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Message from the Editor

Greetings fellow devotees!

The weather has been warming here on the island where I live in Canada, and we now have daylight for longer hours. This has definitely been lightening my spirit and throwing off that dark moodiness that sometimes happens over the winter. I usually try to get out as much as possible before the days get too hot and the wasps become highly active. I'm allergic to wasp stings so those flying murder machines make me nervous! Depending on where you live, you too may be enjoying warmer weather and longer days.

I've been thinking lately about the many ways I have benefitted from being part of the Covenant of Hekate. Truly, it has been in SO many ways. I have made new friends, many from when I first joined back in 2013! I have felt supported and encouraged to step more outside my comfort zone and try new things; pushing myself to do things I never expected and take on roles that seemed scary at first, but which have been so rewarding. I even found out about a fellow devotee, not just on my island but in the same city as me! She is one of our writers here at NN,  Femi! I hope we will be meeting in person very soon! As well another one of our talented writers, Emma, has been mentoring me on the path of obeah. Another direct result from being in the Covenant of Hekate. Lastly I feel I have learned so much from Sorita and I do not mean just in a magical sense. Being completely honest, I have struggled with being a bit of a hot-headed leo at times and definitely lacking some patience! It's true! And so from our Sorita I have learned much about not only patience, but about bringing people together and about understanding our differences. As well as finding myself being able to better emulate The Five Virtues. She has definitely been a mentor to me in more ways than one.

What has the Covenant meant to you? How have you benefitted and grown from this community? Please feel free to share with me and I will share in the next issue! I'm toying with having a regular 'Letters to the Editor' column where we can hear more from you all, the readers, about what YOU think and feel. For this to fly I'll be needing to hear from you guys though! Please email noumenianews@gmail.com!



Wishing you all good health & happiness.

Lotus x
Torchbearer


Editorial Staff 
Hazel, Deanne & Catherine

Stay tuned to http://theurgia.co.uk/  for upcoming information on The Hekate Symposium 2021! This is going to be an exciting event that for the first time ever, will be taking place entirely online!
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                                                                 ‘Attributes’
                                                    by Chris Freegard-Elmes

           Here is a charm to create in the time of the Dark of the Moon.

                                     Dark Moon Amulet

You will need:

A skeleton key
Red cording (thin like floss)
A black candle that will drip wax

Cast a circle of protection around you and your space.
  
Write this prayer down in your own writing and sign it at the end on a piece of paper small enough to wrap around the key :
  
"I send back the curse; It is Broken!
My path is protected, the way will be open.
By the Power of Hekate’s Key~

You cannot beat me!"

Light your candle

Say the prayer out loud as you wrap the neck of the key with the paper. Take the red cording and continue to chant it out as you drip wax on the paper. Begin to wrap the key in the red cord as you continue to drip wax on the cord. Wrap the key at least 3 times around (and preferably in multiples of three).  Once you are finished, chant 3 more times and let the candle burn to completion. Place this key at or near your doorway for protection from those who seek to harm you and reverse curses sent your way.

  
From "Temple of the Bones; Rituals to the Goddess Hekate"

By Jennifer Teixeira

www.therootcutter.com

Hekate, tua salvaguarda

 
Hekate nos confins da terra 

Hekate na maré profunda

Hekate nas estrelas

Sua benção aqui fecunda

Deusa amada

Guardiã estrelada

Cólera e mansidão

Fortaleza indestrutível

Farol na escuridão.

Porto seguro aos vagantes

Laterna dos viajantes 

Vem por terra, 

Vem por mar 

Vem pra perto caminhar 

No teu manto grande-escuro 

Teu devoto vem guardar. 

 

Texto: Fêh Borba.

INVOKING THE GODDESS: CULTURAL APPROPRIATION OF HEKATEAN ENERGIES
By Jen Ricci


February, the month for purification: there is much that is not taught about the occult and unseen energies in today's uber scientific and medicalized culture. But where is the metaphysical truth of our existence; where do we find and explore it?

While it's almost a spiritual necessity, be careful what you summon in your prayers, hymns, dedications: when working with unseen non-human entities, YOUR temple has to be ‘clean', and your intentions very, very well-defined. I'll explain myself.

