A list of reference material for Hekate research.

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A list of reference material for Hekate research.

Post#1 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:49 am

This is about Hekate but not a specific discussion item so not sure where to place it. She has come up in a few discussions so thought other's might find this useful. It's a list of reference item's I've put together over time for myself. I've shared it before on other sites so people may have seen it before. If not allowed please go ahead and delete it. Hopefully it will be of use to others.

I've had this for some time and though it might be useful to others who are sworn to Hekate or at least interested in her. These references may deal directly with Hekate as a Goddess or indirectly upon various spheres of influence. I have purposely omitted some items due to language usage or audience focus, aimed at 3 - 10 years of age type thing. It's a large list and reflects my own biases and interests regarding the subject of reference material for Hekate / Hecate.

Books, Articles and Various for Hekate / Hecate reference
Section 1: Books
01. Hekate Soteira: A Study of Hekate's Roles in the Chaldean Oracles and Related Literature (American Classical Studies, No by Sarah Iles Johnston, 1990, 200 pages. PB, ISBN 1555404278 // ISBN 155540426X (Have)

02. Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece by Sarah Iles Johnston, 2013-PB, 352 Pages, ISBN 0520280180 // ISBN 0520217071 (Have)

03. Mantike: Studies in Ancient Divination (Religions in the Graeco-Roman World) by Sarah Iles Johnston, 2005, 322 pages, ISBN 9004144978

03a. Ancient Greek Divination by Sarah IIes Johnson, 2008, 193 PAGES, ISBN-978-1-4051-1573-5 (Have)

04. The Goddess Hekate by Stephen Ronan, 1992, 166 pgs, ISBN 0948366214 (Have)

05. Hekate in Ancient Greek Religion by Ilmo Robert Von Rudloff, 1999, 176 pages, ISBN is 978-0-9696066-8-0 / 9780969606680 (Have)

06. Hekate Liminal Rites: A Study of the rituals, magic and symbols of the torch-bearing Triple Goddess of the Crossroads by Sorita d'Este, 2009, 194 pages, ISBN 1905297238 (Have)

07. HEKATE: Keys to the Crossroads - A collection of personal essays, invocations, rituals, recipes and artwork from modern Witches, Priestesses and Priests ... Goddess of Witchcraft, Magick and Sorcery by Sorita d'Este, 2006, 156 pages, ISBN-13: 9781905297092 // ISBN: 1905297092 (Have)

08. HEKATE Her Sacred Fires by Sorita d'Este, 2010, 308 pages, ISBN-13: 9781905297351 // ISBN: 1905297351 (Have)

09. Artemis: Virgin Goddess of the Sun & Moon--A Comprehensive Guide to the Greek Goddess of the Hunt, Her Myths, Powers & M by Sorita d'Este, 2005, 156 pages, ISBN-13: 9781905297023 // ISBN: 1905297025 (Have)

10. Thracian Magic: Past and Present by Georgi Mishev, 2012, 338 pages, ISBN 1905297483 (Have)

11. Rotting Goddess: The Origins of the Witch in Classical Antiquity by Jacob Rabinowitz, 1998, 154 pages, ISBN 157027035X (Have)

12. Crossroads by Greg Crowfoot, 2005, 188 pages, ISBN 1593303025 (Have)

13. Bearing Torches: A Devotional Anthology for Hekate by Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2009, 200 pages, PB, ISBN 1449917046 (Have)

14. The Cults of the Greek States, Volume II [Vol. 2] by Lewis Richard Farnell, CHAPTER XVI - HEKATE pp. 501-519, ISBN 1236589580, Online ISBN: 9780511710438, Paperback ISBN: 9781108015448 (Have)

15. Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations by Karen Tate, 2006, ISBN-13: 978-1-888729-17-7 // ISBN-10: 1-888729-17-1 (Have)

16. Hecate I: Death, Transition and Spiritual Mastery (2nd Edition) by Jade Sol Luna, 2009, 260 pages, ISBN 1442184515 (have)
- Hecate I: Death, Transition and Spiritual Mastery (1st edition) Paperback – October 31, 2008 by Jade Sol Luna (still being sold) (Have)

