Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Working with Jupiter

Hymn to Jupiter
The Fumigation from Storax. (Try Amber, Liquidamber, or Benzoin)

O Jupiter much-honored, Jupiter supremely great,
To thee our holy rites we consecrate,
Our prayers and expiations, king divine,
For all things round thy head exalted shine.
The earth is thine, and mountains swelling high,
The sea profound, and all within the sky.
Saturnian king, descending from above,
Magnanimous, commanding, sceptered Jove;
All-parent, principle and end of all,
Whose power almighty, shakes this earthly ball;
Even Nature trembles at they mighty nod,
Loud-sounding, armed with lightening, thundering God.
Source of abundance, purifying king,
O various-formed from whom all natures spring;
Propitious hear my prayer, give blameless health,
With peace divine, and necessary wealth.

Translated by Thomas Taylor.

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