Considering I can't sing worth a damn and don't play any musical instruments, music is surprisingly vital to my path. I am our coven ritual DJ; I've been known to spend hours trying to combine just the right pieces to capture the mood I want to convey for our Circles. As I've said before, I consider my iPod a magical tool. I think of music the way I think of incense: one wisp of scent, one verse, can completely change your state of mind, taking you from screaming rage to peace in a matter of minutes.
I've already posted a list of music that I use in ritual, as well as some suggestions of music for ecstatic dance (one of my absolute favorite ways of prayer); there’s another category of songs, however, I find equally important.