The Charge of the Star Goddess

Hear 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 Self 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.
And therefore let there be Beauty and Strength,
Power and Compassion, Honor and Pride,
Mirth and Reverence within you.

And you who think to seek for me,
Know your seeking and yearning shall avail you not,

unless you know the Mystery:
That if that which you seek you find not within you,
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.

Sources : "Book of the Goddess" (Co-edited by Julie Ann Rhoads and Ann Forfreedom in 1979-80). The Wings of Vanthi Coven. Doreen Valiente; "The Charge of the Goddess".

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