The Witches’ Rune:
by Doreen Valiente and Gerald Gardner
Darksome Night and Shining Moon, East and South and West and North,
Harken to the Witches’ Rune, Here we come to call thee forth!
Earth and Water nad Air and Fire, Wand and pentacle and sword,
Work ye unto our desire, Harken ye unto our word!
Cords and censer, cup and knife, Power of the Witches’ blade,
Wake all ye unto life, Come ye as the charm is made!
Queen of heaven, Queen of hell, Horned Hunter of the night-
Lend your power iunto the spell, And work our will by magick rite!
By all the power of land and Sea, By all the might of moon or Sun-
As we do will so mote it be, Chant the spell and be it done!
(Rhyming scheme is changed, the words are mostly the same.
This version also includes the optional accompanying chants.)
Eko, Eko Azarak, Eko, Eko Zamilak,
Eko, Eko Cernunnos, Eko, Eko Aradia.
( substitute your own deities ex: Eko, Eko Osiris, Eko, Eko, Isis,)
(chant times 3)
Darksome night and shining Moon, Hearken to the Witches’ rune.
East then South, West then North, Hear! Come! I 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 the Heavens, Queen of the Moon, Lend Your aid to this boon.
Horned Hunter 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 light of Moon and Sun, As I do will, it shall be 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.