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SpellCrafting: Spells & Rituals

August, 2016

A Ritual In Song

music is the strongest form of magic.” –Marilyn Manson

Merry meet.

In my practice, I accept that everything has a vibration, be it an object such as a besom, or a sound such as a bell. Our own voices put out vibrations that are like no other. Your voice is your unique signature.

As was explained on the Wicca Spirituality website, When you sing magical chants and songs, you bind your intention to the vibrations of your voice, vibrations which you send out into the ever-vibrating world.

Its reflected in the word enchantment, as your magical intention is wrapped into a chant or a song and released to the Universe.

I like to chant and sing during ritual, and have been toying with the idea of doing a ritual completely with songs. It helps that I dont mind using electronics in sacred space, because an iPod is perfect for this.

Below, I share with you a playlist that takes you from grounding and centering to opening the circle all using songs. A link is provided for each. Please forgive any ads that appear. Alternatives are noted and lyrics are given after the playlist in the same order songs appear.

I hope this inspires you to share your suggestions and experiences.

Merry part.

And merry meet again.

PLAYLIST

Cleansing and consecrating the area

Make Sacred Spaceby Shawna Carol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZKu0y_pYtY

Casting the circle (one or both of these, in whatever order you prefer)

Circle Within a Circleby Rowand Whitewolf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhu7KQ59F5U

There Is No Timeby Kellianna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_LmbRFD0_w

Invoking the elements & deities

Air:This New Dayby Kellianna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bShN7bFS-h8

Fire:Spirit of Fire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S0gqI6koJw

Water:Born of Waterby Lindie Lila

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZaN8C8wklE

Earth:The Earth Is My Mother (Ancient Chant)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_S93xMn_uo&list=RDY_S93xMn_uo

another version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xQd_dv5W_Q

Center:Spiraling Into The Centerby Flight of the Hawk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq5NwdesHf8

Goddess: (pick one)

Freya, Shaktiby Emerald Roase

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=freya+shakti&&view=detail&mid=308428A1DFB3B9D3DAC6308428A1DFB3B9D3DAC6&FORM=VRDGAR

Witches Chantby Inkubus Sukkubus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nZsdH85x1U

I Am the Goddessby Lisa Thiel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8Mz0UteSmA

To save, use one of these to call everything at once:

Circle Casting Songby Reclaiming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0-QGeiNmbM

Direction Songby Kellianna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxYMFWrUnE0

Earth, Air, Fire, Waterby Lila

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRPPx_7M0k8

Elementalby Hecates Wheel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQMfiXdOpXw

Innvocation

I Hear You Callingby Chalice & Blade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tseP170J_5E

or Charge of the Star Goddessby Shawna Carol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mvbYSF_IAY&index=19&list=PLq9dJm8_bbDFyS9cKAaQ4-X7o9hFRfsty

The purpose / work / magic of the ritual (some possibilities are below)

Dedication or rededication to your path

I Walk With The Goddessby Kellianna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8Ac0hHAhf8&list=RDh8Ac0hHAhf8

Also, Magic of the Goddessby Shining Wheel Pagan Chorus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z-5sQPoMxk

For a releasing or healing ritual

Stonehengeby Kellianna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1k16Xv6BIw

To honor the moon

Lady of the Moonby Shining Wheel Pagan Chorus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r9wKUYxkD4

Honoring Inanna at Mabon or Samhain

Inannaby Second Chants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giyv9tE8VCA

Meditation

Be Stillby Shawna Carol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKlQr8UVYh0

Cakes and Ale

Cakes and Ale (Winter) by Marie Bruce

http://tidido.com/a35184374348226/al55f16e97a5f39075738becfc/t55f16e99a5f39075738bed71