Hekate is about healing, being light in the darkness, helping all the ones that don't fit in with ‘normal' society – whatever ‘normal’ may be. What Hekate is NOT, is anything having to do with abusive behaviour; on the contrary, Hekate seeks to heal, educate and elevate. It's true sadly that mainstream culture has distorted Hekate's spirit, not to speak about some Christian theology. We all know the  connotations. Automatically demonizing darkness is the sure way to get lost: choosing light, being SHOWN light is the battle between good and evil, the CHOICE being what makes our life experience.

Goth culture and some Christian theology have long appropriated the meaning and figure of the Goddess Hekate: SORRY, no no no. Hekate and her mysteries are about KNOWLEDGE and HEALING, not stylistic choices or fashion. 

So when Hekate chooses YOU, and you invoke Hekate, a non-human entity, you need to be very, very clear about your intention and energy. It is not unheard of to have a celebrant become a vessel for the deity, i.e. allow the deity to enter the physical body and experience HER energy that way – and there is a distinct difference between this and so called spirit possession.

Allow me an example – I offer no names but any will know what and who I mean. There is a famous goth rock star who has been accused of abuse. Personally, on an energetic level, I have always felt very wary of this individual, fame and all: I take the standpoint that intuition is like another set of eyes so I follow that. A metaphysical researcher read into this personality’s energy and what was said was the following: apparently certain entities were invoked quite early on and they have taken possession. This of course, said the researcher, does NOT excuse violent behavior; it goes to show though how powerful certain energies can be, especially also when there is substance abuse, where the soul retreats to avoid feeling pain. 

WHY am I saying this? The point is that there is very little education about metaphysical matters and subtle energies: take them very, very seriously. They are REAL and to be fair leaving things to chance spells trouble (sorry for the pun). We really need to be aware and present when doing ritual and invoking our beloved Goddess; she is light and her darkness is simply the darkness where seeds mature, and mysteries are hidden, and the other side of the coin – evil has no part in anything Hekate stands for.

Theology, gothic culture and mainstream/media appropriation of Hekate is based on entertainment and a power agenda. Original early Christianity was far more spiritual and heart-centered; the constructs and restrictive structure came far later. Women could be ministers. They practiced meditation. It was a religion that accepted all. 

Although not an official torch bearer, I am one in spirit and I feel compelled to say this for the Goddess Hekate, beloved and gentle, healer and compassionate: thank you Hekate great Goddess of the occult and the mysteries. We carry your legacy and defend your name! 
 
Follow the link to hear this beautiful sonnet by Leonorah!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVEPfp08DUI
 
Regular Features 

Hekate Inspires

By Stacy Mathias

It seems everyone either wants or has recently received the book Liber Khthonia, A Contemporary Witchcraft & Devotional Tradition of Hekate, written by Jeff Cullen. I backed this project on Kickstarter, so I got my copy pretty early. I was so excited to read this, I could not wait for it to arrive. I devoured this book when it arrived, and now I am going to share my thoughts on this book with all of you. 

First, the book has a great look. It is well put together; you can tell it’s a book that is meant to last. Your grandchildren will one day find this book in your collection, and it will still be fully bound, and able to be used. The pages are gilded in silver and it has a red ribbon bookmark that is attached to the spine. There is an image of a star with a crescent moon under it, and a serpent under the crescent. 

Second, the artwork contained in Its pages is absolutely gorgeous. The first picture of Hekate is on page 14. The picture is a three-faced Hekate, holding a key, a sword, torches, and serpents, all contained inside a picture frame. The frame is decorated in serpents, Gorgons and a face of Hekate. There is much care given to the details of depictions of the Goddess. 

Third, this book is clearly written as the author’s personal practice. He states clearly that this is his practice, and that the reader should feel free to use what works for them and leave what doesn’t resonate with them. What I like is that the author also clearly states that there are many valid paths that include Hekate and that he is presenting his path, but his path is not the only path, or a better path or the only path, it is “a” path. There is no pressure on the reader to conform or follow what is written step by step. In fact the author writes that he hopes his words inspire his readers to come up with their own ways as well. 

