Whenever you have need of anything, once in the month and better it be when the moon is full then shall you assemble in some
secret place and adore the spirit of me, who am Queen of all witches. There shall ye assemble, ye who are fain to learn all
sorcery, yet have not won its deepest secrets; to these will I teach all things that are as yet unknown. And ye shall be free
from slavery; and as a sign that ye be truly free, you shall be naked in your rites; and ye shall dance, sing, feast, make
music and love, all in my praise. For mine is the ecstasy of the spirit, and mine also is joy on earth; for my law is love
unto all beings. Keep pure your highest ideals; strive ever towards them, let nothing stop you or turn you aside. For mine
is the secret door which opens upon the Land of Youth, and mine is the cup of the wine of life, and the Cauldron of Cerridwen,
which is the Holy Vessel of Immortality. I am the gracious Goddess, who gives the gift of joy unto the heart of man. Upon
earth, I give the knowledge of the spirit eternal; and beyond death, I give peace, and freedom, and reunion with those who
have gone before. Nor do I demand sacrifice; for behold, I am the Mother of all living, and my love is poured out upon the
I am the beauty of the green earth, and the white moon among the stars, and the mystery of the waters, and the desire of the
heart of man. Call unto thy soul, arise, and come unto me. For I am the soul of Nature, who gives life to the Universe. From
me all things proceed, and unto me all things must return; and before my face, beloved of Gods and of men, let thine inner-most
divine self be enfolded in the rapture of the infinite. Let my worship be within the heart that rejoiceth; for behold, all
acts of love and pleasure are my rituals. Therefore, let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility,
mirth and reverence within you. And thou who thinketh to seek for me, know thy seeking and yearning shall avail thee not unless
thou knoweth the mystery; that if that which thy seekest thou findest not within thee, thou wilt never find it without thee.
For behold, I have been with thee from the beginning; and I am that which is attained at the end of desire.
-Stewart Farrar, "What Witches Do"