Shawna Carols Goddess Chant
Shawna Carol
Shawna Carol
Goddess Chant

Goddess Chant is a Mass to the Sacred, visioned and composed by Shawna Carol. It is a sung celebration dedicated to empowering women and honoring the Goddess in all beings.

The ritual is composed of songs that are both beautiful and easy to sing.

It can be done in different ways: as a large scale performance, a small scale performance, a 'one woman show' or as a circle ceremony.

Here is a video of a circle ceremony

Here is a video about doing it as a performance

If you would like support and guidance with bringing this ceremony to your community, click here.

As you scroll down this page, you will see a guide for creating Goddess Chant, including the songs, the script for the High Priestess (download script), and a brief description of each section.

For each song there are recordings so that you can easily learn them. (click here for chord charts)

(The ritual begins with a sung invocation of the Goddess. We say "I am" and "You are" so that we who hear this are each affirmed in our own divinity.)
Shawna Carols Goddess Chant
Be still and Listen
Know that I am you are Goddess
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(A circle is cast, calling in the five directions. If you want to use Shawna's words click here, or use your own words.)

High Priestess:
I am a Holy Woman. I am a Priestess of the Goddess of a thousand names and faces. I am the Trinity: the Triple Goddess, three in one. I am the maiden: young, innocent, a seed of all that is to come. I am the Mother, Creator of all. I am the Crone, the Ancient One who stands at the doorway between birth, death, and rebirth. I appear before you now as the Old One. For I’ve been here for all of time.
Shawna Carols Goddess Chant
Make Sacred Space
And Be Reminded
Of Who You Are
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(With this traditional invocation, the Goddess introduces herself to us.)

High Priestess:

I who am the beauty of the green earth

And the white moon among the stars

And the mystery of the waters,

I call upon your soul to arise and come unto me.

For I am the soul of nature that gives life to the universe.

From Me all things proceed and to Me they must return.

Let my worship be in the heart that rejoices,

for behold-

All acts of love and pleasure are My rituals.

Let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion,

Honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you.

And you who seek to know Me,

know that your seeking and yearning will avail you not,

unless you know the Mystery:

For if that which you seek,

you find not within yourself,

You will never find it without.

For behold,

I have been with you from the beginning

And I am that which is attained at the end of desire.

Shawna Carols Goddess Chant

words by Doreen Valiente, music by Shawna Carol

I Who Am The Beauty
Of The Green Earth
And The White Moon
Among The Stars
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(Invoking the maiden, we empower ourselves by affirming our worthiness and holiness.)

High Priestess:
I am the Maiden. I am waiting to be initiated. I await my awakening. I am full of life, and ready to step into my full power.
Shawna Carols Goddess Chant
You Are Sanctified
By The Name
That You Call
Your Own
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(We invoke the Great Mother, source of all life and limitless love.)

High Priestess:
I stand before you as the Mother, the Creatrix. All that is born comes through me. All have been suckled at my breast. I am the one who carried you into this world. And I watch over you with the most generous love known on earth.
Shawna Carols Goddess Chant
There Is No End
To Love
There Are No Doors
That Are Closing
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Spiritsinging is listening to the voice of Spirit and letting it express through you in sound without words. It is about choosing to say yes to what you want to create, empowering your vision instead of your fear. It is a choice to re-invent your life, with the sacred at the center. To learn more about Spiritsinging read Shawna's book:
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High Priestess:
In the traditional way, the Priestesses and Priests of old went into the sacred groves or to the mountains or caves, and entered into trance. There they would speak and sing as the Oracle, offering themselves as a vessel for a direct communion with the flow of Spirit. I call upon the ancient spirit of the Oracle- Be Here Now.
Shawna Carols Goddess Chant
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(The essential teaching of "The Charge of the Star Goddess" is that pleasure is a sacrament and holy. It challenges the notion that pleasure is sinful, as extensively taught in monotheism. All acts of love and pleasure are rituals of the Goddess. )

High Priestess:
I am the temple dancer. All acts of love and pleasure are my ritual. I am the sacred initiator of all that is erotic. I am the doorway to ecstasy... sacred pleasure.
Shawna Carols Goddess Chant
I Am The Goddess
I Am The Mother
All Acts Of Love And Pleasure
Are My Ritual
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(Every woman is the Goddess embodied. We heal from the excesses of patriarchy by praising her.)

High Priestess:
Every woman is the Goddess in body. The embodiment of the Divine. It’s time for us to remember. The moment has come, and a great healing is upon us. Recognizing and honoring the Divine Feminine, the Goddess, is one of the most powerful ways available to us for healing from the excesses of dominator culture. And to amplify this healing, we must praise what has been cast down. Praise your Sisters, praise your Daughters, praise your Mothers, praise Her.
Shawna Carols Goddess Chant
When You Look
In Your Sister's Eyes
Praise Her
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(We let go of the past and release old limiting beliefs. We affirm the power of song to lift our spirits up. This is a rocking admonition to celebrate the Now.)

High Priestess:
Now that we’ve praised Her, there is no turning back. The past is over. It is time now to rise up and celebrate our return to the Goddess in all Her many forms.
Shawna Carols Goddess Chant
Our Purpose Here
Is To Rise Up
The past is over
It can touch me not
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(May we embrace the Divine Feminine and come into loving relationship with our Mother the Earth.)

High Priestess:
It is the end of the Patriarchy, the dark times. It is always darkest before the dawn. From the depth of this night, the enlightened times are coming. By the power of my word, I call forth the return of the light. Blessed Be.
Shawna Carols Goddess Chant
All Is Growing
And Expanding
Blessed Be
The Light Has Come
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(Between rounds of singing Be Still And Listen, the spirits of the Five Directions are thanked and released by the person who invoked them. If you want to use our suggested words click here, or use your own words.)

High Priestess:
The Goddess is walking among us. The feminine values rise again. Celebrating Her helps transform and heal the male and female power imbalance on the planet. We call forth a partnership between the Sacred Feminine and the Sacred Masculine – the Goddess and the God. Together we are creating a culture that cares for its children, respects its elders, and chooses nonviolence.
We call upon all people of all genders. Let us look in our hearts and find the Goddess within us, to honor and protect her, and nurture the sparks of the Mother within our own hearts.
We return to being still and listening as we release the directions, knowing that I am, you are, Goddess!
Shawna Carols Goddess Chant
Be Still And Listen
Know That I Am
You Are
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Shawna Carols Goddess Chant
May We Be
A Sisterhood
And Brotherhood
In Love
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High Priestess:
Let's join hands. Thank you, spirits of this land. Thanks to all, seen and unseen, who made this offering possible. As a priestess of the Goddess, it is my prayer that we may embrace the Divine Feminine and come into loving relationship with our Mother, the Earth. We dedicate this ceremony to the Goddess in Her many forms.
We are changed. We have raised the energy of the Goddess. Let us affirm the intention to carry this energy with us out into the world. Let us raise our hands and say together one final Blessed Be…