Simple songs for earth-based ceremonies & healing work
Photo: Shamanic Shift. Creative Commons license
Here's a collection of songs that we've created and shared in our drumming circle. We offer them here in hopes that other circles will incorporate them into your earth-honoring ceremonies, celebrations, and healing work.
We have grouped the songs according to how we use them (for example, opening and closing the circle).
We offer these songs through a Creative Commons license. You are free to download and use them for non-commercial purposes. If you have a commercial use in mind, contact us for permission: renayount9[at]gmail.com.
Here's a songbook with sheet music and lyrics. We'd enjoy hearing how you're using these songs. The songs are by Rena Yount unless otherwise noted.
Songs for casting a circle, inviting the spirits.
Songs for closing the ceremony, thanking the spirits
Honoring the elements
Earth, air, fire and water
Words by Rena Yount; music by Kay Yount
Lyrics by Kay Yount; Melody by Julia Ecklar. Used with permission
Seasonal or Daily Songs
Words by Rena Yount; music by Rena and Kay Yount
Words by Kay Yount; music by Kay and Rena Yount
Allies in healing
Animal, plant, and elemental helpers
Song for the green growing ones