Birchbark Songs

by Crown of Asteria

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warmth Favorite track: Ahnunggokwan/Tahquemenon Falls.
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Jerry Norton Meghan shows us more of her primal side on this ep. The pagan chants fit perfectly with the organic production and at times very tribal/primitive rhythms. A truer voice to nature and paganism you would be hard-pressed to find. Favorite track: Ahnunggokwan/Tahquemenon Falls.
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These tracks were acoustic songs written for an offering for the coming of Beltane. Limited Edition of 20 vinyl 7 inch records. Available in Black and Clear. Full Color Cover and Labels. Comes with Dust Jacket. Each record will come with unique gifts. Thank you.


released May 1, 2016


Cover photo by my wonderful Mother.



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Music that is a primordial longing. Imperfect. Hidden. A salve while waiting for the hiraeth to evaporate.

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Track Name: Hiawatha/Minnehaha
"Yonder dwells the great Pearl-Feather,
Megissogwon, the Magician,
Manito of Wealth and Wampum,
Guarded by his fiery serpents,
Guarded by the black pitch-water.
You can see his fiery serpents,
The Kenabeek, the great serpents,
Coiling, playing in the water;
You can see the black pitch-water
Stretching far away beyond them,
To the purple clouds of sunset!
"He it was who slew my father,
By his wicked wiles and cunning,
When he from the moon descended,
When he came on earth to seek me.
He, the mightiest of Magicians,
Sends the fever from the marshes,
Sends the pestilential vapors,
Sends the poisonous exhalations,
Sends the white fog from the fen-lands,
Sends disease and death among us!
"Take your bow, O Hiawatha,
Take your arrows, jasper-headed,
Take your war-club, Puggawaugun,
And your mittens, Minjekahwun,
And your birch-canoe for sailing,
And the oil of Mishe-Nahma,
So to smear its sides, that swiftly
You may pass the black pitch-water;
Slay this merciless magician,
Save the people from the fever
That he breathes across the fen-lands,
And avenge my father's murder!"

The Song of Hiawatha-Longfellow
Track Name: Ahnunggokwan/Tahquemenon Falls

Tonight we send forth incantations
Up to the Star World
From which great myths unfold
From ghosts and serpents that were foretold
We sang it into being

The forests sing murderous love songs
Written by ax and knife
History stained the ground in many dreams
Where man transformed himself into beasts

In the great thunderous water
Visions came forth of a gathering
Singing praises to the land and sky
To which each would offer a sacrifice
We spoke it into being