is Love Unto All Beings
  29. 29. Keep pure
  30. 30. your highest ideal
  31. 31. strive ever toward it
  32. 32. let nothing stop you
  33. 33. or turn you aside
  34. 34. for Mine is the Secret Door
  35. 35. which opens upon the Door of Youth
  36. 36. and Mine is the Cup of the Wine of Life
  37. 37. and the Cauldron of Cerridwen, which is the Holy Grail of Immortality
  38. 38. I am the gracious Goddess who gives
  39. 39. the Gift of Joy unto the Heart of Man
  40. 40. Upon Earth
  41. 41. I give the Knowledge
  42. 42. of the Spirit Eternal
  43. 43. and beyond Death
  44. 44. I give Peace
  45. 45. and Reunion with those who have gone before
  46. 46. Nor do I demand sacrifice
  47. 47. for behold, I am the Mother of all Living Things and My Love is poured out upon the Earth.
  48. 48. Hear
  49. 49. the words of the Star Goddess
  50. 50. She in the dust of whose feet are theHosts of Heaven
  51. 51. She whose body encircles the Universe
  52. 52. I am the Beauty of the Green Earth
  53. 53. the White Moon among the Stars
  54. 54. the Mystery of the Waters
  55. 55. and the Desire of the Heart of Man
  56. 56. Call unto your soul
  57. 57. arise and comeunto me
  58. 58. For I am the Soul of Nature who gives life to the Universe
  59. 59. From Me, all things proceede
  60. 60. and unto me all things must return
  61. 61. Before My face, beloved of gods and men
  62. 62. let your innermost divine self be enfolded
  63. 63. in the Rapture of the Infinite
  64. 64. Let My worship
  65. 65. be within the heart that rejoices
  66. 66. for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals
  67. 67. Therefore
  68. 68. let there be Beauty and
  69. 69. Power
  70. 70. and Compassion
  71. 71. Honor
  72. 72. and Humility
  73. 73. Mirth
  74. 74. and Reverence within you
  75. 75. And you who think to seek for Me, know that yourseeking and yearning shall avail you not unless youknow The Mystery
  76. 76. that if that which you seek you find not withinyourself, you shall never find it without
  77. 77. For behold, I have been with you from the Beginning
  78. 78. and I am that which is attained at the end of Desire

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