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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  ©


The River Styx


This was written for an initiation as part of a spirit journey to the River Styx.

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Lyrics

The River Styx

Immortal Moment,
Time Must Flee

So Long As Life
And Death Shall Be

So Shall She Flow,
The River Styx

Dark Waters Beckon,
Summon Thee

Your Words To Hear,
Your Fate To Hold

By Ivo Dominguez Jr.



Full Blessed Children


We have been singing this chant for decades and it came to us through a women’s community chant group. They did not know where it came from. If you know who wrote it, please let me know.

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Lyrics

Full Blessed Children

We Have All That We Need. 

Full Blessed Children Of Space

Light Shines Full On Our Faces

Giving .. Love....

Illumination ...    Peace....

-Source Unknown


Nephthys Nebet Het



A chant that was written for Helena Domenic’s "Isis and Nephthys: Veiled and Unveiled, Shadow and Light” ritual.

Lyrics

Nephthys, Nebet Het

Nephthys, Nebet Het

   Mother Of Darkness

Nephthys, Nebet Het

   Lady Of The Temple

Nephthys, Nebet Het

   Keeper Of The Bennu

Nephthys, Nebet Het

   Pylon Of The Crying Hawk

   Open The Way.

By Ivo Domínguez, Jr. ©

Cernunnos


CernChant


A chant that we use in our ritual for the Stag God.

Lyrics

Cernunnos

Cern-nu-noh-oh-oh-oh-os
Stag Horned Hunter,
Hunted One
Join Us Now.

Cern-nu-noh-oh-oh-oh-os Greenwood Lord
Of Life And Death
Join Us Now.

Cern-nu-noh-oh-oh-oh-os
Herne And Pan
And Every Man
Join Us Now.

By Ivo Domínguez, Jr. ©

From Salt To Sand


PoseidonChant


A chant for Poseidon I wrote for Annie’s 1st degree ritual.

Lyrics

From Salt To Sand (Poseidon)

Deep - The Silence, Blue And Green

Full Fathom Five, A Land Unseen

Beneath The Waves, Deep In The Sea

The Waters Glow With Mystery

Lord That Churns The Sea And Land

Your Horses Race From Salt To Sand

Cold The Sea But Hot The Passion

Your Trident Strikes, And Fates You Fashion

Poh-See-Dho-Nas, Poseidon

Poh-See-Dho-Nas, Poseidon


By Ivo Domínguez, Jr. ©

Look At Each Other


SunMoonStarsChant


I wrote this in May of 1998 for a Beltane celebration and we have used it at all sorts of rituals.

Lyrics

Look At Each Other

As We Walk The Circle Round,

Change And Transform


As We Dance On Sacred Ground,

Shine And Rejoice


Look At Each Other. 

See The Sun, Moon, And Stars


Look At Each Other. 

See The Sun, Moon, And Stars


By Ivo Dominguez, Jr. ©