Review: Entering Hekate’s Garden

Review: Entering Hekate’s Garden October 7, 2020

Entering Hekate's Garden: The Magick, Medicine & Mystery of Plant Spirit Witchcraft by Cyndi Brannen

I have long wanted a book like Entering Hekate’s Garden: The Magick, Medicine & Mystery of Plant Spirit Witchcraft to exist. As a devotee of Hekate, the botanical connections of Hekate and her priestess-witch daughters in mythology and lore has always fascinated me. For many years, I have wanted to take the time to compile all the lore together myself for my own personal practice. Luckily, Cyndi Brannen has done all the heavy lifting for us.

In Entering Hekate’s Garden, she has taken the seeds of ancient and classical lore and grown something lush, beautiful, new, and extremely beneficial for any modern witch, while also maintaining the historical roots. I greatly enjoy all of Cyndi’s works and books, but this is by far my favorite of hers to date. I know it will be a book that I reference often in my personal magickal practice and devotional work

Entering Hekate’s Garden places the Ancient Greek practice of pharmakeia back at the forefront of Hekatean devotion and magick, allowing for a fresh, contemporary approach to the practices of the green witch. The book features a lot of beautiful botanical monographs and has a bit of a traditional grimoire feel to it, all while being highly accessible, practical, and powerful. This book is a gem for both the Hekatean devotee and the practitioner of green witchcraft that shouldn’t be missed.

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Mat Auryn is a witch, professional psychic, and occult teacher. He is the author of 'Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide To Meditation, Magick, and Manifestation'. He is a High Priest in the Sacred Fires Tradition of Witchcraft. As a psychic witch, Mat has had the honor and privilege of studying under some of the most prominent witchcraft teachers, elders, and witchcraft traditions. He runs the blog For Puck’s Sake on Patheos Pagan, is a content creator for Modern Witch, has a column in Witches & Pagans Magazine entitled 'Extra-Sensory Witchcraft', and a column in Horns Magazine. He has been featured in various magazines, radio shows, podcasts, books, anthologies, and other periodicals. You can read more about the author here.

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