HEKATE LIMINAL RITES PDF

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 book is clear and intelligible but does not seek to simplify the subtleties of history nor to disguise interpretation as truth. In doing so they provide an indispensable guide for those wishing to explore the mysteries of Hekate today.

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.

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. Avalonia- Hecate – pages. 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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Hekate has been with us for at least three thousand years. THe head in many of the illustrations were hekatte heads such as a dogs head,goat head or a snake head to name a few.

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.

Whilst some of these topics have been covered by ritws 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.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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 hrkate in the other books.

From the Three-Ways (Hekate Liminal Rites)

Sorita D’EsteDavid Rankine. Reproduced here with permission. 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. She was a liminal goddess who was present at all the boundaries and transitional moments in life. 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.

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Account Options Sign in. However, unlike so many other historical studies, this little book also manages to evoke such a presence of Hekate that it is almost experiential; and I found it impossible to continue reading without first lighting a candle or three!! My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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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.

Hekate has been given numerous epithets describing her piminal and qualities over the thousands of years of her worship. 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 goddess Hekate was one of the most significant deities of the ancient world. 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.

In doing so they provide an indispensable guide for those wishing to explore the mysteries of Hekate hwkate. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Honoured by men, women and gods alike, traces of her piminal 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.

From the Three-Ways The goddess Hekate was one of the most significant deities of the ancient world. 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. I would also have liked to likinal 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:.

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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.

Hekate is also unique in that she is named in charms that invoke Hebrew names for deity and also angels and king Solomon. Hekate was associated with ceremonies of initiation into the mysteries across 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. At the crossroads of life, death and rebirth stands the Goddess Hekate.

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 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. 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.

Her primal nature was seen in the many animal heads she was depicted with, each emphasising different qualities of her manifold character. She was also associated with the magic of death, including necromancy and reanimation; as well as prophetic dreams, nightmares, healing herbs and poisons.

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Learn how your comment data is processed. She was also associated with the magic of death, including necromancy and reanimation; as well as prophetic dreams, nightmares, healing herbs and poisons.

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 is well written in a reader friendly almost reportage like format.

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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.