Gardnerian Traditional Witchcraft – B.1. On Chants (1953)

Gardnerian Traditional Witchcraft – B.1. On Chants (1953)

B.1. On Chants (1953)
Of old there were many chants and songs used especially in the Dances.  Many of these have been forgotten by us here, but we know that they used cries of IAU which seems muchly like the cries EVO or EVOHE of the ancients.  Much dependeth on the pronunciation if this be so.  In my youth, when I heard IAU it seemed to be AEIOU, or rather, AAAEEIOOOOUU.  This may be but the natural way to prolong it to make it fit for a call, but it suggests that these be possibly the initials of an invocation as Agla is said to be, and of sooth ’tis said that the whole Hebrew alphabet is said to be such, and for this reason is recited as a most powerful charm, but at least this is certain, these cries during the dances do have profound effect, as I myself have seen.
Other calls are IEHOUA and EHEIE; also Ho Ho Ho Ise Ise Ise.
IEO VEO VEO VEO VEOV OROV OV OVOVO may be a spell but is more likely to be a call.  ‘Tis like the EVOE EVOE of the Greeks and the “Heave ho!” of sailors.  “Emen hetan” and “Ab hur, ab hus” seem calls; as “Horse and hattock, horse and go, horse and Pellatis, ho, ho, ho!”
“Thout, tout a tout tout, throughout and about” and “Rentum tormentum” are probably mispronounced attempts at a forgotten formula, though they may have been invented by some unfortunate being tortured, to evade telling the real formula.

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Monday, August 13

 

The Priestess

The Priestess is the Gatekeeper of the subconscious, the unknown. She travels in worlds which most of us only glimpse in our dreams. Her realm is that of unseen truths, untapped potentials, and hidden dangers. Purely Yin in nature, The Calling of The Priestess is to go beyond the obvious and visible to tap those powers which are veiled from normal vision. While she is passive by nature, she has the power to uncover unknown potential and is very aware of the infinite potential all humans harbor within them. She is also very patient. She can wait for events to blossom in their own time.

As a daily card, The Priestess suggest the answers you seek can only be found by looking beyond the obvious. This is a span in which you may do better by applying the power of your subconscious to your everyday actions. Your intuition should be very strong. Be patient, allow events to unfold and you will find propitious moments of opportunity.