This chant, The Witches' Rune, was written by Doreene Valiente and Gerald Gardner together. Since then the words have
been changed around to suit individual tastes in ritual. Below is the version I use for mine. Only a few words were
changed. If you want the original version e-mail me.
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, scourge and knife,
Powers of the Witch's blade--
Waken all ye into life,
Come ye as the charm is made!
Queen of right,
Queen of light,
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!