Painting by Hrefngast

“Hecate teaches us that the way to the vision that inspires
 renewal is to be found in moving through the darkness.”
~Demetra George

The dogs were excited and the moon was waning
when she saw Hecate passing on one of her rounds,
casting spells across the dark night sky for those
who already know the syllables hidden in Eleusis.

She didn’t know she could be bigger than people
could see from Mondays to Saturdays  when
she was a simple hollywoodian  hatless witch
in a blue worn-out uniform, dragging her tired broom,
serving coffee and saying in-between teeth:
“Yes, ma’am/ No, ma’am”

The mirror always insisted on revealing less
about the pleasing presence of the divine feminine dwelling in her.
Maybe her thick glasses were tyrants:
The paradigms of beauty whipped her every day
with the ideal size, age and looks.
( she had always felt  as if she was a topsy turvy Gorgon)

Hecate awakened the sleeping Goddess in her,
making her stepping outside Barbie’s box.
She wasn’t stuck in an unknown body anymore.
She became Hecate’s apprentice forever.

Karla Bardanza

Roles of Hecate

Hecate performs many roles for Her followers. She represents the wise grandmother, the compassionate nurse, the sexy older sorceress, and the established matron. She is called upon for counsel, guidance, and decision making; to banish wandering ghosts from this plane; to guide the dead and admit them to the afterworld; for protection during illness and in childbirth; to help people confront their fears and face their shadows; and to preside over acts of magic and divination. She is the power behind second sight, creative insight, learned wisdom, and general divination abilities.

“…people who avoid their fears also avoid their power.”

~Timothy Roderick

Copyright©Karla Bardanza 2012

1 comment:

  1. Your poetry is very educational as well as a beautiful expression of ones faith. I thank you for sharing this! EXALT!