In all honesty it is hard to say what draws me to Hekate it seems as She has been with me for a number of years now and it’s almost like She has always been there. I remember was I was still new to my path that I was always reaching out and calling for the goddess to come to me and give me a sign that She was there.
During these earlier days finding my path I always felt as if I was being pushed to search and learn on my own and that is what I did. I soon realized that the more searching I done the more I would come across and gain knowledge about the Goddess Hekate. Eventually She was the primary goddess I did research on. The more I pursued Her I began to feel Her presence within my life. All this led me to perform a ritual to call Her to me. She comes to me like a soft wind blowing upon my body and soul. It is chilling yet powerful. Ever since that first ritual I have never doubted Her presence.
A rite for Hecate
Simply let your heart speak. There are as many rites as there are devotees. The intent is more important than the rite itself. A simple devotion will please Her more than a complicated but shallow ritual.
Have a candle in one of Her traditional colors (black, white, red, or saffron yellow), a bit of incense can be used as an offering.
My attraction to Hecate is so strong that I worry that my words would not be the right ones. I know deep within that my words could not fully express how my heart truly feels for Her. So, these are my fears so I scramble to search for the perfect saying fearing that I may displease Her.
Thank you for sharing this Don! I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and the rite for Hecate.
So beautiful, Don. Thank you.
It's hard to be a Solitaire working with the Goddess Hekate but I continue to work with the Dark Moon in Her honour.
For a DARK MOON INCENSE: 1/4-1/2 cup base, 1 tsp. calamis, 1/2 tsp. each of eucalyptus, juniper and patchouli, 10-15 drops of Dark Moon oil. Make this three nights before the New Moon. Allow it to sit outside for each of those three nights, but do not allow sunlight to touch it.
It is also good for working darker magic and communing with dark deities such as Lilith as well as darker aspects of the personality. The Dark Moon is an excellent time for binding and banishing spells.
The darker aspects of magick are more effective at this time such as binding, and cursing. Because it is the night when negative energy sometimes abounds and baneful spirits roam free.
I also do water scrying duuring this special night. The vast majority of groups that follow Hekate are women so it is hard to find one that includes men,