Celestial Stones

by Car Dia / Susan Marie Paramor

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Rose Luckman I heard Avebury - The Journey on the Druidcast podcast, and absolutely loved it. It's great to hear a song about Avebury, a favourite place of mine, and this was lovely. I've never come across another song about Avebury, so this was wonderful. Favorite track: Avebury - The Journey.
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    A journey around the standing stones of Great Britain. Honouring a 6000 year old Yew tree and the Goddess Brighid.
    Full colour 12 page booklet included in the cd and photos taken of the journey. Take in Newgrange, Callanish, Stonehenge, Tomb of the Eagles and Bryn Celli Ddu and be immersed in these sacred sites.

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released June 17, 2017

Paul Gulliver-keyboards,programming,producer
Paul Southcott-fiddle&penny whistle player Newgrange,Callanish,Avebury
Alasdair Bodrm-drum Callanisn
Michelle Axe-spokenn word-Avebury
Spike Jones-vocal Brighid-drum-Tomb of The Eagles
Album cover-David White
Album Design-Sean Rice
To everyone who has supported me over the years. THANK YOU

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Track Name: Callanish - Sacred Moon
Callanish-Sacred Moon

Stood on the edge of distant Tir-na-nog

Your stony fingers reach up to the sky

An ink black night is pierced with sparkling stars

Like diamonds morphing daylight into night



Rhiannon like an arching comet rides

A blazoned trail cross dark mantled sky

A lunar beam fills open minds of power

Draw in the tides of watery delight

Chorus

Oh sacred moon with light so bright

Oh sacred moon shine forth tonight (rep)



The cuckoo hails midsummer rising sun

Stone avenues have waited all year long

To feel the heat of Sol the shining one

Who walks the land and all to soon is gone.

Chorus

Oh sacred moon so calm tonight

Oh blessed moon oh lady light (rep)

Over chorus. Dance naked in the moonlight



As Lord Sun dies a falling ball of fire

Released reborn a rising sacred moon

Her silvery trail slides over Mother Earth

Strong magic will a dark priest of the land

Chorus

Oh sacred moon ethereal light

Bathing in a sea of magic tonight

We dance the rite within your sight

Oh sacred moon bless us tonight (rep)

Over chorus. Dance naked in the moonlight
Track Name: Newgrange - Out of Mist
Out of mist and timeless stands a hill for all to see
Such majesty across fields of green purple clover sweet
Three corners came tribute now rock crystal and the stone
Honed by the men who loved the land unto their very bones.
Countless years of toil to rise a temple high and wide
The gateway dazzling crystal white arrested Gods in flight
It drew them into chambers deep, they marvelled at mans hand
Struck upon the rocks inside symbols sky and land.
chorus
Come now across the land gather at the sacred place
Go now for time is sand and soon will run away

Deep inside of the womb a splinter shaft of light
Will strike the sleeping God and Goddess a circle of dark and light
Honour in the ancient ways our ancestors of old
Drawing back the veil of time look inside living souls
chorus
Come now across the land gather at the sacred place
Go now for time is sand and soon will run away

Spirals twist then return three chambers out of sight
Ashes white cradled deep all with sacred rite
Oh come from lands as timeless stands this monument so great
Bring open hearts and feel the hands that raised the Gods so high.
chorus
Come now across the land gather in the sacred place
Go now for time is sand and soon will run away
Come now across the land gather in the sacred place
Go now for time is sand and soon will run away
Join hands and celebrate meeting in the ancient ways
Go now for time is sand and soon will steal your days.
Track Name: Car Dia - Avebury - The Journey
Did you know and did you say that you had walked a long long way
Over rolling downs through lush green grass
To make your way to Avebury
To make your way to Avebury
Round the barrow long hold the Goddess strong
Passed Silbury hill masculinity
All seeing Sul will guide you there
To make your way to Avebury
To make your way to Avebury

Did you know and did you say that you had walked a long long way
Over rolling downs through lush green grass
As you make your way to Avebury
As you make your way to Avebury
Round the barrow long holds the Goddess strong
The ghostly hound will make you stare
Some fifty souls were buried here
As you make your way to Avebury
As you make your way to Avebury

Yonder is a great white hill,first a bubbling stream you'll hear
Slake your thirst in waters clear
As the swallow springs from Avebury
As the swallow springs from Avebury
Free water spirits bathe your hair
Wash away all worldly care
Ver will rise to sing her song
As the swallow springs from Avebury
As the swallow springs from Avebury

King Sil he rides with fox and hare golden jingles fill the air
Returns to slumber deep inside
At Silbury hill in Avebury
At Silbury hill in Avebury
Stand atop this chalk white hill
Rising up where skylarks fly
Koeur surveys her pastures sweet. (Koeur hill Goddess)
At Silbury hill in Avebury
At Silbury hill in Avebury

