Call of the God
by Scott Cunningham, Wicca for the Solitary Practitioner, 1988
This can be found on the internet labeled "Charge of the God". That name, however, is erroneous. "Call of the God" is the original name, and the piece was written as a meditation, not a ritual. Cunningham has a reputation for being a Bunny-writer, but he is also one of the most mis-quoted and mis-represented writers in Wicca.
I am the radiant King of the Heavens,
flooding the Earth with warmth and encouraging the hidden
seed of creation to burst forth into manifestation.
I lift my shining spear to light the lives of all beings
and daily pour forth my golden rays upon the Earth,
putting to flight the powers of darkness.
I am the master of the beasts wild and free.
I run with the stag and soar as a sacred falcon against
the shimmering sky.
The ancient woods and wild places emanate my powers,
the birds of the air sing of my sanctity.
I am also the last harvest, offering up grain and fruits beneath
the sickle of time so that all may be nourished.
For without planting there can be no harvest;
without winter, no spring.
Worship me as the thousand-named Sun of creation,
the spirit of the horned stag in the wild, the endless harvest.
See in the yearly cycle of festivals my birth, death and
rebirth and know that such is the destiny of all creation.
I am the spark of life, the radiant Sun, the giver of peace and rest,
and I send my rays of blessings to warm the hearts and strengthen the minds of all.