January 30, 2018

Daily divination using cards connected to Hekate’s wisdom is a powerful technique for knowing what to approach and avoid in the coming hours.  There are countless ways to use the cards for guidance. A simple technique using two cards – one representing what to move towards and the other what to move away from – is an excellent practice. There are many ways to attune a deck to working with Hekatean forces and spirits.  Keep your cards beside an image of her, with an altar activating the power of the card spirits. For seven days, make an offering to her and ask her to infuse her wisdom into the cards. Light a white candle beside the cards and burn incense sacred to her while petitioning her to pour her wisdom into the cards. Add this into your practice of daily devotional work. Petition Hekate’s blessing and wisdom for the deck. Read more

January 28, 2018

Midwinter is an ideal day to celebrate Hekate as the World Soul. There’s the slightest stirring of new life from deep in the earth, while here on the Atlantic coast winter covers the land. I’m celebrating this abundant natural energy by honoring Hekate as The World Soul on February 1 with a sunrise ritual. Read more

January 27, 2018

Hekate holds the keys to the universe in her hands. Fortunately, She’s willing to share them with us to use as powerful symbols of devotion and witchcraft, like I did when I made a hanging witches’ ladder. Read more

January 24, 2018

If you’re thinking that prayer has no place in witchcraft, then I urge you to reclaim this powerful practice. Gratitude expressed through prayer is a powerful part of Modern Hekatean Witchcraft. What’s more adding daily expressions of the bounty we already posses, attracts more our way. Be grateful for the blessing of being one of Hekate’s chosen through the daily practice of The Witches’ Hour of Power, including The Witches’ Prayer to Hekate. No matter what has happened, regardless of current circumstances, gratitude and daily practice of witchcraft is transformative. Read more

January 22, 2018

Female and male energy is arguably at the heart of everyday life and modern paganism. In today’s world, this dichotomy seems to be making less and less sense. How can we reconcile the characteristics of gender and sex within our practice with our increased awareness of the flexibility and fluidity of the two? What about moving beyond stereotypical gender roles in our practice?  Read more

January 20, 2018

I love reading, especially about witchcraft. But, there comes a time when I need to stop my endless quest for knowledge and actually do some witchery. I’ve got to burn that book, witch. Most of us witches are always reading something in an attempt to advance our understanding of the craft. I’m definitely a bookophile, I read about four books a month. My thirst for knowledge is unquenchable. But, there’s a difference between book learning and wisdom. I’ve learned more about witchcraft… Read more

January 18, 2018

The strophalos, or Hekate’s Wheel, is one of the most powerful symbols available for honoring Hekate and practicing witchcraft.  In this article, I describe the uses of the strophalos, how to make different kinds, and give suggestions for creating ritual space by casting the strophalos.   The strophalos, also known as Hekate’s Wheel, is a central symbol of Modern Hekatean Witchcraft. The uses of the strophalos in devotion to Hekate and witchcraft are numerous. For example, this new Modern Hekatean Witchcraft Wheel… Read more

January 16, 2018

Last week I embarked on a nine week journey exploring balance using Modern Hekatean Witchcraft. In this installment, I contemplate the meanings of “dark” and “light” in all areas of my life, including motherhood and witchery.   The Duality of Dark and Light Last week, I introduced an exploration into balance using the Modern Hekatean Witchcraft perspective. This week, I turn my attention to the duality of dark/light. To learn more about the balance exploration project, you should read my introductory… Read more

January 15, 2018

Coming at the end of the lunar cycle, the Deipnon is observed as a time to express devotion and gratitude to Hekate. In this article I write about the meaning of the Deipnon, as well as discussing preparations, offerings and rituals carried out on this day within the Modern Hekatean Witchcraft perspective. I’ve been feeling a little like the Deipnon has become too routine for me lately, so this month I decided to change things up. Instead of my usual approach, I decided to have a deeper focus on what I am most grateful for: being able to feel love. Read more

January 12, 2018

Hekate’s many epithets are rich sources for devotion, witchery and personal development work. In this article, I discuss some of the origins of the epithets, select a few for a more detailed description, and then make suggestions for using them. Lists of epithets are provided.  In my books and courses on Modern Hekatean Witchcraft, I teach many techniques for petitioning and invoking the power of Hekate’s many epithets. Below is a sample of different ways you, too, can experience their power and Hekate’s presence. Note that the epithets themselves reflect specific energies on their own, they can be evoked as pure energies and spirits without petitioning for Hekate’s direct involvement. There’s a distinction between evoking Hekate as a goddess and using her currents. Hekate is the Anima Mundi, the primal source that runs throughout all creation. How we perceive her is a complex blend of how we understand this force and our own experience with it.  Read more

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