Witches' Rune

The Witches' Rune is a ring dance, deosil. Everyone faces inward and, holding hands left palms up and right palms downward, alternate male and female with the High Priestess leading. She may let go of the man in front of her and weave the Coven after her, in and out like a snake. No one must let go and all must keep moving. During this time the Coven chants:
Chorus:
"Eko, Eko, Azarak,
Eko, Eko, Zamilak,
Eko, Eko, Cernunnos,
Eko, Eko, Aradia!

Darksome night and shining moon,
East, then South, then West, then North;
Hearken to the Witches' Rune
Here we come to call ye forth!

Earth and Water, Air and Fire,
Wand and Pentacle and Sword,
Work ye unto our desire,
Hearken ye unto our word!

Cords and censer, scrounge and knife,
Powers of the Witch's blade
Waken ye unto life,
Come ye as the charm is made!

Queen of heaven, Queen of hell,
Horned Hunter of the night
Lend your power unto the spell,
And work our will by magic rite!

By all the power of land and sea,
By all the might of moon and sun
As we do will, so mote it be;
Chant the spell, and be it done!

I call the Earth to bind my spell.
Air to speed it well.
Bright as Fire shall it glow.
Deep as tide of Water flow.

Count the elements fourfold,
In the fifth the spell shall hold.
(repeat chorus until ready)

When the Coven is ready and in a plain ring, the High Priestess shouts:
"Down!"

And the Coven drops to the ground and sits in a circle facing inward.

A Slightly Different Version

Darksome night and shining moon
East and south and west and north
To each we sing the witch's rune
To call the ancient power's horn

Cup of water, airy sword
A pentacle to touch the earth
Fiery wand all in accord
Lady guide us to rebirth

Cord and censer, scourge and knife
Aparapa witch's creed
Wakened by ye into life
Come ye as the charm is made

Queen of heaven, queen of hell
Ancient huntress of the night
Join us as we sing the spell
Our love and pleasure are your rite.

By all the powers of land and sea
By the might of moon and sun
As I will, so mote it be
Chant the spell and be it done.

Another Version

Dark of night and rising moon,
East, then south, then west, then north
To each we sing a witches' tune
That calls the ancient powers forth.

Cup for water, fiery sword,
A pentacle to touch the earth,
Airy wand, all in a cord;
Lady, guide us to rebirth.

White for birth, and green for life.
And black for all the worlds between,
Cauldron, censor, scourge and knife
All celebrate the triple queen.

Queen of heaven, earth and hell
Ancient hunter of the night,
Join us as we sing this spell:
All love and pleasure are her rites.

By all the powers of land and sea,
By all the might of moon and sun,
As I will, so mote it be:
Chant the spell, and be it done.

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