Opening the circle

May the Circle Be Openby Alice DeMicele

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-rWiFyAUnE

LYRICS

Make Sacred Space

by Shawna Carol

Make sacred space

and be reminded

of who you are

Make sacred space

Make sacred space

and be reminded

of who you are

You are

spirt in body

spirit in body

spirt in body

sacred space

Make sacred space

Circle Within a Circle

We are a circle
Within a circle
With no beginning
And never ending

There Is No Time

by Veronica Appalonia ©2006

Vocal arrangement: Kellianna

There is no time but now

There is no place but here

In the sacred we do stand

In a circle hand in hand

This New Day

by Kellianna

From the darkness day is dawning

In my darkest hour I seek the light

All my pain and all my sorrow

May it ease with this new day

May my tears remain uncounted

And I bid the Goddess be my guide

For where you lead you know I’ll follow

At the dawning of this new day

At this crossroad the way seems clouded

And I bid the Goddess be my guide

Grant me grace and grant me vision

At the dawning of this new day

May my strength and may my power

lift me up and light my way

I seek faith and I seek wisdom

At the dawning of this new day

Spirit of Fire / The Fire Chant

Spirits of fire come to us
we will kindle the fire
Spirits of fire come to us
we will kindle the fire
We will kindle the fire
dance the magic circle ’round
We will kindle the fire
we will kindle the fire

Born of Water

Born of water,

Cleansing, powerful

Healing, changing

I am.

Born of water,

Cleansing, powerful

Healing, changing

I am.

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

Hey yana, ho yana, hey yan yan

Hey yana, ho yana, hey yan yan

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

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

Hey yana, ho yana, hey yan yan

Hey yana, ho yana, hey yan yan

The Earth is our mother, she will take care of us

The Earth is our mother, she will take care of us

Hey yana, ho yana, hey yan yan

Hey yana, ho yana, hey yan yan

The Earth is our Mother (alternative version)

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

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

Hey yana ho yana hey yana ho

Hey yana ho yana hey yana ho

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

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

Hey yana ho yana hey yana ho

Hey yana ho yana hey yana ho

The rivers are our sisters, we must take care of them

The rivers are our sisters, we must take care of them

Hey yana ho yana hey yana ho

Hey yana ho yana hey yana ho

The trees are our brothers, we must take care of them

The trees are our brothers, we must take care of them

Hey yana ho yana hey yana ho

Hey yana ho yana hey yana ho

The earth is our mother, she will take care of us

The earth is our mother, she will take care of us

Hey yana ho yana hey yana ho

Hey yana ho yana hey yana ho

Hey yana ho yana hey yana ho

Hey yana ho yana hey yana ho

Hey yana ho yana hey yana ho

Hey yana ho yana hey yana ho

Spiraling Into the Center

Spiraling into the center

The center of the shield

Spiraling into the center

The center of the shield

I am the weaver, I am the woven one

I am the dreamer, I am the dream

I am the weaver, I am the woven one

I am the dreamer, I am the dream

Freya, Shakti

Freya, Shakti, Hathor, Rhiannon,

Rhea, Maat, the Morrigan

Freya, Shakti, Hathor, Rhiannon,

Rhea, Maat, the Morrigan

Chorus:

High, raising up the Goddess

Oh, fill my soul

High, raising up the spirit

Oh, make me whole

She is a woman crowned with a crescent

She is the mother of all that lives

She is the Earth that is spinning in starlight

She is the Goddess of all that is

(chorus)

I know a woman stirring a cauldron

She is the source of the heart’s deep core

I love a maiden dancing in moonlight

She is the key to the ancient lore

(chorus)

Freya, Shakti, Hathor, Rhiannon…

Witches Chant

by Inkubus Sukkubus

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hectate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna

Note: various God versions exist, including Apollo, Cernunnos, Vishnu, Pan, Horus, Herne, Odin, Green Manand Pan, Herne, Osiris, Priapus, Baal, Dionysis, Apollo, Lugh”

I Am the Goddess

I am the Goddess, Mother of Life,

I am the Goddess, Bearer of Life

Chorus:

I am, I am, the Goddess Divine

I am, I am the Goddess Divine

Isis, Venus, Ishtar, Kali,

Minerva, Shakti, Kwan Yin, Lakshmi,

I am, I am the Goddess Divine,

I am, I am the Goddess Divine

I am the Goddess, ever living,

I am the Goddess, ever loving

(Chorus)

I am the Goddess, creatress of life,

I am the Goddess, who nourishes life

(Chorus)

I am the Goddess, Mother of Life,

I am the Goddess, Bearer of Life

I am, I am, the Goddess Divine

I am, I am the Goddess Divine

Circle Casting Song

by Susan Falkenrath Wolf

Eastern morning, first breath of the soul
World view forming, sacred and whole
Wind of knowledge, simple and wise
Bringer of the lightning, 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 pushed 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.

