Over the past few nights I’ve felt a lack of presence of Hekate. While invoking Hekate it felt sterile… as though I was not in tune or connected with Hekate.
Last night, however, that ended.
I started with meditation to ground down and quiet the mind(ego) of its chatter. Then I proceeded to call upon Hekate.
There were several key differences.
First, last night I read aloud a classic Hymn to Hekate.
Orphic Hymn 1 to Hecate (trans. Taylor) (Greek hymns C3rd B.C. to 2nd A.D.) :– Greek Mythology Website
“Hekate Einodia, Trioditis [Trivia], lovely dame, of earthly, watery, and celestial frame, sepulchral, in a saffron veil arrayed, pleased with dark ghosts that wander through the shade; Perseis (daughter of Perses), solitary goddess, hail! The world’s key-bearer, never doomed to fail; in stags rejoicing, huntress, nightly seen, and drawn by bulls, unconquerable queen; Leader, Nymphe, nurse, on mountains wandering, hear the suppliants who with holy rites thy power revere, and to the herdsman with a favouring mind draw near.”
Afterwards, I sat in the present moment. I was staring into the statue, and it began to shift in that 2-dimensional fashion… as though a flattened image, warping and moving.
Second, I used a heartfelt call to Hekate, rather than just “talking.” Digging deep into my soul I called out to Hekate.
Validation of the Summons
The validation of the work came in the form of environmental weather conditions. Almost immediately a heavy gust of wind torn something down, right outside my window. The wind howled and buffeted the house for hours on end.
Dogs were barking or howling as well.
The presence of Hekate was also in the room.
Three issues were discussed:
- “Seeing” Hekate
- How to relate to worldly problems
- Connecting with the energy of others
The lesson of “seeing” was more about “feeling.” When I stared at her statue upon the altar, there was a certain aura that was visual to my eyes. Gold/yellow at times and red at others. But I didn’t see any form.
Feeling her thoughts as my own, I felt she instructed me to feel (from the heart center) for her presence.
So I was further instructed to start with feeling psychically the wooden altar before me. I drew it in and could “feel” the sense of the wood as something felt with mind only (not with hands.) Continuing onward, I similarly felt the candles on the altar. Then I felt the statue upon the altar.
“Now feel what is beyond the altar.” Extending the mind itself, past the altar, I had a strong image fill my mental space. In the mind’s eye I saw a figure in black, with pale hands upon the altar (from the North side opposite me.) I saw no face, mostly I was “seeing” or “feeling” a sense of a robed figure – all in black.
Now I knew how to proceed. It is through the chest/chakra/center that this data can be understood.
A question I raised was of current problems and situations. I have been vexed with regards of which way to relate to the “world” at large. As I see problems and situations in the world, more and more spiritual leaders are turning to negative traits to return fire with fire. For example, many spiritual leaders of magick, psychism and mysticism are teaching a turn from previous doctrines they used to espouse. Rather than looking at the world around us as a reflection of the inner self, they instead are feeling desperate – seeking to attack others. In some cases it’s mostly a focus on politics and voting. In other cases it has been in the teachings of curse and hex. More and more books and material is coming forth on attacking the enemy, regardless of any Rede or instruction of warning.
Sometimes I feel that doing nothing, or not being active in such matters, makes me a culprit to the problem. At other times, I feel this type of action will only lead to more future problems (i.e. Hating the hater, will only lead to more people to hate.)
I proposed my problem to Hekate and her response was that I could do as I wish. However I wished to interact with the world is fine, HOWEVER, if my goal was in the discovery (and union) of Source (God), I should tune into and radiate out the Source within me.
In that moment I felt it. It was as though she pulled back the veil obscuring Source… and I felt as though at my heart center a golden light radiating outwards, like a tear in reality. Letting go of my resistance, it radiated further beyond me. In source I felt it, and felt its view of the world around.
There was a reason for having me feel Source…. in the depth of Source, all these questions were answered. I had no need to fight the fighter, or hate the hater. Source doesn’t operate like that.
I sat in this experience for some time, not even wanting to leave.
Hekate’s teaching here was that each can do as they please. If one seeks to work within the material world to fight an “evil empire,” do so if you feel that is your true will… but if you are looking beyond the scope of this manifested world, then the goals (and subsequently one’s actions) change.
Connecting with Others
There are moments where I seek to connect to the spiritual beings of the land, or element(s). In reading the works of Christopher Penczak, I saw a theme of reaching out to connect with the inner self and the spirits of nature, land, elements or objects.
As I raised this question with Hekate, she told me to do something similar to the reaching out to “see” her presence.
Surrender is a key part. We surrender our expectations.
Tuning into the heart center, we reach out from there, to the being, entity, space, land or element.
Intent is carried upon the extension of the heart center. An intent of connecting with the spirit of the land, or the spirit of an object is the fuel for the work.
Being open to whatever comes through, images will form in consciousness. From there a dialogue can be established.
After these three teachings were relayed and worked to some degree, Hekate informed me that this was the “First Lesson.”