A Unique Collection of Essays, Prose and Artwork from around the world exploring the mysteries and sharing visions of the Torchbearing Triple Goddess of the Crossroads.
Edited by Sorita d’Este

Hekate Her Sacred Fires is an exceptional book for an extraordinary, eternal and universal Goddess. It brings together essays, prose and artwork from more than fifty remarkable contributors from all over the world. Their stories and revelations are challenging, their visions and determination in exploring the mysteries are inspirational, and their enthusiasm for the Goddess of the Crossroads is truly entrancing and sometimes highly infectious.

Hekate is a Goddess of great antiquity.  She is primordial, powerful, and sometimes animalistic – and yet she is also sophisticated, modern, and capable of adapting to different cultures. She is the Torchbearer, the Cosmic World Soul, the Guide and Companion. She is Mistress of the Restless Dead, who rules over the Heavens, Earth and Sea. She is the Keybearer and so much more. Her devotees today, as throughout the ages, include philosophers, poets, sorcerers, theurgists, witches, root-cutters, enchantresses and ordinary people.

In her introduction, the author and priestess Sorita d’Este brings together an exciting wealth of material on the history and development of how the goddess Hekate has been seen through the ages. As well as a fascinating discussion of her possible origins and mythological connections, the introduction also includes a timeline providing glimpses into her portrayal through the ages, with extracts from literature and examples of amulets, coins and art. The spectrum of material covered in this anthology is as diverse as the forms of Hekate herself, emphasising her role as lightbearer, keybearer, initiatrix, world soul, child’s nurse, mistress of crossroads and serpent mysteries.

Her devotees describe her role in traditional witchcraft and initiatory Wicca, healing and paganism, her approachability through her angels and trance oracles, her assistance in overcoming traumas and helping the dead continue their journeys. From the reestablishment of the ancient worship of the great mother goddess as Hekate in Thrace (Bulgaria) to meteorites and pilgrimages, Hekate’s presence around the world and beyond is vividly described and illustrated by her torchbearers.

2010, 308 pages. Paperback & Kindle editions available.
ISBN 978-1-905297-35-1
B&W 8.268 x 11.693 in or 297 x 210 mm (A4) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam

Hekate Her Sacred Fires edited by Sorita d'Este

  • The Hekate Chronicles by Sorita d’Este
    Timeline: Visions of Hekate
    Threskeia by Georgi Mishev
    The Red Veil by Ekaterina Ilieva
    Hekate’s Angels by Thomas Starr
    Swaying With The Serpent by Vikki Bramshaw
    Goddess of Supreme Consciousness by Jade Sol Luna
    From Heaven to Earth by John Canard
    Paean to Hekate by Shani Oates
    The Hekatine Strain by Trystn M. Branwynn
    Personalizing the Mystery by Raven Digitalis
    Suffer to Learn by Paul Harry Barron
    Om Hekate Krim by Hansa
    Beyond The Immediate by Orryelle Defenstrate-Bascule
    The Heart of Hekate by Catamara Rosarium
    The One Who Waits at the Crossroads by Soror Basilisk
    Baptism of Fire by Mark Alan Smith
    Dark Night of the Soul by Naza Cogo
    Tattered Shards by Amber-Rose
    Twin Torches by Brian Andrews
    Illuminating the Path by Tina Georgitsis
    Hekate’s Sacred Lunacy by Shay Skepevski
    Shining Her Light on Fear by Connia Silver
    Healing the soul by Kay Gillard
    At the Crossroads by Katherine Sutherland
    A Rite For Hekate by Diane M. Champigny
    A Druid & Hekate by Richard A. Derks
    A Sacred Life by Tim Furlow
    An Illuminating Presence by Dorn Simon-Sinnott
    Painting Hekate by Emily Carding
    Following Her Moons by Andrea Salgado Reyes
    She Leads the Way by Henrik Holmdahl
    Sacrifices will be made by Morgana Sythove
    The Fortunes of Hekate by Madre Van der Merwe
    Untouched by Michael Ellis
    One, two, three… by Tara Sanchez
    Hekate wears Tartan! by David Rankine
    Ancient Rites, Modern Times by Yuri Robbers
    A Goddess for all seasons by Amelia Ounsted
    Ravens by Jen Ricci
    Days for the Dead, and Living by Petra Schollem
    Wise Grandmother Hekate Crone by Nikki Cullen
    She is I and I am She by Lezley Forster
    Hekate: Star and Centre Glossary of Terms
    The Rite of Her Sacred Fires, written by Sorita d’Este