The Direction Song

by Terri Rivera

Vocal and Frame Drum: Kellianna

Facing East I send my prayers away, away

East sky enlighten me I pray, I pray

East a place for peace

Life, light anew you rise up

Spotted eagle I welcome you

And give thanks for visions of peace, of peace

Facing South I send my prayers away, away

South sky for innocence I pray, I pray

South the peak of life

Gifts of new horizons

Golden eagle I welcome you

And give thanks to work in peace, in peace

Facing West I send my prayers away, away

West sky to strengthen me I pray, I pray

West the place sun goes down

Sacred and of ancient

Now bald eagle I welcome you

And give thanks for journeys in peace, in peace

Facing North I send my prayers away, away

North sky for purity I pray, I pray

North the place of courage

Wisdom and of knowing

Oh white eagle I welcome you

And give thanks for healers in peace, in peace

Mother Earth I send you my prayers

Father Sky I send you my prayers

Oh Great Mystery I feel your breath in my mouth

Oh Great Mystery I welcome you

And give thanks for you in me in peace, in peace , in peace

Earth, Air, Fire, Water

The Earth, the Air, the Fire, the Water

Return, return, return, return

The Earth, the Air, the Fire, the Water

Return, return, return, return

Heya, heya, heya, heya

Aio, aio, aio, aio

Elemental

by Amy Otero 

I am the wind in the trees

I am the truth that you must breathe

And I am here to free you

I am the spark that lights the fire

I am the flame that takes you higher

And I am here to inspire you

I am the rain, I am the river

I am the flow that makes you quiver

And I am here to deliver you

I am the forest, I am the field

I am the Mother to whom you yield

And I am here to shield you

I am the Spirit, I am divine

I am with you and you are mine

And I am here to guide you

I Hear You Calling

by Chalice & Blade

Once in a month, when the moon is full some secret place shall ye gather. Adore the spirit of me who is Queen of all of the wise.

And I hear you calling. And I hear you calling.

Sing and dance; feast and make love all in my name

For mine is the spirit in ecstasy; Mine is joy on Earth

And I hear you calling. And I hear you calling.

Mine is the secret that opens the door unto the land of youth.

Mine is the cup of wine, of life, Cauldron of Cerridwen.

And I hear you calling. And I hear you calling.

I give freedom and I give peace, reunion with those gone before.

I am the mother of all that lives. My love is poured on the Earth.

And I hear you calling. And I hear you calling.

I am the beauty of the green Earth, white moon among the stars.

I am the mystery of the waters. Desire in the hearts of man.

And I hear you calling. And I hear you calling.

I call to Soul, Arise, come to me. For I am the heart of nature.

And I give life to the universe. For I am She.

And I hear you calling. And I hear you calling.

From me all things do proceed. To me they must return.

May your divine, innermost infinite soul enrapture be embraced.

And I hear you calling. And I hear you calling.

Let my worship be in your heart and rejoice. All acts of love are mine.

Let there be beauty, strength and pleasure all are my rites.

And I hear you calling. And I hear you calling.

And you who think to seek for me, know that it avails ye not.

Unless you know the mystery, look deep within.

And I hear you calling. And I hear you calling.

For the hunt, I have been with thee since the beginning of time.

And I am that which ye shall attain, the end of desire.

And I hear you calling. And I hear you calling. (repeat 2x)

Charge of the Star Goddess

I who am the beauty of the green Earth,

and the white moon among the stars,

and the mystery of the waters,

I call upon your soul to arise and come unto Me.

For I am the soul of nature, which gives life to the universe.

From Me all things proceed, and unto Me they must return.

Let My worship be in the heart that rejoices,

For behold, all acts of love and pleasure

all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals.

Let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion,

Honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you.

And you who seek to know Me,

Know that your seeking and yearning will avail you not,

Unless you know the Mystery

A mystery, a mystery

Were that what you seek you find not within yourself,

You will never find it without.

