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St. Edmund Of East Anglia/Hecate Night

St. Edmund, king of East Anglia, was killed by Danish archers and then beheaded.  in the tradition of Saxon magic kingship, his severed head was guarded by a wolf until it and his body were recovered and later buried at St. Edmundsbury, Bury St. Edmunds, in Suffolk, a sacred place of pilgrimage.  Sunset marks the beginning of Hecate Night, when the threefold goddess of Wicca (Perseis) is celebrated.” — The Pagan Book Of Days, Nigel Pennick


“November 16 is the Night of Hecate which begins at sunset. This is the night of the Three-formed Goddess. Hecate is part of the most ancient form of the triple Moon goddess as Crone or Dark Moon. This is also the night of Hecate’s supper at the Crossroads. People who worshiped Hecate honoured Her by performing Sympathetic Magick and holding a supper at what they believed to be the Crossroads.” source


“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


“You’ve lived so much.  You’ve created certain things that are really beautiful. Part of that Beauty has come out of pain. But you’re not done learning everything that pain has taught you. So, that’s alright. It will continue to inform you, because everyone is wounded.  And everybody hurts when they move a certain way. But the question is not that — since that’s part of the human condition. The question is what does it bring you that’s outside the box that it wants to create for you?” — [T.S.]