March 16, 2018

As the Spring Equinox draws nigh, it is this aspect of Hekate that speaks to me. In the storms, the wind and in the fiery energy of creation that tingles in my feet, I see the balance of it on the grand scale and in my own life. While my days of making Ostara magick may be behind me, there is a new season to look forward to. Read more

March 16, 2018

Death is but another phase of life, though it is one that can cause us so much pain. We can pray to Hekate as Mistress of the Dead for the protection of our loved ones as they journey forward, and for own our relief from suffering. Read more

March 12, 2018

Imagine the goddess of your understanding for a moment. Holding the universe in her mighty hands as she contemplates us mortals. Our disbelief, though common, never fails to fascinate her. She thinks, “you gotta believe in something…so why not believe in me?” Read more

March 9, 2018

Picture this, if you will. A group of women are dancing skyclad under the blue moon. The night is warm. Energy is buzzing from the heady mixture of the ocean, wine, the moon and the residual magick from their ritual. They run into the sea. Individually they are about as different as a group of people can possibly be. Collectively, they are the same. Free spirits. Healers. Believers. Witches. Read more

March 4, 2018

“I honor You as the Key Holder, And pray that You’ll open the doors to your mysteries. I honor You as Queen of the Witches, And ask Your blessing for this rite! My intention is pure And my will is strong!” Read more

March 2, 2018

Hexing, cursing and binding is sometimes necessary to deal with evil psychic forces that conspire against regular people who are simply going about the business of life. Mass shootings are absolutely horrific. Enough. While the root cause of this tragedy is mired in the toxic waste of the patriarchy, there are ways we can strategically work our witchery to stop the violence while we simultaneously strive for the societal change required. Assault weapons as a target for our spells can help stop the violence. I’ve also had absolutely enough of the armchair activists who love to proclaim their expertise while doing nothing to change things. Be active. Cast spells on your own. Pray if that’s your thing. Protect yourself and your loved ones. We can change things. I’m a witch and I’m hunting down those who profit from selling weapons that shouldn’t be in civilians’ hands. Will you join me? Read more

February 28, 2018

Hekate has been strongly associated with the moon for millennia.  From her role as an Under World Goddess to her interpretation as a heavenly mediator, her lunar aspects have always been dominant. But it’s as the Goddess of Witchcraft where Hekate’s moon connections truly shine. Read more

February 25, 2018

As an ancient goddess, Hekate has weathered many different interpretations and practices.  Because of her diverse nature and changing roles throughout history, there are many potential controversies in our contemporary context, from how we use her symbols to how we try to define her.  Even her image as a three-formed goddess has become a hot topic in the modern application of this to the Maiden, Mother and Crone symbolism. Rather than see all these diversities as controversial – and as ways to divide us – we can use them to strengthen our individual practice and collective understanding.  Read more

February 23, 2018

Hekate’s association with the sea stretches from the earliest known descriptions to contemporary understanding. As Einalia, she is the Goddess of the Seas, ruling over the oceans and providing bounty to those who make their living from it. As The World Soul, she is the stream providing essence to all of nature. There are many ways to incorporate Hekate’s watery aspects in contemporary devotion and witchcraft, ranging from honoring her though activism to making magick with oceanic treasures. Read more

February 22, 2018

I can’t think about the title of this book without dreaming about visiting the ancient Temple of Hekate in Lagina, Turkey. I had been planning on going there in a couple of weeks with my youngest son, but life (as it often does) had other plans. I’m not complaining because we’re happily renovating our little dream cottage instead of going on our Aegean adventure. My Hekatean expedition will happen in due course – the sites have been there for thousands… Read more

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