This book was researched very well, and there are notes on the margins of the pages that cite the author’s sources for his research. It gives a really good history on polytheism and witchcraft in Mediterranean. There are sections on the altar, tools, Sacred days, prayers, other Gods and recipes. The book describes rituals in detail, most of which call for the offering of red wine. Thankfully there are also suitable substitutions listed as well. Not everyone is going to agree with everything that is written. There are parts that call for the use of human cremains, which I personally would not use, but if that resonates with someone else go for it.  Again, the writer states use what works for you. There is an entire section in the back of the book for spells, which include prosperity, jinx removal and necromancy. 

Overall, this is a great addition to any pagan’s bookshelf, and especially helpful for those who worship or want to learn more about Hekate. 

Crow Crafts
with Leonorah
 

                      Painting the Gods Part 1: Old Masters’ Ways

                                   The Process of Paint-Making

We are blessed to live in modern times with an abundance of imagery and even digital art technology. However, the old masters’ methods hold unique properties that we have the capability to harness for magickal purposes.

Historically, painters would have assistants who would grind their chosen pigments with linseed oil or other binding agents to make the paint by hand. Paint pigments came from natural materials like stones containing iron oxides, plants, and even gemstones such as Lapis Lazuli. The natural materials that we can extract pigments from have magickal correspondences. 

This process is still accessible to us in modern times! The process of making pigments and grinding paints has been documented by experimental artist YouTubers and various university art preservation programs. One YouTuber, Nada Makes, even attempted to replicate the Van Dyke Brown pigment using the Manganese Dioxide in carbon-zinc Panasonic batteries! (I do not recommend doing this!) 

Recently, I found small chunks of broken red brick on a trail near my house. Some of you may be familiar with “Red Brick Dust” or “Red Ochre” in the use of protection spells. I managed to grind the red brick chunks into powder and then extract the pigment, turning it into a fine powder that can be ground into an oil paint with a glass muller. The oil paint could then be used with the magickal correspondence in mind. 

You can go outside, and find natural materials with magickal correspondences, and extract their pigments for the purposes of painting a spell or a magickal image. You can mix and match and experiment. 

Supplies:

  • Mason Jars

  • Coffee Filters

  • Rubber Bands

  • Found Stones in similar colors (Ex: A bunch of red brick stones, or a bunch of white chalky stones.)

  • A Hammer 

  • Mortar and Pestle

  • Linseed Oil

  • A Palette Knife

  • Piece of Glass

  • Glass Muller

Tips:

 As you work, you may chant or say hymns to Hekate to empower your work. Make sure you grind the stones really well. Hammer them into tiny pieces, and make sure whatever type of mortar and pestle you use to grind is harder than the stones you are grinding. It helps to pick softer stones. Please wear a dust mask as you do this! It is dangerous to inhale the stone dust. When mixing pigment with linseed oil, you can mix multiple pigments to make new paint colors. Write down your paint recipes in your journal!

Instructions:

  1. Group your stones by color, texture, and hardness. Make sure they are similar if not made of the same material. 

  2. Smash stones into very small pieces with a hammer.

  3. Take the stone gravel and dusty grains and put them little by little into the mortar and pestle. Grind it all to fine dust. (Make sure you have that mask on!)

  4. Pour the dust into a mason jar. Fill with water and stir, then let the sediment settle. The water will lift the pigment from the sediment.

  5. On another mason jar, put a coffee filter on the opening with a rubber band to secure it. Make sure you push the filter down so it has a dip in the middle. 

  6. Once the sediment has settled in the first jar, carefully pour the water from the jar through the coffee filter. Only pour the water, don’t let the sediment at the bottom escape! The filter will catch the pigment and the jar will catch the leftover water.

  7. When finished pouring water with only a little remaining in the original jar, remove the filter and lay it out flat to dry in a well-ventilated (but not windy or sunny) area. 

  8. Once the filter and pigment are completely dry, you will be able to scrape the pigment off of the filter and deposit it into a jar for storage.

