💃 Weekly Witchy Challenge - The Magick of Music

Merry meet to all!

Thank you again to everyone who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge- Catch-Up :clock1:

After delving back into past challenges, the clock has started once again. Now, to the tune of a steady beat, it’s time to cast some harmonious magick :notes:

The theme for this week’s challenge was suggested by the lovely @Kasandra and is…

Spells8 Witchy Challenge Magic of Music

:dancer::notes: The Magick of Music :drum: :woman_singer:

Songs, dances, musical meditations, prayers, cleansing tunes, chanting spells, and more!

There is an orchestra of ways to incorporate magick into your music- remember that you are your own magickal conductor!

This week’s challenge is all about exploring how music can be used in your magickal practice.

Are you ready? It’s time to raise the curtain because it’s…
CHALLENGE TIME! :bellhop_bell:

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Picture from El Dios Celta Cernunnos

STEP 1 : Magickal Music :notes:

:headphones: Meditate to Witchy Music

Meditations are often set to music- as they are not only soothing, but the combination of words and sound is also a popular and accessible form of magick.

Even music without words can be meditated along with. Here are a few witchy collections that you might meditate with!

:star_struck: Find Some New Witchy Tunes

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 :dancer:

The Wiccan Rede Song
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:scroll: Read to the Beat of a Chant

“Chants” go by many names (also called blessings, prayers, spells, etc.) and are pieces often to a beat or a tune.

This week, you might explore chants- such as those in the Spells8 Chant Collection, this Collection of Pagan Songs and Chants, or the following suggestions :notes:

Chant to Hecate
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Full Moon Chant
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You can find additional information and suggestions for chants in the previous Enchanting Chants Challenge.

:sparkles: Cleanse Your Space With Tunes

Whether it’s a cleansing sound or soothing instrument, magick is often used to purify spaces and invite good energy.

Discover your own favorites or check out a few cleansing sounds here:

:woman_mage: Musical Spells and Rituals

There are many additional ways to use magick in spellwork!

:raised_hands: …And More!

You are your own conductor for this challenge- feel free to explore the magic of music in your own expressive way!


Art by Julliette Cousin: Music Witch


STEP 2 : Share Your Experience :writing_hand:

Click here for notes about challenge inclusivity

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 along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you! :blush:

That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a shout-out, you will have to share your experience with the forum.

Please share:

  • About your experience using music in your magickal practice

For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new thread in the forums.

Note : If you choose to create a new thread, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post so that I can easily find it- thank you! :bowing_woman:


:exclamation: This challenge will close in 6 DAYS :exclamation:

To join in, please share your experience by:

Tuesday, September 21st at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time Zone)
( 2021-09-21T05:00:00Z )

For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize! :gift:

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.

:gift_heart: :gift: :gift_heart:



Art by Missfomm: Witches

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 :open_book:

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 your friendly Staff Team .

And for those new to challenges- welcome! :heart: 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 :hugs:


Art by Caterina Capogrossi: Lofi for Witches

Let your heart soar on the wings of a tune,
Set your spirit free to dance with moon.
May you spin and laugh all night long,
And enjoy the magick of the song.

Blessed be! :dancer::sparkles:

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This oughta be fun!!! Making magic with music :musical_note::notes: :revolving_hearts::relaxed:

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This is definitely right up my street as I play several instruments.

Sadly my piano is still languishing in storage due to space, but I may dig out my flute or guitar and try to write something.

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I love music :heart: :musical_note: This challenge will be awesome :slight_smile:

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Oh, I wasn’t expecting my suggestion to launch this soon! I know exactly what to do.
I remember someone asking on here if spells had to be in English. We all said that they don’t have to be. Lately, I’ve been listening to some Japanese songs I used in my learning of the language. One artist I listens to was 森口博子 (Hiroko Moriguchi). The song I Wish ~ 君がいるこの待ちで (I wish ~ Wherever You Are) is beautiful, but when you translate it, the meaning of the lyrics is her wishing peace and happiness for those who are depressed and suicidal. Septmeber is World Suicide Prevention Month. I plan to use this song in a prayer for those suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts.

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I’m bowing out this week. After agonizing over 5 chants/spells in as many days, I’m just too tired.
Going to Doctor today, my leg is really swollen and painful. Giving in and seeing what’s wrong.
Send me luck.
Love you all,
Garnet, a muse wanna be

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I will place a solid recommendation here for the rather new album Salem’s Heir by Peter Gundry his work is so good that you can just hit play. Hope it makes a good addition to your play list

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@Garnet i hope your leg gets feeling better.

