Monday, February 6, 2006


I was searching the net for information on "smooring" (more on that in another entry) the old Celtic ritual of putting the fire to bed at night and came across a site that has both the Christian Carmina Gadelica paired with more traditional prayers or runes. The link to the site can hopefully be found here 

Anyway, I really liked this one. Especially the part about following the ancient trackways.


Give thou thine heart to the wild magic,
To the Lord and the Lady of Nature,
Beyond any consideration of this world.

Do not covet large or small,
Do not despise weakling or poor,
Semblance of evil allow not near thee,
Never give nor earn thou shame.

The Ancient Harmonies are given thee,
Understand them early and prove,
Be one with the power of the elements,
Put behind thee dishonour and lies.

Be loyal to the Lord of the Wild Wood,
Be true to the Lady of the Stars,
Be true to thine own self besides,
True to the magic of Nature above all else.

Do not thou curse anyone,
Lest thou threefold cursed shouldst be,
And shouldst thou travel ocean and earth,
Follow the very step of the ancient trackways.

This document copyright 1997 - Mike Nichols


oceanmrc said...

Thank you; very nice.

lisaram1955 said...

These poems/prayers are lovely.  After I finish up with my Native American books, I'll start on the Celtic stuff.  Lisa  :-]