Hecate is the goddess of witchcraft. She is an initiator, teaching the hidden knowledge of the unseen world. She is a guide to both witches and shamans. Hecate teaches the initiate how to navigate the crossroads and cross the veil that separates our world from the Spirit World.
Hecate is a motherly figure to those who seek inner wisdom and connection with the spirits. Her importance cannot be overstated. Just as Gaia is “Mother Earth”, Hecate deserves the mantle of “Mother Ethereal”. Her energy is that of the hidden consciousness from which we emerge. And she will teach you how to work with that energy. But you must ask. Fortune favors the bold.
Should you ask for the help of Hecate, be respectful. Do not make demands. But do not shy away from expressing your desires. She will not take kindly to rudeness, but she also may overlook “meek” requests. So be bold and respectful. This is an attitude that will get you far!
You can work with Hecate through shamanic techniques and magickal means. She can infuse any sacred ceremony with deep and tremendous power. And in shamanic journeying, she can show you many new things in the Spirit World. She can also assist in psychopomp work (guiding the souls of the dead).
Hecate is a truly rewarding goddess to work with. While she might not be a “first deity” for beginners to deity work, she will teach you, transform you, and raise you to new heights of spiritual practice.