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Heart Beat Drum


We have been singing this chant for many years and I was told it was written by Michelle Mays.

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Lyrics

Heart Beat Drum

Come, Loved Ones Come. 

Come To The Beat 

Of The Heartbeat Drum


 By Michelle Mays ©

Battle Hymn of the Resistance


A song for our times by Gwendolyn Reece.

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Lyrics

Battle Hymn of the Resistance


When we rise up and claim our power

The Good, it cannot fall.

We take up the shield of service

To defend the rights of all.


[Chorus]
 We hear the call of duty.

We heed the Spirit’s Light.

We stand firm in compassion,

And work to set things right.


We defend the Constitution,

Rule of Law across the land.

When blind Justice, She is threatened

We will not let it stand.


[Chorus]
 We hear the call of duty.

We heed the Spirit’s Light.

We stand firm in compassion,

And work to set things right.


We tend the Hearth of Kindness,

Soul of Democracy.

Welcome tired, poor, huddled masses

Yearning to breathe free.


[Chorus]
 We hear the call of duty.

We heed the Spirit’s Light.

We stand firm in compassion,

And work to set things right.


Our Healer’s Cup we offer

To all souls who have need.

We work to heal our nation

Of hatred and of greed.


[Chorus]
 We hear the call of duty.

We heed the Spirit’s Light.

We stand firm in compassion,

And work to set things right.


Our visionary garden blooms

With dreams we bring to birth,

Of what society can be

If we dare to love the Earth.


 [Chorus]
 We hear the call of duty.

We heed the Spirit’s Light.

We stand firm in compassion,

And work to set things right.


So rise up and claim your power

Together we will grow.

See America as we should be

And we will make it so.


[Chorus]
 We hear the call of duty.

We heed the Spirit’s Light.

We stand firm in compassion,

and will make things right.


 By Gwendolyn Reece ©


Hygeia Holy Health


Written for a Summer Solstice healing ritual by Troupe of the Starry Door.

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Lyrics

Hygeia Holy Health


Holy Health 

Holder Of The Grail Of Life 

Holy Health 

Holder Of The Serpent Wise 

Holy Health 

Hygeia Purify Us 

Holy Health 

Hygeia Dwell Within Us


    By Ivo Dominguez Jr &
          James C. Welch  ©


Walk The Starry Roads


Written by Gwendolyn Reece for Annie Lynsen’s 2nd degree ritual in the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel.

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Lyrics

Walk The Starry Roads

Walk the starry roads,
Walk among the spheres.

Walk the starry roads,
Find and face your fears.

Walk the starry roads,
Find and claim your power.

Walk the starry roads,
Find your place and hour.

Walk the starry roads,
Find and know your duty.

Walk the starry roads,
Find your soul's true beauty.

Walk the starry roads,
Walk the starry roads,
Walk the starry roads.

    By Gwendolyn Reece ©


Chiron’s Call


Written for the main ritual at "Drums In The Swamp” 2018.

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Lyrics

Chiron’s Call

Hoof Beat Rhythms Day And Night

Hands Of Power Shining Bright

Silver Arrows Taking Flight

Bring Us The Spirit Divine

Bring Us The Spirit Divine


    By Ivo Dominguez Jr ©


Sun In Splendor


For use at the Winter Solstice, the Summer Solstice, Solar rites, etc.

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Lyrics

Sun In Splendor

Sun in splendor

Day star shining

To our Core

    Light in Extension

    Light in Extension


    By Ivo Dominguez Jr ©


Labors Of The Sun


For use at the Winter Solstice, initiations, rites of passage, and so on.

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Lyrics

Labors Of The Sun


Like The Sun Weary From 

The Labors Of The Year 

I Stray Into The Starry Dark 

To Rest And Shed A Tear 

Till I Hear Your Voice 

And Hark It Beckons Me 

Your Life Is Not Done 

The Best Is Yet To Be 

Come My Dear One 

Accompany Me

Yes, I'll Rise In The East 

Stepping Through Its Rosy Door 

Earth's Beauty Is A Feast 

I'll Savor Ever More 

Your Life Is Not Done 

The Best Is Yet To Be 

Come My Dear One 

Accompany Me


    By Ivo Dominguez Jr ©


Shadow Chase


This was written for Deborah B.’s 3rd degree initiation in the ASW. It was sung as a part of the shadow work in the ritual.

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Lyrics

Shadow Chase Chant

I am a torrent of wings on the wind
I am the sound of breath on your neck

When will you turn,
and face what you flee
 
No rest, no peace until you meet me

I am the feeling of falling asleep   
I am the dream that follows you still  

When will you turn,
and face what you flee
 
No rest, no peace until you meet me  

I am the promise you made before birth
I’ll follow you to the end of the Earth

When will you turn,
and face what you flee
 
No rest, no peace until you meet me  

When you embrace me - you will be free 
I am your shadow and you are my light

When will you turn,
and face what you flee
 
No rest, no peace until you meet me 


By Ivo Dominguez Jr ©


Let The Way Be Open


Recorded on: “ Enter The Center,” by Abbi Spinner McBride. You can find her music by clicking hereBuy her music, it is amazing.

This version sung by James C. Welch & Ivo Dominguez Jr. used at the Delmarva Pagan Pride Festival 2017.

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Lyrics

Let The Way Be Open

Sing through my voice

Play through my hands

Let the way be open


By Abbi Spinner McBride ©


Blood of the Ancients


Recorded on: "Canticles of Light," Charlie Murphy, Jami Sieber and the Total Experience Choir (Out Front Music, P.O. Box 12188, Seattle, WA 98102) 
This version sung by James C. Welch & Ivo Dominguez Jr.

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Lyrics

Blood of the Ancients

It's the blood of the ancients

That runs through our veins

And the forms pass

But the circle of life remains.


By Charlie Murphy & Ellen Klaver  ©