The Witches’ Rune

In covens, The Witches’ Rune is often used as an energizing opening ritual. This Wiccan chant is recited with great energy while rocking, dancing or spinning deosil by just one person for a similar opening.

Some covens use this chant for the Ring Dance around the altar. Everyone faces inward and, holding hands left palms up and right palms downward, alternate male and female with the High Priestess leading. She may let go of the man in front of her and weave the Coven after her, in and out like a snake. No one must let go and all must keep moving. During this time the Coven chants the Witches’ Rune.

Below are some common versions of the Witches’ Rune:

Version 1:

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, pentacle, and the 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 heaven, queen of hell

Send your aid into the spell.

Horned Hunter of the night

Work my will by magick right.

By the powers of land and sea

As I do say, “So mote it be!”

By all the might of moon and sun

As I do will, it shall be done!

Version 2:

“Eko, Eko, Azarak,

Eko, Eko, Zamilak,

Eko, Eko, Cernunnos,

Eko, Eko, Aradia!

Darksome night and shining moon,

East, then South, then West, then North;

Hearken to the Witches’ Rune

Here we come to call ye forth!

Earth and Water, Air and Fire,

Wand and Pentacle and Sword,

Work ye unto our desire,

Hearken ye unto our word!

Cords and censer, scrounge and knife,

Powers of the Witch’s blade

Waken ye unto life,

Come ye as the charm is made!

Queen of heaven, Queen of hell,

Horned Hunter of the night

Lend your power unto the spell,

And work our will by magic rite!

By all the power of land and sea,

By all the might of moon and sun

As we do will, so mote it be;

Chant the spell, and be it done!

Version 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, pentacle, and the 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 heaven, queen of hell

Send your aid into the spell.

Horned Hunter of the night

Work my will by magick right.

By the powers of land and sea

As I do say, “So mote it be!”

By all the might of moon and sun

As I do will, it shall be done!

Eko Eko, Azarak

Eko Eko, Zomilarak

Eko Eko, Cernunnos

Eko Eko, Aradia.

References:

  • https://pentacle.swankivy.com/wichrune.html
  • http://metaphysicsandlore.com/witches-rune-or-wiccan-chant/
  • https://witchesofthecraft.com/witches-rune/