Books on Hekate

Some (if not most) devotees, priests, witches, magicians and practitioners of Hekate love to find out more about her from a historical, modern, personal, religious and magical point of view.  They love to read and research Hekate, and therefore tend to devour everything they can find, which is written and discussed on Her.

For me personally, I like to collect books on Hekate for my personal library.  I do this so I can understand academic’s research and study on Hekate as well as individual’s personal experience and interpretation on her. I love to read how Hekate manifests for others who have a deep interest, love and respect for Hekate.  Although I don’t necessarily agree or resonate with everything I read, I find it expands my perspective and knowledge about her in a more well rounded way.

Over the last few years I have noticed more books being written on Hekate which can be attributed to her surge in popularity in our culture as well as in magical, spiritual and faith driven circles.  This means we have more resources available to us about Hekate, as well as the types of resources available.

I have personally compiled a list of Hekate books available as of writing this post.  Please note that some might be out of print, or a limited print run and therefore hard to obtain unless its second hand.  With the exception of a few books I have italicised, I have read all these books and found them useful even if I didn’t necessarily agree or like the information and style, presented.  I love being able to have the ability to be able to discern for myself what works for me and what doesn’t, when it comes to Hekate, and the fact I have access to books which share things about her from varying interpretations enriches my devotions to her personally.

So I implore you to diversify your knowledge on Hekate and pick up a book you wouldn’t necessarily, if you walked into a book shop or perused online.  Give an unknown or unfamiliar author a chance to challenge your preconceived notions of who Hekate is and what she can offer, or alternatively get that book you have had on your wish list, as knowledge is power and Hekate is all about self-empowerment.

A List of Hekate Books by Setjataset (in alphabetical order by title)

  1. A Paean of Hekate by Shani Oates
  2. Bearing Torches: A Devotional Anthology by various authors, edited Bibliotheca Alexandrina
  3. Book of the Witch Moon by Michael W. Ford
  4. Circle for Hekate – Volume 1: History & Mytholgy by Sorita d’Este
  5. Crossroads, the Path of Hekate by Greg Crowfoot
  6. Entering Hekate’s Garden by Cyndi Brannen
  7. Evensongs for Hekate: Poetry, Hymns and Prayers by Sara Croft
  8. Evoking Hecate by Anousen Leonte
  9. Hecate: Witchcraft, Death & Nocturnal Magic by Asenath Mason
  10. Hecatean Magick by B. Morlan
  11. Hekate by Courtney Weber (forthcoming)
  12. Hekate: A beginner’s guide to witchcraft, ghosts, spirituality, and Hekate advance rituals and spells for Meditation and Divination by Johander Kholms
  13. Hekate (Monsters of Mythology) by Bernard Evslin
  14. Hekate 1: Death, Transition and Spiritual Mastery by Jade Sol Luna
  15. Hekate 2: Awakening of Hydra by Jade Sol Luna
  16. Hekate Her Sacred Fires by various authors, edited by Sorita d’Este
  17. Hekate in Ancient Greeck Religion by R.Von Rudloff
  18. Hekate Keys to the Crossroads by various authors, edited by Sorita d’Este
  19. Hekate Liminal Rites by Sorita d’Este and David Rankine
  20. Hekate Soteria by Sarah lles Johnston
  21. Hekate The Witches’ Goddess by Gary R. Varner
  22. Hekate: A Devotional by Vivienne Moss
  23. Hekate: The Crossroads Dark Goddess by Idlu Lili Regulus
  24. Hekate’s Fountain by Kenneth Grant
  25. Keeping Her Keys: An Introduction to Hekate’s Modern Witchcraft by Cyndi Brannen
  26. Knowing Hekate: A Spiritual Colouring Experience by Sara Croft
  27. Liber Kthonia by Jeff Cullen
  28. Lunatik Witchcraft by Shay Skepevski
  29. Queen of Hell by Mark Alan Smith
  30. Shards of a Broken Mystery: Restoring Hekate and our Divine Feminine Soul by Shira Marin
  31. Temple of The Bones by Jennifer Teixeira
  32. The Dance of the Mystai by Tinnekke Bebout
  33. The Goddess Hekate by Stephen Ronan
  34. The Hekataeon by Jack Grayle
  35. The Temple of Hekate by Tara Sanchez
  36. The Witch’s Book of Spirits by Devin Hunter
  37. The World According To Hekate by Bobbie James

A List of Hekate Related Books by Setjataset (in alphabetical order by title)

  1. Ancient Magic: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Supernatural in Greece and Rome by Philip Matyszak
  2. Apocalyptic Witchcraft by Peter Grey
  3. Arcana Mundi: Magic and the Occult in the Greek and Roman Worlds by Georg Luck
  4. Curse Tablets and Binding Spells from the Ancient World by John G. Gager
  5. Dark Goddess Craft by Stephanie Woodfield
  6. Daughters of Hecate: Women and Magic in the Ancient World by Kimberly B. Stratton and Dayna S. Kalleres
  7. Encountering the Dark Goddess by Frances Billinghurst
  8. Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days, Shield translated by Apostolos N. Athanassakis
  9. Magic in the Ancient World by Fritz Graf
  10. Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds by Daniel Ogden
  11. Noxobnia: Feminine Deities of the Left Hand Path by Edgar Kerval
  12. My Personal Journey with Hecate by Connie Dunn
  13. Mysteries of the Dark Moon by Demetra George
  14. Protection and Reversal Magick: A Witch’s Defence Manual by Jason Miller
  15. Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion by Christopher Faraone and Dirk Obbink (eds)
  16. Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece by Sarah lles Johnston
  17. Rotting Goddess: The Origins of the Witch in Classical Antiquity by Jacob Rabinowitz
  18. Strix Craft: Ancient Greek Magic for the Modern Witch
  19. The Chaldean Oracles, (text, translation and commentary) by Ruth Majercik
  20. The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation by Hans Dieter Betz (ed)
  21. The Hekate Tarot: Tool of Transformation by Hope Ezerins and Tinnekke Bebout
  22. The Orphic Hymns by Apostolos N. Athanassakis
  23. The Rotting Goddess by Jacob Rabinowitz
  24. Thracian Magic: Past & Present by Georgi Mishev
  25. Veneficium: Magic, Witchcraft and the Poison Path by Daniel A. Shulke
  26. Witchcraft Medicine by Muller-Ebeling, Ratsch and Dieter Storl

(C) T Georgitsis 2020

6 comments on “Books on Hekate

  1. I love, love, love Robert Von Rudloff’s “Hekate in Ancient Greek Religion.” It is the number-one text I recommend to people asking me about understanding Hekate in Her historical context, in addition to Walter Burkert’s massive tome “Greek Religion.” ❤

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  3. I am deeply honoured that you have included my Encountering the Dark Goddess in your list of books. Thank you.

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