Taken from Wicca The Old Religion in the New Age
by Vivianne Crowley




'O thou who standest on the threshold between the pleasant world of men and the Terrible Domains of the lords of the outer spaces, hast thou the courage to make the assay? For I say, verify, it were better to rush on my blade and perish then to make the attempt with fear in thy heart.'

'I have two perfect words, perfect love and perfect trust.'

Term

Gnomes-Earth elementals

Fifth element-ether

"Energy in its densest and slowest form, where molecules are locked together to form solid shapes, is earth. Water is less dense. It is fluid and can form an Earth element material. Energy, which has sufficient or held in a fixed shape, is fire. Air is energy, which is formless and where the molecules through air's effects on other objects, such as the wind blowing through the trees. In a world around us, air corresponds to the sky and wind, fire to the sun, water to the sea and earth to the land."

'The fifth element, ether, verges on the physical and forms force fields around physical objects. Although ether is so fast moving that it cannot be seen by the physical eye, we begin to perceive these force fields or etheric sensitivity through Wicca, magick and other forms of psychic development."

Ghosts/Spirits=etheric

Air=Sylphs

Fire=Salamanders

Water=Undines

Earth=Gnomes


The Charkas


Sahasrara-{crown} colour-white

Ajna-{third eye} colour-violet

Vishuddhi-{Throat} colour-blue

Anahata-{heart} colour-green

Manipura-{solar plexus} colour-yellow

Svadhisthana-{sacrum} colour-orange

Muladhara-{base} colour-red



Weapons


Sensation-Earth´-Symbols are pentacle and shield {guard and protect}

Intuition´-Fire-Spear and Arrow {fly through sky and travel long distances quickly and reach another place}

Thinking-Air-Sword {powerful weapon that cuts and separates out what is good from the bad}

Feeling-Water-Cup {Vessel and container that preserves and cherishes what is sacred}



Correspondences


Elements-Elemental-Weapon-Colour-Season-Ages-Nature-Name

Air-Sylphs-Sword-Blue-pring-Boy-Hot and Moist-Eurius

Fire-Salamders-Wand/Candle-Red-Summer-Young Man-Hot and Dry-Notus

Water-Undines-Cup-SeaGreen-Autumn-Mature Man-Cold and Moist-Zephyrus

Earth-Gnomes-Pentacle/Shield/Black Mirror-Yellow/Brown-Winter-Olde Man-Cold and Dry-Boreas



The Witches Rune


Darksome night and shinning moon
East then south then west then north
Harken to the Witches' Rune
Here we come to call these forth


Earth and water, air and fire
Wand and pentacle and sword
Work ye unto our desire
And harken ye unto our word


Cords and censer, scourage and knife
Powers of the Witches' blade
Waken all ye unto life
And come ye as the charm is made


Queen of Heaven, Queen of hell
Horned hunter of the night
Lend your power unto our spell
And work your will by magick rite


By all the powers of land and sea
By all the might of moon and sun
As we do will so mote it be
Chant the spell and be it done


Eko, eko azarak
Eko, eko zamilak
Eko, eko cernunnos
Eko, eko aradia



The Healing Rune


This is the spell that we intone
Flesh to flesh and bone to bone
Sinew to sinew and vein to vein
And each one shall be whole again



Spring Equinox Invocation


I invoke thee O Diana,
Huntress of the wood
Lady of bring imaginings
Silver star of our desire
Crescent moon of midnight clear
Diana the wild, Diana the pure
Virgin huntress white as snow
Radiant thy smile as blossom on the wind
Thy womb in the cauldron of creation
Which shall bring forth all hope to men
O Lady of the word of power
Who makes the shadows flee
Turn thy ear Diana
As we invoke thee
By seed and root
By bud and stem
By leaf and flower and fruit
By life and love
I invoke thee and call upon thee
To descend upon the body of thy servant and priestess

"God is near you, he is with you, he is within you."Roman philosopher Seneca

"Single is the race, single of Gods and of men, and from a single source we both draw breath."Fist degree initiation



