I’ll Do Anything

Give me your smile and I’ll make the sun,

Give me your tears and I’ll turn them to diamonds.

Give me your hand and I’ll never let go,

Give me your heart and my love you will know.

 

Show me you are happy and I’ll sing with joy,

Show me your are sad and I’ll hold you close.

Show me you are there and I’ll stand by your side,

Show me your love and I’ll beam with pride.

 

Offer me your lips and I’ll press mine against them,

Offer me your frowns and I’ll turn them upside down.

Offer me your thoughts and I’ll listen with intent,

Offer me you love and I’ll treasure every moment.

 

Bring me you happiness and I’ll watch you forever,

Bring me your woes and I’ll comfort you fondly.

Bring me your soul and I’ll take you into mine,

Bring me your love, my sweet and our love will intertwine.

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What is Love?

Love isn’t a number, Love isn’t a time.

Love isn’t a place and Love isn’t mine.

Love isn’t just yours, Love isn’t to keep.

Love isn’t to hide and Love isn’t to weep.

Love isn’t alone, Love isn’t afraid.

Love isn’t by itself and Love isn’t kept in the shade.

Love isn’t bound by distance, Love isn’t just a game.

Love isn’t merely a nice word and Love isn’t always the same.

Love isn’t a simple definition, Love isn’t a word in a book.

Love isn’t something to say to make someone feel better,

And Love isn’t always in the places you look.

Love isn’t many things to many people,

But something holds for us.

No matter what people say or do,

Love IS – just because…

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Askei Kataskei

ImageSo one of the main things that has taken up my time since mid-last year has been the role of editor for the official Covenant of Hekate ezine, Askei Kataskei.

The third issue has recently been released and so I thought it would be nice to “showcase” it here on my blog to give it a bit more of a wider scope for anyone who has yet to come across either the ezine or the Covenant of Hekate. I so very much enjoy editing the publication and putting it out their for the community; it’s a creative-devotional act for Hekate as well as my way of actively giving something back to the wider Hekatean community.

Issue #3 contains – as do the previous two back issues – a superb array of articles, poetry, images, photography and lots more. I was extremely fortunate to be able to interview author, priest and artist Shay Skepevski about the release of his debut book Lunatik Witchcraft.

There is also the amazing articles “Of Sex, Drugs and Pigs”, exploring the priestess/witch Kirke and “Oceanic Hecate” all about the somewhat lesser discussed aspect of Hekate and the ocean.

With 44-pages of all things Hekate from contributors the world over, Askei Kataskei is going from strength to strength thanks to the dedication and creativity of the contributors. We are always looking for interesting things to showcase, reviews, essays, articles and more and I hope that this little blog entry will bring some more reader’s and potential contributors to future issues of the ezine!

For more information on the ezine and the CoH, please check out the below links:

Askei Kataskei (Facebook)

Askei Kataskei (lulu)

Covenant of Hekate

Dark Moon Praises!

Hekate

‘She of the Void, Creatrix of the Serpentine-world-soul. Queen of the Three-tangent realms’

Oh great queen of the three-fold way,
Goddess of above, below and between
On the darkest night are your revels held
The baying of hounds and the flicker of torches
Eggs and garlic, honeyed-bread
Left at crossroads – for you and the restless dead
Dread-faced lady of the mystery realms
Tonight you walk the earth with your horde.
May the thick, sweet smoke of resins reach your nose
The whispered words of praise reach your ears
The utmost devotion, love and respect reach your immortal heart.
Titan of ineffable beauty, thousand named, multi-formed
Twin black bitches flank you,
The glimmer of firelight illumines your form as you hold aloft your torches.
Nymphs wielding fire brands dance with phantoms in the shadows
As your Nyxian robe sweeps the land, cosmic radiance unparalleled!
Praise be to thee – Hekate, Hekate, Hekate!
Your name spake in threes – Hekate, Hekate, Hekate!
I am devoted to you – Hekate, Hekate, Hekate!

Image by Patrick Larabee (Artist Page)

Liebster Award 2013

I have been nominated for a Liebster Award by Pixiecraft: Adventures of Magick and Devotion so thank you very much! Must admit I was totally oblivious as well as surprised to receive the comment on my last post. I’m new to the Liebster thing, so forgive me if I screw up along the way – but here goes nothing…

Liebster Blog

 

“The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The word “Liebster” comes from German and can mean the sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, most beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.”

So, here are the Rules:

Thank the person who nominated you.

When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

Pass the award onto 11 other blogs (while making sure you notify the blogger that you nominated them!) You write up 11 NEW questions directed towards YOUR nominees.

You are not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated your own blog!

You paste the award picture into your blog. (You can Google the image, there are plenty of them!)

