A WITCH’S NEW YEAR CHANT
The following chant is designed for coven use; however, it can be easily adapted for solitaries simply by changing the words “we” and “our” to “I” and “my,” respectively. On the thirty-first of October (the eve of the witches’ New Year), join hands to form a circle around a glowing jack-o’-lantern. Concentrate upon your New Year’s resolutions while repeating the following chant over and over, each time a bit louder and stronger until sufficient magickal energy has been raised and you feel your body tingling:
WE CHANT, WE WEAVE
A WEB OF MAGICK FOR
IN LOVE BELIEVE,
OUR NEW YEAR’S GOALS
WE SHALL ACHIEVE!
Gradually lower the chant, and then end it with:
So mote it be!
Don’t forget to uncast the circle.
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Harvest Time Chant
Boughs they Shake and Bells Do Ring
Merrily Comes Our Harvest In
Ploughed and Sowed
We’ve Reaped, We’ve Mowed
Merrily, Merrily Our Harvest Is In!
Chant for Crossing the Gates of Dawn & Dusk
(This is a short chant to say at dusk and dawn, calling the protection of Hecate, the ancient goddess of crossroads. Taking a moment to chant these words can help us to ground, and give us a way to recognize this daily cycle of rebirth and transformation in our lives. It also helps to enforce our connection with Hecate.)
At the gate of dawn I stand,
Hecate, on the other hand,
Guard me with your magic power,
Guide me through the crossroads hour
From the beauty of the night
To the glory of the light.
At the gate of dusk I stand,
Hecate, on the other hand,
Guard me with your magic power.
Guide me through the crossroads hour,
From the glory of the light,
To the beauty of the night.
What are Spell Chants?
Spell chants are the repeated verbal or mental prayer that is used during a spell. They are used in a number of ways depending on where in the ritual or spell the chant is used.
During the purification step, the chant is used to prepare your mind, body and soul for the coming ritual. When used during the drawing of the four quarters or requesting the presence of your deities, the chants are a request for the participation of the higher powers. If you chant during the magickal work itself, then it is used to raise the power needed for your ritual or spell work.
Different chants work at different times and in different ways. A chant for money wouldn’t be used during a purification ritual. A chant requesting Eros and Aphrodite presence shouldn’t be used for a travel spell as they represent love. However, a chant to Eros and Aphrodite would be great when performing a ritual requesting love to come in your life, to help you and your significant lover to get over a fight or when dissolving a love match. They are over all aspects of love.
Using a chant isn’t hard. The first thing is to know what your spell or ritual is supposed to do. Then choose or write your chants accordingly. Pick a magickal number (usually three) to repeat the chant. Visualize what you want, need or the purpose of the chant while chanting. Then once you have completed the chant, visualize releasing the energy you just built towards your goal while saying, “So mote it be.” It is just that simple.
Some people gesture or raise their voices as they chant, but that is a personal or traditional preference. When chanting with others, it is a good idea to chant together on a rhythm unless the magickal work calls for the timing to be different. These things could make the chanting more difficult but they are not necessary. It all depends on your spell.
Writing a chant is also not very difficult. Most are just a few lines. Most chants are just calling on the deities, making the requests and then closing the chant in “So mote it be.” Some people prefer a more poetic sound to their chants. They use an imabic pentameter or rhyming couplets. Some prefer song and dance. It is all in what you want and what is needed for the ritual.
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WOTC Extra – Some Useful Chants
Daily Protection Chant
I am Protected by the Might
Day and Night
Hold me Safe
From the Harm
Make me feel nice and warm.
To Focus Chant
Quiet My Mind
Please be Still
Focus on What All that I Will
No Scattering or Dissension
I order you, please pay attention
Bring clear focus, to my mind
Grant me Clarity until my work is complete.
Remove Stress from Oneself Chant
In my center
It is my will
It is my right
Let’s Talk Witch – Chanting
The sacred art of chanting is a practice as old as time itself, involving the use of words and phrases in an attempt to bolster ones spiritual development.
Many ancient and modern religions use chants as part of their own religious culture.
In Wicca, chanting is used to raise the energy within oneself to achieve a goal or task. It allows one to align with the God or Goddess consciousness then imbuing that consciousness into their own being. Chanting sends energy to the spiritual realm in order to manifest change in the physical realm. Chanting will also assist with focusing your mind on whatever it is you are looking to achieve.
When chanting, it is very important to have complete faith in the recitation of the chant being used. It is primarily through faith – aided by a strong will – that you achieve your goals.