Ritual Chanting

Chanting has many uses in ritual and in our day to day lives. The main uses of chanting are to create group mind, mental focus and to raise energy. Using chants during ritual helps everyone to focus on the same intent at the same time without a lot of effort, whether that focus be to raise energy, healing, circle casting, mediation etc. Chants are also very powerful tools used in spells and prayers. The Law of Words states that: “words are symbols, and symbols as the language of the sub-conscious, have power.” Making spells, prayers or meditations into chants also helps to memorize so there is less focus on the words and more focus on the intent of what you are doing. There are many different types of chants and each can be used for different situations as you see fit.

Below are different examples of common chants that i have learned:

One Word Atonals & Sounds:

IAO
I (ee) A (ah) O (oh

One Liners:

Gate Gate Para Gate Para Sam Gate Bodhi Swaha
(Gone beyond, beyond the beyond, beyond the farthest shore to the state of enlightment)

Earth My Body, Water my blood, Air my breath, And Fire my spirit.

7 God Chant
Pan, Poseidon, Dionysus, Cernunnos, Mithras, Loki, Apollo.

7 Goddess Chant
Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna

We are an Old People, we are a new people, we are the same people, Deeper than before.

Phrase Chants:

Mother Heal My Wounds

Mother heal my wounds
Mother take away my pain
Make my body strong
Make my spirit whole again.

We Are a Circle
We are a circle,

Within a circle,
With no beginning,
And never ending

 

The Circle is Open

The Circle is Open, but Unbroken,
May the Lord and the Lady
be forever in your Heart!
Merry Meet and Merry Part,
and Merry Meet Again!

Full Moonlight Dance

Under the Full Moonlight, We dance.
Spirits dance, we dance
Holding hands, we dance
Joining souls rejoice.

Spoken Chants:

Thrice I Cast this Circle Round

Thrice I cast this circle round
Sacred is the holy ground
As above, so below
As the universe, so the soul.
As without, so within
Let the ritual begin.

Io Dio Ay Hay Yay

Air breath and air blow
Make the mill of magick go
Work the will for which we pray
Io Dio Ay Hay Yay

Fire flame and fire burn
Make the mill of magick turn
Work the will for which we pray
Io Dio Ay Hay Yay

Water bubble, water boil
Make the mill of magick toil
Work the will for which we pray
Io Dio Ay Hay Yay

Earth without, Earth within
Make the mill of magick spin
Work the will for which we pray
Io Dio Ay Hay Yay.

Continuous Chants:

Come and Be One, Become one, be one be……

Round Chants:

The Sacred Grove

We approach the sacred grove
With hearts and minds and flesh and bone
Join us now in ways of old
We have come home.

Kindle the Fire
Spirit of Fire come to us
We will kindle the fire,
Spirit 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

Multiple Verse Chants:

We All Come From the Goddess

We all come from the Goddess
And to Her we shall return
Like a drop of rain
Flowing to the ocean

Hoof and horn, Hoof and horn
All that dies Shall be reborn
Corn and grain, Corn and grain
All that falls shall rise again

We all come from the Horned One (Sun God)
And to Him we shall return
Like a spark of flame
Rising to the skies above (Soaring to the heavens)

Crone and sage, Crone and sage
Wisdom is the gift of age
Sage and crone, Sage and crone
Wisdom’s gift shall be our own

Behold There is Magic

Behold there is magic all around us
Behold there is magic all around us
Behold there is magic all around us
Awaken, rejoice and sing.

I am the Air all around you,
I am the breath of life within you
I am the wind blowing through you
I am what I am.

I am the Fire all around you,
I am the spark of life within you
I am the flame burning through you
I am what I am.

I am the Water all around you
I am the blood of life within you
I am the tide flowing through you
I am what I am.

I am the Earth all around you
I am the pulse of life within you
I am the ground growing through you
I am what I am

I am the Spirit all around you
I am the source of life within you
I am the soul moving through you
I am what I am

We are the Ancestors around you
We are those who’ve come before you
We are your history around you
We are who we are.

I am the God all around you
I am the masculine within you
I am the Sun shining on you
Father Sky I am

I am the Goddess all around you
I am the feminine within you
I am the moon glowing on you
Mother Earth I am.

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