 

Random Facts:

  1. I am the editor of the Covenant of Hekate ezine, Askei Kataskei.
  2. I have 3 cats: Callie, Loki and Noggle.
  3. I am polyamorous.
  4. In 2013 I hope to make a start on writing my first book.
  5. In the Asterian Astrology system of Jade Sol Luna, my sign is Phorcys.
  6. I am good at baking cakes (apparently); my most requested is ginger cake.
  7. I still enjoy watching She-Ra.
  8. I have a HND in Journalism and my shorthand speed is 70wpm.
  9. I’ve always wanted to play the violin.
  10. I want to finally join the gym this year and get in shape.
  11. My favourite colour is purple.

 

Questions:

1. What’s your favorite food?

I won’t deny that I love food. So picking just one favourite is quite difficult. That said, I love Italian, cheesecake and roast parsnips.

2. What do you do to cheer yourself up when you feel down?

A glass of wine and some chocolate usually chase the blues away.

3. Do you have any special talents?

I guess that all depends on who you ask. I don’t think I have any, personally.

4. What is one thing you wish you could do but can’t or have not yet learned to do?

Play the violin and/or speak a foreign language.

5. What is your favorite way to be creative?

Generally I write. But I will also paint/draw when I am inspired in the right way.

6. Where is blogging on your list of priorities?

It slipped way behind the back burner throughout last year, mostly because 2012 was just such a tough year as it went on. I like to blog to keep writing and in order to share with those people who follow my posts. Once or twice a week would be ideal for me, so long as I had something worthwhile to say.

7. What is one piece of advice you would give to bloggers who are just starting?

Write what you know. Don’t worry about being boring or not having anything to say – it all comes in time.

8. How long have you been “online”?

I can’t recall an exact date…so probably too long, lol.

9. What is your favorite band?

I’d have to say Muse, Placebo, Nightwish, Within Temptation and Kylie (though I know she’s not actually a band).

10. What is your favorite book and what do you like about it? (Philosophy, the writing, etc.)

The World on Blood by Jonathan Nasaw. I just love the gritty realism of it; the charged eroticism and the brilliant take on the vampire genre without downgrading any of the savage beauty of those wonderfully damned souls.

11. If you could meet one fictional character and spend a day in their world with them or bring them to this world: who and what would you be doing?

Probably would have to be one of the X-Men…probably Storm. I’d love to travel with her to Africa and witness her ability to control the weather.

 

Blogs:

  1. Inspirational Man (Homosapien)
  2. The House of Vines
  3. joshcox236’s Blog
  4. Aspis of Ares
  5. The Temple of Joy
  6. Beloved in Light
  7. 4 of Wands
  8. A Young Flemish Hellenist
  9. melittabenu
  10. Echoes from the Temple
  11. The Crossroads Companion

 

My Questions:

  1. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
  2. What is the most expensive thing you’ve ever broken?
  3. If you met a Genie who offered you three wishes, what would you wish for? (more wishes does not count)
  4. If you had to describe yourself as a flavour, what would it be?
  5. What nicknames do you have/have had?
  6. What was your first job?
  7. What is the most interesting thing you can see out of your nearest window?
  8. You are walking to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss told you if you are late one more time you’re fired. Do you save the dog?
  9. What historical period would you like to live in if you could go back in time?
  10. What is the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?
  11. Do you keep a diary/journal?

The Pagan Blog Project

I’ve not posted since my Adorations went up. I’m really thankful for all the kind words and praise regarding my Adorations to Hekate and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading the other lists that have sprung up on different blogs to other Gods.

I’ve been thinking about my spiritual life in 2012, my relationships with different deities and what the next leg of the journey along my Path will entail, so that’s taken a lot of thinking and musing away from the blog and the outside world. Coming back to the blog this weekend I’ve still not been sure on what to write but catching up on my favourite blogs I spotted info about ‘The Pagan Blog Project 2012’ and although I’ve missed the start of it, I’ve decided I will be taking part (and undoubtedly catch up with my first week ‘A’ posts).

So, just wanted to check-in and let people know I’m still here and working on posts for the near future!

Hail and Praise the Gods!

2012 House of Learning Creative Agon – Voting!

Over at the House of Vines, Sannion is host to a wonderful Agon! All the entries (6 poetic and 2 prose) focus on the theme ‘Celebrating Dionysos’.

I knew when I first heard about it that I wanted to contribute – anything to pay homage and praise to My Lord.  As often happens, it wasn’t until the last minute when I connected with my muse and what it is about Dionysos that I wanted to celebrate.

The moment I started writing however, I went into the usual ‘blank’ state where I’m not really aware of what I’m doing and then when I come to my senses there’s a piece of creative writing in front of me. I read through it – like reading it for the first time, like I hadn’t written it – and found I couldn’t ‘feel’ anything to change. Then I just submitted it.

Now obviously it wouldn’t be fair to point out which entry is mine, especially as there are so many other passionate and heart-felt pieces. I wish everyone the best of luck and encourage you to pop over and read the pieces and cast your votes!