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I CIRCLE AROUND THE EARTH

Wearing my long wing feathers as I fly
Wearing my long wing feathers as I fly
Wearing my long wing feathers as I fly
I circle around, I circle around,
I circle around the boundaries of the Earth

Wearing my long wing feathers as I fly
Wearing my long wing feathers as I fly
Wearing my long wing feathers as I fly
I circle around, I circle around,
I circle around the planet of our birth.



MOTHER I FEEL YOU UNDER MY FEET

Mother I feel you under my feet.
Mother I feel your heart beat.

(chorus)
Hey yanna hey yanna hey yanna hey ho
Hey yanna hey yanna hey yanna hey ho

Sister I feel you in the full moon's glow.
Sister I feel you in the warm blood's flow.

Brother I hear you in darkened wood.
Brother I feel you in the rites of manhood.

Father I see you in the sunlit sky.
Father I feel you in the raven's cry.



I WALK IN THE BEAUTY WAY

I walk in the beauty way,
Dance upon the sacred path,
Always in step
With the rhythm of Mother Earth.



THE BEATING OF THE DRUM

From the soul of the Earth comes the beating of the drum.
From the soul of the Earth comes the beating of the drum.
From the soul of the Earth comes the beating of the drum.
Ever more......ever more!

From the soul of the drum comes the beating of my heart.
From the soul of the drum comes the beating of my heart.
From the soul of the drum comes the beating of my heart.
Ever more......ever more!



WE ARE A CIRCLE
© Rick Hamouris

We are a circle within a circle
With no beginning and never ending.



THE OCEAN IS THE BEGINNING OF THE EARTH
© Starhawk

The ocean is the beginning of the earth.
The ocean is the beginning of the earth.
All life comes from the sea.
All life comes from the sea.



WOMAN AM I

Woman am I, spirit am I,
I am the infinite within my soul.
I have no beginning and I have no end.
All this I am.



GRANDMOTHER SPIDER WOMAN
© Ariana Lighteningstorm

Grandmother spider woman, Arachne!
Grandmother spider woman, Arachne!
Join us together, help us to be free.
Join us together, help us to be free.



WE ARE SISTERS

We are sisters on a journey, singing now as one
Shining through the darkest night.
The healing has begun, begun,
The healing has begun.

We are sisters on a journey, shining now as one.
Remembering the ancient one,
The women and the wisdom.
The women and the wisdom.

We are sisters on a journey, watching life unfold
Sharing warmth of heart and hands.
The knowledge of the old, the old
The knowledge of the old.

We are sisters on a journey, standing at the door.
Remembering what passed long ago.
Let's turn the key once more, once more.
Let's turn the key once more.



IN THY POWER, MOTHER MOON

In thy power, Mother Moon, I put my faith again.
In thy power, Mother Moon, I put my faith again.



OUR MAGIC IS OUR GIVEAWAY
© Skip Shukman

Our magic is our giveaway, our magic is our song
So give away your love today and sing the whole day long.



LORD OF THE DANCE
© Todd Allen

She danced on the water and the wind was her horn,
The Lady laughed, and everything was born.
And when She lit the Sun and its light gave Him birth,
The Lord of the Dance then appeared on the Earth.

(Chorus)
So Dance, Dance, wherever you may be.
I am the Lord of the Dance, you see.
I live in you and you live in me.
And I lead you all in the Dance, said He.

I danced in the morning when the world was begun,
I danced with the Moon and the Stars and the Sun,
I was called from the darkness by the Song of the Earth.
I joined in the singing and She gave me birth.

I sleep in the kernel and I dance in the rain.
I dance in the wind, and through the weaving grain.
When they cut me down I care nothing for the pain,
In the Spring I'm the Lord of the Dance once again.

I dance at the Sabbat when you dance out the spell.
I dance and sing that everyone be well.
And when the dancing's over do not think I am gone:
To live is to Dance, so I still Dance on.

I see the Maidens laughing as they dance in the Sun,
And I count the fruits of the harvest one by one.
I know the Storm is coming but the grain is all stored,
So we sing in praise of the Lady and Her Lord.

The horn of the Lady cast its sound ‘cross the plain
The birds took the notes, and gave them back again.
Till the sound of Her music was the song in the sky,
And to that song there is only one reply.

The moon in her phases and the tides of the sea
Are the movement of the Earth and the seasons that will be,
Are the rhythm for the dancing and a promise though the years
That the Dance goes on through our joys and our tears.

We dance ever slower as the leaves fall and spin
And the sound of the horn is the wailing of the wind.
The Earth is wrapped in stillness and we move in a trance
But we hold on fast to our faith in the Dance.

The sun is in the southland and the days grow chill
And the sound of the horn is fading on the hill.
'Tis the horn of the Hunter as he rides ‘cross the plain
And the Lady sleeps ‘til the Spring comes again.

The sun is in the southland and the days lengthen fast.
And soon we will sing for the Winter that is past.
Now we light the candles and rejoice as they burn,
And we dance the Dance of the Sun's return.

They danced in the darkness and they danced in the night,
They danced on the Earth and everything was right.,
They danced out the darkness and they danced in the Dawn,
And the day of that dancing is still going on.



SHE TOUCHES ME

She touch...She touch...She touches me deeply.
I am the Goddess and the Goddess is me.

