Now for the people who want to chant, learn chants, or make your own here are some tips. Keep these in mind when wanting to write your own chant,
Figure out the goal or intent of the working. What is it you wish to accomplish?
Determine what material components you’ll need to achieve the goal. For instance if you wish to have a gathering or full ritual to go along with the chant.
Decide if timing is important. Do you want to chant in the morning about self-motivation before a hard day? Do want to dance under a full moon chanting for a certain goal? Or it a simple chant for wherever you are?
Figure out what wording, do you want formal?To call on the elements? Spirits? Deities? Do you like rhymes, or melodies? The wording should have personal meaning to you and feel powerful. Decide what aspects you want to incorporate into the chant.
Now put it all together, just find way to write it down, and take your time to write words that will meet your goal and fulfill the various aspects you wanted to incorporate.
For example I will write an original chant right now for you, let’s say my goal is to be calmed. I wish to call on the element of earth. Timing for whenever I feel stressed, so I best keep it a short chant. If I can I do prefer rhymes.
Banish my stress
I call thee earth
End this mess
I know my worth’
Not very complicated chant is it? Chants are versatile and can be made to match your goals. You can be as in depth and complicated in the writing of a chant as you want or as simple as you want. The power behind a chant is your will, and visualizing. The words above are worthless unless I give them meaning and visualize myself calming down and the element of earth ground me.
In case you are self-conscious is chanting or singing out loud, I wish to tell you that culturally speaking we tend to tell the people who aren’t the best to move over, but that is not the case in Wicca. If you think you are bad singer/ chanter, bear in mind practice makes perfect. Even so, it isn’t how good you at it, how in tune you are, it is the intention. So if you want to belt out a chant full volume, do it. What others may think is not your concern. Being spiritual is about how you feel and connect, if chanting in a sing song voice while doing the dishes or during a ritual makes you happy and focuses your energy, do it.
Wiccan’s and Pagans come in varied paths, and just like any other group of people will have various personalities, but remember ‘do what ye will long as it harms none’ if someone bullies or is mean to you for your chanting, it only speaks of their personality, not yours. Chanting and Wiccan music-songs, it is for your benefit, to bring your goals into reality, to help keep you motivated. I encourage everyone who want to use chanting or make their own chants to speak them loud and clear, to let the energies flow.
Wiccan Chants and Incantations: Witchcraft for the Solitary Practitioner