Pagan Chants

Blood of the Ancients

This well-known chant is especially appropriate for Samhain or any time when ancestors are being honored. It's a steady, serious chant which is pretty easy to teach. The words have a tendency to mutate into "the forms change" (rather than "the forms pass"), which works well sound-wise, but has a somewhat different meaning.

The original recording is on Charlie Murphy & Jami Sieber's Canticles of Light, performed with the Total Experience Gospel Choir. (**listen and buy here**).

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It's the blood of the ancients
That runs through our veins
And the forms pass
But the circle of life remains

- Ellen Klaver

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