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September 29th, 2011

She Walks With Snakes Women's Sacred Chants sung by "In Her Name" Chants by Marie Summerwood

This is my favorite chant CD.  Not only are the chants catchy and useful but the music quality is unusually good for pagan chants.

In The Name

by Marie Summerwood

In the name of the sacred work we do here

In the name of the spirit that we share

In the name of the sacred power we call on

In the name of the healing that we dare.

I Honor What Is Sacred

by Cherie Ackerson & Marie Summerwood

I honor what is sacred, mmm-mmm

What is sacred honors me, mmm-mmm

I honor what is sacred, mmm-mmm

What is sacred honors me, mmm-mmm

Sacred Woman am I, Sacred Woman am I. 

(second verse ends)

Sacred Circle are We, Sacred Circle are we.

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September 25th, 2011

This is the CD that goes with the book "Circle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions" by Starhawk, Diane Baker, Anne Hill and Sara Ceres Boore.  The book has the sheet music, rituals, and craft ideas for pagan celebrations with children. The CD is a great way to learn the songs.  

Circle Round

by Anne Hill

Circle round the sunrise, circle round the breeze

circle round the flame inside us dancing free

Circle round the oceans, the waters of our birth

Circle round the stars at night and circle round the earth!

Chorus:

Circle Round Circle round Reach for the sky stomp on the ground

 (x4)

Circle round for freedom, all across the world

Circle round for happiness for every boy and girl

Circle round for love, from our head down to our toe

Circle round to spread it out wherever it may go!

We dance upon the Earth as it circles round the sun

this planet we call home is such a special one

And so we give our thanks for what this day may bring

Giving us another chance to Circle Round and Sing!

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September 23rd, 2011

This is a CD from Reclaiming called "Second Chants".  I collect chants for use in ritual.  So I thought I would share them with you.  If you want to learn the music buy the CD.

The Fool

by Suzanne Sterling

Night and stars are falling down.

A wild breeze is blowing.

Earth and moon are whirling round.

The fool walks through the door.

Circle Casting Song

by Susan Falkenrath

Eastern morning,

First breath of the soul,

Wold view forming,

Sacred and whole,

Wind of knowledge,

Simple and wise,

Bringer of the lightening

That strikes in our minds,

Come to us--be here now. 

Southern fire,

White rays of the sun,

Source of will,

That always is done,

Heat of passion,

Longing and need,

You who push the Green One

Out of the seed,

Come to us--be here now.

Western river,

Devotee of the moon,

Gentle sculptor,

Of babes in the womb,

Spring of jubilation,

Courage and tears,

Giver of the sweet love

That soothes all our fears,

Come to us--be here now. 

Northern mountain,

Body of the earth,

Finite treasure,

Of infinite worth,

Cave of transformation,

Childbirth and death,

Suckler of the wild ones

Who curl upon your breast,

Come to us--be here now. 

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September 21st, 2011

This is a CD from Reclaiming called "Chants".  I collect chants for use in ritual.  So I thought I would share them with you.  If you want to learn the music buy the CD.


The Beginning of the Earth

by Delany Johnson, Starhawk

The ocean is the begining of the earth;

All life comes from the sea.

Touching Her Deep

by Feather Singing

Touching Her deep,

Deep in our center.

Air I Am

by Andras Corbin

Air I am, Fire I am,

Water, Earth, and Spirit I am.

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December 16th, 2010

The group I practice with is made up of people who live all over New York State. Some of use work regular day jobs but others work nights and weekends. And some have young children to care for. Some of us have to drive three and half hours to get to our meetings so we meet somewhere where people can stay overnight. We try to meet at least once a month but we can't get together just any time we like.

We met this past weekend for what we called "Anticipators' Yule". Our community has been celebrating "Procrastinators' Beltain" on Memorial Day weekend for almost twenty years. So it seemed fitting.

We invoked Persephone and Hades and burned lists of things we wanted to divest ourselves of.

One of our members came up with a nice energy raising chant for the magick.
The wheel turns
The fire burns
The God returns
The sun is reborn

We used a Traditional BlueStar bread blessing song
Dear Lady bless
These cakes we share.
Accept the love
Your crafters bear.
We reap your bounty
And praise your name,
Part in your love
And meet again.


Lord's blessings on
These cakes we share.
Lord where you dance,
Please lead us there.
In Greenwood groves
Beneath your sun,
All love is shared
All hearts are one.

May 22nd, 2010

I was baby sitting my 5 month old nephew last week and I discovered that some pagan chants make good lullabies.

The Earth is our Mother
The earth is our mother, we must take care of her
The earth is our mother, we must take care of her

Chorus:
Hey yunga, Ho yunga, Hey yung yung
Hey yunga, Ho yunga, Hey yung yung

Her sacred ground we walk upon, with every step we take
Her sacred ground we walk upon, with every step we take

Chorus

The sky is our father, we must take care of him
The sky is our father, we must take care of him

Chorus

His sacred air we breath in, with every breath we take
His sacred air we breath in, with every breath we take


The River is Flowing
The river is flowing, flowing and growing
The river is flowing, back to the sea
Mother carry me, your child I'll always be
Mother carry me, back to the sea


Strolling Song by Marianna Evans
Oo-oo I come to you
Gazing at the stars bright

Oo-oo I come to you
Singing as I'm strolling

Oo-oo I come to you
With loving and a longing

Oo-oo I come to you
Underneath the moonlight


Solid by Raven Moonshadow

Solid as a rock,
Safe within a harbor,
Ancient as a stone,
Strong as the sea,
Solid as a rock,
Set Deep within the Mother,
And water that flows round me


Every Step I Take
Every step I take I walk my path
Every breath I take I breath in light
Every step I take I walk in balance
Every breath I give my song of thanks
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