  9. To paint, grind the clumps of pigment into fine dust in a small mortar and pestle. 

  10. Deposit pigment and a small amount of linseed oil onto your glass panel. Fold them to mix with your pallet knife, and then grind with the muller in small circular motions. Then scrape the paint back to the center with your palette knife and repeat the mulling until you get the oil paint texture you desire.

  11. Test the paint on a spare canvas. 

  12. Use the new material to paint sigils, or use it in larger paintings to impart magickal correspondences!

If you do this craft, I’d love to see pictures of how your painting turned out! Feel free to share in the Covenant of Hekate Facebook group and tag them #PaintingTheGods. You can also tag me on Instagram @That_Crafty_Crow. 

Into the Green

As Above, So Below ~ The Spirituality of Gardening

By Emma

                                      A Garden for Hekate
 

Where I live in the UK, spring has sprung. The dawn chorus gets louder every morning and daffodils, crocus, violets and hyacinths are blooming; it’s fair to say that the wheel of the year has rolled around to spring. This is the time when I am beginning to think about my garden, what I’ll grow and where, as well as making a start on some jobs such as digging over my vegetable patch, weeding, cutting back and general maintenance. 

I always think gardening is not only good for us; after all it is a great way to get active and spend more time out in the fresh air, but it’s also a great way of connecting to the land and the spirits that reside there. It is also a great way of honouring our great goddess Hekate.

There are many plants associated with Hekate: some poisonous, others edible, but it can be difficult deciding what to grow. There is something alluring about baneful plants--those that can both heal and harm. If this is something that calls to you, it may be worthwhile to consider the pros and cons of growing them. It can often seem dangerous, growing these plants, and while it is important to treat them with the respect they deserve, it’s important to remember there are many common plants that are poisonous such as foxglove and daffodil. Of course, when thinking about growing poisonous plants, you will need to consider the safety of those you live with such as pets and children.
  
If poisonous plants are not for you, then consider growing plants you can use in your worship of Hekate. Grow those herbs and flowers you can use to craft items such as incense and anointing oils. While so many of these can be bought and easily so, there is something incredibly powerful about growing and making these items yourself or as part of a group and doing so is an act of worship in and of itself.
  
And then there are edible plants such as garlic, herbs and other fruits and vegetables. You can use these to make food offerings and libations, particularly useful for the deipnon. And of course, you might well decide to grow a mixture of all three!
  
However, before you even begin to think about what you will grow, it’s important to consider where you are going to grow them. Much of this will depend on how much space you have available to you, but even if you don’t have a garden, there is so much you can grow, so do not be disheartened. You’ll be surprised what you can grow on a warm windowsill including salad leaves, herbs, flowers and even tomatoes!
  
If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor space, then you will also need to consider the lay of the land, soil type, microclimates and how much sun it gets. It is well worth spending some time just observing these things throughout the day and coming weeks. If you find that your soil is more akin to clay, or perhaps only certain areas are exposed to the sun then pots are a good way of growing outside, and almost everything can be grown in pots.
  
If you really aren’t that fussy about growing plants or perhaps already have an established garden, then why not create a sacred space in your garden dedicated to Hekate? You can incorporate this space into your regular practice as well as using it for meditation and any other outdoor rituals you may wish to hold in her honour.
  
I hope I have inspired you this spring to take your worship of Hekate outside or to at least look at the many and varied ways we can connect with our goddess. Above all though, enjoy the processes of connecting to the land and to our goddess. 
The Hekatean Path
by Femi Heqet
 

                                      THE LIZARDS OF HEKATE

               OF AN ANCIENT OIL RECIPE AND A “CALL TO ACTION”

 

Merry spring beloved Sisters and Brothers! What I am going to tell you now might sound a bit far-fetched, although it is absolutely true and an unforgettable part of the history of my Initiatory Journey and my Hekatean Path. It started in September of 2013 but it happened again just 1 month ago. Thus, motivating me to take these tales out of my Book of Shadows and reveal them to the world, for it is something really fascinating. These facts, which happened to my Sister Luana and me, show Hekate’s Will in action and how She can persuade Her Daughters to do what She expects from us. Or even what we are supposed to do in order to better serve Her. It also has to do with the spring season and that is why I decided to write about it now. Once their breeding season starts exactly in spring, it is the right time of the Wheel to let you know about them: the Lizards of Hekate! 