Prayer of Praise to the Goddess


Blessed be the Great Mother
Without beginning and without end
Blessed be her temple of pure white marble
Blessed be the gentleness of her holy place


Blessed be the babe who cries to her
Blessed be the worms which tunnel through her
Blessed be the moles who make their homes in her
Blessed be the eagle who guards the hills for her
Blessed be the birds who fly the air for her
Blessed be the trees, which shake and sigh for her
Blessed be the leaf which falls for her and nourishes the soil


Blessed be the ocean who sighs with love for her
Blessed be the wave that caresses the shore for her
Blessed be the sand which succumbs to its embrace
Blessed be the shell that is cast up from her
Blessed be She, the Mother of Pearl


Blessed be the stars which shine like jewels for her
Blessed be the moon in which we see her face
Blessed be my spirit which soars the heights for her
Blessed be my soul which expands in joy for her
Blessed be my body, the temple of Her being.

"I am. I exist. I am not my body. I am not my intellect. I am not my emotion. I exist beyond the body, beyond all this."



Cake and Wine


A feast that brings forth the relationships between the Goddess and the God. Relationship between the energies of male and female, God and Goddess, in Wicca. The priest holds the female symbol of the cup and the priestess who blesses the wine within the cup with the athame, the symbol of maleness.
The inner planes the Goddess who impregnates and energies, the priestess sits upon the alter and the priest kneels before her. The priestess gently lowers the athame into the cup as he says:

"As the athame is to the male
so the cup is to the female
and conjoined thy bring forth blessedness."

In this the two become one. The food {cake and wine} is blessed with the divine forces and imbued with energizing properties.
Following the blessing of the wine, the priest then presents the plate of cakes, which are often made in the shape of the crescent moon. The priestess blesses the cakes with the athame and the priest speaks again:

"O Queen most secret
bless this food unto our bodies
bestowing health, wealth, strength, joy and peace. And that fulfillment of love that is perpetual happiness."

The cup and plate are passed to all in the circle with a kiss and this is the signal for the feast to begin. Food, wine, dancing, singing, and talking now follow.



The Great Mother Charge


At the beginning of the charge, a priest speaks and tells the Goddess' children to hear her:

"Listen to the words of the Great Mother, who was of olde also called amongst men, Artemis, Astarte, Dione, Melusine, Aphrodite, Cerridwen, Diana, Arianrhod, Bride and by many other names."
A Priestess speaking as the Goddess then continues with the charge. The first part speaks of how the goddess worship shall be conducted:

"Whenever you have need of anything, once in the month, and better it be when the moon is full, then ye shall assemble in some secret place and adore the spirit of me who am Queen of all Witcheries. There shall ye assemble ye who are fain to learn all sorcery, yet have not won its deepest secrets; to these will I teach things that are yet unknown. And ye shall be free from slavery, and a sign that ye be ready free ye shall be naked in your rites and ye shall dance, feast, make music, and love all in my praise; for mine is the ecstasy of the spirit; and mine is also is joy on earth, for my law is love unto all beings."
The goal is an ideal for which we must strive and a quest which leads to immortality. Next she speaks of what she offers her worshippers beyond life:

"Keep pure your highest ideal, strive towards it; let naught stop you or turn you aside; for mine is the secret door which opens upon the door of youth and mine is the cup of the wine of life and the cauldron of Cerridwen, which is the Holy Grail of Immortality.

"I am the gracious Goddess who gives the gift of joy unto the heart of man; upon Earth I give knowledge of the spirit eternal; and beyond death I give peace and freedom and reunion with those who have gone before, nor do I demand sacrifice, for behold I am the Mother of all living, and my love is poured out upon the earth."
The Priest then speaks again:

"Hear ye the words of the Star Goddess, she is the dust of whose feet are the hosts of Heaven; whose body encircleth the universe."
The Goddess addresses her worshipers directly summoning them to know the divinity, which lies at their innermost course:

"I who am the beauty of the Green Earth and the white moon amongst the stars, and the mystery of the waters, and the desire of the heart of man, call unto thy soul, arise and come unto me; for I am the soul of nature who giveth life to the universe.

