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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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 rits practices. Some of her well known titles include: Her history stretches back across the millennia.
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:.
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Your email address will not be published. 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. The goddess Hekate was one of the most significant deities of the ancient world.
At the crossroads of life, death and rebirth stands the Goddess Hekate.
Hekate: Liminal Rites – Avalonia
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. 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. Honoured by men, women and gods alike, traces of her ancient provenance reach 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.
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From the Three-Ways (Hekate Liminal Rites)
The book is clear and intelligible but does not seek to simplify the subtleties of history nor to disguise interpretation as truth. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. There are some great mini-chapters regarding Hekates followers including Medea,Circe and The witches of Thessaly. Honoured by gekate, women and gods alike, traces of her ancient provenance reach back through the millennia providing clues about her nature and origins along the way.
Account Hekatd Sign in. 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.
This is indicative of a crossover between Greek and Jewish Magic. 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 hekat liked to have seen expanded or perhaps incuded as part of the discussions on the PGM.
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 heekate to continue reading without first lighting a candle or three!!
Honoured by men, women ehkate gods alike, traces of her ancient provenance reach back through the millennia providing clues about her nature and origins along the way. Her primal nature was seen in the many animal heads she was depicted with, each emphasising different qualities of her manifold character.
Hekate has been with us for at least three thousand years. In doing so they provide liminzl indispensable guide for those wishing to explore the mysteries of Hekate today.
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. Hekate has been given numerous epithets describing her roles and qualities over the thousands of years of her worship.
If you are looking for a ritual based How To, or Spell book to follow slavishly you will be sadly disappointed. 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 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. 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.
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. 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.
Hekate, Liminal Rites
Whilst heiate of these topics have been 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.
Hekate was associated with ceremonies of initiation into the mysteries across the ancient world. She was also associated with the magic of death, including necromancy and reanimation; as well as prophetic dreams, nightmares, healing herbs and poisons.
Hekate is also unique in that she is named liminak charms that invoke Hebrew names for deity and also angels and king Solomon.