Witches' Chant

by Doreen Valiente,
first appearing in Lady Sheba's Book of Shadows, © 1972

Darksome night and shining Moon,
Hearken to the Witches' rune,
East then South, West then North,
Here come I to call Thee forth.

By all the powers of land and sea,
Be obedient unto me.
Wand and Pentacle and Sword,
Hearken ye unto my word.

Cords and Censer, Scourge and Knife,
Waken all ye into life.
Powers of the Witches' Blade,
Come ye as the charge is made.

Queen of Heaven, Queen of Hell,
Send your aid unto the spell.
Horned Humter of the night,
Work my will by magick rite.

By all the powers of land and sea,
As I do say, "So mote it be."
By all the might of Moon and Sun,
As I do will, it shall be done.

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