For behold, I have been with you from the beginning,

I have been with you from the beginning,

And I am that which is attained at the end of desire,

attained at the end of desire,

attained at the end of desire.

I Walk With The Goddess

Lyrics by Kellianna and Leanda Walker

I walk with the Goddess

The Goddess she walks with me

She is the clouds up in the clear blue sky

She is the ground beneath my feet

She is the oceans and the falling rain

She is the spark that lights my way

Magic of the Goddess

Lyrics by Kathi Wahls and Brian Morse

I go walking through my life

with my heart wide open

and the Goddess shines Her love through me.

Chorus:

Through you, through me

the magic of the Goddess is rising

It goes through you, through me

The magic of the Goddess is rising

I go walking through my life

with my eyes wide open

and the Goddess works Her magic through me.

(Chorus)

I go walking through my life

with my mind wide open

and the Goddess shows my destiny to me

(Chorus)

Stonehenge

Mother help me

Mother heal me

Please release me

From all things worldly

That do not serve me

Mother love me

Within these stones

I feel the power

I am reborn

As I break these chains that bind

And now I’m floating

light as a feather

As I break these chains that bind

I’m gonna break these chains that bind

I’m gonna break these chains that bind

I’m gonna break these chains that bind

Yes I will break these chains that bind

Oh Blessed Mother

you empower me

yes You have shown me

just how to set myself free

And now I’m soaring

up in the clear blue sky

As I break these chains that bind

Yes I have broken these chains that bind

Yes I have broken these chains that bind

Yes I have broken these chains that bind

Yes I did break these chains that bind

Lady Of The Moon

by Vicki Scotti

Lady of the Moon, Lady of the Moon

Shine Your light on me, Shine Your light on me

Lady of the Moon, Lady of the Moon

Shine Your love on me, Shine Your love on me

Lady of the Moon, Lady of the Moon

Come and dwell in me, Come and dwell in me

Lady of the Moon, Lady of the Moon

Set my spirit free, Set my spirit free

Lady of the Moon, Lady of the Moon

Hail, farewell, Blessed Be, Hail, farewell, Blessed Be

Hail, farewell, Blessed Be.

Inanna
by Susan Sterling

We go down as She goes down

We follow Her underground.

Hail to Inanna who dies to become whole

And deep calls to deep, deep calls to deep

And deep calls to deep, deep calls to deep
The veils drop by on our way

As we pass through the gates

With Inanna as our guide

We find truth in deepest night

And deep calls to deep, deep calls to deep,

And deep calls to deep, deep calls to deep

Be Still

Be still and listen

Know that I am

You are Goddess

Be still and listen

Know that I am

You are Goddess

Cakes and Ale (Winter)

With cakes and ale we end our spell

May the gifts of the Goddess nourish thee well

Merry meet marry part as we go our way

Til me meet again on a sacred day

So with cakes and ale we end our spell

May the gifts of the Goddess nourish thee well

Merry meet, marry part though the circle remains

Til me meet again in the Ladys name

May the Circle Be Open

May the circle be open, but unbroken

May the love of the Goddess be ever in your heart

Merry meet, and merry part, and merry meet again

Note: alternative lines include

May the Lord and the Lady be ever in your heart

May the peace of the Goddess be always in your heart

May the love of the Lady be ever in your heart

Bardic Song of the Month

April, 2016

This month’s Bardic Song is called “Wheel of the Year Turns”.

In our Coven, we have a 24″ diameter Circle made of plywood. It has all eight Sabbats listed on it as pieces of pie. When we celebrate a Sabbat, we experience the changes in the year. We turn the Wheel to acknowledge the changes. As we turn the Wheel one turn Deosil, we remember the path we walked and the new path ahead.
Somebody gets to turn the Wheel as the rest of the participants chant the poem. This year, I put the chant to a song.
As much as possible, all songs are created as a single page in pdf format for easier printing and reading. If you play the piano, these songs are simple enough to pick up right away.
 Wheel_Of_The_Year_Turns
If you don’t have the musical inclination, an MP3 file is attached for easier listening and learning.

