Gatekeeper Rites and Charms

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The following chants are appropriate for the part of the ADF liturgy where we ask a "gatekeeper" or "opener of the ways" deity to help us connect to the Kindreds.Gatekeeper ChantGatekeeper Open the PortalsManannan ChantManannan InvocationKeepers of the Ways BetweenIf you are an ADF member and know other chants for this part of the liturgy, please let us know about them!
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We invoke you <gatekeeper>, Opener of every gate, We invoke you <gatekeeper>, Opener of every gate. You will reach us, you will teach us, And reveal our fate. You will reach us, you will teach us, And reveal our fate.Learn this chant (62Kb MP3)(Words and music by Sable.)
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Gatekeeper open the portals, Between the Gods and mortals, Power freely flows, As our magic grows.Learn this chant (57Kb MP3)(Words and music by Liafal)
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God of the Sea, to you we say Manannan Mac Lir Please part the veil, so that we may Bring the wise ones here Open up the watery veil To the spirits domain In your coracle, we may sail To where our hearts remainWords - Traditional[Music]
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We stand at the border and watch the mist close in. Waves rolling, rolling, Where shore meets the ocean, where land meets sea and sky, We call to you, Manannan, Manannan, Manannan, We welcome you as you one day will welcome us.By Marae Price[Music]
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The Keepers of the ways between, The world of Gods and mortal kin, From common land to otherworlds, Throw wide the Gates for us again.Words and Music by Stone Creed Grove, ADF[Music]
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