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Eros and Psyche is a myth we see included in the book Metamorphoses of Apuleius, written in the 2nd-century a.C. Books four to six contain the myth and it was a common Platonic habit to put a myth when you didn't want to say something openly. The myth starts from point 28 of the fourth book and ends at point 24 of the sixth book. 

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In book eleven of Apuleius's Metamorphoses, the hero, Lucius, is saved due to the divine intervention of Isis and then he becomes a priest of Her cult. When he is initiated in Her mystery cult in Hellas, he says a prayer during the end of his initiation. Apuleius, or his hero, Lucius feels grateful and happy at the end of his initiation. The prayer it follows is that one, but you can use it as a prayer to any Goddess you are devoted to. In our...

If you have come to Athens, you have walked to ancient Agora. You have seen Acropolis, Theision and Monasteraki. If you bought souvenirs, then there is a great possibility of passing by Tripodon street or odos tripodon (road of three feet) as we say it. Today it is considered the oldest street...

The secret underground basilica is in the center of Rome. It was built around 50 a.C. and it seems that it was a church, a temple of Neopythagoreans, that ancient Romans didn't know its existence, as it was about 8 meters below their ground.

We see Sapho launching from the cliff of Lefkada, so we can assume that they were built it. Other symbols are centaurs, satyrs, medusa, nikes (...

In this article, we will see how early Christians saw witchcraft as a threat, how they dealt with it, and what they wrote about it. Mainly, we will see their views on ancient Hellenic/Greek religion and other ancient religions like the Egyptian, Persian, and Roman religions and how they created hate against all old religions to promote their own.

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He mentions the grimoire of Pope Honorius III, but he believes that it was written by Cadulus, someone connected with Pope Honorius the II. He characterizes the book as a monument of human diversion because it presents the devil as an organ of power. Later, he mentions that all ancient initiates never wrote their dogma, but they enclosed in symbols and symbolic characters. In...

When I was 20 years old, my teacher in Wicca and I were discussing books about Magick. I asked her one day her opinion on Eliphas Levi History Of Magic. She told me that there are better books on this subject and that this book is outdated. Years later, I asked the same question to Sorita d' Este, around 2015. She told me the same thing. The problem is that I paid a lot of money (46 euros) to buy the two volumes translated in Hellenic/Greek and...

Having seen the previous world of Montague Summers we will continue this journey to the world of lies and propaganda through the book of Grillot de Givry, Witchcraft, Magic and Alchemy. The first edition was published in 1931 and the one I use was published in 1971 and reissued in 2009 from Dover publications. The same publishing house of Montague Summers' books...

European Witchcraft is one thing and what is written and believed about European Witchcraft is another, totally different thing. This happens for two reasons. Either the educated people were totally ignorant and they feared Witchcraft or because they wanted to promote Christianity and thus everything else should be considered as an enemy. In some cases, we clearly notice that until our century, priests are totally afraid of Witchcraft and they...

In Orion Foxwood's book, The Flame In The Cauldron we see the term "witch blood". It is when a person realizes that he has the urge to study and practice witchcraft, as he was a witch in a previous life. It will be awakened during training into a magical tradition. But, how do we get there?

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In the previous article, we saw the basics of pathworking, and as we are on a website on Hekate's cult, we will see a pathworking of the tradition of the Golden Dawn to the path of Shin, from Malkuth to Hod. In Israel Regardie's book, A Garden of Pomegranates, there is a good material of Hermetic Kabalah. Ciceros have added more material in the classical books of Regardie,...

This article is not relevant to Hekate's cult, but since modern witches like myself, use cartomancy to help themselves and others by understanding situations better and seeing the future in a way, I decided to write a blog post about the French system of playing card divination, which was very popular and valid in the 18th and 19th century.

Many witches, if not all, read the Tarot...

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Theurgy and Philosophy are two different methods which lead to the union with God.

 

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