The Charge of Sekhmet
Listen to the words of the Sekhmet; She who of old was also called Beloved of
Ra, Lady of Transformations, Opener of Ways, Shining One, and four thousand other
When you have need, come unto my temples and walk amongst the sacred
columns. There shall I teach you the Mysteries and the ways of all magic. There
shall I give unto you that which is hidden from those who do not seek in truth.
I am the Way and I am the Key to the secret door. My paths are perilous and those
who tread them do so in dread and joy. For I am the Creator and the Destroyer.
I am the Weigher of Souls and I know all that lies in your heart. I will ask of
you sacrifice, I shall demand of you truth, I shall strip you of all weakness and
pretense. And I shall give unto you immortality.
Hear ye the words of Sekhmet;
before whose wrath even the Gods tremble, whose light is the blazing sun, and whose
arrows lay waste the foes of Pharaoh.
I who am the black earth, the Sun in
its glory, and the miracle of the waters; I who bring passion and desire in the heart
of man; I do call unto you. Arise and come to me. For I am the floods that bring
life from the desert, and I am She who bears your soul to Ma'at at life's ending.
I gave birth to the oldest Gods, and I was there when mankind was formed from the
mud of the Nile. Let my worship be in the heart that trembles before me, for I
am the Overcomer of All Enemies and my ways are open only to the pure in heart and
the strong of spirit. Know that I am with you always, from your coming in until
your going forth. And lo, I shall be beside you in the Boat of Millions of Years
as your soul reaches the undying lands and joins me forever.
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