Review: Strix Craft

Review: Strix Craft October 7, 2020

Strix Craft: Ancient Greek Magic for the Modern Witch by Oracle Hekataios

To say that I enjoyed Strix Craft: Ancient Greek Magic for the Modern Witch is an understatement. Oracle Hekataios has provided such a refreshing and invaluable contribution to the field of occult books in which he shares a fascinating blend of the praxis and cosmology of the Orphic Mysteries of Hellenism with that of contemporary witchcraft in a way that doesn’t feel like it’s simply rehashing Wicca in the outer trappings of Ancient Greece, like we commonly find in books of a similar vein.

Strix Craft is an engaging book full of practical practices drawing on Greek and specifically Thessalian beliefs, lore, and magick grounded in historical scholarship and enhanced by powerful insights of modern gnosis that comes through practice. With a strong focus on Hekate, the titaness goddess of witchcraft, the book covers working with the deities and spirits of Orphic traditions, building and working with altars and shrines and various forms of magick such as communizing with the dead, binding and hexing, healing, erotic magick and observing seasonal festivals.

I’m immensely impressed with this book and Strix Craft is a remarkable and ambitious work that is sure to be an indispensable resource to any magical devotee of Hekate and the classical gods of antiquity. I highly recommend this book to those who want to deepen their relationship to the mysteries of Ancient Greece within a modern witchcraft context.

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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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