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The Charge of the Star Goddess


Hear ye the words of the Star Goddess.
The dust of her feet are the hosts of heaven.
Her 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 men,

"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 proceed, and unto me all things must return; and before my face, beloved of gods and of men, let thine innermost divine self be enfolded in the rapture of the infinite.   Let my worship be in 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, humour and humility, mirth and reverence within you.   And thou who thinkest to seek for me, know that thy seeking and yearning shall avail thee not unless thou knowest the mystery: that if that which thou seekest thou findest 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."

        ~ Doreen Valiente (d. 1999)


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