17. Hecate II: The Awakening of Hydra by Jade Sol Luna, 2009, 326 pages, ISBN 0615344755 (Have)

18. Triple Hekate mainly on votive reliefs, coins, gems and amulets by Elpis Mitropoulou (Very rare have not found a copy yet, printed 1978), Pyli Ed, 1978

19. Curse Tablets and Binding Spells from the Ancient World, by John G. Gager, Softcover, 1999, 296 pages, ISBN 0195134826 // ISBN 0195062264 (Have)

20. A History of Discoveries at Halicarnassus, Cnidus and Branchidae, Volume 2, Part 2, Charles Thomas Newton and Richard Popplewell Pullan, CHAPTER XXIV pp. 554-572, Original Publication Year: 1863, Online ISBN:9780511910302, Paperback ISBN:9781108027274 About Lagina – Historical reference (Have)

21. The Temple of Hekate at Lagina, by Ahmet A. Tirpan – Zeliha Gider – Aytekin Buyukozer pg 181 – 202, Dipteros und Pseudodiptoros, BYZAS, Veroffenllichungen des Deutschen Archologischen Institits Istanbul, ISBN 978-605-5607-74-6 (English) (Have)

22. Labraunda and Karia, Proceedings of the International Symposium Commemorating Sixty Years of Swedish Archaeological Work in Labraunda, The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities Stockholm, November 20-21, 2008, ISSN 0346-6442 // ISBN 978-91-554-7997-8
- The Archaic architectural terracottas from Euromos and some cult signs by Suat Ateşlier, Pg 279 - 290

23. A N O D O S, Studies of the Ancient World, 6-7/2006-2007, CULT AND SANCTUARY THROUGH THE AGES, (From the Bronze Age to the Late Antiquity), (Have)
- DAŞBACAK, Coşkun: Hecate Cult in Anatolia: Rituals and Dedications in Lagina pg 143-148;
- SÖğÜT, Bilal: Naiskoi From the Sacred Precinct of Lagina Hekate: Augustus and Sarapis, PG 421-432

24. The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation, Including the Demotic Spells, edited by Hans Dieter Betz, 1997, 406 pages, University of Chicago Press, ISBN 0-226-04444-0 (Have)

25. RITUAL TEXTS FOR THE AFTERLIFE, Orpheus and the Bacchic Gold Tablets Fritz Graf and Sarah Iles Johnston, 2013, 296 pages (Have)

26. ANCIENT GREEK CULTS, A guide by Jennifer Larson, 2007, 320 pages, ISBN-13: 978-0415491020 ISBN-10: 0415491029 (Have)

27. Magika Hiera, Ancient Greek Magic and Religion, Edited by Christopher A. Faraone & Dirk Obbink, Oxford University Press, 1997, 312 pages, ISBN 0-19-504450-9 / ISBN 0-19-511140-0 (Have)

28. From Artemis to Diana: The Goddess of Man and Beast, 12 Acta Hyperborea 2009, Museum Tusculanum Press, University of Copenhagen, 2009, 585 pages (Have)

29. Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds by Daniel Ogden, Oxford University Press, 2002 ISBN 0-19-513575-X; ISBN 0-19-515123-2 (Have)

30. CHALDÆAN ORACLES, Translated and Commented by G. R. S. Mead (1908) version uses Hecat where later re-releases indicate Hecate.

31. Women’s Religions in the Greco-Roman World: A Sourcebook, ROSS SHEPARD KRAEMER, Editor, Oxford University press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-517065-2 (cloth); 0-19-514278-0 (pbk.) (Have)

