“As the strongest light source during the hours of night, the Moon has come to be connected with the unseen, the unconscious, dreams, and psychic powers.  This has resulted in the power of the Moon being greatly emphasised in magickal work, as it is seen as encouraging the development of the psychic senses, and holding sway during the hours when people are normally sleeping, when dreams are expressing the language of the unconscious.” – Practical Planetary Magick, d’Este & Rankine, 2009 Tonight… Read more

Although the goddess Hekate is most frequently described as a Maiden Goddess, unattached to a male ‘husband’ she is frequently linked to male divinities, including Hermes, Apollo and Zeus. It is impossible to read the Chaldean Oracles and not be struck by the close relationship given to Hekate and the thunder wielding “Father”, which some interpret as being Zeus, the ruler of the Gods of Olympus (although there are other candidates too). Lesser known is her connection to the Roman… Read more

As we continue into the darker days of Winter, towards the Winter Solstice, stories of the Crone of Winter continue to be exchanged around the hearth fires everywhere she is known.  In this way Her Wisdom is kept alive, as it always has been. In the extract from Visions of the Cailleach (2009) (co-authored with David Rankine) that follows, some of the Winter Customs associated with the Winter Crone the Cailleach in the Scottish Highlands are highlighted.   Winter Customs… Read more

During the last few years I have taken time out to travel and write, and to re-orientate my magical and spiritual practices.  It has been a few years of tremendous transformation for me, which has included leaving behind, burning and burying forever some of the tinsel that accompanied the traditions and practices I had been involved with most of my adult life.   I am currently taking time out to revisit old magical journals, ritual logs going back to 2000/2001, and… Read more

The Cailleach is the primordial Crone of Winter (wintercrone) known throughout Ireland, Scotland and England. Read more

I am both delighted and relieved to finally be able to announce that Circle for Hekate – Volume I: History & Mythology is being released this December. It took me much longer to complete this project, but I believe that the extra time was worth it.  Instead of being one small volume with basic practices, I developed the project into several volumes, each of which can be read as standalone texts, or used together as a study course.  Volume I,… Read more

Watching and floating my own offerings on the Ganges was very special and made me recall the reason I make my own paperboat offerings for the goddess. Read more

I am fundraising.  This is not something I have much experience of, nor something I am usually comfortable doing.  Asking for money is not an easy thing to do.  But this is for something truly special and unique – so I hope you will look past my amateurish approach, and help if you can. See > for Orpheus, Donate to help build a Temple I have a friend. He has dedicated his life to the study of the old religions of… Read more

At the Full Moon in May 2017 thousands of people around the world celebrated the Rite of Her Sacred Fires in honour of the Goddess Hekate for the 8th consecutive year.  With each passing year and through both the experience I have gained myself through participating in this ritual with others, and the knowledge and insights which has come from listening to others, and looking at the dozens of photographs posted each year on social media sites, such as the… Read more

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

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