Charge of The Horned God
Hark unto me: for I am He who has existed throughout all time. I was
there from the beginning; it was my potency that charged the fertility
of the Great Mother and created life from her empty womb.
Myself itis inthewinds thatsweep theworlds;myself itis
in the flames that give warmth and light to all beings. I am he who
provides: the Green Man of field and forest fruitfulness; the lust of
the bull that engenders life upon the cow; the strength of the boar
that engenders life upon the sacred sow of Ceriddwen; the speed of the
stag running free in the forest that no hunter can bring down save he
who speaks the sacred words to call unto the spirit of the fleeing
I am Lord of theDance; he who swirls throughthe starry
universe with the world at his heels. I am he who dances on mountain
and plain and hearth, and he who captures all things in his dance.
AndI amalso KernnuntheDark Hunter;he withvisage asdark
as void and armour bright with flame. My name is Lord of the Hunt; my
prey those souls who needs must die and descend into the dark, chthon-
ic depths of my bowel. For I bring life but death also; I am he at the
gateway of the worlds, and to me shalt thou come in the end, thou who
art my child and my prey.
(written November 1989)
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