Chants

Sylph Song


AiryMessengerweb

I wrote this chant in 1994 for use in our wiccan sweat lodges. We often use it as a part of circle casting, calling the power of Air, and in rituals that focus on inspiration and communication.

- Ivo




Lyrics

Sylph Song

Airy Messengers Clear The Clouds From Our Minds. Whispers In The Winds

Words Rustle Through The Leaves.  Inspiration Spins Like Feathers In The Winds.

Sweet Air, We Breath Deep. New Promises We Keep

By Ivo Domínguez, Jr.



Shed, Release


ShedRelease

In April of 1999, a woman who called herself Cobalt came to one of our sweat lodges. In the lodge she sang a chant that she'd written. Right after the sweat, I had her sing into the built in microphone on my computer so we would not forget the chant.  The sound quality is less than perfect, but it captures the moment. I've cleaned it up and converted it to an MP3.

There are so many uses for this chant.  I love it.

- Ivo

Lyrics

Shed, Release

Whatever It Takes, Whoever You Are. Heal The Wounds, Erase The Scars 

Allow Your Hearts To Be Wide Open. Shed, Release, Return Unbroken 

How Many Times Have You Gone Within. Only To Find Yourself There Again 

Shed, Release, Return Unbroken. Know Thyself This Truth Be Spoken 

By Cobalt


Promise Of Green


PromiseOfGreenweb

I wrote this chant in 1995 for a ritual that Keepers of the Holly Chalice was planning. It has been used over the years at both Spring Equinox and Beltane rituals.


- Ivo

Lyrics

Promise Of Green

Joy In The Gold Buds Of Spring. Passion In The Greening Leaf 

Joy In The Rising Day. Passion Neath The Glowing Moon 

Come Swelling Tides Of Spring. Fill Me With The Promise Of Green 


By Ivo Dominguez, Jr 


Fire Soul


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This was chant written for the “Gathering of Salamanders” Ritual at Autumn Magick ‘93

We also use this in Quarter calling and in our sweat lodges.

Lyrics

Fire Soul

Fire, Fire, Soul's Desire · Changer Change Me

Burning, Burning, Higher


By Ivo Domínguez, Jr. with inspiration from Paula Fasbenner.

Earth Spirits


Earth Spiritssmall

This is chant written during the Big Ice Storm of '94 at Seelie Court in Delaware. We were actually housebound for 6 1/2 days without electricity and keeping warm with a wood stove. We did many things to pass the time including writing this chant. The authors are James E. Dickinson, Ivo Dominguez, Jr., Michael G. Smith, Nancy G. Stewart, & James C. Welch.

We use this in Quarter calling and in our sweat lodges.

Lyrics

Earth Spirits

Guardians Of The Dreamtime, Shapes And Forms. 

Roots Of The Mountain, Silent And Deep.

Earth Spirits Dreaming, Awaken To Our Touch. 

Shapers Of The Crystal, Shapers Of The Leaf, 

Shapers Of The Valley Beneath Our Feet.

Written by Jim E. Dickinson, Ivo Dominguez, Jr., Michael G. Smith, Nancy G. Stewart, & James C. Welch during the Ice Storm of '94 at Seelie Court.


Manannan's Goblet

Manannanchantsmall

This is a chant written for my friend Karen's 3rd degree initiation in 2010.

Lyrics

Manannan's Goblet


Manannan I Speak Your Name 

Into Your Goblet True 

You Part The Waves, You Part The Veils 

No Place Is Hidden To You 

By Mist And Stormy Gales You Claim 

The Victories That Are Your Due 

Son Of The Sea, Mage Of Change 

Your Grace We Do Pursue 


By Ivo Domínguez, Jr

- Ivo

Within Every Soul

ShineWithinsmall

This is a from a chant session with folks from the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel that never made it onto a CD.

We used this in a variety of ways ranging from initiations to  interfaith events.

- Ivo


Lyrics

Within Every Soul

God And Goddess Live

Within Every Soul

Blessed Their Gift

Blessed Are We

When We Call Their Names

They Awaken Within

Blessed Their Gift

Blessed Are We

By Ivo Domínguez, Jr

Hecate, Cerridwen

HecateCerridwinChantsm

This is a long time favorite and I loved it when I first heard it. I wore out the cassette tape it was on. This is a recording of it that Jim Welch and I did in 2008.

- Ivo


Lyrics

Hecate, Cerridwen

Hecate, Cerridwen. Dark Mother Take Us In

Hecate, Cerridwen. Let Us Be Reborn


By Patricia Witt

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Bile: God Of Life And Death

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BileLifeDeathsm

Bile (Bee-Lay) is a Celtic God often represented as a Tree that whose roots go to the depths deyond the Earth and whose branches reach the above Heavens. Some types of Druids, and other pagans, use it the Bile Tree as the axis mundi in the center of their rituals.

- Ivo


Lyrics

Bile!

Bile, Bile, God Of Life And God Of Death 

Bile, Bile, God Of Life And God Of Death 

Rise Up From Your Darkest Dwelling 

Light To Bring, The Land To Bless 

Rise Up From Your Darkest Dwelling 

Light To Bring, The Land To Bless

By Eala Clarke (Damiara Pysell)

The Divine Goddess


Shakmahchantsite

This chant was taught to us by Shakmah Winddrum of the New Seed Sanctuary who passed away in 2010. The voices in the recording are various members of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel.

- Ivo


Lyrics

The Divine Godess

In The Name 

Of The Divine Goddess 


Taught By Shakmah Winddrum of blessed memory.


The Beat Of Beltane

I wrote this chant in April of 2008 when it was clear we needed a new chant and May day was approaching fast.


- Ivo


Lyrics

Beat Of Beltane

The Flames And Flowers Of May

Are Rising, Oh Rising

Pounding Out The Beat Of Beltane


Turn Sunwise Or Widdershins

And Circle, Oh Circle

Pounding Out The Beat Of Beltane


Dance Closer Now My Lovely

Tight We Twine The Ribbons

Pounding Out The Beat Of Beltane


Now Jump The Fire Eternal

Kiss The Sky, Kiss The Earth

Pounding Out The Beat Of Beltane

By Ivo Domínguez, Jr

The Pleiades Chant

PleiadesChant

We use this chant many ways. Often it is what we use to settle and to sweeten the energy at the end of a ritual. 

We’ve also sung it to friends that just needed a moment of peace.


- Ivo


Lyrics

Pleiades Chant

There's A Part Of The Sun 

In An Apple. 

There's A Part Of The Moon 

In A Rose

A Part Of The Flaming Pleiades 

In Every Leaf That Grows


By Bone Blossom And ___ . 

I learned this chant from Macha Nightmare of Reclaiming at COG's MerryMeet '91

A Song For The Morrigan

MorriganCallArt

I was sick for the last two days and am feeling better today. The fever left me this chant as a gift.  

I also got the nudge to restart the chant website.

- Ivo


Lyrics

Morrigan Call


Banshees Cry Upon The Wind

Clouds Like Raven Wings

Dark The Night

A Flash Upon A Blade

The Morrigan Is Near


Banshees Cry Upon The Wind

Serpent Stirs The Deep

Thrice We Call

A Wolf Answers Our Cry

The Morrigan Is Here


By Ivo Domínguez, Jr