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Invocation to the Goddess

Lady Empress, Nature's Queen. Who walks alone in lands between.
With masks of gold and darkest gray. As night's own ward and fire's day.
No man nor child of human face denies Thy works of ageless grace.
Or takes offense to winter's cold for through Her rest springs summer's gold.
So take my hands by crafted light. Take my arms with cunning might.
Take my voice and be my words. Take my soul of triple thirds.
Become my flesh and fill my blood. Infuse my bones with mystic flood.
And speak we two as name's invoked. Thy will in me. Thy will evoked.

"Through voices many My names each are told.
As Dina I hunt as Dana I hold.
As Fauna and Brid, Demeter and Neth,
All are eternal beyond even death.
In darkness I die though Hel I am still.
As Eris I toy. As Kali I kill.
The likeness I steal from Brother, the sun.
His image and death in My eyes are one.
But through My embrace, My children shall rise.
No sleep shall enslave. No fate can disguise.
All those among them, the weak and the strong.
The wise and the lost, to Me all belong.
And need Ye to find Me, Ye need only call.
On sabbat or moon. In spring or in fall.
My wings are the wind. My blood is the seas.
My womb is the earth. My arms are the trees.
And these Mine own gifts to all I bestow.
Of magick and sight to cure and to grow.
But mark Ye this well when dark aims invade.
From evil of heart, My teachings soon fade.
So go Ye in love and take what Ye need.
My flesh be Thy feast though take not with greed.
And those of the Wise whose beckon I know,
May balance preserve Thee, above and below."

--by Heather Renae

 

EXPLANATION

This invocation begins with the witch speaking in his/her own voice. Then, once the text becomes italicized, the witch is speaking in the voice of the Goddess--as priests in mainstream cultures do for their "God".

NOTE: The first, second and third person pronouns used for the Goddess (example: I, You and Her) are all capitalized as they are in most Western literature released throughout the centuries when "God" is speaking or being spoken to. However in this invocation, the second person prounouns Ye, You, Your, Yours, etc. are all capitalized as well when the witch speaks in the voice of the Goddess.

Why?

The Goddess sees all people as being equal to Herself. We are Her children. We are students who will one day rise to the level of the Gods. No one is left out. Regardless of their religious background or their current religious practices, their spiritual evolution will continue at the pace appropriate to the individual. We all arrive at the same level of evolution in the end whether we go to heaven, the Summerland or elsewhere in the universe. Though we all may be younger than the Gods, physically (and more important spiritually), the Goddess recognizes that we all end up joining the divine through spiritual evolution.

Thus the second person pronouns are capital to represent the respect that the Gods have for US. We matter to them and not simply as pawns. We are peers to them and will one day (perhaps many reincarnations from now) speak to them on equal terms.

This invocation demonstrates that no true god needs to speak to His or Her children with disrespect. The Gods are beyond such pettiness and self serving egotism. They achieved godhood for a reason.

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