32. Greek Religion by Walter Burker, – July 26, 1985, 512 pages

33. Various catalogs and Literature about Coin Collecting & Numismatics. A great deal of info and depictions of Hecate / Hekate on coins, tokens, can be discovered in the literature. These are just a few of the many journals, books, reports that are available. Requires a bit of determination on the part of the researcher to identify and discover how the coins reflect religion, economics, culture, geographical, etc influences. An underutilized source of information on many gods / goddesses.
- A Catalog of Greek Coins in the British Museum, 28 Volumes
- ERIC - The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins – 2005 by Rasiel Suarez (Have)
- COINAGE AND IDENTITY IN THE ROMAN PROVINCES, Edited by Christopher Howgego, Volker Heuchert, Andrew Burnett, Oxford University Press, 2005
- Ancient Coins – Illustrating Lost Masterpieces of Greek Art – F. Imhoof – Blumer & P. Gardner, Argonaut Library of Antiquities, 1964, LC64-23435 (Have)

34. Circle For Hekate Volume I: History & Mythology Sorit d’Este, Avalonia, 267 pages, November 2017, ISBN:978-1-910191-07-1 (Have)

35. Daughters of Hecate – Women & Magic in the Ancient World. Edited by Kimberly B. Stratton with Dayna S. Kellers. Various Contributors. Not directly related to Hekate but discusses issues of gender and how they affected / effected perceptions of magic and women. Oxford Press, 2014, ISBN-978-0-19-534271-0

Section 1a: Books more LHP in focus
01. Queen of Hell by Mark Alan Smith, 2010, (have)

02. The Red King (Trident of Witchcraft) by Mark Alan Smith, 2011,

03. MAGICK OF THE ANCIENT GODS, Chthonic Paganism & the Left Hand Path by Michael W. Ford, 2009, 254 pages, ISBN 978-0-578-02732-6

04. Book of the Witch Moon: Chaos, Vampiric & Luciferian Sorcery, The Choronzon Edition by Michael W. Ford, 2006, 456 pages, Hecate Queen of Witches, pg. 98 - 107

05. HECATE'S WOMB (And other essays) by Jason Perdue, 2004, 146 pages

Section 1b: Have heard both good and bad reviews of these books

01. The Witches' Craft: The Roots of Witchcraft & Magical Transformation by Raven Grimassi, 2002, 282 pgs.

02. The New Book of Goddesses & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan, 3rd edition, 1997, 384 pgs.

03. Hecate - The Witches' Goddess – November 4, 2011 by Gary R. Varner, PB, 120 pages (more bad than good reviews on this one)

04. The Temple of Hekate - Exploring the Goddess Hekate through Ritual, Meditation And Divination by Tara Sanchez, 2011, 192 pgs, ISBN 1905297491 (Myself I’d not recommend it, yes I do have it and was disappointed with it)

05. Goddess Connections Workbook Hekate [Kindle Edition] by Tara Reynolds, 17 pages

Section 1c: Books questionable history and / or heavily MMC influenced (Not ones I’d recommend)
01. Mysteries of the Dark Moon: The Healing Power of the Dark Goddess Paperback – May 22, 1992, 304 pages, by Demetra George

02. Hecate: Queen of the Witches or Wise Crone? (Celebrate the Divine Feminine; Reclaim Your Power with Ancient Goddess Wisdom) by Joy Reichard, Chapter 13, 2011

03. Queen of the Night: Rediscovering the Celtic Moon Goddess by Sharynne MacLeod Nic Mhacha, 2005, Forth Lunation (chapter 4)

04. Goddess Enchantment, Magic and Spells Volume 2: Goddesses Love, Abundance and Transformation by Carrie Kirkpatrick, 2011, Chapter 4, pg 68-77

05. Lost Goddesses of Early Greece: A Collection of Pre-Hellenic Myths Paperback, by Charlene Spretnak – August 3, 1992, 144 pages (This book has been compared to Robert Graves THE WHITE GODDESS in the author’s ability to suggest opinion as historical fact) Feminist seem to endorse it while historical based opinions find it to questionable.

06. Hecate (Monsters of Mythology) Library Binding, by Bernard Evslin – September, 1988, 87 pages (Most reviews and such suggest incorrect info and best to just toss it, part of his Monsters of series of books) Could not bring myself to read it entirely. Publishing date of 1988 suggests part of the issue’s presented, theories which are no longer endorsed or supported.

