Recently, I bought a really nice little set of (lava stone!) prayer beads from Hearthfire Handworks over on Etsy. They were marketed as for Hades, but I wanted them for Hecate, instead. Also, just days before I saw them (thanks to Kristen’s want for the Poseidon prayer beads), I had the strangest thought race throughContinue reading A Prayer to Hecate
The other day, Sorita D’Este posed a question on her Facebook page that I always give serious thought whenever any variation of it comes up: What do you name yourself in relation to your magical or spiritual path, and what is the qualifying factor allowing you to do that? Since I am so long-winded and tendContinue reading What’s in a name?
I have been bingeing the TV series The Exorcist recently, and in the second season, I suddenly realized that there was a lot going on regarding the nature of ego in the younger priest, Father Thomas. At the end of season 1, he had succeeded in doing something that had previously been though impossible. Because ofContinue reading On the nature of ego
Altars and shrines in Modern Hekatean Witchcraft: Glancing through this article on Patheos, it looks like a good “intro” to creating a personal shrine (as opposed to working altar, IMO) and an altar (as opposed to a devotional shrine) to the Mother of Night. The two are different, and serve different purposes, though they canContinue reading Altars and shrines in Modern Hekatean Witchcraft
When a superior man speaks a thousand words, he may make a single mistake. When an inferior man speaks, he may achieve a single benefit. -Hakuin, “Wild Ivy” trans. Norman Waddell
December 3, 2017 was a very auspicious day for me. I will remember it as the day that I finally became a “real” Buddhist, never mind that I have been doing some of the work on my own for over a decade. What do I mean that I became a “real” Buddhist? I mean, IContinue reading Hello, my name is Shoshin 正心
Usually, my dreams are unremarkable. Sometimes they are memorable in their strangeness or recurring themes. Last night was different. It was a very clear message, with Hekate (the Goddess that I work with) showing me exactly where She wants my shrine to her to be. This is remarkable because I need to have it setContinue reading Sometimes, They make Their will known
A few years ago, I somehow stumbled across the Covenant of Hekate and devoured their public website. I joined their public Facebook group, too, in an effort to learn more about how they viewed things. What I learned about them was that, as opposed to my usual inclination, I wanted to take an active part andContinue reading Joining the Covenant of Hekate
A friend of ours pulled up my natal chart a couple of weeks ago, and I took it and ran with it. Now, I’m not big into astrology, so I admit that I only took the first big site that had 95% of the info that I was looking for and looked up what theContinue reading My birth horoscope
Some people will think me a bad person and sympathizing with the terrorists, but I think that we need to let the 9/11 trauma go. We need to let the wounds heal, and we need to grow past it. Yes, it was a tragedy. Yes, it was an outrage. Yes, it was a black eyeContinue reading My Generation's Day of Infamy
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