Song of Amergin

As you say each line of the Song of Amergin, stop to reflect on what it means in the natural world, and how it applies to you.

I am the wind across a deep wide lake. 

I am the wave over the endless sea.

I am the stag of seven tines, racing through the woods.

I am the eagle in the afire, flying above the rocks.

I am a flash of light from the sun above, bringing heat to those below.

I am the blooming plants, bringing the sustenance and beauty.

I am a wild board, powerful and strong.

I am the salmon in the water, swimming endlessly upstream. 

I am the hill where poets stroll for inspiration. 

I am the head of the spear that draws blood in battle. 

I am the god that puts fire in the head and honor in the heart. 

 

Take time to reflect on each of these thoughts. How do they apply to you and your place in the natural world?

Stretch your arms, and take in a deep breath. If you’ve been sitting, stand up.  This is a warrior’s song and to really feel it’s power, you should be on your feet facing the sky.  These last few lines can be shouted at the top of your lungs if you feel like it.

Who spreads light in the gathering on the hills? 

Who can tell the ages of the moon? 

Who can tell the place where the sun rests? 

Thing about the answers to these questions. How do they apply to you and your everyday life? How do they apply to your spiritual journey?

Take a few more minutes to think, and when you are ready, begin your trek home.

Herne

Circle in the Greenwood (c) 1990
Recorded on “All Beings of the Earth”, Earthspirit Community

Herne, Herne horned one
Hunter ‘neath the Northern sun
Watcher at the gates of winter
Flame on the wind

NOTES

Could blend with Lady Spin Your Circle Bright

 

LISTEN

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Amen.

(Anglican Book of Common Prayer, 1662).

Hymn to Herne

Song: Hymn To Herne
Artist: S. J. Tucker
Album: Blessings

You can say your prayers
Work your rites
Burn your little candles
Day and night

You can shimmy till dawn
To the pounding drums
But you best be ready
When the Horned One comes, yeah

If you wake to the sound
Of a hunting horn
dance a ring
In the gathering storm

If the Solstice time gets
Your panties in a wad
It’s just the coming
Of the Horned God

He will call you out
Make you sweat
Give you a blessing
That you’ll never forget

So revel in the chase
And let your heartbeat run
Blessed are the children
Of the Horned One

Blessed are the children
Of the Horned One

Hunter who tracks
Outside of time
Guardian lord
Of ancient rhyme

Brother stag
In the musky glen
And consort of the Goddess
In her woodland den

We call you forth
As we make our way
Walking in your power
Every day

Guide us true
In our hunt this night
and maybe even later
In the Great Rite

He will call you out
Make you sweat
Give you a blessing
That you’ll never forget

So revel in the chase
And let your heartbeat run
Blessed are the children
Of the Horned One

Blessed are the children
Of the Horned One

If you wake to the sound
Of a hunting horn

Dance a ring in
The gathering storm

Revel in the chase
And let your heartbeat run

But you’d best be ready
Little one
You’d best be ready
When the Horned One comes

He will call you out
Make you sweat,
give you a blessing
That you’ll never forget

So revel in the chase
And let your heartbeat run
Blessed are the children
Of the Horned One

Blessed are the children
Of the Horned One

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Hymn to Herne

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To God as Death

(Ceisiwr Serith)

Come, Stern Lord.

Come to us!

Out of the darkness.

Come to us!

By the tempest wind.

Come to us!

By the devouring fire.

Come to us!

By the overwhelming sea.

Come to us!

By the Opening earth.

Come to us!

By the Spirit that waits.

Come to us!

Come to your people.

Come to us!

Pipes of Pan

(The Voices of Gaia)

Did you hear the pipes of Pan
Tripping thru the woodland
Did you hear the pipes of Pan
Echo on the hillside

Chorus:
Run Pan run, mad man come
Run Pan run……..run

Did you see the fairies run
Crying thru the woodland
Did you see the machines come
Smashing down their homeland

Chorus

Nature God they took your name (run Pan run)
Changed it into Satan (run Pan run)
That’s the way they put the blame (run Pan run)
For all the mess we’re making (3 x)

Chorus (2 x)

Listen:

I Am (Pan)

(Gaia’s Voice)

I am the dance in the forest glade in spring.
I am the joy of life, the soul of everything.
I am the flame that leaps upon the hill.
I am the Word. I am the Will.

Come on Down/God Invocation

(George Franklin (some lyrics adapted from Starhawk))

Come on, come on down
Come on, come on down
Come on, come on down
Come on, come on down

Hey hey up there, with your head in the clouds
Lend us an ear, we call out loud
In a voice as strong as our heart’s desire
Words that burn, (clap) like a fire
Of a faith that could move a magic mountain
Hope a-flowing like a quicksilver fountain
And a love as secure as the Earth is round
Come on, come on down

Like a wild free bird that can’t be tamed
Like desires, that need no name
Like an age-old branch that becomes a flame
When the fire stops burning, what remains?
It’s the sacred word that you can’t define
It’s the colors that run outside the line
It’s the shiver running up and down your spine
Break the pattern and you’ll find a new design
Hey join us, if you dare
I’m sure you must get lonely up there
But I believe that whatever is lost could be found
If you come on, come on down

His Mystery

(Stephan Schoenfield)

WitchCamp booklet:

Darkness, the sound of the unknown
He calls us, His mystery unfolds
His riddles; A fire from deep inside
Rekindles memories of night
Forest and Antler we rung with the deer
Fleet as the roebuck,his breath draws us near

Recorded version:

Darkness
The sound of the Unknown
He calls us
His mystery unfolds
His riddles
A fire from deep inside
Rekindles
Memories of night. (x2)

Forest and ember
We run with the deer
Fleet as the roe
But his breath draws us near (x4)

Darkness
The sound of the Unknown …

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