Section 2: Historical / Archaic / Modern Plays & Poetry
01. The Homeric Hymns (HYMN TO DEMETER) by Homer

01a The Homeric Hymn to Demeter: Translation, Commentary, and Interpretive Essays by Helene P. Foley, 1993, 320 pages.
02. The Argonautica by Apollonius of Rhodes

03. Medea by Euripides

03a Medea: Essays on Medea in Myth, Literature, Philosophy, and Art Paperback, by James J. Clauss (Editor), Sarah Iles Johnston (Editor)– January 12, 1997, 376 pages, ISBN-13: 978-0691043760 ISBN-10: 0691043760

04. Hesiod: Volume I, Theogony. Works and Days. Testimonia (Loeb Classical Library No. 57N) by Hesiod (Author), Glenn W. Most (Translator) – 2007, 308 pages,

05. The Orphic Hymn to Hekate

06. IDYLL 2: THE SPELL by THEOCRITUS

07. Ovid – The Metamorphoses - book vii & The Epistles of Ovid

08. John Keats – To Homer & On the Sea

09. William Shakespeare’s Plays
- A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 5, Scene 1
- King Henry VI. Part I., Act 3 Scene 2
- Hamlet, Act III, Scene 2
- Macbeth, Act II, scene 1
- King Lear, Act 1, Scene 1

10. Pausanias' Description of Greece II.30.2

11. The Comedies of Plutus by Aristophanes

12. The Aeneid by Virgil, Robert Fitzgerald translation

13. Hymn to Minerva by Proclus – Eleusinian and Bacchic Mysteries by Thomas Taylor, 1891, Pgs. 225 – 227.

Section 2a: Historical / Archaic / Modern Plays & Poetry more LHP

01. Aleister Crowley Invocation of Hecate

02. Invocation of Hecate, Queen of All Witchcraft

Section 3: Academic research articles

01. A Group of Marble Statuettes in the Ödemiş Museum” – Part of the Stone Artifacts of the Ödemiş Museum

02. Structure, Sculpture and Scholarship Understanding the Sanctuary of Hekate at Lagina, Amanda Elaine Herring, University of California (L.A.), 2011 (have)

03. Apollo, Ennodia, and fourth-century Thessaly by C.D. Graninger, Kernos 22 (2009), Varia

04. Karian, Greek or Roman? The layered identities of Stratonikeia at the sanctuary of Hekate at Lagina by Christina Williamson

05. SANCTUARIES AS TURNING POINTS IN TERRITORIAL FORMATION. LAGINA, PANAMARA AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF STRATONIKEIA by Christina Williamson

06. City and Sanctuary in Hellenistic Asia Minor. Sacred and Ideological Landscapes by Christina Williamson

07. Hekate: Bringer of Light by Shelly M. Nixon, California Institute of Integral Studies.

08. Hekate with Apollo and Artemis on a Gem from the Southern Black Sea Region by MANOLIS MANOLEDAKIS

09. HEKATE: HER ROLE AND CHARACTER IN GREEK LITERATURE FROM BEFORE THE FIFTH CENTURY B.C. by CAROL M. MOONEY, B.A., McMaster University February, 1971

10. PLATO’S X & HEKATE’S CROSSROADS, ASTRONOMICAL LINKS TO THE MYSTERIES OF ELEUSIS by George Latura, Independent Researcher, Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry, Vol. XX, No X, pp.xx-xx

11. Medea, Cytissorus, Hekate, they all came from Aea. Historical and Cultic Evidence from Hellas in the Golden Fleece Myths, Debbie Turkilsen and Joost Blasweiler, Publisher: Arnhem (NL) Bronze Age, ISBN/EAN: 978-90-820497-1-8 2014 Arnhem –Sydney

12. The Hecate of the Theogony, Jenny Strauss Clay, 1984, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 25: 27-38

13. DOG SACRIFICE IN ANCIENT AND MODERN GREECE: FROM THE SACRIFICE RITUAL TO DOG TORTURE (KYNOMARTYRION) by Manolis G. Sergis

