God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
forever in the next. Amen.
they are a human being and created in the image of God.
In the eye of the Mother who gave me birth,
In the eye of the Maiden who loves me,
In the eye of the Crone who guides me in wisdom,
Through thy gift of nature, O Goddess,
Love towards the Lady,
The affection of the Lady,
The wisdom of the Lady,
The passion of the Lady,
The blessing of the Lady,
And the magic of the Lady
To do in the world of Abred
As the Ageless Ones do in Gwynfyd;
Grant us Thy Sight.
—Ancient Celtic Song
into Sacred Time and Space,
into a way of seeing that is broad and spacious.
You, part of the Cycles of Light and Darkness.
from the moment of your Conception
as one long, continuous Ceremony,
filled with many rituals,
some familiar, some unknown and challenging.
You, part of many Seasons and Cycles.
listen to my prayer.
From the ends of the earth I call to you,
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
the dust of whose feet are the hosts of heaven,
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 behold—all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals.
power and compassion,
honor and humility,
mirth and reverence within you.
And you who seek to know Me,
know that your seeking and yearning will avail you not,
for if that which you seek,
you find not within yourself,
you will never find it without.
For behold, I have been there with you from the beginning,
and I am that which is attained at the end of desire.
—Doreen Valiente, 1942
who is heaven earth rock wind insect tree fox
Holy are your infinite names chanted sung whispered
shouted in every language, tongue.
and in protection, strength,
and in strength, understanding,
and in understanding, knowledge,
and in knowledge, the knowledge of justice,
God and all goodness.
—Iolo Morganwg, 1792