Against an Excess Drink
A glass of wine
Before those serpent alcohols
That tempt the tongue and soothe the brain
Shall rise and wind their glittering coils
About your feverish fears again,
Treat them firmly, do not fail
Before their clear hypnotic eyes;
Confess their power, yet prevail
Before they learn to turn and tease;
Utter this charm, that wit and will
May stare them down and hold them still:
“Knowledge I have
While thou hast none,
I can make songs
Beyond they tongue,
All of thy offerings
First were mine:
I keep my spirit
And need not thine.”
Then raise to your lips a glass of wine – spit in it, empty it down the drain.
By Migene Gonzales-Wippler
The Witch’s Psalm
The Goddess is my Mother, I shall not have need. She asks that I lie down in moon light pastures, She leads me to the twilight’s gleam. She restores my soul. The God guides my path of self knowledge in the All’s ever glowing knowledge.
Yea though I will walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I Fear not the crone for she comforts and guides me to my new home. I fear no evil, for evil is only misunderstood energy.
The Goddess’s Wand and broom guide me every step I take. She prepares a table for me, next to her. My enemies are only misunderstood friends, I should not fear. I will anoint my forehead with blessed oil, for I am kissed there by the Goddess.
My life truly overflows with love, because I understand religion is in your heart, not in a temple.
Surely Goodness will follow me all the days of my life, and I dwell in the forest of the Lord and Lady.
The Witches Circle@Mystickal Realms
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