Paean to Hecate

Drawing upon her experience of Hecate in both ritual worship and personal gnosis, Shani Oates delivers here a holy book of theurgic craft

Description

Available in two formats limited to 13 and 77 copies

This edition limited to 77 copies in vintage vellum and green cloth,
complete with period marbled endpapers

The parchment was cut from late 18th and early 19th century documents
which allow the original text to show as a spectral shadow through the binding

 

PAEAN TO HECATE

by
Shani Oates

‘O Magnificent dark Mother of all,
Come thou from the midst of Celestial Glory
Thou whose form hides life within…
O thou re-birther of souls,
Life and Death are thy twin gifts.
Brilliant is thy primordial realm.
Time has no place in thee!’

Written as both an invocation and divine theurgic discourse this elegant and visceral volume is both a delight to the eye and a guide to the awakening soul.

Both famed and feared in antiquity, Hecate remains the goddess of deep witchcraft, occupying liminal spaces between the living and the dead, between worlds, between will and act.

Drawing upon her experience of Hecate in both ritual worship and personal gnosis, Shani Oates delivers here a holy book of theurgic craft, structured on the five points of the pentagram and informed as much by transcendental magic as by personal sacrifice, this is an oracular text prefaced by insights deeply rooted in the cabala of the western mystery tradition, in witchcraft and in reverence of the ever-present mystery of Her Being.

Scholars of ancient magic, the Chaldean Oracles in particular, will see in this work a living example of that power of utterance long thought dead.

Shani Oates is a poet, writer, mystic and hermit living in the United Kingdom, as Maid of the Clan of Tubal Cain she both speaks for and inspires a remarkable strain of Traditional Witchcraft which under her guidance, has spread across the world. Author of numerous books on witchcraft, essays and poems she has contributed to the literature of philosophy and the esoteric to a remarkable degree both in volume and originality.