Interview with George Nicholas of Cernunnos Rising

January, 2016

George Nicholas: Cernunnos Rising

 

George

 

Just before Yule I was fortunate enough to catch up with a favourite interviewee of Pagan Pages, George Nicholas of Pagan band, Cernunnos Rising. George was kind enough to bring us up to speed with what’s been happening since he last spoke to us.
MS: It’s been five years since we last spoke to you, and there have been two more Cernunnos Rising albums in that time. How has the band evolved? Who are you working with currently?
GN: Albums to date have been Cernunnos Rising, Wild Soul, Urban Druid, and the latest is Nature’s Child. The band members are now Martin Robinson on flutes and keyboard; Phill Orme on various instruments, vocals and lead guitar; Terry Gallagher on bass; Carla lewis on vocals and Eric Smith on drums. I tag along too.
MS: Going back to your third album, the title Urban Druid will no doubt resonate with many Pagans who live in our ever increasing cities. What was the primary inspiration for this album?
GN: My primary inspiration for creating the Urban Druid album was living in London; years of commercial business and hassle, and a feeling of being disconnected from nature in particular. I would seek out green spaces whenever I could and write my poetry and songs. Many of the songs are about trees, in fact, and some of their lost lore and mythologies. One song in particular was inspired by an ancient Yew tree I use to visit whenever I could, up in Borrowdale in the Northern Lake District; still alive thousands of years later, and going strong.
MS: What made you decide to use the theme of different trees throughout Urban Druid?
GN: The theme of trees seemed to sit well for me on the Urban Druid album, because trees and wild natural places occupied my mind so much when i was surrounded by concrete and city structures. It was my method of escape: visualising, drawing and writing about trees, and their ancient myths and legends.
MS: Is there a particular tree you connect to spiritually and why?
GN: I have no particular favourite tree really. I love them all, from the acorn decorated oak, to the essential apple tree, to the Elder tree with her beautiful, rich berries and aromatic flowers, to the ancient thick dark verdant Yew. All of them, special.
MS: Are you still an Urban Druid yourself, or are you more surrounded by nature and the countryside these days?
GN: I have seriously made it my business to spend the remaining years of my life enveloped and surrounded by nature. I live in an open aspect upon a hill. I welcome the clear vista of the sun arriving in the east, and relax and admire the beautiful sunsets that this aspect allows me to enjoy of an evening. I also spend much of my time on my land where I have my own stone circle with a central fire pit, surrounded by a mixture of trees; my peaceful little Nemeton.
MS: When and where do you feel most connected to nature or your spirituality?
GN: I feel most connected to nature and in the moment when I’m in a storm, or swimming in a cold mountain stream, or diving in the sea, or hang gliding, or skiing, climbing or in caves; in fact any aspect of land, sea and sky and in all seasons.
I certainly feel divorced from nature stuck in front of the T.V. or glued to a computer or mobile phone in a built up, urban scenario. Dissolves the soul.
MS: Tell us a bit about this year’s album, Nature’s Child. How has this latest album differed from your first two? Has it been more of a challenge, or as you create more albums, does the process become easier?
GN: The Natures Child album is different from the other albums in as much as I have mixed up the treatment and styles of the songs, as not to follow any format. There are personal songs on there; there are heartfelt ecological concern songs and protest songs on there; even new mixes of older popular songs, particularly Blessings Of Beltane. I had my Daughter Katie and co singer Carla do a much more sensitive and feminine version. I feel they have a quality in their combined voices i could never achieve and their version is closer to the Goddess.
MS: Do you have favourite tracks from the albums? If so, which are they, and why?
GN: I’m afraid I don’t have any favourite tracks from my albums. It’s the same with my artwork or paintings; once I’ve completed it I no longer like it! I instantly move on to the next creation.
MS: Do you have any gigs coming up over the festive season?
GN: There are many gigs we are considering at the moment, including a very large one in North Wales. We like to visit and play to our fans at our usual yearly venues like Pagancon in Preston, Lancashire etc. We will be confirming our dates in Jan 2016. Our last gig for this year will be our Yule event for the Merseyside Circle of Pagans at the `Casa Liverpool city centre.
MS: What has been your favourite gig to date, and why?
GN: My favourite gigs to date have been PaganCon as it is so friendly and warm, and a wonderful communitas has developed. Also I loved playing in the beautiful wooded areas of Silverdale for Wood Spirit Camp.
MS: How many of you are there when you play live, generally?
GN: 6 or 7 usually in the band when we play live, but can cut down to 3.
MS: Which do you prefer: composing, studio time or performing?
GN: I really like studio time. It seems like  a magical creative process, where things come to life and the last drops of inspiration jump from the cauldron and add to the tale.
MS: Do you consider yourself a Bard?
GN: People describe me that way… I consider myself a ‘creative’, be it poetry, music, art, sculpture. I consider myself fortunate and blessed.
MS: Who have been your biggest musical inspirations? Is there anyone you would absolutely love to work with, given the chance?
GN: Again, I try not to follow another’s style or skill. I don’t want to have musical inspirations if i can help it. The words and lyrics are my own, and the sound of the songs just happens, although some of my songs seem to me to have a formula. For instance Urban Druid has a jazzy twist, Beyond Us is the Cost has a Spanish feel, etc.  I’d love to work with Kate Bush, Nigel Shaw of 7th wave music, Brendan Perry of Dead Can Dance, Mike Oldfield, Loreena McKennitt… Ha ha, don’t want much do I?