When we started our Hekatean Path, my Sister Luana and I, we followed the book “A Magia de Hecate – Uma Roda do Ano com a Rainha das Bruxas” (The Magic of Hecate – A Wheel of the Year with the Queen of Witches) by Naelyan Wyvern and Dylan Siegel. I call Luana my Sister because we were Initiated together, at the same time, during the same ceremony. I used to say that we are spiritual twins. ☺

At the beginning of our initiatory journey, one of our first “missions”, according to the book, was to ensoul our statues of Hekate and for that, we would have to make a magickal oil, as described in the book, which was an ancient recipe used by the Greeks and taught by Hekate Herself through one of Her Oracles. This recipe is also mentioned in the book "Divination and Theurgy in Neoplatonism: Oracles of the Gods" by Crystal Addey. It consists of wild rue, lizards, resin, myrrh and frankincense, and the ingredients must be prepared and combined together under the crescent moon. 

Hold on a second. Did you say “lizards”? 

Yes, I said “lizards.” Oh-oh, so now we have a problem. Luana and I looked at each other, reading the minds of one another. We thought at the same time: No way! How are we going to kill lizards to put in this oil? This is so against our principle of “non-violence”! So we decided that we would just “skip” that ingredient. We talked with Hekate and said: “Mother, you know us. We really want to follow your ancient ways, but it is not in our nature to kill or sacrifice a living creature. So please forgive us.” 

Well, we thought that it would be okay with the Goddess and just gathered the other ingredients and waited for the Crescent Moon. Until the most fascinating thing happened! Luana had 3 female dogs. One of them is black. On the day after we explained to Hekate why we would not put lizards in Her oil, Luana’s black dog (perhaps possessed by one of Hekate’s daimons) was braver than us and did what we could not. She killed a lizard and gently put the entire poor thing exactly at Luana’s bedroom door!

Before I continue, I think it would be useful to introduce this cute creature to you and clarify the species that we are talking about. Its scientific name is Hemidactylus mabouia or Tropical House Gecko, class Reptilia. Here it is:


Now that you know who I am talking about, you might ask, like I asked myself: and how does this house gecko relate to the Greek lizard species mentioned in the oil recipe? Well, I’ve investigated that too, and here is the answer:It can attain a maximum length, from snout to vent, of 12.7 cm (5 in). Being nocturnal, it has very large eyes which are useful in spotting prey in low light conditions. It can slowly change colors, from light brown to a darker brown to better match its surroundings. It is mainly nocturnal and a voracious hunter of flying and crawling insects

The Mediterranean house gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus), also known as the moon lizard, because it emerges in the evening, is a type of house gecko common to the Mediterranean area, which has spread to many parts of the world, including Greece. They are also insectivorous, like our tropical species and rarely exceed 15 centimetres (5.9 in) in length. So, both species are pretty much alike. Here’s a photo of our Greek baby:

But the recipe mentioned “as many lizards as are the forms of Hekate”, so 3 lizards in total. Luana and I got really curious to know if that was just a “coincidence”, or Hekate really wanted us to make the original recipe. It would not take long for us to find out. Two days later, Luana’s black dog “Pretinha” (her name means little black girl) proved that she was really working for the Goddess. One more lizard found dead at Luana’s house, and Pretinha was there, laid down close to it. Okay Mother, now you really got our attention! Are you really going to make Pretinha kill 3 lizards for the recipe? Hekate answered us the following day. Yes, there was Pretinha again, sitting at Luana’s bedroom’s door, with the third dead body of a lizard. We did not know what to think. We felt so sorry for the poor creatures, yet on the other hand, that was a clear message of the Goddess, about the ingredient that we had refused to add to Her oil. Still in awe, Luana added the third lizard to the oil and still on time to be consecrated during the crescent moon. With the oil, we ensouled our statues and consecrated all the Instruments of Hekate that became part of our Journey.