"From me all things proceed, and unto me all things must return; and before my face, beloved of Gods and men, thine inmost divine self shall be enfolded in the rapture of the infinite."
In the Goddess is found the middle way; the way of balance, the positive attributes of masculine and feminine which leads to spiritual and psychological growth:

"Let my worship be within the heart that rejoiceth; for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals and therefore let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence; within you."
And lastly she imparts the message, which is the key to initionation, which confers not some mysterious magickal powers bestowed by others, but the way to the divinity within us.

"And thou who thinkst to see for me, know thy seeking and yearning shall Arial thee not, unless thou knowest the mystery; that of that which thou seekest thou findest not within thee, thou will never find it without thee, for behold I have been with thee from the beginning and I am that which is attained at the end of desire."
This is the relationship between Wicca and its Gods.

"The mother of the stars, the parent of the seasons and the mistress of all the world." --To Isis"Lucius Apuleius

"I am all that has been, and is and shall be and my robe has never yet been uncovered by mortal man." --R.E. Witt



The Creation Charge


I am thy Goddess
High born, full-blooded and lusting free am I
The wind is my voice and my song
High and low
Breeze and whirlwind
Soft and sweet
Loud and shrill


Wild is my will
And impetitious my desire
I take whom I will
No man can refuse my love and life
And he to whom I have revealed myself
Is the blessed of men
He has won the favor of the High Gods
And who shall refuse the behest of the Gods
For you are but leaves
Blown upon the wind


I am thy Goddess
Before the beginning of time was I
I made the mountains into peaks
And laid with soft grass the valleys and the meadows
Mine was the first foot which trot upon the earth
And where I walked there sprung forth flowers
And mine was the voice that gave rise to the first song
And the birds listened and heard and made return
In the dawn of the world I taught the seas its song
And mine were the tears, which made the first rains


Listen and hear me
For none can escape me
It was I who gave birth to you
And in the depths of my earth
You will find the rest and rebirth
And I will spring you forth anew
A fresh shoot of greenness


Fear me
Love me
Adore me
Lose yourself in me
I am the wine of life
I stir the senses
I put song in the heart and on the lips of men
Before the battle I give my strength
I am the power

"Lady of the world of power who makes the shadows flee."



Spring Goddess Charge


Hear then the words of Diana the moon
The bright virgin
Changing but unchanging
My mystery is unanswerable
But solve ye that mystery
My nature is unknowable
But strive to understand me
Darkness and light are met within me
I flee from thee but lure thee on
I speak for thee, but hide my face
I speak to thee, but my words are silent



The Aradia {Goddess of the Earth} Charge


I am Aradia
Daughter of the sea
And daughter of the wind
Daughter of the sun
And daughter of the moon
Daughter of dawn
And daughter of sunset
Daughter of night
And daughter of the mountains


And I have sung the song of the sea
And I have listened to the sighting of the wind
I have heard the hidden secrets of the sun
And I have drank of the tears of the moon
And the sorrow of the sunset
I have lain heath the darkest dark of the night
And I have beheld the might of the mountains


For I am stronger than the sea
And freer than the wind
I am brighter than the sun
And more changing than the moon
I am the hope of the dawn
And the peace of the sunset
I am more mysterious than night
And older than the mountains
Older than time itself
For I am she who was
Who is
And who will be
For I am Aradia.

"Dark in truth is the fate of kings" But the fear of the shadow is greater than itself for from ashes of the fire the Phoenix is reborn and out of death comes forth new life though in another form."



