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Drawing Down the Moon
"Drawing Down the Moon" is a classical
Wiccan chant based largely on "The Charge of the Goddess" elaborated upon by Lady Sheba
in 1974, and first published in her book,
The Grimoire of Lady Sheba.

Drawing Down the Moon

All ye assembled at mine shrine
Mother Darksome and Divine;
Mine the scourge and mine the Kiss,
Here I charge you with this sign
All ye assembled in my sight,
Bow before my spirit bright,
Aphrodite, Arianrodh,
Lover of the Horned God,

Mighty Queen of WItchery and night,
Morgan, Etione, Nisene
Diana, Brigit, Melusine,
Am I named of old by men,
Artemis and Cerridwen,
Hell's dark mistress, Heaven's Queen.
You who ask of me a rune,
Or would ask of me a boon,
Meet me in some secret glade,
Dance my round in greenwood shade,
By the light of the Full Moon.
In a place, wild and lone,
Dance about mine altar stone;
Work my holy mystery.
You who are feign to sorcery,
I bring ye secrets yet unknown.
No more shall ye know slavery,
Who give true worship unto me.

Ye who tread my round on Sabbat night,
Come ye naked to my rite,
In token that ye be truly free.
I teach ye the mystery of rebirth,
Work ye my mysteries in mirth.
Heart joined to heart and lip to lip,
Five are the points of fellowship
That bring ye ecstasy on Earth,
For I am the circle of rebirth.
I ask no sacrifice, but do bow,
No other law but love I know,
By naught but love may I be known.
All thing living are mine own,
From me they come, to me they go.

I invoke Thee and call upon Thee
Mighty Mother of us all.
Bringer of fruitfulness by seed and by root.
I invoke thee by stem and by bud.
I invoke Thee by life and by Love
And call upon Thee to descend into the body
Of this Thy Priestess and Servant.
Hear with her ears, speak with her tongue,
Touch with her hands, kiss with her lips,
That thy servants may be fulfilled.  

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