To die and be reborn,
The Wheel is turning,
What must you lose to the night?

Fear is lost to the night.
Fear is lost to the night.

To die and be reborn,
The Wheel is turning,
What must you lose to the night?

The light was born,
And the light has died.

Everything passes,
All fades away.

My body is salt,
Taste the breath of death.

You are entering a space of perfect freedom.

Sleep the sleep of the newborn.

Taste the sweetness of life.

Set sail, set sail,
Follow the twilight to the West,
Where you may rest.

Set sail, set sail,
Turn your face where the sun grows dim,
Beyond the rim, beyond the rim.

Set sail, set sail,
One thing becomes another,
In the Mother, in the Mother.

Set sail, set sail,
Make of your heart a burning fire,
Build it higher, build it higher.

Set sail, set sail,
Pass in an instant through the open gate,
It will not wait, it will not wait.

Set sail, set sail,
Over the dark of the sunless sea,
You are free, you are free.

Set sail, set sail,
Guiding the ship of the rising sun,
You are the one, you are the one.

Set sail, set sail,
Into the raging wind and storm,
To be reborn, to be reborn.

Set sail, set sail,
Over the waves where the spray blows white,
To bring the light, to bring the light.

{originally adapted for a performance from Starhawk; "The Spiral Dance: Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess"; HarperRow 1979}