There is a lovely book on the internet called the Carmina Gadelica. It is full of old Gaelic spells and prayers. A lot of them are post-Christian era, but they conjure up much older images of their native homeland. They can be easily augmented for the witch’s use. Hell, I was using the following one before even knowing it was in the book!
The following is a prayer to invoke Justice. It can be used however one wishes, either as a spell before going into a court, or to force someone to confess. Even parts of it can be used and not the entire thing, which I shall explain.
In the morning, the seeker of justice would make his way down to a place where three rivers met (look, a crossroads!) and chant the following prayer whilst bathing his hands and face:
I will wash my face
In the nine rays of the sun,
As Mary washed her Son
In the rich fermented milk.
Love be in my countenance,
Benevolence in my mind,
Dew of honey in my tongue,
My breath as the incense.
Black is yonder town,
Black are those therein,
I am the white swan,
Queen above them.
I will travel in the name of God,
In likeness of deer, in likeness of horse,
In likeness of serpent, in likeness of king:
Stronger will it be with me than with all persons.
He would then go to the court and say in undertone, or in his mind:
God sain the house
From site to summit;
My word above every person,
The word of every person below my foot.
And so justice would be with him.
I had found the last line of the prayer: ”I will travel in the name of God, In likeness of deer, in likeness of horse, In likeness of serpent, in likeness of king: Stronger will it be with me than with all persons.” years ago! I would use it when I became frightened, or when I felt threatened by something. Except I changed the words a bit, and it went something like this:
I will go in the name of the Father
I shall go as the horse and the stag,
I shall go as the slithering serpent,
With the horns upon my brow
None are stronger than I!
And I would proceed to make the sign of the horns upon my forehead. I would feel protected by my own power, a very satisfying feeling.
There are many charms and prayers in the CG, and I will start putting them to good use!