Friday, May 4, 2012

Hekate: Her Sacred Fires

Since 2010, occurring around the May Full Moon, an international event occurs in honour of the Goddess for the Three Ways, Hekate.  Originally coincided with the launch of a wonderful international anthology Hekate: Her Sacred Fires (edited by Sorita d'Este), literally thousands of people took part in this rite, including the Temple of the Dark Moon, with even more attending in 2011.

This beautiful devotional rite was written by Sorita who has generously shared it, together with providing extensive background information, on the Sacred Fires web site.  The appeal of such a rite is obvious with it having been translated into many languages with devotees from over 60 countries around the world, openly sharing their experiences, from elaborate group rituals, to intimate and personal solitary ones.

For those people who are not devotees of the Goddess Hekate, the performing of this rite can provide a number of benefits.  Firstly, it brings into practice what being a priest or priestess is truly about - that of devotion and service.  Secondly, with it being an international rite that takes place over a period of two days, regardless of where you are in the world, as a solitary, you are in fact taking part of a "group" ritual, tapping into an extremely powerful c(and expanding) consciousness.

Her Sacred Fires international rite will be taking place this weekend, from the evening of the 5th and 6th of May 2012.  If you are able to, download a copy of the rite (that can be found on the Sacred Fires web site) and join in.

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"Dancing the Sacred Wheel" now available again

"Dancing the Sacred Wheel" now available again
The second edition of "Dancing the Sacred Wheel: A Journey through the Southern Sabbats" is now available through or direct from the author (Australian customers only) for an autographed copy.

Great Goddess Isis

Great Goddess Isis

Exhortation of Isis

You are She in the dust of whose feet is the hosts of Heaven,
Whose body encircles the Universe,
Who turns the Earth in its orb,
Who gives light to the Sun,
Who rules the World.

You tread death underfoot.
To Thee, the stars are responsive,
To Thee the seasons turn and the Gods rejoice
And the elements are in subjugation.

You are She that is the natural Mother of all things,
Mistress and governor of all elements,
The initial progeny of worlds,
Chief of Divine powers,
Queen of Heaven,
Principle of all the Gods celestial and the light of Goddesses.

At Your will are disposed the planets of the air,
The wholesome winds of the seas
And the silences of the unseen world.