Listen to the Words of the Dark God, who was of old called Lakchos, Donn, Anubis, Hades, Setesh, 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 never ending 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, and NO further, and That Is Enough.
I am the things that can not be spoken of,
and I am the laughter at the edge of death.
Come with me into the warm unfolding 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;
and the Dark Mother and I will listen.
Sing out and cry out,
and the power will be yours to wield.
Blow me a kiss when the sky is dark,
and I will smile, but no kiss return;
for my kiss is the final one for all mortal flesh.
Written by Christopher Hatton