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MAY THE BLESSINGS OF (THE) GOD(DESS) REST UPON YOU
© Center for Dance of Universal Peace

May the blessings of the Goddess rest upon you
May Her peace abide with you.
May Her presence illuminate your heart
Now and forever more. ***



THE JOY OF LIVING

Of the God and the Goddess and the Yoni and the phallus
We are the children of the sacred blessed chalice.
We take it in our hands and we take it to our lips:
Taste the sweetest honey and taste the wine.
We taste the joy of living
And the joy of living is mine, mine mine!
The joy of living is mine, mine mine!
The joy of living is mine!



CIRCLE ROUND THE FIRE
by Selena Fox, Circle Sanctuary
copyright 1976, Circle Magick Songs (album & songbook)

Circle round the fire
To raise a cone of power
To bring what we desire
So Mote it Be!

Weave the magic by the moonlight
Dance the circle all night long.
Weave the magic by the moonlight
Dance and sing the witches' song!



THE OSTARA SONG
© Willowsong

In the soft, green-sifted Spring sunlight,
In the midnight depths of a moonless night,
In a song's first glorious spiral flight,
My thoughts they turn to You, Sweet Mother
My thoughts they turn to You.

In an ever deepening sense of worth,
In the promise of rebirth,
In the love I share every day with the Earth,
My heart it beats for You, Sweet Mother
My heart it beats for You.

In feeling the life of this Hallowed ground,
In knowing angels hover round,
In this blessed sense of peace I've found
My soul it shines with You, Sweet Mother,
My soul it shines with You.

And when my thoughts in You are stilled,
And when my heart with You is filled,
And when my spirit aligns with Your will,
Then I'll be one with You, Sweet Mother,
Then I'll be one with You.



THE BELTANE SONG
© Willowsong
This one works well as a round, once everyone is sure of the words.

Mother, I open wide, fill me with your love,
Hold me close to your breast, surround me with your love,
In and all around me
Mother, be one with me, let me be your love.



THE MABON SONG
© Willowsong

Oh, Lord, as You weary, Your daily trip shortens,
The shadows grow longer and low to the Earth.
We bid you sweet rest and renewing deep slumber
Until that bright day when we hail Your rebirth.

Journey long, journey slow, in the rich realms below,
While we find our rest and our peace, and are blessed,
By growing more wholey more holy more whole.
By growing more wholey more holy more whole.

Before we turn inward, we gather Your bounty
To nourish ourselves while all growth is within.
And dream through the Dark to make seeds for the projects
We'll faithfully plant at the coming of Spring.

Journey long, journey slow, in the rich realms below,
While we find our rest and our peace, and are blessed,
By growing more wholey more holy more whole.
By growing more wholey more holy more whole.



HOW COULD ANYONE EVER TELL YOU

How could anyone ever tell you you are anything less than beautiful?
How could anyone ever tell you you are anything less than whole?
How could anyone fail to notice that your loving is a miracle?
How deeply you're connected to my soul.



ALL I ASK OF YOU

All I ask of you is forever to remember me as loving you.
All I ask of you is forever to remember me as loving you.
Ishq'Allah, ma abud L'illah, Ishq'Allah, ma abud L'illah.
All I ask of you is forever to remember me as loving you.

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**Note that the following six chants can all be sung counterpoint to each other, as the melodies are identical or almost....and this combination is great for raising energy...

THE GODDESS CHANT

Isis, Asarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Innana


THE GOD CHANT

Pan, Poseidon, Dionesius, Cernunos, Mithras, Loki, Apollo


I AM A STRONG WOMAN

I am a strong woman, I am a story woman
I am a healer, my soul will never die


I AM A STRONG MAN

I am a strong man, I am a gentle man,
I am a warrior, my soul will never die


WE ARE AN OLD PEOPLE

We are an old people we are a new people
We are the same people deeper than before


CAULDRON OF CHANGES

Cauldron of changes, deep in the bone
Heart of eternity, hole in the stone.



EARTH, WATER, FIRE, AIR

The Earth, the Water, the Fire, the Air
Returns, returns, returns.
The Earth, the Water, the Fire, the Air
Returns, returns, returns.

Ah yay, Ah yay, Ah yay, Ah yay,
Ah yo, Ah yo, Ah yo, Ah yo,
Ah yay, Ah yay, Ah yay, Ah yay,
Ah yo, Ah yo, Ah yo, Ah yo.



A BEDTIME PRAYER
© Willowsong

Thank you Mother, for the beauty
And the moonlight up above.
From within me and around me
They embrace me with your love.

Thank you Father for the sunlight
And the four winds in the skies
They empower and energise me
So with you my spirit flies.

Thank you God and Thank you Goddess
For the wonders found each day,
For the chance to know and serve you
For the gifts of love and play

Thank you, Mother, thank you Father
For the gifts of Heaven and Earth
For the music and the silence
For the promise of rebirth.



BLESSED BE
© Willowsong

Mother, Father, Blessed Be.
Brother, Sister, Blessed Be.
All Her children, Blessed Be.
Blessed Her and Blessed me.



THE CIRCLE IS OPEN

The circle is open, but unbroken
May the love of the Goddess be ever in your heart.
Merry Meet, and Merry Part, and Merry Meet again.

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