Diane Don Carlos and I wrote this song for Merrymeet 1998, the year of the first-ever official male-male Great Rite at a pagan festival. It's set to the tune of Gula Gula, a hymn to the Earth Mother by Saami singer-songwriter Mari Boine Persen.

The chant explores the depths of the mysteries of the Mask, and, ultimately, the complex and layered nature of the Self.

 

The Mask Song

 

With these eyes, what are you seeing?

With these ears, what are you hearing?

With this heart, what are you feeling?

Who are you, the mask or me?

Who are you, the mask or me?

 

Lead or follow, whole or hollow:

am I one, or two, or three?

Do you see me, or see through me?

Who are you, the mask or me?

Who are you, the mask or me?

 

 

Lyrics: Diane Don Carlos, Steven Posch

Tune: Saami, Gula Gula (Mari Boine Persen)