London: Avalonia, 2006. Paperback, 154 pages. New.
Hekate: Keys to the Crossroads is an anthology of personal essays, invocations, rituals and artwork from a selection of contemporary Witches, Priestesses and Priests who work with Hekate, the Ancient Greek Goddess of Witchcraft, Magic and Sorcery. The first part of the book, written by Sorita D’Este, provides an overview and introduction to Hekate’s history, powers, and the myths in which she features. The Second part of the book – Hekate’s Witches features sixteen personal essays by contemporary practitioners which illustrate the goddesses’ many facets, and how she manifests in the lives of those who work with her. These essays afford a unique glimpse into the lives and stories of contemporary magical practitioners. The third part of the book – titled ‘Recipes, Rites and Rituals’ is a wide selection of modern invocations, pathworkings, food and incense recipes, and even a group mystery play of the Abduction of Persephone. in which Hekate plays a key role. Combining historical research with practice and personal experiences, Hekate is a fascinating window into how this powerful goddess is experienced by modern practitioners.