Monday, October 18, 2010


A Hammer, and a nail, a Hammer and a nail
The Romans hung up Jesus with a Hammer and a nail....


Witchcraft is the ancient Pagan faith of Pre-Christian Europe. This nature-oriented, agricultural, magical religion had no central organization, but was passed through families. During the Christian Era, particularly after the systematic persecution of Witches in 1484, almost all public expressions of the 'Craft disappeared. Surviving in hidden and isolated places, Witchcraft has made a comeback in the Twentieth Century, partially spurred by the repeal of the last of the British Witchcraft Laws in 1951.


Charge of the Goddess
Traditional by Doreen Valiente, as adapted by Starhawk:
Listen to the words of the Great Mother, Who of old was called Artemis, Astarte,
Dione, Melusine, Aphrodite, Cerridwen, Diana, Arionrhod, Brigid, and by many other names:
Whenever you have need of anything, once a month, and better it be when the moon is full, y
ou shall assemble in some secret place and adore the spirit of Me Who is Queen of all the Wise.
You shall be free from slavery, and as a sign that you be free you shall be naked in your rites.
Sing, feast, dance, make music and love, all in My Presence, for \Mine is the ecstasy of the spirit and Mine also is joy on earth.For My law is love is unto all beings. Mine is the secret that opens the door of youth, and Mine is the cup of wine of life that is the cauldron of Cerridwen, that is the holy grail of immortality.I give the knowledge of the spirit eternal, and beyond death I give peace and freedom and reunion with those that have gone before.Nor do I demand aught of sacrifice,
for behold, I am the Mother of all things and My love is poured out upon the earth.Hear the words of the Star Goddess, the dust of Whose feet are the hosts of Heaven, whose body encircles the universe:
I Who am the beauty of the green earth and the white moon among the stars and the mysteries of the waters,I call upon your soul to arise and come unto me.
For I am the soul of nature that gives life to the universe.
From Me all things proceed and unto Me they must return.
Let My worship be in the heart that rejoices, for behold,
 all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals.
Let there be beauty and strength,
power and compassion, honor and humility,
mirth and reverence within you.
And you who seek to know Me,
know that the seeking and yearning will avail you not,
unless you know the Mystery: for if that which you seek,you find not within yourself,
you will never find it without.
For behold, I have been with you from the beginning,
and I am That which is attained at the end of desire...." 









It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment,
which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.
-  Manly Palmer Hall

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