November 7, 2018

I didn’t know what else to name this entry – it had to be “Mists of Avalon” because that is exactly what I would like to share with you all today.  This is not an article about the book with the same name in which a fictional account of the King Arthur story from the perspective of the women in it is recounted – that book has inspired generations of people to seek out the Goddess in the way it… Read more

November 4, 2018

A couple of days ago I wrote about Cyberbullying on my Facebook profile as the result of a few friends being targeted by an individual who has developed an obsession after being pulled up for aggressive debating within a particular community some months ago. Cue an article in my newsfeed from a pop-magazine discussing the hashtag #iwillnotbedeleted campaign starting on November 12th, which is a cyberbulling awareness campaign. Cyberbulling is real. I have experienced it, most of us have at… Read more

October 29, 2018

In modern Pagan literature Hekate’s association with  the restless dead is often emphasized, and with the season of Samhain (All Hallow’s; Halloween) upon us, I was inspired to share this extract from my 2017 book Circle for Hekate, Volume I (History & Mythology) with readers here – I hope that it will inspire you to explore this fascinating subject in more depth. The Dead “But either thou art frightened of a spectre beheld in sleep and hast joined the revel-rout of… Read more

October 23, 2018

A friend and I spent a couple of hours discussing the oceanic aspects of the Goddess Hekate recently.  One of those things you do on a cold night with a fire, good tea and company, and one of the topics we touched on was Skylla – the mythical seamonster(ess) who was believed to live in the Messina Straits, the strip of ocean between mainland Italy and the island of Sicily.  Skylla was also, on occasion, named as the daughter of… Read more

April 5, 2018

The goddess Hekate is only rarely associated with the festival of Beltane celebrated by contemporary Pagans on the 1st of May.  This festival draws together an incredible spectrum of folklore and mythology from all over Europe into a vibrant and colourful celebration of the coming of Summer and perhaps most obviously, the fertility of the land and all that lives upon it.  In short, Beltane tends to be a fire festival celebration of sex and sexuality in its most pleasurable… Read more

March 27, 2018

Which foods were offered to the Goddess Hekate during rituals? Read more

March 24, 2018

This is a simple table of correspondences showing the most prevalent symbols associated with the Goddess Hekate, previously published in Hekate: Her Sacred Fires, 2010.  Identifying Symbols of Hekate Although Hekate has a propensity for turning up in dream, visions and meditations, she is not unique in this.  So how can you identify Hekate or her omens and auguries?  The following table comprises symbols which are specifically associated with Hekate.  A key to identifying Hekate’s presence can be the build-up… Read more

March 22, 2018

Through considering the religions which influenced and were influenced by the development of Judaism and the Kabbalah we find not only the origins of the Shekinah, but also her subsequent manifestations.  Read more

March 21, 2018

I was very privileged to be able to visit the Temple of Hekate, Lagina in late 2015 as part of a year-long travel adventure, visiting dozens of temples and sacred places of different faiths around the world.  It is not an easy place to visit, it is off the tourist trail (for now!) and although it is not within the zone of Turkey along the Syrian border which is considered unsafe, many tourists do no feel comfortable visiting rural parts… Read more

March 21, 2018

Is the goddess Hekate a Goddess of Light?  Or Dark? “And the son of Cronos made her a nurse of the young who after that day saw with their eyes the light of all-seeing Dawn.” Theogony, Hesiod, circa 750 BCE. Although Hekate is frequently described in contemporary Pagan texts as a “Dark Goddess” literature and iconography has linked her, for nearly 3000 years, with light. Curiously however, claiming that Hekate is a Goddess of Light can sometimes awaken an almost irrational reaction… Read more

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