Charge of the Dark Goddess
Listen to the words of the Dark Mother; who of old was called Hekate, Nuit,
Morrigan, Banba, Erda, Macha, MotherNight, Sekhmet and many other names:
“Whenever you seek Wisdom, at the time of the Darkening Moon, come together
in Love and Trust and learn of Me, who am the Oldest of the Wisest of the
Wisest. You who search the Mysteries of the Earth, the Secrets of Air and
Darkness, of Blood and Fire, the silence of the uttermost Stars; come unto
me, and I shall whisper to you in the depths of MidNyght.
You shall approach Me in silence, and as a sign that you are free from fear,
your breast shall bare to My blade, for fear has no place in My Mysteries,
and that which you seek of me will destroy you if you fear it.
For I am the dolmen arch beyond which stretch the Mysteries of Infinity. I
am the Silence before Birth and after Transition. I am the clouded mirror
in which you scry your own Soul. I am Myst in the Twilight, the vast and
starry sky of MidNyght, shadows on the Moon. All things come to Me in the
end, and yet I am the beginning of All. I meet you at the Crossroads, I
lead you through the Darkness, My hand you grasp in your Passage between the
worlds. To those that toy with Me, I am an instrument of self-destruction.
Yet to the true Seeker do I bring Knowledge beyond mortal comprehension.
Of you shall I demand the utter Truth of all that you are, and in return,
shall I give you all that you may be, all that I am. For My Wisdom is
beyond the Ages, and Knowledge of My Secrets is Power over self, over fear,
over death. Nor do I demand aught of you which you cannot give. For I am
the Mother of Mysteries; and as you know Me, so shall you learn to know