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The Charge of the Star Goddess

- originally by Doreen Valiente; this is a revised version. See the original HERE.

Hear ye the words of the Star Goddess,
The dust of whose feet are the hosts of heaven,
She whose body encircles the universe:

"I am the beauty of the green Earth
"And the white Moon among the stars,
"And the Mystery of the waters,
"And the desire of human hearts."

"Call unto your soul:   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 all things must return."

"Before my face, beloved of all,
"Let your divine innermost soul be enfolded
"In the rapture of the infinite."

"Let my worship be in the heart that rejoices,
"For behold, all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals.
"Therefore let there be beauty and strength,
"Honor and pride, power and compassion,
"Mirth and reverence within you."

"And you who think to seek for me   —
"Know that your seeking and yearning will avail you naught,
"Unless you know the Mystery:
"That if that which you seek you find not within you,
"You shall 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."