A Witch’s Chant
This chant can also be used as a prayer of sorts, to calm and attune before a working of magic. For lack of better words, it just feels good. Many of the stanzas also have practical application or implication in other aspects of my Left Hand Path.
Bide the Craft Laws ye must, In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust.
Live an’ let live – Fairly take an’ fairly give.
Cast the Circle thrice about to keep all evil spirits out.
To bind the spell every time – Let the spell be spake in rhyme.
Soft of eye an’ light of touch – Speak little, listen much.
Deosil go by the waxing Moon – Sing and dance the Witch’s rune.
Widdershins go when the Moon doth wane, An’ fear not the dark one’s blade.
Heed the North wind’s mighty gale – Lock the door and drop the sail.
When the wind comes from the South, Love will kiss thee on the mouth.
When the wind blows from the East, Expect the new and set the feast.
When the West wind blows o’er thee, Departed spirits restless be.
Nine woods in the Cauldron go – Burn them quick an’ burn them slow.
Elder be a sacred tree – Burn it not or cursed ye’ll be.
Where the rippling waters go, cast a stone an’ truth ye’ll know.
When ye have need, hearken not to others greed.
With the fool no season spend, or be counted as his friend.
When misfortune is enow, wear the star on thy brow.
Merry meet an’ merry part – Bright the cheeks an’ warm the heart.
True in word ever be, unless another is false to thee.
Four words ye fulfill – Do what ye will. (8)