The Temple of Hekate - Exploring The Goddess Hekate Through Ritual, Meditation And Divination by Tara Sanchez

The Temple of Hekate - Exploring The Goddess Hekate Through Ritual, Meditation And Divination by Tara Sanchez

Author:Tara Sanchez [Sanchez, Tara]
Language: eng
Format: mobi, epub
Publisher: Avalonia
Published: 2011-08-13T04:00:00+00:00


“What is your divine name? Reveal it to me ungrudgingly, so that I may call upon [it]”[liii]

For the most part, especially during the early days of skrying it will seem more like viewing through a dark window or a television screen, especially until you get a strong sense of your magickal self, and start working with specific entities, but before that happens (and even after), if you do come across an entity you need to make sure they are genuine and deal with them appropriately.

Morality on the astral planes has always been a hot debate, there are those that will tell you that the other worlds are filled with wondrous beings full of divine light working tirelessly for the good of mankind, others will say that the spirits of the other worlds are dark and evil, ready to cling to you and cause you harm. As always the truth lies somewhere in between and isn't always as easily explainable.

The first stage is to realise that the morality system we hold so dear means nothing to the denizens of the other worlds. Ask the local nature spirits to help you clean up your local river bank, and they may well respond, but the simplest solution is to get rid of the perpetrators of the pollution problem isn't it, it’s not wicked it’s not evil, it makes sense even, cure a problem at the root. So don't be surprised if you start hearing of a spate of mishaps around dusk in that spot, no seriously!

The same applies with the entities you will from time to time meet whilst skrying, whether it is through liquid, flame, tarot or other, there does not seem to be a particular medium where a practitioner is more prone to anomalies. Sometimes these entities will not be who or what they appear to be, or act in a manner that appears alien to our sensitive moral structure, and ascertaining what they are and what their intent is, forms a fundamental part of the skrying process itself, as fundamental as taking a ritual bath and in many ways for the same purpose.

Once the skrying session has begun, there are a number of schools of thought regarding this testing procedure, some advocate firing various invoking and banishing pentagrams and hexagrams at the entities you encounter along your journey, but somehow this seems at best discourteous and at worst a violent and extreme reaction, the best analogy would be this. You see your favourite celebrity walking down the street towards you, and out of the blue they stop to talk to you, it may just be asking for directions or asking the time of day, but they've stopped to talk to YOU. What an excellent opportunity to say you've met this person, so you aren't going to go fishing into your handbag or coat pocket for a can of pepper spray and point it at their face demanding that they prove they are said celebrity before you respond, now


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