The Birth of Artemis

Alongside my love of the goddess Hekate, I have an intrinsic love of Artemis, the Huntress and the Mountain-wanderer. [Read more…]

The Shekinah – She is the Serpent…

Right now I am deeply engaged in research, and I have found myself revisiting old research along the way.  Today, whilst working on the final edits for my forthcoming book Circle for Hekate, I found myself re-reading sections of The Cosmic Shekinah, which I co-authored with David Rankine (Avalonia, 2010).  I thought I would share [Read More…]

Going Deeper: Spinner of Fate Retreat

“I [Hekate] come, a virgin of varied forms, wandering through the heavens, bull-faced, three-headed, ruthless, with golden arrows; chaste Phoebe bringing light to mortals, Eileithyia; bearing the three synthemata [sacred signs] of a triple nature.  In the Aether I appear in fiery forms and in the air I sit in a silver chariot”  [Chaldean Oracles] [Read More…]

Diana’s Moon Rays – Part II

In Part 1 of Diana’s Moon Rays I explore the goddess Diana’s importance in Italian witchcraft, and her place in Charles G. Leland’s 1899 The Aradia.  Read Part 1 first < This article was first published in 2013 in the anthology The Faerie Queens.  I am currently revisiting some of my research on Diana, the influences [Read More…]

Diana’s Moon Rays – Part I

Diana, alongside the goddess Hekate, is the quintessential Witch Goddess – but like Hekate, to whom she is closely associated, she is also so much more. [Read more…]

Avalon of the Heart: Dion Fortune & Glastonbury

“And there is a third way to Glastonbury, one of the secret Green Roads of the soul – the Mystic Way that leads through the Hidden Door into a land known only to the eye of vision.  This is Avalon of the Heart to those who love her.”   ~ Dion Fortune, in Avalon of the [Read More…]

Wicca, the Tree of Life and the Goddess

The Divine Feminine occupies a central role in a number of esoteric traditions – and whilst the presence of Goddess is obviously visible in traditions such as Wicca, it is often less obvious to outsiders that the Divine Feminine also has a pivotal role in the Qabalah. [Read more…]

Is She the Crone? Hekate’s Profanation?

“I come, a virgin of varied forms, wandering through the heavens, bull-faced, three-headed, ruthless, with golden arrows; chaste Phoebe bringing light to mortals, Eileithyia; bearing the three synthemata [sacred signs] of a triple nature.  In the Aether I appear in fiery forms and in the air I sit in a silver chariot”  [Chaldean Oracles] In [Read More…]

An Apron Full of Rocks: The Cailleach (An Introduction)

“Determined now her tomb to build, Her ample skirt with stones she filled, And dropped a heap on Carron-more; Then stepped one thousand yards to Loar, And dropped another goodly heap; And then with one prodigious leap, Gained carrion-beg; and on its height Displayed the wonders of her might.” ~ Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) [Read More…]

Aleister Crowley, Wicca & the Amalthean horn

Aleister Crowley wrote in his 1919 work Law of Liberty: “Keep pure your highest ideal; strive ever toward it, without allowing aught to stop you or turn you aside…” This is, of course, sound advice and an admirable axiom to live by. Many readers reading this might have recognised the words for being a famous [Read More…]