In the last weeks it was quite silent here on my blog. This was because i was quite busy in the last weeks. I prepared to consecrate a CoH Sanctuary and had a lot of other spiritual and every-day life stuff to handle too.
I consecrated the Sanctuary of Hekate Pasikrateia on the 21st March. With the CoH instructions for this consecration rite. On the pics you can see the altar from the Coh rite. On the first pic the statue of Hekate is still veiled. When the rite began. The second pic shows the altar after the rite.
On the 22nd March some friends and guests were invited into our home and we celebrated the opening of the Sanctuary with a small feast. In the evening we had a rite in the temple room to honour Hekate and to connect us with her during the rite. We honoured Demeter and Persephone too and celebrated the journey of Persephone back from the underworld to the earth. We did some trance work in which i re-told the story of Persephones abduction through the God Hades and about the roles of Hekate in this myths- i guided the guests of the ritual through a trance yourney to experience the returning of Persephone back from the realms of Hades. And to experience Hekate as guide on this journey. At the same time the trance experience was weaved to the symbolism to bring each guest now back from their personal underworld- to be renewed, cleansed from the past, healed and to be reborn into all things new. We did some knot magic and put the cords that we used for this into a small Philadelphus coronarius tree (these treese get flowers that smell like jasmine- and more so during the night) and i will plant this tree on the crossroad near the crossroad shrine. I think all guests enjoyed the feast and the ritual. I look forward to more events like this in the near future.
Our old coven is BTW and we have two names for the Goddess but i have always used Hekate as the third name and will introduce her into our practices in private rituals. Beautiful statue of Hekate. Lee / Shawnus http://covenofthecatta.wordpress.com/
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