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The Burning Times

The Burning Times

 

In the cool of the evening they used to gather, 'neath the stars in a meadow, circled near and old oak tree,

At the times appointed by the seasonsof the Earth, At the times appointed by the phases of the Moon,

In the centre of them stood a woman, equal with the others but respected for her work,

One of the many we call the Wytches, the Healers and the Teachers of the wisdom of the Earth,

The people grew through the knowledge that she gave them,

Herbs to heal their bodies, Spells to make their spirits whole,

Hear them chanting incatiations, calling on the Wise Ones, celebrating in dance and song.

 

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna,

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna,



There were those who came to power and domination,

And they bonded in the worship of a dead man on a cross,

They took control of the common people, by demanding allegiance to the Church of Rome,

And the Pope declared the inquisition, it was a war against the women, who's power they feared,

In this holocaust against the nature of people, nine million European women dies,

And the tale is told of those, who by the hundreds, whilst holding together,

Chose their death in the sea, whilst chanting the names of the Mother Goddess,

A refusal of betrayal, women were dying to be free

 

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna,

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna,

 

Now the Earth is a Wytche, and we still burn Her,

Stripping Her down with mining and the poisons of our wars,

Still to us the Earth is a Healer, our Teacher, our Mother,

she's the weaver of the web of life, who keeps us all alive

She gives us visions tosee through the Chaos,

She gives us courage, it is our will to survive.

 

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna,

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna,

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna,

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna,

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna,

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna,

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna,

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna,

 

 

 

 

 

Original by Charlie Murphy.

The Burning Times Song and Words adapted by

The Gaia Choir - "Woman Song"