HEKATE LIMINAL RITES PDF

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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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Reproduced here with permission. The research goes into areas that other books on Hekate does not, and its clear that the authors must have been familiar with the other key works and instead of producing something to rival it they produced this book, which clearly compliments the work presented in the other books.

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. The book is clear and intelligible but does not seek to simplify the subtleties of history nor to disguise interpretation as truth.

About the Authors Sorita d’Este and David Rankine are hekkate researchers, mythologists and modern day magicians who have between them authored more than twenty published books on magic, mythology, folklore and the occult. If you are looking for a ritual based How To, or Spell book to follow slavishly you will be sadly disappointed. Sorita D’EsteDavid Rankine. However, this is not to say that the book is some dry dusty tome that would cure even the worst insomniacs longest night, far from it.

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 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.

From the Three-Ways (Hekate Liminal Rites)

One chapter which for me particularly shone through is the 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.

The goddess Hekate was one of the most significant deities of the ancient world. 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. 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.

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At the crossroads of life, death and rebirth stands the Goddess Hekate. Some of her well known titles include:. In doing so they provide an indispensable guide for those wishing to explore the mysteries of Hekate today. 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.

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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 hskate poisons. Honoured by men, women and gods alike, traces of her ancient provenance reach 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. 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:.

Whilst for some she was the Witch Goddess, for others she was the ruler of angels and daimons, who made predictions about Jesus and Christianity. She was also associated with the magic of death, including necromancy and reanimation; as well as prophetic dreams, nightmares, healing herbs and poisons. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. In this book the authors draw from a wide range of sources, bringing together historical research which provides insights into the magical and religious practices associated with this remarkable Goddess.

There are some great mini-chapters regarding Hekates followers including Medea,Circe and The witches of Thessaly. The magical whir rite 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.

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In this book the authors draw from a wide range of sources, bringing together historical research which provides insights into the magical and religious practices associated with this remarkable Goddess. The popular shrines at the doorways of ordinary people, offerings left at the crossroads and guardian statues of her at the entrance ways to ritse and temples all attest to her status in the hearts and minds limknal those who knew her mysteries.

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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.

In doing so they provide rktes indispensable guide for those wishing to explore the mysteries of Hekate today. 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.

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. Honoured hekkate men, women and gods alike, traces of her lkminal provenance reach back through the millennia providing clues about her nature and origins along the way.

Hekate, Liminal Rites

It is well written in a reader friendly ritse reportage like format. THe head in many of the illustrations were animals heads such as a dogs head,goat head or a snake head to name a few. 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.

Avalonia- Hecate – pages. Hekate has been with us for at least three thousand years. Hekate has been given numerous epithets describing her roles and qualities over the thousands of years of her worship.

Account Options Sign in. Hekate was associated with ceremonies of initiation into the mysteries across the ancient world. Hekate is also unique in that she is named in charms that invoke Hebrew names for deity and also angels and king Solomon. 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: My library Help Advanced Book Search.

She was a liminal goddess who was present at all the boundaries and transitional moments in life.