Before time was, there was The One;
The One was all, and all was The One.
And the vast expanse known as the universe was The One,
all-wise, all-pervading, all-powerful, eternally changing.
And space moved.
The One molded energy into twin forms,
equal but opposite,
fashioning the Goddess and the God
from The One and of The One.
The Goddess and God stretched
and gave thanks to The One,
but darkness surrounded them.
They were alone,
solitary save for The One.
So they formed energy into gasses
and gasses into suns
and planets and moons;
They sprinkled the universe
with whirling globes
and so all was given shape
by the hands of the Goddess and the God.
Light arose and the sky was illuminated
by a billion suns.
And the Goddess and the God,
satisfied with their works,
rejoiced and loved, and were one.
From their union sprang the seeds of all life,
and of the human race,
so that we might achieve incarnation upon the Earth.
The Goddess chose the Moon as Her symbol,
and the God the Sun as His symbol,
to remind the inhabitants of the Earth
of their fashioners.
All are born, live, die and reborn
beneath the Sun and Moon;
all things come to pass thereunder,
and all occurs with the blessings
of The One, as has been the way of existence
before time was.
by Scott Cunningham
From The Standing Stones Book of Shadows