We kindle fire this day! In the Presence of the Holy Ones
Without malice, without jealousy, without envy.
Without fear or aught beneath the Sun.
But the High Gods.
Thee we invoke: O light of Life:
Be thou a bright flame before us:
Be thou a guiding star above us:
Be thou a smooth path beneath us:
Kindle thou in our hearts within,
A flame of love for our neighbors,
To our foes, to our friends, to our kindred all.
To all men on this broad Earth.
O merciful son of Cerridwen,
From the lowest thing that liveth
To the name that is highest of all.”
–The Book of Shadows (1957)