A list of reference material for Hekate research.

Syncretic Egyptian / Graeco-Roman magic from the collection of texts known as the Papyri Graecae Magicae.
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Re: A list of reference material for Hekate research.

Post#21 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:36 am

To Homer
John Keats
Standing aloof in giant ignorance,
Of thee I hear and of the Cyclades,
As one who sits ashore and longs perchance
To visit dolphin-coral in deep seas.
So thou wast blind;--but then the veil was rent,
For Jove uncurtain'd Heaven to let thee live,
And Neptune made for thee a spumy tent,
And Pan made sing for thee his forest-hive;
Aye on the shores of darkness there is light,
And precipices show untrodden green,
There is a budding morrow in midnight,
There is a triple sight in blindness keen;
Such seeing hadst thou, as it once befel
To Dian, Queen of Earth, and Heaven, and Hell.

ON THE SEA
By John Keats

It keeps eternal whisperings around
Desolate shores, and with its mighty swell
Gluts twice ten thousand Caverns, till the spell
Of Hecate leaves them their old shadowy sound.
Often 'tis in such gentle temper found,
That scarcely will the very smallest shell
Be moved for days from where it sometime fell.
When last the winds of Heaven were unbound.
Oh, ye! who have your eyeballs vexed and tired,
Feast them upon the wideness of the Sea;
Oh ye! whose ears are dinned with uproar rude,
Or fed too much with cloying melody---
Sit ye near some old Cavern's Mouth and brood,
Until ye start, as if the sea nymphs quired!
Can't Never Did Nothing Till It Tried!

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Re: A list of reference material for Hekate research.

Post#22 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:51 pm

talerman wrote:I think the one who ought to write a book about Hekate is you, Monsnoleedra.


Seconded. I'd buy it!

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This mention of the Scottish play here is pretty amusing given the obvious curse associated with it. Talk of magic enough the whole play gets cursed enough that you can't say the man's name? Yeah, that's certainly a Hekatean level of legit! :D

I don't really have anything new to add from a scholastic perspective here, but it is fascinating to read of these little tie-ins.

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