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By the flame that burneth bright,
O Horned One!
We call thy name into the night,
O Ancient One!
Thee we invoke, by the Moon-led sea,
By the standing stone and the twisted tree.
Thee we invoke, where gather Thine own,
By the nameless shore, forgotten and lone.
Come where the round of the dance is trod,
Horn and hoof of the goat foot God!
By moonlit meadow, on dusky hill,
When the haunted wood is hushed and still,
Come to the charm of the chanted prayer,
As the Moon bewitches the midnight air.
Evoke Thy powers that potent bride,
In shining stream and the secret tide.
In fiery flame by starlight pale,
In shadowy host that rides the gale.
And by the ferndrakes, fairy haunted,
Of forests wild and woods enchanted,
Come? O Come!
To the Heart-beat's drum!
Come to us who gather below,
When the broad white moon is climbing slow.
Through the stars to the heavens' height,
We hear Thy hoofs on the wind of night!
As black tree branches shake and sigh,
By joy and terror we know Thee nigh.
We speak the spell Thy power unlocks,
At Solstice, Sabbat, and Equinox!
From The Book of Shadows
By Lady Sheba
Circle of The Green Book of Shadows
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