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I'm not sure how to describe the Goddess to you. She is a part of everything and She is everywhere. She is the Earth in which we live. She is the air in which we breathe. She is the food that we eat, the water we drink and the animals we love. Every woman has the Goddess in her. Every man has the Goddess in him. Our bodies are her temples. Our joys, tears, anger, love, hate, fear, peace, passion and desire are Her emotions. When you look into the mirror it is Her face staring back at you.

Symbols: Cauldron, cup, labrys, five-petalled flowers, mirrors, necklace, seashell, pearl, silver, emerald

Animals: Rabbit, bear, owl, cat, dog, bat, goose, cow, dolphin, lion, horse, wren, scorpion, spider, bee

Sample Goddess Invocation:

Hear me great Mother during this rite
Join me your daughter and grant me your sight
As Maiden, warrior, independent and free
As Mother of power, birth and creativity
As Crone of change, wisdom and transformation
As Goddess of life and all of creation
Be with me now, Lady of the moon
The starry heavens and infinite womb

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, you 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.