Listen to the Gypsy’s word,
Calling the All, a gulf to ford.
Bridge the fast realities,
An harm it none do what ye please.
‘O’ elements watch and guard this book,
From wandering eyes and prying looks.
In this night and ready hour,
Fill it with thine ancient power.
Powers of the North, Earth below,
Show us to live, to learn and grow.
Lend us your strength and stability,
To practice our craft and find ourselves free.
Powers of the East, Wind and Sky,
Watch O’er these pages with thine eye.
Your wisdom and knowledge for these we do ask,
That this book be worthy – the craft and its task.
Powers of the West, Waters and Sea,
Transformation and growth are granted by thee.
Bless these Pages with all that you know,
That all righteous readers may learn and may grow.
In winter, in spring, in summer and fall,
In our Shadows and Dreams, ask the aid of the All.
To practice the craft of the wise as we must,
With truth, and love, respect and trust.
We ask for the blessings of the Lady and Lord,
As we hold up her chalice and brandish his sword.
All that we know is infused by his power,
From sun and from moon, from rock and from flower.
Guard us Earth Mother and teach us your lore,
From silvery moon, to the earth’s inner core.
When working our magic, please help us not fear it,
We know you will guide us and strengthen our spirits.
Grant us Sky father, your wisdom and strength,
To complete all our workings to go the full length.
You smile down upon us, the light of the sun,
Rejoicing in life, with you we are one.
Guardians from the four direction,
Lady and lord, we ask your protection.
And you love for which we look,
To inspire and lead us as we write this book.
Yet to the unschooled eye let see,
Confusing words and sophistry.
Lead them from these sacred pages, On blessed ways throughout the ages.
Yet to the Gypsy this book shall stay,
Plain and truthful, clear as day.
Direct and show, guide and teach,
Their dreams and goals, please help them reach.
Free will for all, And harm to none,
As I have willed it, so it shall be done.