The Chant of the Elements

 

In 1926, Dion Fortune was contacted by a group of Elemental Beings who transmitted to her the words which came to be known as 'The Chant of the Elements.' This beautiful invocation is rarely seen in its entirety and we are very pleased to be able to include it in our website. The Elemental Beings who communicated these words to Dion Fortune emphasised that it was the Green Ray contacts that would bring Power into her magical Fraternity. The magical work associated with the Blue Ray of Hermetic Wisdom and the Purple Ray of Devotion were already well established and had built a strong foundation, but the creative power of Green Ray of Elemental Magic was now brought in.

In the 90 years that have passed since this Chant was first communicated to Dion Fortune, the Green Ray and Elemental contacts have become widely used in many magical groups - perhaps, now, even more so than the Hermetic and Devotional Rays. It is difficult to work with all three Rays in balance, although one of DF's central beliefs was that we should try to find this balance in ourselves and in our magical work.

The words of the Chant are reproduced below in full. They have a unique, spontaneous, heart-felt quality to them that comes off the page even as you read them, but if you can memorise a few verses and chant them aloud, out of doors they will truly begin to work their magic. 

Originally, the Chant was especially associated with Glastonbury Tor and the powers that gather there, and this is still very much the case, as many folk have discovered for themselves. But they can be used to make contact with the Elemental Powers in any natural location - and as with any magical work, if you are able to chant the words regularly in the same place, even better. "Feel with them, Move with them, Sing with them."

 

 

The Chant of the Elements

 

The wind and the fire work on the hill.

The wind and the fire work on the hill.

The wind and the fire work on the hill.

Invoke ye the wind and the fire.

 

The wind and the fire work on the hill.

The wind and the fire work on the hill.

The wind and the fire work on the hill.

The wind and the fire work on the hill.

Trust ye the wind and the fire.

 

The wind and the fire work on the hill;

Hail to the wind and the fire.

Draw our vitality into you and learn

To work with the Nature Forces.

The wind and the fire work on the hill;

Hail to the wind and the fire. 

 

Sun and air,

Sun and air,

Sun and air.

 

Earth and water are friendly and kind.

Earth and water are friendly and kind.

Earth and water are friendly and kind.

The sun and the fire work on the hill;

Hail to the sun and the fire.

 

Do not think about the Nature Forces,

Feel with them.

They have not minds.

You cannot touch them with the mind.

Feel with them.

Move with them.

Sing with them.

 

Do not be afraid of them; 

You need them.

You have left them too far behind for Power;

For they are on the Power side of things.

And without the Elemental Forces

You have no power to give expression

To your desire.

Unless it be the will

Of the Lords of the Elements

For they hold the gates,

And the gates open to admit

To the Inner World.

 

And you can go in

By the Grace of the Lords of the Elements.

They are your friends

If you can rule your own elemental nature.

They share with you

The holiness of Elemental Nature.

And control and force must be balanced.

We love not weakness

We scorn it.

 

You must make us respect you;

And you must respect us;

And you must love us;

And we will love you.

And those who love the Elements,

And those whom the Lords of the Elements

Respect and trust

Shall be entrusted with the force of the Elements.

And the power of the Elements shall be

As a flame among men;

As a rushing tide;

And a mighty wind;

And still as the rocks.

 

You shall sweep things aside

As a fire

If the Lords of the Elements ride with you.

The Kings of the Powers of the Air

Shall ride with you;

And the stability of the depths of the Earth

Shall guard you.

Where my friends are 

There is Purity and Power;

Where the waters sweep out to the endless horizon,

Spaceless and timeless for ever

There shall strength be.

Where my people are

There is strength and wealth and wisdom.

As the rocks are strong,

As the rocks are rich,

So the deep things are wise.

 

Wind and water,

Wind and water,

Wind and water.

Water and earth that make fruitful;

Water and earth that make fruitful.

And you shall never lack the water-springs.

You shall have the power to call up

The water-springs and upon the rain.

The water-springs in the name

Of earth and water.

And the rains in the Name of water and wind.

Water and wind;

Water and wind;

Water and wind.

Wind and water.

 

Fire and earth;

Fire and earth;

Fire and earth.

And the wealth of the earth

For power to the Master.

The fire shall cleanse;

The fires shall enlighten;

And tenderly shall the water 

Bear you. 

 

Love ye the Elemental things

They are very old;

They are ever young;

Ageless and deathless - Eternal-

Immortal.

From of old

And for ever, rule we

Our kingdom.

And we are in the depths

Of your being.

Awaken and come;

Awaken and come;

Awaken and come.

Awaken and come.

 

Come from the depths of the Elemental Being,

And lighten our darkness.

Come in the Name of the White Christ

And the Hosts of the Elements.

Come at our bidding, and serve with us

The One Name above all Names

The Lover of men

And of the Elemental peoples,

The Great Name of Jeheshua

Jesu.

 

And there shall be no night

Where my people are.

And the night shall be as day

In the light of eternal fire.

And there shall be peace

Where my people are.

The peace of the heights above the winds.

And there shall be purity.

 

Fire and air;

Fire and air;

Fire and air

For power to serve the Master.

 

You have been given the freedom of the Elements.

Use them.