Charge of the Dark Goddess, Hekate
by Lisa Iris from The
Enchanted World of Lisa Iris
I am the Queen of Magick,
hidden in the deepest night.
I am the mystery of the other world
and the fear that coils about your heart in the times of your trial.
I am the soul of nature that gives form to the Universe.
My torches light the way for enlightenment and illumination.
My sickle of death cuts away things that are dead and no longer needed.
It is I who awaits you at the end of your spiral dance.
I am She who has no secrets but a thousand secrets.
I am the aged Old Crone of Darkness whose face of death
portends life anew and filled with Luna's secrets.
All acts of magick and mysteries are My rituals and
My greatest ritual is love itself.
You who seek to remove My veil and know My true face,
Know that all your questing and efforts are for naught,
Until your own face beholds and knows the mysteries of your own self.
For you to truly know Me, you must look into your own heart
and know and accept yourself.
For those of you who call upon Me
and My powers for magick, beware!
For My magick is swift and without regards to the consequences.
Those who know Me shall glide safely through troubles,
For it is My dark cloak of protection that is wrapped about you.
Close your eyes My child and call to Me, for I am there,
within your Darkness.