May 31, 2019

So, while discussing a particular point a friend of mine was trying to make about his perspectives on the Gods and Priesthood, I came up with the idea to interview 100 people whose work inspired me past, or present – and who are still alive today.  I will call this series of interviews “Children of Earth.” Read more

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

July 29, 2018

Buddhafield Festival is a unique and vibrant music and environment festival that takes place in the Blackdown Hills near Taunton (Somerset, UK) every year in July – usually the week before the school holidays start.  It is a drug and alcohol-free festival, child-friendly (with a fabulous play area for kids) and a lot of fun.  It is also entirely vegetarian/vegan.  I have been going along since 2012, but some regulars have been attending since the festival started more than 20… 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

April 1, 2018

Hekate Speaks I am the Guardian of the Mysteries The Guardian of the Serpent Power Whom you have called upon time and time again Hekate the beauteous Hekate of the crossroads Of Heaven of Earth of Sea Of Life of Death of Rebirth I am the Saffron Clad Terrible Queen Feared, Hated, Loved I will lead you into the shadows and Light the darkest night Tonight my chosen I reveal that which is hidden and forbidden My torches, will illuminate… 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

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