OMPHALOS


I am no one. I am nothing. I am nowhere.
I am everything. I am everywhere. I am everyone.
I am all things. I am all.

I am ONE



THE ALCHEMIST

I am no longer the dust, still and lifeless, Waiting to be swept away.
No longer am I cast shadow bending in the candlelight.
Crawling the walls like weighted smoke, I hear those words kept unsaid
and I walk in the worlds of the living and the dead.
My retribution is to glow in the gold that I know I behold
Despite the shadow that my feelings left of old.

Alchemize
The Calcified
Chambers of my heart of my heart.


My retribution is to glow in the gold that I know I behold
Despite the shadows that my halo left of old.

Alchemize
The Calcified
Chambers of my heart of my heart.


And the temperance of deep waters, moves through me again.
In this dark dark world, In this dark dark world
They carry me home, carry me home.


AH TAH MAHL KOOT VIH G' BOO RAH VIH G' DOO LAH


In the currents of the waters, and the glistening of the light, in the striated minerals,
I’m learning how to fight. In the angles of the fractals, and the glistening of the light,
in the striated fractals, I’m learning how to to fight.
My retribution is to glow in the gold that I know I behold.


Alchemize

The Calcified

Chambers of my heart,

of my heart


And the temperance of deep waters, moves through me again,
In this dark dark world, In this dark dark world
They carry me home, carry me home.



ANCIENT WAYS

In the scratches of the diamonds , and the screams of the ravens,
and the tumbling of the stones, I learn the rituals and old ways:
light the fire, sound the bells, move the smoke, salt the shells, coil the light,
spread the cards, braid the twine, travel inward...
In the smoky wisps of incense, and the whispers of the branches
and the DNA of bones, I learn the rituals and old ways:
light the fire, sound the bells, move the smoke, salt the shells,

call them forth, raise the power, cut the air, burn the cauldron.


TANA TANUS JANA JANUS ARISHAM TRUTUS SATUR MENSUS
TANA TANUS JANA JANUS KIRAHM VENU THERA SILVUS

AS ABOVE SO BELOW


Wisdom of the bone, blessings of the blood, messenger+serpent, travelling below.
On the river black, moon+stars above, walking on the tombs of ancestors below.
They take my hands, palms to palms, they give me maps,
lines in my hands, a path to guide my way. Cut away the flesh, peeling past the veins,
whittle at the bone, I’m seeing past the grave.
In the rusted nails and charcoal, and the shattered glass and damp, cold soil.
In the roots of the trees, I learn the rituals and old ways:
light the fire, sound the bells, move the smoke, salt the shells,
coil the light, spread the cards, braid the twine, travel inward.



ARADIA

I AM ANCIENT:
From my womb you came, Into my earth you will dissolve again.
With air I breathed life into you, Upon this breath you’ll pass away.

I AM THE GREAT EMBRACE
I AM THE WOMB OF EVERYTHING

Aradia la donna di potere, la Regina de la Streghe
at te invoko, e te chiamo ad alta voce, appari di fronte a me

I am the WOMB of the world.
Never have I been a virgin, never I will.
My blood runs through all DNA,
As Mother I am sentient to Spirit in all things.
Father Sun warms my heart, and seeds my womb.
But without my blood, this world is just a tomb.

I AM ANCIENT:

From my womb you came, Into my earth you will become a grave.
With air I breathed life into you,Upon this breath you’ll pass away

I AM THE GREAT EMBRACE
I AM THE WOMB OF EVERYTHING



MOTHER

Smoke rises, trees tremble, ravens screaming, there’s fire in the sky.
There’s death on the horizon, and I’ll run to behold your sacrifice.

