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10/31/2014 09:18 am ET Updated Oct 31, 2014

Daily Meditation: All Souls

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Today's meditation features a song by singer/songwriter Loreena McKennitt. "All Souls Night" references the Christian holiday of All Souls Day, while paying tribute to the pagan traditions that also fall this time of year. Magical and mysterious, let it usher you into Halloween weekend.

All Souls Night by Loreena McKennitt

Bonfires dot the rolling hillside
Figures dance around and around
To drums that pulse out echoes of darkness
Moving to the pagan sound.

Somewhere in a hidden memory
Images float before my eyes
Of fragrant nights of straw and of bonfires
And dancing till the next sunrise.

I can see lights in the distance
Trembling in the dark cloak of night
Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing
A waltz on All... All Souls Night.

Figures of cornstalks bend in the shadows
Held up tall as the flames leap high
The green knight holds the holly bush
To mark where the old year passes by.

I can see the lights in the distance
Trembling in the dark cloak of night
Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing
A waltz on All... All Souls Night.

Bonfires dot the rolling hillsides
Figures dance around and around
To drums that pulse out echoes of darkness
And moving to the pagan sound.

Standing on the bridge that crosses
The river that runs out to the sea
The wind is full of a thousand voices
They pass by the bridge and me.

I can see the lights in the distance
Trembling in the dark cloak of night
Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing
A waltz on All.. All Souls Night.

I can see the lights in the distance
Trembling in the dark cloak of night
Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing
A waltz on All... All Souls Night.

Read more: Loreena Mckennitt - All Souls Night Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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