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HPS: Whenever ye have need of anything, once in the month, and better it be when the moon is full, then shall ye assemble in some secret place and adore the spirit of me, who am Queen of all the witcheries. There shall ye assemble, ye who are fain to learn all sorcery, yet have not won its deepest secrets; to these will I teach things that are yet unknown. And ye shall be free from slavery; and as a sign that ye be really free, ye shall be naked in your rites; and ye shall dance, sing, feast, make music and love, all in my praise.
Coven links hands and thrice circle C. Candidate is now assisted to kneel and rebound securely, facing altar. Hierophant says: H: To attain to this sublime degree, it is necessary to suffer and be purified. Art thou willing to suffer to learn? C: I am H: I purify thee to take this great Oath rightly. The bell is rung thrice and purification follows: 3, 7, 9, 21 (=40) strokes. Scourge and bell are returned to the altar as Hierophant says: H: I now give thee a new name, N.... (giving light smack or push) C: My name is N....
And he taught her all his Mysteries, and they loved and were one. And she taught him her mystery of the sacred cup which is the cauldron of rebirth. And he gave her the necklace which is the circle of rebirth, and taught her all the magics. For there are three great events in the life of man: Love, Death and Resurrection in the new body; and Magic controls them all. For to fulfill love you must return again at the same time and place as the loved one, and you must meet, and know, and remember, and love them again.