As I begin my journey into KEEPING HER KEYS by Cyndi Brannen, I meet a Goddess who I have been afraid to work with. The reputation of Hekate precedes her, although, when I think of Her call to me, it came even before the call of Diana. I became obsessed with the children’s book JENNIFER, HECATE, MACBETH AND ME. The name Hekate called to me, and it was Her name that let me know that the book would be witchly, and thus, of interest to me. I can scarcely remember the book now. I should reread it. I think I read it around the same time as I read GRINNY, and the covers and plots have become entwined.
Hail Hekate, keeper of the keys.
Hail Hekate, ancient and enduring.
Hail Hekate, You of the triple, or more, facese.
Hail Hekate, I come before you,
a humble witch,
ready to bare myself to you,
and be lead into the light,
through the Gates,
into the universe.
Hail Hekate, my small voice calls to you,
as You have called to me.
Many years, but now I am ready.
Let me be brushed by Your Divine self.
Hail Hekate, Queen of Witches,
Hail Hekate, enduring One.
Hail Hekate, Divine Goddess.