Vanessa Cardui - Invocation

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Vanessa Cardui is a Pagan singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Calgary, AB. Her first album, Thought Experiment (2011) was released to rave critical reviews. She writes contemporay pieces exploring human relationships and Renaissance pieces for the Society for Creative Anachronism. Vanessa is popular in Calgary's burgeoning arts scene, sci-fi conventions and the Western Canadian Pagan festival circuit. Website: Bandcamp:


Audri, Sudri, Vestri, Nordri,
Michael, Ariel, Raphael, Gabriel,
Paralda, Djinn, Niksa, Ghob,
The fowl, the flame, the fish, the flower...

Hail to the lord of the quarters,
Fire and water, earth and air
And hail to the king who lives, loves, falls and dies
By the turning of the years
Hail to the forces that move and shape us,
Both seen and unseen,
And hail to the breath, spirit, blood, body, womb and heart
Of our lovely and terrible queen.

By the first inspiration upon waking,
By the smouldering embers of faith,
By the clamourous tides of human will,
By the cracking of seeds, by the cracking of eggs,
May the circle be cast.


from Songs of the Northern Tribes, track released June 28, 2013
From "The Wine-Dark Sea" (limited edition Pagan EP), June 28, 2013.



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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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