Hekate’s Tribe is open to all seekers of any gender. Those of us who have chosen to be here on this path are working toward or have already made a dedication to Hekate. She is a wonderful guide. She can lead us in any direction we choose. If we have trouble deciding for ourselves which way to go, She may just kick us right across the threshold. She doesn’t have a lot of patience! The wonderful thing about her though, is that if we have nurtured our relationship with Her, She will be right there to hold our hand as we journey down the road taken.
Our Hekatean Witchcraft is an Initiatory Path. We delve into the Mysteries, for it is through those Mysteries that we gain wisdom and spiritual growth. We cannot give you understanding of those Mysteries for they come from within doing your own spiritual work. We can however, offer tools and methods that we have used ourselves and that work for us. We study together, we do ritual together and over time and dedication, become a very close family. A family you can count on.
There is structure in our practice and those who join us have several options. Let me see if I can break it down for you. First, we have what we call the Outer Circle. Most people in the Outer Circle are studying as well as attending Sabbat rituals, doing their own assigned private rituals, personal studies as assigned, and attending classes that we offer. None ever need go beyond being a member of the Outer Circle. However, if one wishes to learn more and grow within our tradition, and if they have completed the assigned studies (no sooner than a year and a day), they may seek initiation. We require that full year and a day because it takes one full turning of the Wheel. to experience our Tradition throughout all the seasons. That allows you to get to know our Tradition more fully as well as just getting to know each other. We encourage all in the Outer Circle to learn about more than just our Tradition. Visit other tradition’s rituals, learn all you can! We do ask that you attend our Sabbats – and classes – all of them!
Here are some of the things you will be learning when you first join:
- Circle casting
- The elements
- Basic magic
- Working with energy
- Introductory Quabala
- Tarot as a meditational tool
- Tarot for divination
- Hekate and Her Companions
- Other forms of divination
- Methods of building personal relationships with the Goddesses and Gods
- Creating ritual
- Responsibilities of Priesthood
- Magical use of crystals and stones
- ritual etiquette
- Our Tradition’s Laws
- Magical uses of songs and chants
Because we are new in Austin, There may be those who are interested who are seasoned practitioners who may be eligible for the deeper Mysteries.