Section 4: JSTOR articles
01. Diana Nemorensis by Andrew Alföldi, American Journal of Archaeology Vol. 64, No. 2 (Apr., 1960), pp. 137-144, Published by: Archaeological Institute of America, Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/502539 (Have)

02. Hecate: A Transfunctional Goddess in the Theogony By Deborah Boedeker Transactions of the American Philological Association (1974-) Vol. 113, (1983), pp. 79-93 Published by: American Philological Association, Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/284004 (Have)

03. Hecate: Greek or “Anatolian”? by William Berg, Numen Vol. 21, Fasc. 2 (Aug., 1974), pp. 128-140 Published by: BRILL Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3269561 (Have)

04. The Running Maiden from Eleusis and the Early Classical Image of Hekate, Author(s): Charles M. Edwards Source: American Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 90, No. 3 (Jul., 1986), pp. 307-318 Published by: Archaeological Institute of America Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/505689 (Have)

05. Empousa, Dionysus and the Mysteries: Aristophanes, Frogs 285ff Author(s): Christopher G. Brown Reviewed work(s): Source: The Classical Quarterly, New Series, Vol. 41, No. 1 (1991), pp. 41-50 Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Classical Association Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/639022 (Have)

06. Crossroads, Author(s): S. I. Johnston Reviewed work(s): Source: Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, Bd. 88 (1991), pp. 217-224 Published by: Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Bonn (Germany) Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20187554 (Have)

07. The Chthonic Gods of Greek Religion Author(s): Arthur Fairbanks, Source: The American Journal of Philology,Vol. 21, No. 3 (1900), pp. 241-259 Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/287716 (Have)

08. A Portrait of Hecate by Patricia A. Marquardt, The American Journal of Philology, Vol. 102, No. 3 (Autumn, 1981), pp. 243-260, Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/294128 (Have)

09. The House-Door in Greek and Roman Religion and Folk-Lore Author(s): M. B. Ogle Source: The American Journal of Philology,Vol. 32, No. 3 (1911), pp. 251-271 Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/288616 (Have)
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Re: A list of reference material for Hekate research.

Post#2 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:10 pm

Wow. That is the bibliography for a doctorate on her right there. Thank you so much for sharing. I have picked up

06. Hekate Liminal Rites: A Study of the rituals, magic and symbols of the torch-bearing Triple Goddess of the Crossroads by Sorita d'Este, 2009, 194 pages, ISBN 1905297238

and

08. HEKATE Her Sacred Fires by Sorita d'Este, 2010, 308 pages, ISBN-13: 9781905297351 // ISBN: 1905297351

And have found them both to be incredibly useful so far.
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Re: A list of reference material for Hekate research.

Post#3 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:30 pm

That's impressive! Thank you!
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Re: A list of reference material for Hekate research.

Post#4 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:56 pm

Thanks.

There is much to say about Hekate, with little actually being said here and elsewhere. Have you looked into Tuba Veneris?

Is your list ordered in any way? Which books would you particularly recommend?

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Re: A list of reference material for Hekate research.

Post#5 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:20 am

monsnoleedra wrote:This is about Hekate but not a specific discussion item so not sure where to place it. <snip>


Well, I think it fits decently well as a nice resource in the PGM subforum. While certainly she's isn't limited to that current, it's probably as close a fit as we have.

Nice list. Maybe we can start folks adding in their suggestions as well.
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Re: A list of reference material for Hekate research.

Post#6 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:07 am

BlueMagician wrote:Thanks.

There is much to say about Hekate, with little actually being said here and elsewhere. Have you looked into Tuba Veneris?

Is your list ordered in any way? Which books would you particularly recommend?

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This list really wasn't designed to say much about Hekate individually. It's simply a listing of research material and various books about her or pertaining to things associated with her. Figure it really wasn't my intent to discuss each item individually as my own biases would heavily influence any synopsis / reviews of them and the validity of their content. The only basic rating of content I did do was that the items in section 1c I personally think are poor examples and should be avoided but I included them as other's do rate them highly. Otherwise I tried to place the titles by some category listing useful to me and perhaps useful to others who might try to find them.

