The Charge of the
Listen to the word of the Great Father, who of
old was called: Adonis, Zeus, Thor, Pan, Cernunnos, Herne, Lugh
and many other names.
My law is harmony with all things, mine is the secret that opens
the gates of life and mine is the dish of salt of the Earth that
is the body of Cernunnos that is the eternal cycle of rebirth. I
give the knowledge of life everlasting, and beyond death I give
the promise of regeneration and renewal. I am the sacrifice, the
Father of all things. And my protection blankets the Earth.
Hear the words of the Dancing God, the music of whose laughter
stirs the winds, whose voice calls forth the seasons...
I, who am the Lord of the Hunt and the power of light. Sun among
the clouds and the secret of the flame I call your bodies to
arise and come unto me. For I am the flesh of the Earth and all
of her beings. Through me, all things must die and with me, all
are reborn. Let my worship be in the body that sings and stirs
forth. For behold, all acts of willing sacrifice are my rituals.
Let there be desire and fear, anger and weakness, joy and peace,
awe and longing within you. For these too are part of the
mysteries found within yourself. Within me, all beginning have
endings and all endings have beginnings.