 

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MS: What other projects do you have on the go at the moment?

GN: I have projects upon projects!! My charity takes up so much of my time it’s hard to get anything done, but I’m doing a new album, launching The Werebears (my character creation) again, various mural projects, possibly building a roundhouse meeting centre and devising a new book.

MS: And finally, how will you be celebrating the festive season?

GN: I`ll be celebrating the season with family and friends, with music and laughter… and prayers and deep thought for those now and in unborn time who the British government decided to turn to dust and exterminate. /I\

Bardic Song of the Month – “Triple Moon Song”

December, 2015

This month’s Bardic Song is called “Triple Moon Song”. It is a simple tune that has 4 lines for easier repetition and the melody line is rather easy.

When I initially created this song, I wanted a song the represented all three of the common Moon phases, but you only need to sing the one line during its phase. Thus, during a New Moon, you only need to sing that one line repeatedly – likewise with the other lines.
As much as possible, all songs are created as a single page in pdf format for easier printing and reading. If you play the piano, these songs are simple enough to pick up right away.
If you don’t have the musical inclination, an mp3 file is attached for easier listening and learning.
All songs for this and future monthly article are published by the Blue Ridge Mountain Clan by Lord Fairy Bottom Educifer aka Wayne Minich, II. Any similarities to other songs is coincidental and not intentional.

Bardic Song of the Month

September, 2015

This month’s Bardic Song is called “Body Mind and Spirit Chant”. It is a simple tune that has body motions to go with the words for easier repetition and the melody line is rather easy. Keep repeating the tune over as often as you wish. The song was originally written as a little exercise for a Drum Corp program that I wrote, when we went to local nursing homes and played drums for the Alzheimer’s patients.
As much as possible, all songs are created as a single page in pdf format for easier printing and reading. If you play the piano, these songs are simple enough to pick up right away.
If you don’t have the musical inclination, an MP3 file is attached for easier listening and learning.

Bardic Song of the Month

August, 2015

Bardic Song of the Month – July 2015

This month’s Bardic Song is called “Element Song”. It is a simple tune that has a nice poetic feeling to it for easier repetition and the melody line is rather easy. Keep repeating the tune over as often as you wish. As the Energy of the Song reaches a peak, the leader should hold their hands up high and bring them down on the last word of “Peace!”

I wrote it in 3/4 Timing to give it a waltz feeling. Each line echoes the direction and ends with its corresponding Element. The verb offers a simple action for each Element. The song is intended to be rather fast, like a Viennese Waltz, but it can be sung at a tempo that feels most comfortable.

