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The most complete experiential account of an ancient Goddess in the modern world!|
HEKATE Her Sacred Fires
Author: Sorita d'Este (editor) with 51 other contributors, [a Witchvox Sponsor]
Category: Anthologies, Goddess Level: Intermediate
Hekate Her Sacred Fires is an exceptional book for an extraordinary, eternal and universal Goddess. It brings together essays, prose and artwork from more than fifty remarkable contributors from all over the world. Their stories and revelations are challenging, their visions and determination in exploring the mysteries are inspirational, and their enthusiasm for the Goddess of the Crossroads is truly entrancing and sometimes highly infectious.
Hekate is a Goddess of great antiquity. She is primordial, powerful and sometimes animalistic – and yet, she is also sophisticated, modern and capable of adapting to different cultures. She is the Torchbearer, the Cosmic World Soul, the Guide and Companion. She is Mistress of the Restless Dead, who rules over the Heavens Earth and Sea. She is the Keybearer and so much more. Her devotees today, as throughout the ages, include philosophers, poets, sorcerers, theurgists, witches, root-cutters, enchantresses and ordinary people.
In her introduction, the author and priestess Sorita d’Este brings together an exciting wealth of material on the history and development of how the goddess Hekate has been seen through the ages. As well as a fascinating discussion of her possible origins and mythological connections, the introduction also includes a timeline providing glimpses into her portrayal through the ages, with extracts from literature and examples of amulets, coins and art.
The spectrum of material covered in this anthology is as diverse as the forms of Hekate herself, emphasising her role as lightbearer, keybearer, initiatrix, world soul, child’s nurse, mistress of crossroads and serpent mysteries. Her devotees describe her role in traditional witchcraft and initiatory Wicca, healing and paganism, her approachability through her angels and trance oracles, her assistance in overcoming traumas and helping the dead continue their journeys. From the reestablishment of the ancient worship of the great mother goddess as Hekate in Thrace (Bulgaria) to meteorites and pilgrimages, Hekate’s presence around the world and beyond is vividly described and illustrated by her torchbearers.
HEKATE HER SACRED FIRES
Edited by Sorita d’Este, with more than 50 other contributors
A4 PB, 308 pages – with Essays, Prose and Artwork
The contributors come from all six the inhabited continents of the world and represent a tremendous variety of traditions and perspectives. They are:
Aedos Alala, Amber Rose, Amelia Ounsted, Andrea Salgado-Reyes, Anon, Brian Andrews, Catamara Rosarium, Connia Silver, David Rankine, Diane M. Champigny, Dorn Simon-Sinnott, Ekaterina Ilieva, Emily Carding, Georgi Mishev, Hansa, Harry Barron, Henrik Holmdahl, Izzy Purplespoon, Jade Sol Luna, Jean Marie Feddercke, Jen Ricci, John Canard, Katherine Sutherland, Kay Gillard, Lezley Forster, Madre van der Merwe, Magin Rose, Mark Alan Smith, Michael Ellis, Morgana Sythove, Naza Cogo, Nikki Cullen, Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule, Petra Schollem, Raven Digitalis, Richard A. Derks, Sara Croft, Shani Oates, Shay Skepevski, Soror Basilisk, Tara Sanchez, Thomas Starr, Tim Furlow, Tina Georgitsis, Tinnekke Bebout, Trystn M. Branwynn, Vikki Bramshaw, Vlasta Mijac and Yuri Robbers.
HEKATE HER SACRED FIRES IS PUBLISHED BY Avalonia
Author's Notes: Lots of resources regarding this project is available on our website www.sacredfires.co.uk, including youtube films and slideshows, as well as The Rite of Her Sacred Fires which is being performed by thousands of people on the Full Moon 27th of May 2010 in celebration of this project.
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