Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Question of Faith

Over the years my believe system has grown and changed.  I went from being a Christian, to being a non-believing Christian to Pagan.  Today I would place myself in an odd space. While I don't necessarily believe in a supreme deity I do believe that there are energies in this universe and those energies can be manipulated.  And lastly, is this questioning mean that I no longer follow Hecate?

I believe that we come into contact with things in our lives because we have something to learn from them.  I have learned a great deal in my interactions with Hecate. I think that those ideals will always be with me.

I may not be actively holding rituals to her but I do feel that the virtues attributed to her will always be with me.

Now let's make some magic!




Monday, May 16, 2016

Hecate Soteira - Jade Sol Luna


Working with this aspect of Hecate, I feel her most as the provider.  She comes through as a mother, a learned elder that provides not the answer, but lights the way for me to discover my own answers.

Shared with permission of the author here is Hecate Trivia by Jade Sol Luna.

Hecate Soteira is most likely the highest form of Hecate, and union with her is the goal of the Hecate disciple.  She is most often formless but will occasionally take on a form with gold skin and gold hair made of serpents.  She is dressed in gold and yer eyes are often red intoxicated with knowledge, power and bliss.  She sits in Sol Caelum.

~Hecate Death, Transtion and Spirital Mastery page 122 - Jade Sol Luna
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Invocation/Prayer to Hekate Soteira
Formless distant One,
Clothed in Fire,
Who portions out and ensouls,
Beyond the boundaries
Of Chaos and Order.
You permeate and manifest,
The creative and destructive.
Siren of the deep,
Mistress of the crossroads,
Guide of souls.
Star browed maiden
Red handed you sanguine languish
Waiting at the crossroads with wolf head and lolling tongue
Teeth sharp to lance the wound
Jaws open wide you, ferocious as the alchemical wolf consume,
Transmute the poisons of the profane,
Making all decorous, a holy domain.
Winds blowing, dogs howling,
Torches burning, feel the glow,
Power is rising, theres magic afoot,
Hekate is here, Her time is near!
Honour Her, adore Her, obey Her every sign
For now is Her time
And now is the way,
So come all and let us sway,
Sway with the flames and dance to Her tune,
Let us gather under the moon.
Hail mistress of the celestial Abyss,
You stand at the centre of All,
Whirling creatrix, you draw us beyond the veil,
Into the darkness
Your radiance breaks bonds
Forging the soul anew,
Unveiling Your mysteries,
Guiding us forth.
We emerge Lightbearers!
Beacons
Dancing within your sacred fires.
Shining Hekate,
Allow your light to guide us,
So that we may move to our most beneficial ends.
Come Soteira, so we are protected and not led astray from our true will.
Lady save us,
Save our children from violence and harm,
Save our communities from hatred and bigotry,
Save our planet from war and destruction.
Lead us with your torches to a land of peace and joy.
[Collaborative work created by Sara Bubastis, Candace LaRue, Doriel Townend, Anna Marie and Maureen Falcon for the CoH, April 2014]

Monday, May 9, 2016

Rite of Her Sacred Fires


Getting ready for Rite of Her Sacred Fires.  Be sure to check out the Covenant of Hekate website for copies of the rite in various languages!





Thursday, May 5, 2016

Hecate Trivia - Jade Sol Luna

Hecate Trivia has called to me several times.  My sanctuary - Sanctuary Hecate Trivia is named for the Goddess of Three Roads as it literally sits at an 3 way intersection.  When I saw this I knew this was exactly where I was meant to be.

Shared with permission of the author here is Hecate Trivia by Jade Sol Luna.

She is wild in personality and is accompanied by two black phantoms.  An owl sits on her shoulder and she is often found in the forest at night and is sometimes accompanied by Hermes.  She is a terrific laugh and sometimes wears a veil.  Her invocation is: Zabarbathouch.  Her chant is Ego Hecate Trivia Laudo. (for Wednesday)

~Hecate Death, Transtion and Spirital Mastery page 113 - Jade Sol Luna
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Elegba & Hecate

Recently I was reading over some documentation related to African orishas.  While reading up on Elegba I found some amazing similarities to Hecate.

Who is Elegba?   Elegba is said to be the owner of doorways and roads.  He is stands at the crossroads and is said to be a messenger between worlds. His colors are red and black.  He has a close relationship with the orisha of divination.

I'm sure there are other deities whose paths cross so to speak.  I found it extremely interesting that this African deity and Hecate had these similarities.  Here's a bit more on Elegba.












Sources
http://santeriachurch.org/the-orishas/eleggua/
http://www.africanmagick.com/orisha-info.html




Monday, February 22, 2016

Full Moon Prayer to Hecate

Full Moon Prayer to Hecate

By the light of the shinning moon,
Open my dreams and allow them to bloom.
Fishes and leek to appease the soul
While wine and honey fill the bowl.
Garlic bulbs around my feet,
All laid on the ground where the three roads meet.
Open the gate, and show the way,
Raise our voices
Hecate, Hecate, Hecate.
Offerings delivered, her presence revealed.
Walk the path of the magical seal.
Return the lost to me and protect what is mine.
Allow this moon to serve as a sign.
Welcome the blessings and honor her way.
Chanting under the moon
Hecate, Hecate, Hecate.
By Sosanna - 2016© ©©

Friday, December 4, 2015

Reflection Spell with Hecate

Created to protect/reflect back harmful energy.  A witch that cannot curse cannot heal.


I use this on my Sanctuary with salt.

Ruler of the land, heavens and sea
Hecate's light reveal my enemy
Return that which is sent to me
Reflect that energy back to thee.



Saturday, August 1, 2015

Bringing Hecate into Your Daily Life



As part of my daily devotion I have a threshold altar with incense and candles.  I take a moment center myself and then go about my day.  An altar can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be.  Here are a few of the candles that I have used on my altar.  You can find these at Sosanna's Closet. 


Photo Credit - Sosanna's Closet



Photo Credit - Sosanna's Closet

If you prefer a smaller candle, there is also a 3X3 candle available.  This candle holds up nicely and has an excellent image inlay of the traditional triformis.


Photo Credit - Sosanna's Closet

Photo Credit - Sosanna's Closet


No matter what items you choose to adorn your altar, remember that they should be representative of what reminds you of the Goddess.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Images at the Crossroads

Recently I took a trip to Statesville, NC to see the fresco called "Images at the Crossroads."  It was created by Ben Long and depicts Hecate standing at the center of three roads with images of what was going on in history around the time it was created.  She stands with her hands against her chest in a gesture of welcome to all to approach.

Seeing it in person was amazing.  The colors were vibrant and the image towers of the doorway when you first want into the lobby of the civic center.  It really makes a grand statement.  These are the photos I took while I was there.  I hope you enjoy.

Photo Credit Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit Renee Sosanna Olson


Images at the Crossroads a Ben Long fresco.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Blood in Incense

Recently I read the book Hecatean Magick by B. Morland  This book contains several entries for different types of incense.  Today I wanted to share with you a few of the recipes.  First let's look at the template incense.

Temple Incense - page 80 Hecatean Magick

1 part Frankincense
1 part Copal
1 part Amber
1 part Sandalwood
A few drops of blood

War Incense - page 73 Hecatean Magick
2 part Black Pepper
1 part Cayenne
1 part High John the Conqueror root (powered)
1 part Sulfur
A few drops of blood to strengthen
A few drops of urine


The common element in them all is blood.  I have used blood drops in many of my spell work but never have seen it used in incense.  I'm interested to see if anyone has used these recipes or have the created any incense for Hecate or any other deity that utilizes blood.