MOTHER I can feel your flesh burning MOTHER I can smell your sacrifice
MOTHER I can feel your flesh burning MOTHER the Witch is burning
MOTHER I can feel your flesh burning MOTHER I can smell your sacrifice
MOTHER I can feel your flesh burning MOTHER the Witch is burning

I LEARN THE MYSTERIES

I’ll gather your ashes, And swallow them all, planting your seeds within me,
In your resonance I’ll grow. I’ll be a monument, I’ll be a testament,
I’ll be an offering of darkness and light.
GLORY GLORY The Witch is risen, by the light of the moon
GLORY GLORY and She will find us by the light of the moon
GLORY GLORY and She will guide us by the light of the moon

Smoke rises, trees tremble, ravens screamIng there’s fire in the sky.

MOTHER I can feel your flesh burning MOTHER I can smell your sacrifice
MOTHER I can feel your flesh burning MOTHER the Witch is burning
MOTHER I can feel your flesh burning MOTHER I can smell your sacrifice
MOTHER I can feel your flesh burning MOTHER the Witch is burning



FATHER

I am Cernunnos, I am Dianus, I Trismegistus, I Sol Invictus
Father take this suffering, take this endless pain.

I am Cernunnos, I am Dianus, I Trismegistus, I Sol Invictus
Father takes this small self and eclipse me in the sun

I am Cernunnos, I am Dianus, I Trismegistus, I Sol Invictus

Father take this suffering and emptiness,
take this fragile self and hopelessness,
take this endless pain and broken faith
and burn them in the sun.
Father take these broken wings and emptiness.
Father take these wanderings and aimlessness.
Father take this endless pain and broken faith,
and eclipse them in the sun.
Father I am brighter than this, move me in your golden light.
Father from small beginnings,
expand me like the sun.

I AM I HAVE I CAN




GODDESS OF LIGHT

Suffer this burden, wear me to the bone, no place to call my home.
In the blackness of this bottomless pit, I feel released of worthlessness.
I feel released of worthlessness.

Birds of prey, burn in flames, The shadow of death calls out my name.
I feel a chill put me to sleep, but there’s a light inside of me,
but there’s a light inside of me.

Lay me down upon the pyre, set alight my funeral fire, when the phoenix comes to perch,
bear witness to my eternal rebirth...and equal parts earth, a Goddess of light come forth.

Suffer this burden, wear me to the bone No place to call my home.
My witchy skin, worn pale and thin, Pulls me towards the earth again.
Upon my spells and rituals, I cast away this animus

Self-sacrifice, and endless nights.

Goddess of Light

Goddess of Light

Goddess of Light




HOWL AT THE MOON

Four thousand wings fly over me. Another waking dawn of blackened victory.
A shroud of death death death bears down upon my skin,
It holds me close, suffocates me in.

LOOK AWAY LOOK AWAY to the Moon now
LOOK AWAY LOOK AWAY to the Sun now
LOOK AWAY LOOK AWAY to the Moon now
LOOK AWAY LOOK AWAY to the Sun now

I feel the weight of countless tombs, As screaming earthly hands of doom.
I feel a chill put me to sleep, But there’s a light inside of me.

LOOK AWAY LOOK AWAY from the tomb now...

Uncoil serpentine, trifold trifold in my spine.
In these eyes, an atmosphere of exile.
Devils among us, deeming us worthless.

The hounds of hell are chasing after me, They won’t let go of my wings.
The king of death won’t let go his hold on me, He’s come to clip my wings.
This aching place of things unsesn, Deep wells of grief they confess to me.
I feel their breath breath breath against my chest. Spirits are here now, they are awaiting

LOOK AWAY LOOK AWAY to the Moon now
LOOK AWAY LOOK AWAY to the Sun now
LOOK AWAY LOOK AWAY to the Moon now
LOOK AWAY LOOK AWAY to the Sun now



PILLARS

What is this life I cling to, Illusion of separation.
Pass me over, pass me through, pass me out of this fleshy tomb.

This body is a PRISON
This body is a TEMPLE
This body is a GODDESS
This body is ILLUSION



THE SECRET

You wait for a moment, some sacred moment, to come and light your way.
You wait for embrace that never gives, it only takes yet, you wait and you wait.

It’s a let down and it will never stop,
If you don’t go within you go without.

