For clarification, please note!
Joining the sanctuary is not the same as joining the CoH itself. You may join one or the other, or both!
This sanctuary operates under the auspices of the CoH, but is a quite separate entity. It abides by the aims & virtues of the CoH. https://www.hekatecovenant.com/the-aims-virtues-of-coh
To join this sanctuary, all you need to do is click the login/join button on the far right of the header and then fill out the form. You must share your legal name. You will then be given access to our Discord server which is still being set up but should be fully operational by 2024. You may use an ailas or nickname on the server.
To join the CoH please follow the instructions below.
Application for Membership to the Covenant of Hekate
~ The Covenant of Hekate is a community of people who are united through our passion for the Goddess Hekate, by her many names, in her many forms, and by her many faces. We are not a spiritual, religious, or magical tradition, instead, we are a collaborative network through which information about both her historical and contemporary worship is shared. ~
The Aims of the CoH:
1. To establish an international society through which the history and mysteries of the Goddess Hekate, as the Cosmic World Soul, are studied, shared, and experienced;
2. For each member to strive towards fulfilling their full potential in all that they are and all that they aspire towards becoming.
Membership application process:
Please take time to read the information and resources on the main CoH website. As well you may also want to read at least some of the books recommended at the bottom of this post to learn a little more about Hekate if you have not done so already.
Please also read our membership guidelines and our code of ethics based upon the “five virtues” and be sure it is in line with your own views and personal moral compass.
Fill in and submit the q & a form at the bottom of this page. (coming soon, for now, just email me!)
Once your q & a form has been received, I will be in contact, and may possibly ask you more questions as well as have an informal chat.
If you are successful, you will then be asked to write a devotional hymn and to perform the rite of the devotee.
Prepare for the rite of the devotee: which includes getting everything ready for the ritual; deciding which full moon you wish to perform the rite at, and, writing your personal hymn to the Hekate.
Perform the Rite of the Devotee at the full moon, and then email the date, place, and time you performed the ritual, as well as a photo of your altar, along with a copy of your hymn to Hekate to me with your application.
When your application is received you will be contacted by email and sent a copy of the Rite of the Red Cord (the final part of the membership process) as well as information on how to access the private member only Facebook group. We also have a brand-new website with a member’s only section!
You are welcome to join the CoH through this sanctuary without joining the sanctuary, or you may also join the sanctuary by clicking on the upper right where it says 'log in' on any page and answer the questions in the form. Also add in the form that you have applied for CoH membership as well.
Recommended Reading List:
Hekate Keys to the Crossroads – Sorita d’Este and David Rankine (2006) Avalonia, UK
Hekate Liminal Rites – Sorita d’Este and David Rankine (2009) Avalonia, UK
Circle for Hekate: Volume I – History and Mythology – Sorita d’Este (2017) Avalonia, UK (If you are only reading one from this list, this would be the one!)
Arcana Mundi: Magic and the Occult in the Greek and Roman worlds: 2nd edition- Georg Luck (2006) John Hopkins University Press, USA
Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds 2nd edition – Daniel Ogden (2009) Oxford University Press, USA
If you are interested in some heavier reading, I would also recommend these two by Sarah Iles Johnston, Hekate Soteira (1990) Oxford, UK and The Restless Dead (2013) University of California Press, USA. I also recommend The Chaldean Oracles – Translation & commentary by Ruth Majercik (2013) Brill, Netherlands.
Metamorphoses - Ovid
The Orphic Hymns – Orphus
The Aenid - Virigl
Hymn to Demeter - Homer
The Voyage of Argo: The Argonautica – Apollonius of Rhodes
(Hekate: Liminal Rites actually contains an extensive literary timeline for Hekate if you would like to get more in-depth with the history.)
I also recommend Thracian Magic: Past & Present– Georgi Mishev (2012) Avalonia, UK. Georgi a wealth of information relating back to Thrace and the Mystery Cults.
And finally, I recommend both of Mat Auryn's books. He is not only a lovely human being, but a very talented writer and witch. These books are not on Hekate but full of helpful information for accessing and fine-tuning your own abilities.
- Psychic Witch
- Mastering Magick
There are of course a wide range of other books available on this fascinating goddess that look at her from differing perspectives and offer many ways of working with her. It is highly recommended that you read and learn from as many different sources as possible for a wider perspective on the subject. Please don’t feel obligated to read everything and take every course you come across though! It can become really overwhelming as there is so much modern material out there now. It’s my own opinion that most important is being firmly rooted in Hekate’s history by learning about it, and then grow your practice from there with her directly. Of course, many modern books and courses can help you if you feel you are floundering in how to establish a relationship and work with her.