Hello and welcome to my blog.
First, a few words from Wikipedia on the title of the blog:
Hecate is an ancient goddess, sometimes depicted in triple form, variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, fire, light, the Moon, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, necromancy and sorcery. She has rulership over earth, sea and sky, as well as a more universal role as Saviour (Soteira), Mother of Angels and the Cosmic World Soul.
So, Hecate is the Maid, Mother, and Crone. The three who are one. The witches in Shakespeare’s MacBeth. I chose this title because I have been the maid, am now the mother, and someday will be the crone. I also identify, not as Wiccan or Pagan, but as a witch. They are not mutually exclusive. The cultural archetype of the witch crosses many ancient cultures and traditions and one need not be a practicing Wiccan to be witchy. For me, a witch is the wise woman who sits with the birthing or the dying, who uses food when practical to treat and prevent injury and illness. The witch has her ear to the ground and her fingers tingle moments before something happens. The witch is handy, independent, and loves to help others in her capacity.
I dont have a book of spells, and my incantations are much more modern and even mundane. Im a big fan of the “thank you” charm. My grimoire is online, bookmarked recipes, news articles on the benefits of breast milk and menstrual blood and placentas, and how-to’s on making tinctures, woolen things, and sweets.
I began this blog as part self promotion for the goods and services I provide and partly to have a memory dump and sounding board. I am often asked the same questions about some of my methods and techniques, so I thought I’d make those items freqently accessible. Im open to questions, but will delete and sort of hate speech.
For a backlog on life up until very recently, please see my family blog dating back to 2008 here: http://brownbunnehluv.livejournal.com/
So again, thank you for reading, and thanks for your support.