Pixie Book Review: Hekate: Goddess of Witches by Courtney Weber

Pixie Book Review: Hekate Goddess of Witches by Courtney Weber

Pixie Book Review: Hekate: Goddess of Witches by Courtney Weber

Weiser Books August 1, 2021 | $16.95 USD Paperback | ISBN 978-1-57863-716-4 

It seems I’ve finally gotten around to it folks! My review of Courtney Weber’s book Hekate: Goddess of Witches is finally complete! I do apologize for its delay, but work, life, and executive disfunction issues (due to my ADHD) have been wreaking havoc on my writing abilities as of late. 

Anyway, enough about me, let’s get down to business! 

Why Did I Choose Hekate: Goddess of Witches by Courtney Weber? 

I chose this book for a couple of reasons. Many moons ago (maybe 10 years??) I met Courtney at a 2-day workshop lead by Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone, and I found her to be a delightful human. After the weekend was over, I became friends with her and a few other attendees on Facebook and have watched and cheered her on as her witchy writing career began to take flight. 

Truth be told, we’re casual online witchy acquaintances, and she has so many of those that I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s not entirely sure how I ended up on her friends list. LOL That doesn’t matter, I still think she’s delightful and I enjoy supporting her career as an author regardless. 

Anywhoooo, the second reason I chose the book was that it’s about my ultimate home girl: Hekate. There seem to be more and more books about Hekate entering the marketplace these days, and I for one am here for it!  

What’s Inside Hekate: Goddess of Witches by Courtney Weber? 

The 224 pages of this text touch briefly on the many aspects of Hekate, but focus largely (as noted in the title) on Her role as a Goddess of Witches. 

Courtney gives many academic and historical references to back up her take on things while still providing a work that is easy to read and understand. 

Throughout the book, she shares many of her own profound experiences and epiphanies about working with Hekate. These resonated deeply with me, and there were even entire pages that felt as though I could have written them myself. This was obviously a labor of love and devotion. 

You will find history, insights, spells, and rituals suitable for guiding any Witch in building – or further cultivating – a relationship with the Goddess of Witches. 

The author invites us to use her spells, rituals, and invocations as building blocks for our own practice. Using them as she has written them is fine, but she also encourages the reader to change things as they are inspired to do so. 

Courtney acknowledges the ‘craft’ aspect of Witchcraft when she says “Remember always that magick is a creative act, and it is my belief that Witches are artists, even if they don’t practice any other kind of art but Witchcraft.” She goes on to encourage us to be creative by saying “Leave your personal imprint on the work that you do.” 

Things I plan to put into practice from the book: 

Ancestral work has always been a part of my practice, but I have admittedly been slacking in that regard. Simply reading the book, particularly the chapter involving Hekate and the Dead, has inspired me to find new – and more regular – ways of honoring my ancestors and including them in my work. 

There is also an entire chapter on working with Hekate and her aspect as the Keeper of Keys. I’ve been drawn to learning about and working with this aspect for a while now, but have yet to fully pull the trigger on that work. The book includes several ideas for how to do just that. 

Final Thoughts on Hekate: Goddess of Witches by Courtney Weber 

All in all, I adore this book. Reading it was like having a series of late-night deep conversations with an old friend. You know the ones; they’re full of warmth, laughter, the sharing of similar experiences, as well as many "a-ha!" moments. 

If you’re new to Hekate, you’ll learn a lot. If you’re not new to Hekate, you’ll likely see some things from a perspective that you may not have in the past.  

There isn’t a single page from which the author’s reverence, knowledge, and wisdom regarding Hekate does not shine. 


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