Friday, July 18, 2014

Hekate Symposium 2014

"Hekate is one of the most unique and interesting Goddesses of the ancient world, her worship reaches backwards into pre-history and continues to thrive in the modern world.  Even at times when the shrines and temples of the old Gods were forgotten old ruins, her myths continued to thrive, remaining alive in the  hearts, minds and dreams of poets, artists and mystics, who promulgated her mysteries.  As such her name did not join those of the forgotten Gods who are being rediscovered today, but instead was one which continued to be uttered by each generation, infused with awe, fear and mystery through the centuries, continuing its journey onwards through history into the modern day." ~ Sorita d'Este


The Hekate Symposium will be taking place on Saturday, 6th of September in the mystical town of Glastonbury, steeped with its history of Christian and Pagan myths and magic.  It is a day like no other, dedicated to a Goddess like no other - and a unique oppurtunity for devotees and others interested in the Torchbearing Goddess of the Crossroads to gather in Her name and learn from one another - both through the sharing of research and practice. 
 Author and Priest Georgi Mishev making offerings during the Opening Blessing at the Hekate Symposium 2013Facilitators this year include Avalonia authors David Rankine (Hekate and the Grimoire Tradition), Vikki Bramshaw (Hekate and the God Dionysos), Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule (performance),  Paul Harry Barron (ritualist), Tara Sanchez (ritualist) and Sorita d'Este (ritualist), whose work many of our readers will be familiar with.  TV presenter and producer Carrie Kirkpatrick, a long time devotee of Hekate will also be speaking, as well as showing a short film she made some time ago focussed around a Hekate ceremony which took place in London; Melissa Harrington, an academic and initiated Witch will explore how the Goddess Hekate has featured in Witchcraft, as well as exploring the psychological and sociological impact of the return of the Great Goddess.  Mima Cornish will be leading us in a devotional guided meditation, whilst Lyza Chthonia will allow us to connect with Hekate through dance.  They will be supported by a team from the Covenant of Hekate. 




Avalonia will have a dedicated stall at the event, where copies of books such as Hekate Liminal Rites, Hekate Her Sacred Fires, Hekate Keys to the Crossroads and The Temple of Hekate will all be available for sale. www.avaloniabooks.co.uk


 To find out more and book your ticket(s) go to: www.theurgia.co.uk