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 Goddess 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.