As much as possible, all songs are created as a single page in pdf format for easier printing and reading. If you play the piano, these songs are simple enough to pick up right away. If you don’t have the musical inclination, an MP3 file is attached for easier listening and learning.
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**All songs for this and future monthly articles are published by the Blue Ridge Mountain Clan by Lord Fairy Bottom Educifer aka Wayne Minich, II. Any similarities to other songs is coincidental and not intentional.**

Bardic Song of the Month

June, 2015

Bardic Song of the Month – June 2015

This month’s Bardic Song is called “If Love Is, Then Love Is”. It is a simple tune that has 4 lines for easier repetition and the melody line is rather easy. And since it is June, the thought of marriage comes to mind…

I created this song for a Midsummer Ritual that would be non-judgmental of love in any degree or aspect. At the same time, I was writing it, Pennsylvania passed the Gay Marriage law, where homosexuals are now legally able to marry another person of the same gender. The words offer no judgment call.
Where it states ‘color’, it means exactly that; there are no boundaries of race or color where love is concerned. Where it states ‘hue’, the intention is whether the lovers are straight, bi, gay, lesbian or anything in between; there are no judgment calls where love is concerned. And since LOVE is a splendid thing regardless of color and hue, everybody should have the ability to marry – legally.
As much as possible, all songs are created as a single page in pdf format for easier printing and reading.
If you play the piano, these songs are simple enough to pick up right away.
If you don’t have the musical inclination, a wav file is attached for easier listening and learning.
All songs for this and future monthly articles are published by the Blue Ridge Mountain Clan by Lord Fairy Bottom Educifer aka Wayne Minich, II. Any similarities to other songs is coincidental and not intentional.

Bardic Song of the Month

May, 2015

Bardic Song of the Month – May 2015

This month’s Bardic Song is called “Peace Be With You“. It is a simple tune that has a nice poetic feeling to it for easier repetition and the melody line is rather easy.
I intended for this song to end a Ritual on peaceful terms, allowing the Participants to go off humming it in their heads feeling serene and at peace. It has a positive message that there is harmony in life and love is with you and kind. It also offers Gratitude to Deity at the end.

As much as possible, all songs are created as a single page in pdf format for easier printing and reading. If you play the piano, these songs are simple enough to pick up right away. If you don’t have the musical inclination, an MP3 file is attached for easier listening and learning.

All songs for this and future monthly articles are published by the Blue Ridge Mountain Clan by Lord Fairy Bottom Educifer aka Wayne Minich, II. Any similarities to other songs is coincidental and not intentional.

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Bardic Song of the Month

April, 2015

This month’s Bardic Song is called “Spirit Song”. It is a simple tune that has 4 lines for easier repetition and the melody line is rather easy. It can be used to call Spirit as you see fit – replacing the word “Spirit” with the name of a Deity will also work. You might have play with syllables and timing, though.
This song came to me initially in a dream. I used to hum it all the time and never had words for it. Several years went by (and I was still humming it), and the words just came to me in a flash. When you read the words, there is poetic justice for Spirit coming to you, entering you, flowing thru you and staying with you for Eternity. 
As much as possible, all songs are created as a single page in pdf format for easier printing and reading. If you play the piano, these songs are simple enough to pick up right away. If you don’t have the musical inclination, an MP3 file is attached for easier listening and learning.
All songs for this and future monthly articles are published by the Blue Ridge Mountain Clan by Lord Fairy Bottom Educifer aka Wayne Minich, II. Any similarities to other songs is coincidental and not intentional.

Bardic Song of the Month

March, 2015

March 2015

This month’s Bardic Song is called “Earth Song”. It is a simple tune that has 4 lines for easier repetition and the melody line is rather easy. It can be used to call a Quarter that is compatible with Earth for the individual or Group.

 
This song is good for little kids to memorize. It’s that simple. It offers four simple reasons why the Earth is here. It’s our Mother, our Bone, our Life and our Home. The song stays within the musical scale of G, but it can be transposed into any key for vocal comfort.
 
As much as possible, all songs are created as a single page in pdf format for easier printing and reading. If you play the piano, these songs are simple enough to pick up right away. If you don’t have the musical inclination, an MP3 file is attached for easier listening and learning.
 
All songs for this and future monthly articles are published by the Blue Ridge Mountain Clan by Lord Fairy Bottom Educifer aka Wayne Minich, II. Any similarities to other songs is coincidental and not intentional.

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