Paper Boats for the Goddess

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

Building a Temple, Fundraising and Manifesting Devotion

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

The Rite of Her Sacred Fires 2017

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

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 this snippet with you, in which we discussed the serpent as a symbol and icon associated with The Shekinah. For those readers unfamiliar with the… 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] Hekate is a formidable goddess, who is both teacher and guide to those of us who seek to understand and go deeper into the Mysteries…. 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 on her cult and the influences her cult had on subsequent Western occultism. — Diana’s Moon Rays – Part II The Goddess Diana – The… 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. 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

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