The Charge of the
Listen to the words
of the Dark God, who was of old called
Lakchos, Donn, Anubis, Hades, Setesh, Hoder, and by many
I am the shadow in the bright day, I am the reminder of
mortality at the height of living.
I am the never ending
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 die.
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 transformed.
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
return, for my kiss is the final one for all mortal flesh.