First translated by Thomas Taylor in 1792, the Hymns of Orpheus
here have been retranslated in a style unrestrained by the eighteenth
century's insistence on rhyme. Hesiod and Homer, and a myriad of
anonymous sacred poets of antiquity are echoed in these Hymns. Translated
and interpreted by Virginia Stewart-Avalon, M.Ed.(01/00)
The Charge of
the Goddess: Listen to the words of the
Great Mother ~ by Doreen Valentine
Traditional Charge of the
God: 1986, by Kyri Comyn, downloaded from
the Complete Online Book of Shadows in 1991.
The Hymn to Innana:
Written by Enheduanna, Daughter of Sargon Priestess of Inanna:
c. 2300 b.c., First "author" of the western world.
Excerpt is from "Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth: Her stories
and Hymns From Sumer"~ by Diane Wolkstein & Samuel Noah Kramer.
Prayer: Prayer to
the Goddess and God for guidance and strength~by Amber, Sibylline
Gnosis: The Experience of a Priestess:
By Soror Sia.
Liber Lucina: Received
by Soror Sia, 1997
Kaddish of the Goddess:
The Kaddish appears in many variations, its original antecedents
are in Aramaic. ~ revised by Soror Sia
Revised by Khoury