Merry greet to all!
Another cheer to the colorful folks who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - The Many Colors of Magick
After dazzling the forum with prismatic powers, it’s time to share our pride through another form of magick
The credit of the idea for this week’s theme goes to the talented @NickWick and is…
Magick flows smoothly and flows through intentional words and tone in a chant.
Chant [ chant, chahnt ]
- a short, simple melody, especially one characterized by single notes to which an indefinite number of syllables are intoned, used in singing psalms, canticles, etc., in church services.
- a psalm, canticle, or the like, chanted or for chanting.
- to sing
- to utter a chant
We use chants all the time to cast spells, invoke deities, recite prayers, and sing pagan songs.
Chants can be Prayers, Devotionals, Dedications, Songs, Poems- you can consider any series of words that carries a rhythm to be a chant. Chants are primarily read out loud (and can be wonderful for group casting!), but can be chanted within your mind as well
This week, we will explore the many possible ways that chants can be used in your magickal practice
Are you ready?
It’s… CHALLENGE TIME!
There are so many forms chants can take, and many ways that we use rhythmic words and music within our practices!
Here are just a few ways that you might incorporate chants into your magick for the challenge this week:
Who doesn’t love music? This week, you might explore the many musical and rhythmic chants already out there that can add something powerful to your magickal routine.
Note : Many of the Spells8 Chants have audio and even video so you can watch and listen along as you chant!
You might consider listening to one of the many Pagan and Wiccan Chants
There’s nothing like having a fun witchy tune to sing along with! Listen to your favorites, or check out some fun magickal music to fill you with energy and bring a smile to your face
- Collection of Witchy Music Recommendations >>
- Mantra Meditation Music >>
- Witchy Music for Vibes >>
- Hecate Meditation Music >>
- Slavic Paganism at Eurovision >>
Enchanting Songs for a Witch on YouTube
Different traditions and magickal sects will often curate unique chants of their own. Consider exploring a new area of magick that interests you through their chants!
Deities often have chants dedicated specifically to them- find a chant to honor a deity that you work with, or learn about a new God/Goddess!
Chants can be exciting, but they can also be soothing and relaxing as well Consider listening and/or chanting along with a meditational chant and/or the soothing words of a guided meditation.
- Guided Comfort Meditations Here >>
- Guided Tea Meditations Here >>
- Additional Guided Meditations >>
- [For Beginners] Meditation Roots: Guided Meditation Course >>
Chants are the backbone of many spells- it is likely that you have cast a spell that uses a chant before!
Here are few simple spells that include chants:
Express your devotion for a deity, write a specific spell, or let your magick flow freely through words by crafting a chant of your own!
There are many talented chant-makers in the forums, so feel free to be inspired by the works of your fellow coven members this week!
Here is just a very small sample of some of the content shared by coven members:
- @NickWick’s Chant Collection
- @Amethyst’s Tarot Haiku Poems
- @Silverbear’s Magickal Meditations
@Anne2’s Poetry Collection
… and so much more! Feel free to search the forum to find chants by a specific user or on a certain theme.
This challenge is designed to be open to interpretation- feel free to let your chanting creativity be free this week
All witches are welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you!
That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a shout-out, you have to share your experience with the forum.
- About your experience using chants in your magickal practice
For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new post in the forums.
If you create a new post, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post - thank you!
To join in, please share your experience by:
Tuesday, June 15th at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time Zone)
( 2021-06-15T05:00:00Z )
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and the a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given.
A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice
If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to a moderator.
For those new to challenges, know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways
Let the power of your chant rise within you, the words guiding and channeling your energy along, setting your heart alight with the magick of music