Charge of the Dark God

This version of the Charge of the Goddess is dedicated to the dark face of the God. I think it is very appropriate for dark moon rites. Again, I have not been able to determine who the author is.

Listen to the words of the Dark God, who was of old called Acheron, Chamer, Anubis, Hades, Mors, Hoder and by many other names.

“I am the shadow in the bright day. I am the reminder of mortality at the height of living. I am the neverending veil of Night where the Star Goddess dances. I am the Death that must be so that Life may continue, for behold Life is immortal because the living must die.

“I am the strength that protects, that limits. I am the power that says No, No Further, and That Is Enough. I am the things that may not be spoken of, and I am the laughter at the edge of Death.

“Come with me into the warm enfolding dark, feel my caresses in the hands, in the mouth, in the body of one you love and be transformed.

“Gather in the moonless night and speak in unknown tongues. The Dark Mother and I will listen. Sing to us and cry out and the Power will be yours to unfold. Blow me a kiss when the sky is dark, and I will smile, but no kiss returns for my kiss is the final one for all mortal flesh.”