Hekate: Goddess of Witches, Dark Mother And Keeper Of The Keys

Hekate: Goddess of Witches, Dark Mother And Keeper Of The Keys February 9, 2018

Who is Hekate?

To some she is Hecate, others Hekate. For many, she comes without a name revealing herself during times of great personal pain and loss. She is the bringer of power and healing. She spins the wheel of time, weaving her magick and mystery throughout. The fiery spark that lives in all the universe. The spark that fuels her chosen, the witches, as they weave their spells and rituals. She is the Witch Mother.

Witch Mother, Keeper of Keys, Crossroads Guardian and She Who Lights The Way

Hekate’s many roles can seem overwhelming for newcomers to her, as can her presence. Hekate is the Anima Mundi, the fiery spark that fuels of all the universe. She is the river beneath the river. From her cave deep within the earth, she stirs her cauldron of stars that pour out to become the river which creates the ocean and then evaporates to become the stars that fall back to earth as rain. For centuries, long before the Greeks learned of her, she was known as Mother of All.

To the ancients what we now call witchcraft was medicine, thus Hekate who was Mother of All was the giver of healing. It can be challenging for our minds that are so programmed by society to see witchcraft as medicine and to understand Hekate as the bestower of this power. We also have been forced to understand medicine as only curative and disconnected from the natural world. Hekate restores the true knowledge that medicine is all that is good for the mind, body and soul. The source is the natural world, which we are part of.

Over the thousands of years that humans have tried to comprehend Hekate, she has been assigned many roles and abilities as attempts to understand her power through our limited abilities.

Hekate: Goddess of Witches

To her chosen, Hekate is the Witch Mother, our spiritual leader from whom we came. She lights our path, protecting us even when we are unaware. Hekate abides.

She is the hidden power within her witches that is now awakening. Her powers are beyond compare. She is the Dark Mother who rules over all the universe. Her mother was the stars and her father the darkness.

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About Cyndi Brannen
Cyndi Brannen, PhD, teaches and writes from the crossroads of personal development, spirituality and true magic. Founder of the Keeping Her Keys system of spiritual witchcraft, she shares the keys of The Sacred Seven laws using practical methods ranging from journaling to journeying. Keeping Her Keys: An Introduction to Hekate’s Modern Witchcraft explores Hekate from her ancient origins to our modern understanding through magic and personal development. True Magic: Unleashing Your Inner Witch, based on the sacred seven principles of witchcraft, is a practical guide to better living through witchcraft. Read Dr. Brannen's journey from shattered to whole, and the courses she offers at keepingherkeys.com. You can read more about the author here.
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