The ridgeway leads to sanctuary a circle ancient as the cove
Deep rites are scored within the land
In Mother Earth at Avebury
In Mother Earth at Avebury
The snake it holds its head up high
Drops down to avenues unseen
Where Ur has placed her naval there
In Mother Earth at Avebury
In Mother Earth at Avebury

Ditch and bank round sarcen stones, humans pass great guardians tall
Two portals watch you tread inside
Step ritually in Avebury
Step ritually in Avebury
Three circles hold the magic strong
A pagan sky temple free
Ah-Ma shines silver on the cove
Step ritually in Avebury
Step ritually in Avebury

If you have the sight to see a pivot of reality
Functions in most every realm
The Obelisk at Avebury
The Obelisk at Avebury
Powerful mighty centre stone
Hold me in your memory
Alchemy transcending time
The Obelisk at Avebury
The Obelisk at Avebury.
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released June 3, 2016
Paul Gulliver music and production. Susan Marie Paramor lyrics melody. Paul Southcott fiddle. Michelle Axe spoken word. All the Rainbow camp fire friends who encouraged me to write this song.
Track Name: Sacred Witchy Tree
Sacred Witchy Tree

Help me sacred witchy tree I can not be here with thee

Watching humans is a farce, broken hearts within your grasp

Help me sacred wise old tree joining sky and earth below

These are worlds that you do know these are worlds that you do know

Chorus

I was here before the stones I was here before the bones

I was here before the cross I've been here long time lost



Tree of life history hold mighty trunks are gnarled and old

Lovers tryst beneath your boughs carving names in bleeding hearts

Ivy strangles church and cross standing stones are smashed and lost

Lift the veil and slip below lift the veil to slip below

Chorus

I was not the only one we were great we were love

Grasping roots our branches long

Standing in a circle strong



Calling to me great God Bran steeped in earth since time began

Dapples arms reach out to me swaying veins of mottled green

Whispering spirits call me near secret language to my ear

Draw me to thy portal now draw me to thy portal now

Spoken word...............

Chorus

I stood here with raven black battle cry sword and drum

Morrigan takes mankind's dead

Roots are stained with life blood red



Anchor deep in earths domain yew immortal will remain

Ancient pillar of the realms sweet surrender to the dream

Endlessly the wheel goes round mortals tread on hallowed ground

Through the gate to mystery through the gate to mystery

Chorus

I am poison magic strong hissing snake around me twist

Song bird raven owl dark crow bliss eternal by my bow

Chorus

I was here before the stones I was here before the bones

I was here before the cross I've been here long time lost (rep)
Track Name: Stonehenge Winter Solstice
Stonehenge Winter Solstice Prayer



Kernunos you call to me

Rhiannon you are my queen

I look to the light am drawn to the dark

Both are deep in me

Rhiannon you are my queen

Rhiannon you know my name

You ride in the night on a stead of pure white

Rhiannon you inspire me

Chorus

We've gathered here a thousand times to watch the sun to rise

Pale is the Winter solstice light on weathered stone and eyes



Kernunos you call to me

From mountain and forest green

Grasping the snake at underworlds gate

Kernunos horned God in me

The Morrigan carrion dream

Dark Raven your shadow creeps

On your wings is a soul born on your flight

Oh! Morrigan embrace me

Double chorus

The dark released its icy grip ten thousand voices raised

The priests and people call out loud Mabons reborn today



This sceptres isle is draped in white this earth of majesty

Stone temple crown of wisest ones a jewel for all to see



The old ones are calling me

All buried in love and peace

Were laid to rest so stay to rest

For all eternity

Our ancestor ancient kings

The guardians neath our feet

Stone sentinels stand that circle our land

Exalted warrior priests
Track Name: Stonehenge Summer Solstice -The breath of Summer
The snaking river carries the song
Along ceremonial avenues
Past stellar cairns interned with kings
Through the rolling Wiltshire down
A spirit of understanding truth
Flows from stone to bone to man
Hear their sigh feel the bond
That reaches out from time to time
Chorus
Lord Sol he warms my upturned face
The land the stones with equal grace
Approach with clarion clash and drum
Walk as many walk as one

The breath of summer touches throng
Among the stones the revellers drum
Drunk on moments filled with rites
A multitude breaths sings as one
Fall into the other world
Spiral patterns move my hands
Close your eyes feel the stones
Ancients whisper on the breeze
Chorus
Lord Sol he warms my up turned face
The land the stones with equal grace
As elders leave us one by one
Unwritten wealth goes to the grave

Lord Sole he warms my upturned face
The land the stones with equal grace
So Druids stand and chant the rites
Casting spells with magic staff

The ravens carried on the wind
A shiny feather flutters down
Raven crows observing us
Watch them fly above the stones
Crows are swooping as clouds go by
Chorus
Lord Sol he warms my upturned face
The land the stones with equal grace
A hungry crow called petulant
Is treasured by a kingly hand

