Pagan Chants

She Changes Everything She Touches
(Kore Chant)

A very well-known chant by Starhawk. There are a wide variety of lyrics which go along with this basic tune, including a set which are specifically about Persephone/Kore. (These lyrics are in The Spiral Dance and on Reclaiming's Chants CD.) Another verse which I personally like quite a bit is:
Everything lost is found again
in a new form, in a new way
Everything hurt is healed again
in a new time, in a new day.


The tune lends itself to a variety of harmonies, although I'm still hoping someday I will find a counter-chant which really goes well with this one. It is usually pretty easy to learn, and is pretty good for raising energy. I have also found it to be a useful chant to sustain the ritual energy while something is going on (for example, if people are passing around food, or are going one at a time to throw something into the fire).

This is found on Reclaiming's original Chants album. **Buy here**.

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She changes everything she touches and
everything she touches, changes
She changes everything she touches and
everything she touches, changes
Change is, touch is; touch is, change is.
Change us, touch us; touch us, change us.
We are changers;
everything we touch can change.
We are changers;
everything we touch can change.

- Starhawk



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