HEKATE Her Sacred Fires by Sorita d'Este, Raven Digitalis, and Vikki Bramshaw. Cool, I am planning to read it. But I am not building an altar for Hekate and declaring that I am now working with her as I order it from Amazon. I follow a lot of blogs and all over the blogosphere I am seeing people popping up with this new found interest in Hekate and claiming a deep understanding and relationship with her. And while some new to the Craft have always been smitten with the idea of Dark Goddesses, it is hard to watch. I saw one blog this morning of a very sincere and quite inexperienced writer, who was delighted just a few weeks ago to find Cunningham's books, now writing about her new workings with Hekate.
I know a few, a very few, people who work with Hekate. They are thoughtful, careful and respectful in their dealings with her. Yes, they are excited about the new book too, but they are not basing their relationship on it.
For anyone thinking of approaching a Dark Goddess based on one book or online chatter, Tolkien offered some very good advice, "do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger."
Apply that to the Dark Goddesses and think about it before you ask one of them to dance.