A solstice child danced with glee
Barefoot on the sacred ground
The stones look on this Pagan girl
Gift the future to her hands
Power surges through her feet
Encapsulate as time is still
As we leave she'll take our place
So they'l never stand alone
Chorus
Lord Sole he warms my upturned face
The land the stones with equal grace
As mother earth and father sky
embrace to make this world of ours

Lord Sole he warms my upturned face
The land the stones with equal grace
So Druids stand and chant the rites
Casting spells with magic staff

Lord Sole he warms my upturned face
The land the stones with equal grace
Approach with clarion clash and drum
Walk as many walk as one

Lord Sole he warms my upturned face
The land the stones with equal grace
A solstice child she danced with glee
The stones look on and Blessed Be
Blessed Be, Blessed Be
Track Name: Bryn Celli Dddu - The Dark Grove
Bryn Celli Ddu - The Dark Grove

We talk of stone rings sages and kings

With guardians who will guide us

But how can I sing of the world and its kings

When always the past invades me

Hammered in snakes the landscape it makes

A message in stone imparted

Chorus

Yn Ynys Môn there's a tomb of kings

We have always known it was there

The dark grove of the land



The light of the shore brings pilgrims and more

With offerings and care worn faces

Full throated the prayers for a summer so fair

Will the gods of the land still hear them?

The brook close by gives freely her song

To a land bedecked in green

Chorus

Yn Ynys Môn there's a tomb of kings

We have always known it was there

The dark grove of the land



The oxen is led to shaman and blessed

Then laid on the ground before us

Dance round a fire, drum through the night

Till a chariot of light is pulled forth

Of Mage and sage drawing the threads of

The land that was so free

Chorus

Yn Ynys Môn there is a tomb of chiefs

We have always known it was there

The dark grove of the land



The Gorsedd close by lines rocks stones and sky

Hewn symbols repeat their message

So chant blessed be before a petrified tree

Remember the oaks will hear you

Keep an ear to the ground for a whisper or sound

For a vision of what might be

Chorus

On this magic land there is a tomb of kings

We have always known it was there

The dark grove of the land

We have always known it was there

The dark grove of the land (rep)
Track Name: Brighid - Daughter of Dagda
The candles lit, hard is the ground

Beneath our feet without a sound

Brighid stirs the sleeping land

Visions and dreams stir and grow

Green mantle touch the frosted earth

Deep in the belly of the earth

Deep in the belly of the earth

Visions and dreams stir and grow

Visions and dreams stir and grow

Green mantle touch the frosted earth.



The hearth is lit,we gather round

Words are rising in the smoke

Forging friendships hand in hand

Anvils hammer heart beat blows

Burning bright the sacred flame

Deep in the belly of the earth

Deep in the belly of the earth

Visions and dreams stir and grow

Visions and dreams stir and grow

Burning bright the sacred flame.



Bright arrow of the morning light

Songs are drifting on the wind

A bird foot Goddess leaves a sign

Fairy swan on ashes at night

Keep weaving signs of solar life.

Deep in the belly of the earth

Deep in the belly of the earth

Visions and dreams stir and grow

Visions and dreams stir and grow

Keep weaving signs of solar life



Gaze into the healing well

Reflecting coins go tumbling down

Make a wish it might come true

Red yellow ribbons on a tree

Daughter of Daghdha smile on me

Deep in the belly of the earth

Deep in the belly of the earth

Visions and dreams stir and grow

Visions and dreams stir and grow

Daughter of Daghdha smile on me
Track Name: The Tomb of The Eagles
Tomb of The Eagles

Chorus

Eagles fly and talons tear I would go there at early light

Watch the Eagles fly, watch the Eagles fly

Eagles fly and talons tear I would go there at first light

Watch the Eagles fly, watch the Eagles fly



A sky burial site with beating wings of flight

We'll honour you and bury you in the ground

The stories of your life In our hearts they will remain

Long binding tales of blood as legends grow

Your tribe is here, we have gathered young and old

Down the ages we will hold our truth

Chorus Eagles fly and talons tear etc:

Verse

Dark winter night tales of mystery and Giants

Old Magick mixed with dreams by a flickering fire

Drink wassail bowls as the wind outside it howls

Strange sounds of ghosts and fae are the lore of this land.

Bridge

Your tribe is here,we have gathered young and old

Down the ages we will hold our truth

Chorus. Eagles fly and talons tear........

Spoken word

As the ocean crashed from shore to shore

The salt wind tearing at my body

I lifted my gaze to the sky and a familiar sound

I watched the sea eagles sour high rising on the wind

Swooping and diving.

In that moment my soul took flight

as It joined them in their daily play of life.



Wake and feasting done place the bones with long lost friends

Take sustenance for journey to the other worlds

Fired vessels smashed seal the entrance to that realm

Walk away near, crashing ocean shores

Your tribe is here we have gathered young and old

Down the ages we will hold our truth

Chorus

Eagles fly and talons tear I would go there early light

Watch the eagles fly, watch the eagles fly

Eagles fly talons tear I would go there at first light

Watch the eagles fly, watch the eagles fly.