The Charge of the God

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.

SOURCE: The Wiccan Garden