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Fav challenge so far! I love singing and I’m planning to study music next year. I was planning to cover “Verd Mín” by Eivor but I don’t think I can make it this week, but, I’ll play with those tunes and come up with something.

¡Gracias por la gran idea, @Kasandra! :heart:

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Thank you for sharing! I’m in love with Japanese music and its culture as well. One band that I’ve been listening is 人間椅子 (Ningen Isu) I recommend the song 虚無の声 (Voice of nothing), it’s more like rock metal but magical as well.

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Hope your leg does okay and the doctor has some good news for you!

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This song is not from a pagan rock group, but it’s very pagan in its lyrics and a beautiful bit of music. I’ve been wanting to share it with y’all for a while but couldn’t find a good reason to, and now I do. I give you Harvest by Nightwish.

And how do y’all get your videos to show up in your posts? I had to link it because embedding it didn’t work. ~pouts~

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Well the news wasn’t bad, so that’s good. No blood clot or bakers cyst. Need Imaging on the knee, maybe Friday. then probably a knee replacement…yuck

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Sorry you may need a knee replacement surgery, that’s awful, especially right now with all the Covid going on. I hope you’re able to get it.

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Hope you have a blast with it, @Christina4! :dancer:

Ahhhh that is so cool that you play so many instruments, @IrisW! :heart_eyes: I love piano (although I haven’t touched one in years) and I tried and failed with both the guitar and a Chinese flute called a Dizi- but I still love listening to others play them :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Hope you can find your instruments and that you have fun with them! :heart::guitar:

So glad you think so, @wasantha! Enjoy! :blush:

I have a whole list of “half-baked” challenge ideas that need to be developed more- but this one practically wrote itself! Thanks for such a fun idea @Kasandra- it’s been on my mind since you suggested it! :heart: And I’m looking forward to reading your Japanese spellwork- knowing you and your talents, I am sure it will be just as heartfelt as the works of Hiroko Moriguchi :notes::blush:

You’ve crafted some gorgeous chants lately, @Garnet- you deserve a good rest! Put your feet up and listen to some magickal tunes this week to help you recover :heart: Glad to hear the Doc didn’t have any bad news for you. I hope the imaging goes well- love and light! :pray:

Thanks for the recommendation @jim! :raised_hands: Adding in a link here for anyone who’d like a listen (it is indeed a good one! :blush:), one of the songs can be found in the Salem’s Heir Peter Gundry discussion. Good witchy tunes!

It sounds like a perfect theme for you, @WhiteFox- how exciting to study music! :star_struck: Good luck and have fun with your singing this week! :microphone:

I’m listening to “Harvest” now and I am loving it- thanks so much for the recommendation, @Amethyst! :heart_eyes: As for adding videos, it is a bit tricky. Hopefully this can help:

How to add a video directly into your post

  1. Copy the URL of the video you’d like to share.

  2. Create a text post here in the forum (a reply, a new discussion, etc.). After you have finished typing anything you want to say, use the ENTER key to go to the next line.

  3. Click ENTER again- you will need one blank line above the video URL for it to work.

  4. Now paste the video URL. Make sure there are no spaces or other text on the line- it must be just the video URL.

  5. Click ENTER again- you need one blank line below the video URL as well.

Hope that helped! The most important thing is that there is a completely blank line (no text or anything) both above and below the video URL :+1:


For @Kasandra, @WhiteFox, and any other fans of Japanese music- have you heard of the artists KOKIA or Akiko Shikata? They are two of my favorite Japanese artists who often make songs that align well with my personal witchy aesthetic :ok_hand: :grin:

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That’s a great reason to listen to the song!!!

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I love Japanese rock music!!!

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I love Akiko!!! This is one of my favorites:

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Glad you liked Harvest. It’s beautiful in my opinion.

Thanks for the tutorial! I’m gonna try it now with one of Damh the Bard’s new song.

Yay! I did it! Enjoy!

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I’m so sorry I missed this post yesterday! I am looking forward to this one, I have a witchy playlist on Spotify! Woo hoo! Well, more deity list than witchy I guess. :joy:

@Garnet I hope things continue to go well for your leg that everything flows smoothly for you.

I will post my entry after I get it together for the day. :rofl:

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