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

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!
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

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.