Creation and the Great Work
(Written By Silver Ravenwolf)
Long, long ago there was only darkness--a deep, ebony ocean of empty infinity-the void that
was no place.
From this place of nothingness, Spirit drew in upon itself and with a mighty burst of joyful
vibration, our Lady of Light exploded into being, Her essence, Her totality of perfect love
and perfect trust.
In Her heart She held the presence of Spirit, and there was no part of Her that was not of
In delight, our Lady began the Great Work.
She danced among the heavens, Her bare feet beating out the rhythm of all creation, giving
birth to everything as sparks of light catapulted from Her flying hair and extended fingertips.
She created stars and planets, and bid them to dance with Her.
As they began to move, so the cycle of the year was born, and the divine symphony of the
universe came into form.
She gave them names of power, each unto their own.
These things moved from the void, into the thought, given the breath of life, and then into the
Our Lady chanted the words of perfect love and perfect peace and, as these sounds fell to the
Earth, the trees, flowers, and grasses took root in the fertile soil of Gaea.
From the pure, white light of Her breath came the colors of the universe, turning all things to
From the bubbling laughter in Her throat sprang the sounds of the clear, running water of the
streams, the gentle lapping vibrations of the lakes, and the roaring of the oceans.
Her tears of happiness became the rains of our survival.
Our Lady was the Presence, and the Presence our Lady.
And when Her dancing slowed, the Lady sought a companion to share the wonders of the
As the Holy Spirit, She created God as Her soul mate.
Because our Lady so loved the Earth, the energy pattern of the God contained both the
essence of the Presence and the Divine energy of the Earth ---and He was known by
many names: Green man; Lord of the Forests; King of the Fields; and Father, Son
Together the Lord and the Lady created all the beings of Earth.
The Lord's power moved through Her, and She showered the Earth and all upon it with
Together, They designed the birds, animals, fishes, insects, reptiles, and people of our world.
To protect and guide the humans, the Lord and Lady fashioned the angels, guides, and
spirits of power.
These energies still walk with us, although we often cannot see them.
To each being our Lady gave a unique vibration in which to communicate, and the Lord
bestowed to each the fire of passion and the burning instinct to survive.
As a gift for His magnificent handiwork and caring for the creatures of the Earth, our
Lady gave our Lord a crown of stag antlers, which He wears upon His great head.
This aspect of half man, half woman would forever show His joy of both the human and
animal creations of the Presence.
The crown will always be a symbol that people can spiritually work with the duality of their own
natures to reach into the core of Spirit.
Together, the Lord and Lady blessed the first humans with free will. "
We are of the gods, and the gods are us!" the people cried.
And the Lord and Lady smiled, "We are all One," said our Lady, and through a
web of silver light, she connected each human to the other, and then linked the humans to all
other energy patterns on the planet.
When this was done, She wove Herself and Her Lord into the divine tapestry of pulsating
Love is the law, honor is the bond," said the Lord as He empowered the tapestry of life.
Our Lady has many names: Isis, Astarte, Bride, Diana, Aradia, Innana,
Hecate, Mitzu Gami, and thousands more.
The Lady walks within and beside each woman and man of every race in every place.
She is the Maiden, Mother and Crone. She is the sacred trinity of all religions.
Indeed She is the Holy Spirit.
The Lord has many faces, from the strong Cernunnos to the delightful Pan, and Osiris,
Tyr, Anubis, Ra, Apollo, Odin, and thousands more.
He guards and guides us and resides in each man and woman of every race in every place.
When thunder roars in the heavens and lightening cracks from the ground, the Lord and
Lady dance the divine myth of creation so that we may remember Them and know that we
are never alone, and that we are one.
When the sun rises each morning, we bask in the joy of His love for us, and when the moon
moves through Her phases, we understand the cycle of birth, growth, death, and rebirth, as is
the nature of all things, and we honor Her power.
But as the humans began to grow and prosper, they forgot about Their divine parents.
Although the Lord and Lady called to their children, they did not listen. They were lost,
fighting the demons they themselves had created.
Not wishing to abandon Their children, the Lord and Lady decided to create healers and
workers of Harmony among the humans to remind them of the divine source and to show
them the way home to the arms of the Mother.
Within each special soul would be the remembrance of the Great Work: to love, create and
move in harmony. And so the Lord and Lady drew forth energy from the realm of angels,
the realm of power animals, the realm of the dead, and the realm of the humans, instilling these
special souls with the divine energy of the Presence through miracles of magick.
These beings of power were called Witches.
And so it was that once a month, when the moon grew full, the Witches celebrated in secret
and remembered the blessings our Mother bestowed upon them, and worked magick to fulfill
their divine mission of the Great Work.
In these rites, the Witches called forth the essence of the Lord and Lady to help them take
care of themselves, their families, the planet, and their friends.
Four times a year, as the cross quarters ,(Samhain, Candlemas, Beltain, and
Lammas), blossomed with bonfires across the land, the Witches celebrated the festivals of fire
in honor of our Lord and His love and protection for all the children of the Earth as well as
the birth of our Mother from the void and the divine dance that brought all humans into
At the four quarters of the seasons (Yule, Ostara, Summer Solstice, and Mabon), the
Witches honored the solar cycle of life and the gift of the Earth through celebrations of
For 8000 years we have done this, for our essence is in every shaman, every magi, every
priest and every priestess who carries the hidden truth of perfect love and perfect trust within their
We are the Craft of the Wise.
When it is our time to leave the Earth plane, our Lady sends a guide to escort us to the
From the Presence that moves and flows through the Lord and Lady, we continue to learn
the mysticism of the universe so that we may return, life after life, to serve our brothers and
sisters---to remind them that they are only visiting here, and that each action, not each piece of
gold gathered, is the way, the truth, and the light.
In each lifetime, Spirit guides us through learning experiences, preparing us along the way
for our individual missions.
Sometimes we are born among our own kind, but more often than not, we are born among
the unbelievers--we are born to show them the way home.
It is by our actions, not our preaching, that the journey is made.
We are the Witches, the representatives of wisdom's growth on our planet. Because the
religions of the world have failed to recognize the Great Work and to see our Mother in all
things, the Lord and Lady gave us our own religion. This is the greatest test.
We are the hidden children.
We are the people, the power, and the change-and we have incarnated in every race and
every culture, and will continue to do so until the end of time.
We are the weavers, and we are the web.
We cannot be stopped, because we are the Presence and the Presence is us.
We are the divine angels of Earth.
We are the heavens and the stars.
We are the earth, the air, the fire, and the water.
We are the Spirit.
We are one.
And, We have come to guide you home.
For we are the Witches, back from the dead.