Review of Hekate: A Devotional.

 

Pagan Portals - Hekate: A Devotional

Right at the beginning of this book the author says “This is not an academic tome, nor one that is set in historic tradition”  Immediately I knew this book would be an enchanting read.  Quite often books that are written about deity are very heavy with academical language or historical facts and that can very often make them hard going.  This is very much a personal journey, a sharing of what the author has felt in her own devotions to Hekate through her rituals.

I found that the book reads very much like a blog, and that, for me, was a huge plus.  Quite often, when a book has been written on such a topic, there can be a patronising, authoritative tone to it and if you are not looking for that kind of read it can be rather off-putting.  This style allows the words to flow and the reader can enjoy the book without it feeling like it is too instructive.

I must admit, I know very little of this goddess and it was interesting to learn so much about her in this way.  The book has so much information which is presented in an easy style, it makes it a joy to read.

If you are looking for lots of historical facts, then you won’t find that here.  Nor will you find an academic tome that hits you with facts that have been gathered from an educational point of view.  If that is what you are looking for then this book is not for you.  It is full of personal stories and experiences, which I find is a much better way to get to know any Goddess or God.

The book is listed as part devotional, part Grimoire and I think that will appeal to a lot of readers who don’t want to contend with the heavy weighted academical, historical writings that such topics tend to offer.

A lovely read that offers lots of ideas and information.

5 stars *****

 

 

 

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