Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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