Imbolc

Litany of the Five Elements

by Selena Fox

This call and response chant was designed for use at Candlemas (Imbolc) festivals and for healing rituals. Chant can be either intoned (on a single note or a sequence of notes with harmonic fourths and/or fifths) or spoken.

P signifies Priestess and/or Priest.

All signifies All participants including Priest/ess.

Sound indicates sacred sound making to bring closure to each segment. It can take the form of a single bell run by Priestess/Priest or drum and rattle rhythms made by all.

Chant is suitable as a preparatory blessing chant for those beginning a ritual and as a means of honoring sacred space and circle casting. Chant can be done facing the five directions: North for Earth, East for Air, South for Fire, West for Water, Center for Spirit.

The Litany:

P: Powers of Earth, Come to Us.
All: Powers of Earth, Come to Us.

P: May our Bodies be cleansed of Disease.
All: May our Bodies be cleansed of Disease.

P: Powers of Earth, Purify Us.
All: Powers of Earth, Purify Us.

P: May our Bodies be filled with Wellness.
All: May our Bodies be filled with Wellness.

P: Powers of Earth, Bless Us.
All: Powers of Earth, Bless Us.

(Sound)

P: Powers of Air Come to Us.
All: Powers of Air Come to Us.

P: May our Minds be cleansed of Confusion.
All: May our Minds be cleansed of Confusion.

P: Powers of Air, Purify Us.
All: Powers of Air, Purify Us.

P: May our Minds be filled with Wisdom.
All: May our Minds be filled with Wisdom.

P: Powers of Air, Bless Us.
All: Powers of Air, Bless Us.

(Sound)

P: Powers of Fire, Come to Us.
All: Powers of Fire, Come to Us.

P: May our Actions be cleansed of Malice.
All: May our Actions be cleansed of Malice.

P: Powers of Fire, Purify Us.
All: Powers of Fire, Purify Us.

P: May our Actions be filled with Bliss.
All: May our Actions be filled with Bliss.

P: Powers of Fire, Bless Us.
All: Powers of Fire, Bless Us.

(Sound)

P: Powers of Water, Come to Us.
All: Powers of Water, Come to Us.

P: May our Hearts be cleansed of Resentment.
All: May our Hearts be cleansed of Resentment.

P: Powers of Water, Purify Us.
All: Powers of Water, Purify Us.

P: May our Hearts be filled with Compassion.
All: May our Hearts be filled with Compassion.

P: Powers of Water, Bless Us.
All: Powers of Water, Bless Us.

(Sound)

P: Powers of Spirit, Come to Us.
All: Powers of Spirit, Come to Us.

P: May our Souls be cleansed of Despair.
All: May our Souls be cleansed of Despair.

P: Powers of Spirit, Purify Us.
All: Powers of Spirit, Purify Us.

P: May our Souls be filled with Hope.
All: May our Souls be filled with Hope.

P: Powers of Spirit, Bless Us.
All: Powers of Spirit, Bless Us.

(Sound)