Continued . . .
As a child she claims to have
sung to fairies, as an adult she calls
herself a Scorpio Witch.
Wendy Rule is a complex, but approachable
entertainer. A consummate
entertainer, she was in the lobby when I arrived. She sat on a sofa,
stacks of her CD’s on the coffee table.
She cheerfully autographed
her CD’s, personalizing it for each concert goer.
We told her that a contingent
in the audience came from Temple of the Goddess and thanked her for
her permission to use some of her songs at our seasonal rituals. She
was delighted to meet us in person and asked if there were any
particular songs we’d like to hear. One of our group suggested,
Shine, and lo and behold, Wendy sang it during the concert.
As she walked onto the stage,
I could examine her attire. She definitely presented a witchy
picture–tight bodice and a black flowing skirt. If I had any doubts
about her taking my religion of Paganism seriously, she dispelled
them immediately. The first thing she did was consult the compass on
the small table next to the chair on stage. Her first number was
The Circle Song. She cast a circle, not in relation to the stage
or the audience, but by the compass.
After raising energy in all of
us, she sat on the chair next to the small table holding the
compass, a chalice of water, and a lit candle. The size of the
theater, as well as the stage, made for an intimate evening. We, in
the front row, were literally ten feet and one small step away from
a powerful voice ranging from soft whispers to resonating highs.
She played her guitar, the
only accompaniment needed. However, in the middle of the
performance, her son Reuben played the accordion while she played
the guitar and sang Wolf Moon. I discovered that the
accordion is not an antiquated musical instrument, and was indeed a
proper instrument to voice Pagan feelings.
Wendy’s songs have been
described as Shamanic, and no song is more Shamanic than Singing
to the Bones.
darkness soothes my sorrow
through the line of reason
Takes to the
place of shadows
to the Bones
Paganism weaves throughout her
lyrics as thread weaves through a tapestry. Child the First
And you are
And you are
And magic and
And you will be
And you, you
can do anything, anything, everything
Child the First
Wendy sang Shine, one
of Temple of the Goddess ritual-goers’ favorite, even dedicating it
to Temple of the Goddess. It was overwhelmingly emotional for the
You are braver
than mythical heroes
rescued the child of the dreamland
conquered the beast of the shadow
The universe is
centered on where you stand
Feel the world
at your feet
you from time
And all because
drinking the nectar divine
How can one not feel uplifted
after hearing those lyrics? Shamanism, Paganism, deep soul
spirituality snake round and about in her music and the words,
changing the listener, which therefore changes the world.
That magickal night we also
heard Zero, and Oh How I Dream, and others, all coming
from a place of sacred intent. Far too soon Wendy sang an opening of
the circle she had cast at the beginning of the concert.
As I left with my CD, Wendy
Rule again sat on the couch in the lobby, signing CD’s for
appreciative fans. She’s coming back to the U.S. next year and
Temple of the Goddess hopes to be able to work with her in some way.
Watch for an announcement in our eNewsletter, but believe me, I’m
going to buy a ticket first. I cannot, I will not miss hearing this
Scorpio Witch spinning a web of Spirit Power around my soul.
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