Listen to the words of the Great Mother.

She says: Whenever ye have need of anything,
once in the month,
and better it be when the Moon is full,
then ye shall assemble in some secret place...
to these I will teach things that are yet unknown.
And Ye Shall Be Free From All Slavery...
Keep pure your highest ideas;
strive ever toward it.

Let Naught Stop You Nor Turn You Aside...
Mine is the cup of wine of life and the Cauldron of Cerridwen...
I am the Mother of All Living,
and my love is poured out upon the Earth...
I am the beauty of the Green Earth...
and the White Moon among the Stars,
and the Mystery of the Waters.

And The Desire In the Heart of Woman...

Before my face,
let thine innermost self be unfolded
in the raptures of the Infinite...

Know the Mystery,
that if that which thou seekest
thou findest not within thee,
thou will never find it without thee...
For behold

I Have Been With Thee From The Beginning.

And I await thee now.

Blessed Be.


(Taken from The Charge of the Goddess. Quoted from The Great Cosmic Mother, by Monica Sjoor and Barbara Mor, p. 432),

(Alternate Version)

Whenever you have need of anything, once in the month, and better it be when the moon is full, you shall assemble in some secret place and adore the spirit of Me who is Queen of all the Wise. You shall be free from slavery, and as a sign that you be free you shall be naked in your rites. Sing, feast, dance, make music and love, all in My presence, for Mine is the ecstasy of the spirit and Mine also is joy on earth. For My law is love unto all beings. Mine is the secret that opens upon the door of youth, and Mine is the cup of wine of life that is the Cauldron of Ceridwen that is the holy grail of immortality. I give the knowledge of the spirit eternal and beyond death. I give peace and freedom and reunion with those that have gone before. Nor do I demand aught of sacrifice, for behold, I am the mother of all things and My love is poured upon the earth.

-Doreen Valiente

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