Friday 4 December 2015

Review: Pagan Portals - Hekate: A Devotional

If you are looking for a Yule gift for a witch with a taste for the dark and Gothic, you could do a lot worse than treat them to a new book called Hekate: A Devotional by new author Vivienne Moss.

Here is a taste of how it starts:
As the storm looms on the horizon, I stand safely on my porch awaiting its arrival. There is an ominous feel to this storm and I shudder with thoughts of its destructive force. With a hushed breath I pray: ‘Hekate, Lady of Storms, I beseech You, keep my home safe from harm. Guide this wayward storm away from my loved ones. Hekate, My Queen, the One I adore, as Your storm approaches I bow my head to You in reverence and trust that You will keep us safe…’
She heard my prayers that night and has answered many more.
It is a deeply personal account of Vivienne's relationship with the Hekate, Queen of Witches. It is written with a dreamlike, poetic quality that evokes the Goddess rather than attempting to give a factual account of her history or academic study of rituals associated with Hekatean worship. However, it is also a practical book - the last few chapters make up a grimoire for witches who want to work with her.

Publisher Moon Books says on its website: "The Goddess of Witches, Queen of Shades and Shadows, and the ever-eternal Dark Muse – Hekate, Fair Queen of the Shadow-Lands, haunts the pages of this poetic devotional, enchanting those who love Her with the charm only this Dark Goddess can bring. Join in the journey as we meet Hekate, Queen of Sorcery, in the realms of Dream and Enchantment, weaving magic through the Worlds – Seen and Unseen. We take flight to the Lands Eternal in this part devotional, part grimoire and learn how to venerate this Great Goddess of antiquity and connect with the Spirits of the Shadow-Lands…"

Vivienne says her hope is to "share the magic of the world with fellow seekers of Witchdom". I think she succeeds

The book can viewed on Amazon: Pagan Portals - Hekate: A Devotional

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