Mother of Mystery Charge


I am the Mother of Mystery
All places, all times, all seasons are alike to me
You have sought me in the wind amongst the trees
In the flowers amongst the grass
In the streams amongst the hills
In the waves upon the ocean


Like unto the sea I am
Gentle and calm
Fierce like the thunder
Changing am I but unchanging
You sought me in a whisper in the shadows
And I was there
All the peoples of the ages
They have sought me
They have found me
And ever changing was my face
In the silence of the night they call me
And I take them to my embrace



Autumn Goddess Charge


I am the waning moon
The goddess who is fading from the lord
In the springtime I sought my lord
And mated with him beneath the trees and stars
At Beltane I wed my lord
Beneath the first blossoms of the hawthorn tree
And in the summertime I ripened the apples in the orchards
And the fruit grew round and strong
Like the seed within my womb
At the corn harvest I cut down my lord
That by his death our people might be fed
And now in the autumn time
I descend beneath the earth
To dwell with my lord in his dark kingdom
Until our child is born
At the winter solstice I will bring forth the child
And renew your hope
And at candlemas I myself will return
To renew the land


I leave you, but I return to you
When you see my power fade
And the leaves fall from the trees
When snow obliterates like death
All trace of me upon the earth
Then look for me in the moon
And there is the heavens you will see the soul of me
Soaring still amongst the stars
And in that darkest time
When the moon is covered by shadow
And there is no trace of me in the heaven or on earth
When you look outward and your lives seen cold and dark and barren
Let not despair eat at your hearts


For when I am hidden
I am but renewing
When I am waning
I am making ready for return
Remember my promise and look within you
And there you will find the spirit of me
Awaiting those who seek
For by the well spring of your being
I await you always


I am Diana in Heaven
And on earth, Persephone
And within you that dark Hecate
Triple am I
The one in three
My body the earth
My soul the moon
And within thy intermost self
The eternal spirit of me



The Pipes of Pan


In caverns deep the olde Gods sleep
But the trees still know the lord
And it's the pipes of pan, which call the tune
In the twilight in the wood
The leaves they dance to the goat god's tune
And they whisper his name to the winds
And the oak trees dreams of a god with horns
And know no other king



Sun God Charge


I am the sun god
At the height of my power
The noon of my majesty
No shadow I cast
My light at full zenith
Darkness is overcome
Rejoice in the light


Born of the dark was I
In the cold of midnight
Sun of that hunting god
Deep in the green wood
I came forth and put to flight the darkness
Lord of life, lord of light
Golden one and king of glory
Rejoice in my orb
Now it is splendor
My warmth has restored the earth to its life
About me the planets revolve



The Children of Cerridwen


We came then
The last children of Cerridwen
Daughters of light and darkness
Sons of death


We sought your presence on the wild hills of the north
But in the loneliness
We found you not
We sought your presence in the light of the east
But in the mists of dawn
We discerned you not
We sought your presence beneath the sun of the south
But where shadows shrink
We could not see your face
We sought your presence where the winds sleep in the west
But in the silence
We did not hear your voice.


O Mother of Mystery,
Child of my vision and daughter of my dream
Long have I sought you my soul's sister
Thou goal of my desire
When passion sleeps
I longed for thee
Where death was near
I pined for thee
And when the hot breath of the hound was upon my heel
I longed for that last consummation
Surrender, death and ecstasy are all thy gifts
And teeth tearing flesh


I am the hare, which leaps for thee beneath the moon
I am the fish, which glistens for thee beneath the water
And when at last
In the dark beneath the trees
In a tremor of stillness I felt your hand upon me
I knew no other God nor Goddess too
For all was you

"Open the door, the door that has no key, the door of dreams whereby men come to thee."Dion Fortune



The Prayer of the Third Degree


O my Lady and my Lord
Thou two who art one made manifest
And through who acts of creation
The one is made whole
And all opposites reconciled:


Let your will be my will
And let my will be your will
Let your desire be my desire
And my desire be your desire
Let there be no separation between us
For in you I have found myself
The source of my being
And to you I will open
The beginning and the end

"Seek us, find us, know us: walk the way which lies between the worlds."

Passwords-Perfect Love and Perfect Trust

Akasha-ether{spirit}

Lammas-August eve {July 31}-one of the four greater sabbats. Originally called the Celts Lughnasath or Lughnasadh. The sacrifice of the corn king.

The circle-place of worship, place of power and/or protection, place of healing and refuge

Spirit cannot be used in any form of magick