For instance the book THE TEMPLE OF HEKATE by Tara Sanchez is an awful book in my opinion. Her chapter on Divination Dice is bs considering Hekate never had a site with divination dice. But this one is Divination Dice with a Tarot influence coupled to it. There are references to Divination Dice in a few market squares and at a few of the Oracle sites but none of Hekate's sites. Nor is Hekate really associated with Divination. Basic filler to fill out a book. That's just one example from that book. But some claim it's a great book in their opinion and find it useful.

No particular order was assigned to placement as I developed the listing over time. As I gathered material for my own library or discovered material I wanted to obtain and ensure I kept the title and required numbers and such I added them to the list. The only major changes being moving them to other area's if I discovered for instance they were JSTOR's, research papers, Thesis or Graduate Papers or submissions within a book or article vice being a complete book itself.

As far as recommendations, to be honest I usually go by what a person is asking about not just make blanket recommendations. I personally think that is one of the problems that plague the community. People are quick to give advise on what to read, but don't really take the time to ask about what the person(s) is / are actually trying to find out about. However, again that is just my opinion so other's may disagree.

Regarding talking about Hekate and specifics I love to talk about her to be honest. Have more than a few pages of things I've either written or researched and created papers on about individual subjects. Some I share, some I don't due to copyright issues or file size issues. Other's I share but usually via messenger or email as to be honest most don't want to discuss them to that depth or degree.

It's like the theory that Hekate is associated with the three headed dog Kerberus / Cerberus but she is also associated with a swamp exit and the Hydra. One of the reason the Chaldean's at times said she was serpent headed and one of her domain influences is the water. Yet her domain is the fresh and coastal waters not the deep waters that Poseidon rules. It ties into the idea that she can bring the dead into and out of Hades without passing by Kerberus / Cerberus or paying the boatman when she is associated with the restless dead and pushing them. Sorry don't have the image before me but also ties into one image of Hermes leading Persephone with Hekate behind her into the upper world and looks like they rise from the swamps. Which also ties into the land lying desolate and barren / decayed while Persephone was in the underworld.

I've heard of the Tuba Veneris but really have not looked into it.
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Re: A list of reference material for Hekate research.

Post#7 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:04 am

@ monsnoleedra

OMG what an awesome resource. Many thanks!!!
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Re: A list of reference material for Hekate research.

Post#8 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:11 am

monsnoleedra, I believe if you wrote a book about Hekate, you could be acknowledged as the best expert on that subject .And how do you want us to call you shortly, because it is very difficult to remember your name?
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Re: A list of reference material for Hekate research.

Post#9 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:47 pm

talerman wrote:monsnoleedra, I believe if you wrote a book about Hekate, you could be acknowledged as the best expert on that subject .And how do you want us to call you shortly, because it is very difficult to remember your name?


Not sure i'd qualify as an expert on the subject, but I appreciate the though.

I've though of writing a book on her but my ancient Hellene really sucks. So bad in fact might as well say it doesn't exist so to me that means your always at the mercy of others to translate things. So from a novice perspective not particularly a bad place but if you want to be an authority not a good place to come from.

I personally think that is what hurts so many pagan authors, they come from a place of being a novice. They can write, and many do, about their own spirituality and beliefs, which there is nothing wrong about that. Many of the anthologies in fact deal with those type stories and accounts. Sorita d'Este probably has been one of the biggest in that aspect though Bibliotheca Alexandrina published an anthology as well.

Though I suppose part of it is I am to demanding of my own work and think it never good enough. That's the perfectionist in me, well that or the analyst in me.

Name wise I have people on others sites just compact it down to MSLD or just call me Mons for short. I'm pretty easy on that part and don't get all bent out of shape on the name thing.
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Re: A list of reference material for Hekate research.

Post#10 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:47 pm

BlueMagician wrote:Thanks.

There is much to say about Hekate, with little actually being said here and elsewhere. Have you looked into Tuba Veneris?

Is your list ordered in any way? Which books would you particularly recommend?

BM


tuba veneris definitely is hekate related i remember your comments when i posted my hekate perspective redaction of the grimoire

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