by Jim Garrison
I am the Queen of Magick and the Dark of the Moon,
in the deepest night.
I am the mystery of the Otherworlds
and the fear
that coils about your heart
in the times of your trials.
I am the soul of nature that gives form to the universe;
it is I who
awaits you at the end of the spiral dance.
Most ancient among gods and mortals,
let my worship be within the heart
that has truly tasted life,
for behold all acts of magick and art are my
and my greatest ritual is love itself.
Therefore let there be
beauty in your strength,
compassion in your wrath,
power in your humility,
and discipline balanced through mirth and reverence.
You who seek to remove my veil and behold my true face,
know that all your
questioning and efforts are for nothing,
and all your lust and desires
shall avail you not at all.
For unless you know my mystery,
look wherever you will, it will elude you,
for it is within you and nowhere else.
For behold, I have ever been with
from the very beginning,
the comforting hand that nurtured you in the
dawn of life,
and the loving embrace that awaits you at the end of each
for I am that which is attained at the end of the dance,
and I am
the womb of new beginnings,
as yet unimagined and unknown.
The Charge of the God
The Charge of the Goddess
The Charge of the Dark Goddess