In the innermost chamber of Hekate’s Cave waits the cauldron of rebirth. The moon rises and sets in it, and it is guarded by her powerful companions. The Mother and her allies beckon us forward to take their healing medicine so that we can be reborn. While this is an immensely personal journey, I’ve provided a ritual for you to follow, adapt as you feel led or do as is.
Hekate and Her Cauldron of Rebirth
Hekate has always been associated with the life cycle. She is known as The Great Mother from her earliest days, and her role as divine midwife is recounted in many tales. Our Dark Mother offers the dark, wet womb of her cave for those seeking transformation. Goddess of the moon that rises and sets within her cave. The Sacred Witch Mother of the eternal sorceresses who await us around the cauldron, and ruler of her horde that stand guard.
This is a ritual of dismemberment and death leading to a powerful rebirth. It is through the intentional disembodiment of our present “shell” that we can find the means to release our truth. A powerful journey, for sure. Hekate has long been associated with both destruction and healing. She is the three-formed goddess of the crossroads, guiding our way with her torches, and protector against deleterious forces. Hekate is the Dark Mother of the Underworld, opening her cave as a haven from whence we can reclaim our power and explore the mysteries of her witches.
Hekate’s ancient cult held rituals in caves sacred to her. The cave has been associated with her, and her witches, for thousands of years. The ancients believed that the moon rose and set from such a cave. Her ancient witches cast their spells in caves sacred to her.