The Charge of the
Listen to the words of the Dark God, who was of
old called Iakchos, Donn, Anubis, Hades, Setesh, Hoder, & many
I am the shadow in the bright day; I am the reminder of mortality
at the height of living. I am the neverending veil of night where
the Star Goddess dances. I am the death that must be so that life
may continue, for behold life is immortal because the living must
I am the strength that protects, that limits; I am the power that
says no, and no further, and that is enough. I am the things that
cannot be spoken of, and I am the laughter at the edge of death.
Come with me into the warm enfolding dark; feel my caresses in
the hands, in the mouth, in the body of one you love, and be
Gather in the moonless night and speak in unknown tongues; the
Dark Mother and I will listen. Sing to us and cry out, and the
Power will be yours to wield.
Blow me a kiss when the sky is dark, and I will smile, but no
kiss returns; for my kiss is the final one for all mortal flesh.