This is an extract from the chapter “From the Three-Ways” in the book Hekate Liminal Rites by Sorita d’Este and David Rankine, published by Avalonia, Hekate – Liminal Rites A Study of the Rituals, Magic and Symbols of the torch- bearing Triple Goddess of the Crossroads by Sorita d’Este and David Rankine At . Hekate: Liminal Rites A Historical Study of the Rituals, Magic and Symbols of the Ancient Triple Goddess of the Crossroads By Sorita d’Este and David Rankine.

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The sorcery of Medea and Circe, the witchcraft of the women of Thessaly, the writings of philosophers such as Hesiod and Porphyry all provide glimpses into the world of those who honoured her. Hekate has been with us for at least three thousand years. If you are looking for a ritual based How To, or Spell book to follow slavishly you will be sadly disappointed.

Liminao has been given numerous epithets describing her roles and qualities over the thousands of years of her worship. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. No eBook hekatf Amazon. It focusses on the areas of spiritual and magical practice, therefore making this a perfect book not only for scholars and students interested in learning more about the Goddess Hekate, but also for practitioners of magic today who want to be able to take inspiration from the ancient practices.

From the Three-Ways (Hekate Liminal Rites)

li,inal In doing so they provide an indispensable guide for those wishing to explore the mysteries of Hekate today. It is well written in a reader friendly almost reportage like format.

At the crossroads of life, death and rebirth stands the Goddess Hekate. The temples dedicated to her and the important role she played in the mysteries of Eleusis, Samothrace and Aigina all provide us with clues to her majesty.

Sorita D’EsteDavid Rankine. Honoured by men, women and gods alike, traces of her ancient provenance reach back through the millennia providing clues about her nature and origins along the way. One chapter which for me particularly shone through is ljminal authors obvious indepth study of the PGM which was made apparent not only in the chapter dedicated to the subject, but also in the preceeding topic discussing Voces Magicae, a chapter I personally would have liked to have seen expanded or perhaps incuded as part of the discussions on the PGM.

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Some of her well known titles include:. We find traces of her in the recent past, through into the Renaissance — stretching back through the Byzantine and Roman Empires, Hellenistic, Classical and Archiac Greece through into the Greek Dark Ages — and beyond.

Whilst some of these topics have riets covered by the likes of Iles Johnson, Von Rudloff, Rabinowitz and Ronan, this newest treatise on a very imminent and universal Goddess brings its own particular flavour to the table and as a result this work compliments rather than mimics other texts related to Hekate.

Her magical powers were considered so great that even King Solomon became associated with her, she was incorporated into Jewish magic, and merged with other goddesses including Artemis, Selene, Bendis and the Egyptian Isis. Her primal nature was seen in the many animal heads she was depicted with, each emphasising different qualities of her manifold character.

Hekate: Liminal Rites

Account Options Sign in. In doing so they provide an indispensable guide for those wishing to explore the mysteries of Hekate today. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Honoured by men, women and gods alike, traces of her ancient provenance reach back through the millennia providing clues about her nature and origins along the way. The popular shrines at the doorways of ordinary people, offerings left at the crossroads and guardian statues of her at the entrance ways to cities and temples all attest to her status in the hearts and minds of those who knew her mysteries.

There are some great mini-chapters regarding Hekates followers including Medea,Circe and The witches of Thessaly. Reproduced here with permission. Depictions of her as three formed facing in three ways, sometimes with the heads of animals such as the horse, dog and snake hint at her liminal nature, as well as the powers she holds over the triple realms of earth, sea and sky.

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She was also associated with the magic of death, including necromancy and reanimation; as well as prophetic dreams, nightmares, healing herbs and poisons.

Hekate, Liminal Rites | Temple Of Hekate

The goddess Hekate was one of the most significant deities of the ancient world. The sorcery of Medea and Circe, the witchcraft of the women of Thessaly, the writings of philosophers such as Hesiod and Porphyry all provide glimpses into the world of those who honoured her.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The magical whir of the strophalos and the barbarous words of the voces magicae carry her message; the defixiones, love spells and charms all provides us with examples of the magic done in her name.

The popular shrines at the doorways of ordinary people, offerings left at the crossroads and guardian statues of her at the entrance ways to cities and temples all attest to her status in the hearts and minds of those who knew her mysteries. The magical whir of the strophalos and the barbarous words of the voces magicae carry her message; the defixiones, love spells and charms all provides us with examples of the magic done in her name.

About the Authors Sorita d’Este and David Rankine are esoteric researchers, mythologists and modern day magicians who have between them authored more than twenty published books on magic, mythology, folklore and the occult.

From the Three-Ways The goddess Hekate was one of the most significant deities of the ancient world. I would also have liked to have seen a more indepth discussion regarding the authors reasons for including certain PGM references where the connection is either a little obscure, totally obscure or more lacunae than charm, for example:.

Some of her well known titles include: I only wish some of the chapters had been a bit longer though it does contain an extensive bibliography which has introduced me to some books on Hekate that i had not discovered before.