When you think of “medicine” what is the first thing that comes to mind?
For many modern people, medicine is associated with drugs, surgical procedures, nurses, dentists, or doctors that all improve one’s physical health. However, “medicine” in many past ancient cultures was understood as an interrelated process of physical and spiritual well-being. Medicine was once thought of as a way of being in harmony with the primal energy of nature, and a way of becoming aware of the personal power within each of us that allows us to become more whole and complete.
Before we based our lives on beliefs and interpretations of “holy scriptures,” we looked to the surrounding world for answers and we observed the rhythm of nature to guide our existence. What we discovered is that life behaves in cycles or circles rather than Cartesian “line” that we perceive time and existence these days. We discovered that the seasons came and went in cycles as did the Sun cycles and Moon phases, and we observed that even living beings like humans, trees and animals worked in cycles of births, death and rebirth.
With this understanding of life came a respect for the sacredness of the circle, and its medicinal …
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When people gather and sing together, they share a language stronger than just words.The harmonies created as human voices blend open our hearts and lift our souls. EarthSpirit is an extended community which gathers together throughout the year to celebrate our connection with the sacred Earth. Since the late 1970s, we have evolved our own culture of ritual, music and song that binds us one to another and each to the natural world. Whether celebrating the joy of new life in the spring, the rite of passage of a young person into adulthood, or quietly honoring our ancestors, our music holds the threads of the web we weave together.
Deirdre Pulgram Arthen, Glenwood Farm, Winter, 2006
EarthSpirit sharing the abundant creativity within our Community with our collection of songs and chants in the Pagan Chant Library.
To read the chants please click on the link or copy and paste the link into your browser: http://www.earthspirit.com/outreach/pagan-chant-library
This is a beautiful chant I found a cpouple of years ago. I recommend doing it outside. If you have a regular drum join in drumming. You can also use a plastic bowl turned upside down and a wooden spoon for drumming. Think of positive energy flowing into Mother Earth for her healing while doing the chant. Chant as long as you feel the wanr to. I than sit and meditate for a while on all the wounderful things she gives us and all the beings and creatures that live on and in her. I hope you enjoy this chant as much as I do.
(From Hearth & Home Witchery)
1. Write your birth-sign on a small stone in permanent pen
2. In a large flower pot, place the stone at the bottom.
3. Plant a marigold on top, placing seven stones around the plant.
As you work, chant:
“Sing me the song of seasons
Show me the sun’s delight
Open my heart for you radiance
Lead me towards the light”
The marigold is the flower of endurance that always
turns its face toward the sun, following its path
through the sky. This ritual will give you endurance.
I have been working on putting together a Chant Book. I got the idea from a friend at a Samhain Ritual I attended a week ago. I have been writing down the chants that I have learned including where I learned it. For example, I learned the chant: We All Come from the Goddess/Hoof and Horn. In my research, I found an additional verse to it! I found a version of it on Youtube. You can click on this link to hear it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZmrjl5J0kE One of the things I have been looking for is the sheet music to some of the chants so I remember the melody. I found this site that has the sheet music to a lot of different chants. I have been including those in my Chant book as well. I know how to read music so that helps! You can click on this link to check out the site with the sheet music for various chants. http://www.firecirclechants.com/sheetmusic/
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