You wear a grey shoud that numbs you out and dumbs you down.
And all your time is running by like millions of insects flying to raw meat,
like vapors escaping a hot, hot desert heat.

It’s a let down and it will never stop,
If you don’t go within you go without.



SALEM’S WOUNDS

Walk into the light...
One hundred years of ruthless fires burn within me.
Feel slike a hundred demons’ talons tearing through me.

Behold, samsara manifest,
As I surrender to the madness.

Salem’s wounds try to burn the witch within me.
Exorcism commands my demons to release me.


Behold, samsara manifest,
As I surrender to the madness.
Behold Behold Behold

WALK INTO THE LIGHT WALK INTO THE LIGHT

Shape shift this deadness, leave it all behind

HALLELUJAH I’m burning into nothingness
HALLELUJAH There will be nothing left but light
HALLELUJAH I’m burning into nothingness
HALLELUJAH There will be nothing left but light
HALLELUJAH Crack open illusory shell
HALLELUJAH shed shed like a serpent’s tail
HALLELUJAH look within to find the light
HALLELUJAH rise eternal phoenix rise

Move forward be burned

WALK INTO THE LIGHT



THE SWORD + THE STONE

Who’ll be there , When I lay down my sword,
Embrace this embattled warrior.
You cut me on this earthplane, I feel it like knife blades,
Sinking into my softness, into
my heart
and my soul
cutting down
to the bone
all I give you
like gems and crystals
a value deep inside like hidden treasures.
The sea rises, To meet my howls in the wind.
I’m searching, deeper, darker, I use my sword to cut my way into
my heart
and my soul
cutting down
to the bone
all i give you
like gems and crystals
a value deep inside like hidden treasures.
There’s snakes in the water, An omen in the sky,
The black stone of Metatron, Tumbles deep into this night

OH OH OH The crows tell me it will be so, Down to the chasm of the light
OH OH OH As will the sticks and the stones, Down to the chasm of the light
OH OH OH The crows tell me it is so,
OH OH OH There’s a message in the bones, Timeless like the blood that flows
OH OH OH The Ancient fire in me grows, Burning from the inside out
OH OH OH Whittle me down to porous bones
till there’s nothing left but love to fill the holes,

Till I’m pure potential like a ghost.

WHO’LL BE THERE

Who’ll be there when I lay down my sword



THE ASCENT

Be near me now
As I die unto myself
Releasing in a flame of gold and laid to rest beside myself.

I open the door of no return,
And say farewell to sorrows past,
And die unto the light And die unto the light.

EARTH, AIR, FIRE, WATER

Consecrate me to the Great 4 Quarters

EARTH, AIR, FIRE, WATER

Tago! Alpena! Settrano! Meana!

Eh heh yeh
Yud heh vahv hey Elohim
Yud heh vahv heh Elo a v’dah at
Shaddai el chai, Adonai, Ha a retz

It’s not for me to have and to hold.
When I know the gold is inside me,
So I let go, I let go
When it’s time it will return to me,
Completely enflame me.
The searing flames of in-between. On the breath of Ra the serpent sings,
never be the same FIRE Move Through WATER Move through EARTH
Move through AIR

Never be the same again...
staring at the flames
in the flames


White Willow

I reclaim

these Ancient Ways
for which I’ve been burned,
from which I hid,
from which I ran

I RECLAIM
I RECLAIM
I RECLAIM

My Ancient Guides call me
from the hearth and it’s flames
to dance under the Moon again
and in the sun, too, I shall
rise in Phoenix light

I RECLAIM
I RECLAIM
I RECLAIM

I hold my path blessed again,
blessed again

I RECLAIM
I RECLAIM
I RECLAIM

through my heart
all the treasures are handed to me
blossoming upon the Golden Bough
She gifted to me
Dear Mother,
Dear Guide,
Blessed is this Light
Blessed is this Light
Blessed is this Light


All Lyrics Copyright KARYN CRISIS 2014













Karyn Crisis' Gospel Of The Witches

"Salem's Wounds"