Prayer to Hekate, The World Soul

Prayer to Hekate, The World Soul February 20, 2018

Hekate as The World Soul is the source of all creation, including the virtues of faith, love and truth. This prayer, and the beautiful portrait that inspired it, were created as parts of a project celebrating Hekate as the Soul of the World.

Mediterranean Hekate by Crisantemo Sága Haro.
Used with permission.

Hekate as The World Soul

Our understanding of Hekate as Anima Mundi is based upon her interpretation within The Chaldean Oracles.  These ancient fragments, dating from about the 2nd century CE, portray Hekate as the Soteira (Savior) and Source.  While the Chaldean Hekate is very different from both earlier and later depictions of her as a dark goddess of witches, magic and the underworld, this image of her as The World Soul encapsulates these roles. For more information, you can read my article from earlier this month.

Hekate as The World Soul is the font of all of all nature, with the creation flowing from her right side and the virtues of faith, love and truth emanating from her left:

“Around the hollow of her right flank, a great stream of the primordially-generated soul gushes forth in abundance, totally ensouling light, fire, ether, worlds.” (Fragment 51)

“In the left flank of Hecate exists the source of virtue,
which remains entirely within and does not give up its virginity.” (Fragment 52)

Honoring Hekate as The World Soul

The symbolism contained in these two passages is powerful for some devotees of Hekate. They serve as a reminder that Hekate is the very essence of creation and the source of virtue. All this month, The Covenant of Hekate is exploring Hekate as Anima Mundi through projects, articles and artwork. Part of this celebration is a reading by various members of The Chaldean Oracles. You can watch the inspirational videos of the readings on YouTube.

The prayer below was inspired by this breathtaking portrait of Hekate created by a Covenant member, Crisantemo Sága Haro. 

Mediterranean Hekate by Crisantemo Sága Haro.
Used with permission.

Prayer to Hekate, The World Soul

Mighty Hekate, Soul of the World,
Let me see myself in Your reflection,
Awaken in me Your fire of creation,
Reveal in me Your virtues of faith, love and truth.

Mighty Hekate, Soul of the World,
Within Your fiery rays, I am reborn,
The sacred spark of my soul rekindled,
Through Your flames I become as limitless as Your eternal light.

Mighty Hekate, Soul of the World,
Like Your serpent, I am an agent of creation.
As the dragon, I breathe Your fire with my words.
My fears turn to ash through Your sacred alchemy.

Mighty Hekate, Soul of the World,
May You be woven into my very being.
Your colors of black, white and red
Becoming my essential fire.

Mighty Hekate, Soul of the World,
Your black threads ensoul my emotions, turning them towards love.
While the white strands weave truth into my intellect,
And the red sews the strength of faith into all my actions.

Mighty Hekate, Soul of the World,
May Your weapons of power become mine.
Piercing the veil of hatred with Your fire-forged sword,
Your virtues a burning shield protecting me from harm.

Hekate, Soul of the World,
May I use Your weapons as a light upon the world.
I gladly receive the key of Your infinite wisdom,
May I use it well.

Hail Hekate, Anima Mundi,
Hail Hekate, Anima Mundi,
Hail Hekate, Anima Mundi,
Hail Hekate, Anima Mundi.

 

Feel free to use the prayer as you feel led. The celebration of Hekate as The World Soul is not limited to members of the Covenant of Hekate!

 

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