Invocation of the Four Faces of the Goddess


“Ixcuiname” by Agnieszka Lorek

This invocation was adapted by John Halstead from Zsuzsanna Budapest’s “Dianic New Moon Ritual,” published in The Holy Book of Wom­en’s Mysteries (1979), and borrows language from Doreen Va­liente’s “Charge of the Goddess.”


Great Mother of All Living. Thy Body encircleth the Universe. Thou art the Soul of Nature, which giveth life to the universe.


Star Goddess. Thou art the Beauty of the white Moon among the stars. Thine is the Cup of the Wine of Youth.


Thou art the beauty of the Green Earth. And the heart’s desire. Thine is ecstasy of the spirit and joy on earth. All acts of love and pleasure are thy rituals.


Thou art the mystery of the waters. Thou teachest compassion, humil­ity, and reverence. Thine is the secret door which opens upon the Land of Youth.


Thine is the Cauldron of Immortality. From thee all things proceed, unto thee all things must return. Thou hast been with us from the begin­ning, and thou art that which is attained at the end of desire.