Parnassus (Chalice and Blade) - Beauty of the Earth

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Parnassus was a Wiccan vocal ensemble from Vancouver, BC who joined forces to create contemporary Pagan vocal music at a time when most Pagan music was Celtic-folk. Their debut album First Degree (2003) was a commercial and critical success, and they were a household name in Pagan music and a regular fixture at .BC choral festivals After some line-up changes they reformed as Chalice and Blade, and released a second album Wild Hunt (2006) which was also successful. In 2012, Chalice & Blade’s best known song, I Hear You Calling, was used in the NBC show Being Human. A video produced for the song has garnered over 650,000 views. When their coven disbanded, band leader Mo Jo, who is perhaps better known as the host of the Wigglian Way podcast, and vocalist Wendy Avis tried to make a go of it as a duo. They appeared at the Sun Wheel Pagan Music Festival in 2013. Mo Jo is now studying contemporary Pagan shamanism.

Wendy Avis
Dennis Chesworth
Jamie Field
Kelly Kent
Sue Parker



Beauty of the earth
White moon on the water
You are She Whom we find
At the end of desire


from Songs of the Northern Tribes, released May 17, 2015
Melody traditional. Lyrics and arrangement by Jamie Field. From the album First Degree (2008).



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Gaia Gathering

By invitation, thirteen Pagan artists have come together to create an anthology of some of the best in Canadian Pagan music and spoken word performance. The artists featured in this collection span the length and breadth of this vast nation, representing many different genres of music and many differing Pagan traditions, reflecting the staggering diversity of these, our Northern Tribes. ... more

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