Application for Membership (CoH)
Membership application process:
Please take time to read the documents provided here resources and carefully consider whether they resonate with you. you may also want to read some of the books and websites on our “recommended reading list” to learn a little more about the goddess Hekate if you have not done so already. You may also want to consider whether our membership guidelines and our code of ethics based upon the “five virtues” is in line with your own views and personal moral compass.
- Read up about the goddess Hekate and her various attributions. many articles can be found for free in resources which can be found here.
- Read the covenant guidelines and code of ethics which can be found here
- Fill in and submit the q & a form at the bottom of this page.
- Once your q & a form has been received, we will contact, and may possibly ask you more questions and have an informal chat.
If you are successful, you will then be asked to write a devotional hymn and to perform the rite of the devotee, a copy of which can be found here.
- Prepare for the rite of the devotee: this includes getting everything ready for the ritual; deciding which full moon you wish to perform the rite of the devotee at and also, writing your personal hymn to the goddess Hekate in readiness for the ritual.
- Perform the rite of the devotee at the full moon, and then email the date, place and time you performed the ritual, along with a copy of your hymn to Hekate here with your application.
- When your application is received you will be contacted by email and sent a copy of the Rite of the Red Cord (the final part of the membership process) as well as information on how to access the private member only Facebook group.
Recommended Reading List
Below is a list of books that the CoH recommends reading that are in line with the aims of the Covenant of Hekate and give background and historical information on the goddess Hekate.
- Hekate Liminal Rites – Sorita d’Este and David Rankine (2009) Avalonia, UK
- Circle for Hekate: volume I – History and Mythology – Sorita d’Este (2017) Avalonia, UK
- Hekate Keys to the Crossroads – Sorita d’Este and David Rankine (2006) Avalonia, UK
- Keeping Her Keys – an introduction to Hekate’s modern witchcraft – Cyndi Brannen (2019)
- Hekate: Her Sacred Fires – Edited by Sorita d’Este/ Various authors (2010) Avalonia, UK
- Arcana Mundi: Magic and the Occult in the Greek and Roman worlds: 2nd edition- Georg Luck (2006) John Hopkins University Press, USA
- Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds 2nd edition – Daniel Ogden (2009) Oxford University Press, USA
- Evensongs for Hekate – Sara Croft – hymns, songs, prayers
There is of course a wide range of other books available on this fascinating goddess that look at her from differing perspectives and offer many different ways of working with her. It is highly recommended that you read and learn from as many different sources as possible for a wider perspective on the subject.
Application for Membership