What happens next is even more astonishing! For that Wheel, we were supposed to perform our 13 Full Moon rituals with each one of the 13 Instruments. Luana would be at her house and I at mine, but we had decided to do them together, at the same time, whenever it was possible. That was our previous commitment to the Goddess and to ourselves. 

Well, everyone who works 9-5 or more hours a day knows how hard it is to set up a ritual after arriving at home from work. So our deal was: whoever was ready first, called the other. This way we could start the ritual together. But Hekate had a better plan! She decided to send us LIZARDS as a “call to action”! Whoa! And they would show up at Luana’s house and at my house at the same time, right after we finished setting up the ritual and before we called one another. 

At the beginning we thought it was just another “coincidence”, as all houses in Brazil have lizards. Luana called me on our first ritual night to tell me: “You have no idea what I’ve just seen close to my altar!” To which I replied: “If it is the same surprise that I have here, right in front of me, I think I know.” 

On the subsequent esbats, this became a common scene. Exactly like on the first night, on all our rituals for Hekate, during the entire Wheel of our Journey. Our initial awe with the Lizards of Hekate became an absolute and unquestionable faith. And even more than that, a profound sentiment of respect for Her Will and gratitude for guiding us the way She was doing. The Lizards of Hekate were always present as signs of the Goddess to us, that it was time for Her rituals.

But there are a couple more questions that I have asked myself regarding these lizards: Why did Hekate create this oil using them as ingredients? What is the relationship between Her and the lizards? Not being as close to Her as dogs and frogs for instance, my guess relies on the spiritual meaning of these animals. And this symbolism is strictly close to Her aspects and roles.

Spiritual Symbolism

Among the vast and sacred symbolism regarding lizards and geckos, I would like to highlight: 

Lizards and geckos are linked to the sun and the moon, to life and death, regeneration and renewal. They hibernate through winter and reawaken in spring. They symbolize resurrection and rebirth. Also, like all reptile symbolism, they represent changes, cycles, mystery, sensitivity, psychic abilities and intuition. Another strong symbolism links them to healing. The Piman people from the Sonoran Desert called upon Lizard medicine to cure them of persistent illness, by singing songs in praise of the angel lizard and also by placing the moving lizard upon the patient’s body. 

Last but not least, and speaking of healing, I have to mention the most recent “apparition” of one of Hekate’s Lizards. Since I moved to Canada, 6 years ago, Luana and I have not been able to do rituals together. But when the pandemic hit Brazil really hard, especially my home town of Manaus, I started a group on Facebook dedicated to perform healing rituals for Manaus and Brazil. I knew that my Sister has been working like crazy these times, for she is a dentist but also providing assistance to Covid patients, due to the lack of health staff for so many people infected. So I decided not to invite her to join the group. But Hekate had a different plan. She spoke to me and told me to ask Luana to do the first ritual together with us. I did what She told me, but I knew it would be very difficult for my Sister to attend. Then Hekate sent one more of Her signs! After all these years living in Canada and so far away from my Sister, when she called me to send me the video of what had just appeared to her, and even came to her hand, I burst into tears. She now lives in an apartment with her wife, and her dogs stayed with her sister at her previous house. Out of nowhere, to assure to me and my Sister that the healing ritual had to be done by both of us, Hekate sent to my Sister one more of Her Lizards. 

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_house_gecko 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediterranean_house_gecko 

https://www.worldbirds.org/lizard-symbolism/

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Noumenia News is looking for columnists - individuals who can commit to writing 300-600 words on a Hekate related topic for each edition (4 a year).  We've had some wonderful new columnists join us that are covering such topics as arts 'n' crafts along with gardens and plants and more. Here are some suggested topics we could still use columnists for:
  • Astrology, symbols etc.,
  • History (Interesting facts, images etc., related to Hecate's history).
  • Hecate in Popular Culture
  • Study of the PGM, Orphic Hymns etc.,
  • Interviews with CoH members.
Want to be involved?  Email your proposal to noumenianews@gmail.com!

We are also always interested in individual submissions! Feel free to submit your art, written pieces, photographs and anything else that reflects your path with the goddess.
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