The Temple of Hekate
(The Cover art for the Temple of Hekate is by Georgi Mishev, Bulgaria)
ISBN 978-1-905297-49-8. Price UK RRP £12.99
This is an excellent follow-up book to Sorita & David’s book ‘Hekate, Liminal Rites’ in that it is a collection of modern rituals. Tara has used her own experiences and presented in book form a working modern day Temple of Hekate.
From the basic introduction to Hekate and general magical practice (the necessity of keeping a magical journal for example) Tara discusses many aspects of temple practice. This in itself is important. However I was extremely interested in the description of the ‘Oracle of Her Sacred Fires’.
Using three six-sided dices she has gleaned the book ‘Her Sacred Fires’ for appropriate texts. She has given a table with the various correspondences.
For example she used one of my quotes for 5-5-5 “Ten rows of steps ..leading to the stone-paved road. The temple, encircled with five rows of steps…” (Morgana Sythove, Sacrifices will be made, from Hekate, Her Sacred Fires 2010) 🙂
Of course Tara encourages everyone to create their own form of divinationary system but this is a wonderful way of creating a link with modern priests and priestesses of Hekate.
Filled with many other insights and personal experiences Tara has presented us with a book not only honouring the past but pointing the way to new ways of working with Hekate.
Tara is the author of The Temple of Hekate. She is a Torchbearer of the Covenant of Hekate, and previously contributed to the anthology Hekate: Her Sacred Fires (2010). She was also one of the key facilitators of the Rite of Her Sacred Fires (2010) with Sorita d’Este, a worldwide ceremony which was held for the first time during the Full Moon of May 2010. Tara currently resides on the Cheshire/Derbyshire border with her long suffering husband, beautiful and precocious daughter and a gaggle of cats. For more information visit her website: www.templeofhekate.net.