Publisher : Chiron Publications (August 15, 2021)
Language : English
Hardcover : 216 pages
ISBN-10 : 1630519731
ISBN-13 : 978-1630519735
About the book:
Emerging from “the Great Darkness” through a prism of light come two forsaken goddesses of antiquity-Lilith, the Great Mother and Crone of the Cosmos, and Hekate, Goddess of the Dark Moon and the Mysteries of Life, Death, and Rebirth. They stand at the crossroads between worlds as the Bringers of Transformation at a time of chaos. Hekate, the narrator of this tale, descends through the “aethers” under the watchful guidance of Lilith to portals of otherworldly realms, and incarnates on Earth to “guide the Souls of mortals…through the dark times ahead.”
Sleeman humorously rewrites classic tales of Greek and Celtic mythology to bring her delightful characters to life while resurrecting ancient goddess “knowing”-the Divine Femina. Conjuring magic spells and wielding their dark powers, Lilith and Hekate visit the Hellenic pantheon to witness Zeus in his demise, helping Hera and the goddesses beat the conquerors at their own game. Descending to the Celtic Realm, Hekate befriends the Druids, who mourn their plight as the “black robes” threaten mortals with damnation, making them forsake their pagan beliefs. Hekate journeys with her lover Carnonos to festivals honoring Nature and the Otherworld. Descending to Earth through the time portals, Hekate incarnates alongside mortals. In ancient En-dor and medieval Ireland, she consoles women called “witches.” Hekate herself must go through the “Eye of Fire,” the alchemy of rebirth, to guide mortals to their Heart-Soul Wisdom. In the surprising finale, she guides her initiates (and the reader) through a powerful ceremony, ending her story with the promise of hope for the future.
“We have become the unspeakable ones, expunged since the earliest his-stories of Mesopotamia and Sumer,” I said to Lilith as we descended invisibly amongst the Titans and Hellenes.
“Have they silenced us forever?”
“Hah!” Lilith laughed. “As if we could be silenced.”
Instinctively I knew as she spoke that despite her legendary vision, even she could not foresee what lay ahead. In hindsight it was a blessing neither of us could. It was the Eye of the Fire that awaited us. A Sacred Incubation like no other. These are the tales I must share with you before I venture on, so that you come to know about the past.
A fascinating dive into ancient feminine traditions, with a sense of hope at the end that humankind can dig themselves out of their soulless death spiral.