Netherman Letters

Amgedpha

This will mostly be a journal of my thoughts. Maybe a few rituals later on. No large blocks of text.

I’ll try to keep the sexy pictures to a minimum.

I was reading an old thread this afternoon about the value of knowing the meaning of Spirits’ names. It is something that I think about from time to time – the meaning of all chants / incantations / Names / Words of Power etc. And there are of course points to be made for both sides.

For (a mundane) example, when I was very young and my aunts watched music videos on tv, the English/American pop songs were subtitled. Reading the Dutch translations of those cool songs made them a lot lamer and we’d laugh about the ridiculous lyrics.

The counterpoint was made clear with a tv commercial from a couple of years ago (… maybe 15 or 20 years lol…) In that commercial a family is riding in their car and all of them (father, mother and two little kids) are loudly singing along with the radio without having a clue of what they are saying. The song was ‘I wanna fuck you in the ass’ (that really was a hit at one time, believe it or not).

To bring it back to Magick: this past half year I have made a habit of asking Spirits for personal incantations. I translate each one of them, and only use them if they make (the slightest bit of) sense. Once I know the meaning and have decided if it is applicable to the desired outcome I don’t dwell on it and use it. But I have to know they align with the purpose.

If they don’t make sense I don’t use them (obviously…)

1 Like

Congratulations on your work

1 Like

Awesome! This endears me honestly. I discovered Hekate incantations and methods on a thread last year and took upon her holy grace. May I add to her beautiful, raw essence — there is a sense of guidance that you won’t feel longing for, it will always belong to you. It’s not a chase when it comes to her work.

I am intrigued with the crystals as well. I wonder if you’d inquire on obsidian being apart of your crystal work. When I worked with Hekate, she showed me many things that I’ve lost balance by misperceptions or naivety. I’m only young, she indeed shows the way.

May I add into this journal; Hekate was “a crossroads lurker.” However, crossroads relate to only one of several Her roles: She was many other things to the ancient Greeks, and there was no period in the 12 centuries of recorded evidence of Her worship when she was only a “general nasty.”

On the contrary, the evidence that relates most to the everyday life of real people, as opposed to fictitious characters in plays and poetry, presents Hekate as a minor but integral part of Greek life.

People named their children after Her; spoke favourably of Her roles in the great Mysteries at Eleusis, Samothrace, and Aigina; enjoyed Her sanctuaries and festivals in Roman times at Aigina, Argos, and especially in Karia (where She was the primary deity); and publicly displayed statues of Her made by famous sculptors and altars proudly dedicated to Her by local aristocrats.

In the highly technical philosophical tradition surrounding the Chaldaean Oracles of the second and later centuries C.E., She was even “Saviour.”

P.s good thread! :slight_smile:

2 Likes

Good job , great article

1 Like

How is the connection between yourself and hekete?

1 Like