The Temple of Hecate, Queen of the Crossroads is a devotional body in honor of the ancient Greek Hekate and the ancient Roman Hecate, as well as a retinue of ancestors. The Strophalos Priest/ess/xhood, a corps of priest/ess/xes dedicated to Hekate/Hecate, serves this temple with monthly Dark Moon ceremonies in Oakland and Portland that feature a regular liturgy and variable ritual themes and activities. The Strophalos also accept and train new Temple priest/ess/xes. Our Temple is inclusive and open to all.
Our Temple is a place for:
Personal and collective spellwork
Honoring death as a natural part of the life cycle
Making space for the sacred act of mourning
Exploration of Mystery
Protection of travellers
Illumination of life’s pathways
Divination and the art of navigating life’s transitions
Examination and integration of Shadow
Membership & Leadership
Our Dark Moon circles honor both the Greek Hekate: brilliant, shining Maiden, walker between the worlds, protector and guardian along life's journey, midwife, custodian of the keys, indomitable one, healer and poisoner, and also the Roman Hecate: Goddess of moon, magic, women, cultivation of crops, crossroads, night, and witchcraft.
The Temple is served by avowed Priest/ess/xes of the Strophalos, an order devoted to Hekate/Hecate, and open to all who have been attending our circles for a year or more. We accept new Dedicants and Priest/ess/xes each August. Our temple does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sex, class, ability, or other privileging factors.
Our leadership is comprised of those who have served as Strophalos Temple Priest/ess/xes for three years and who have been approved by the existing leadership.
Some helpful resources about Hecate/Hekate include:
The Temple of Hecate, Queen of Crossroads, is sponsored by Come As You Are Pagan Congregation, a 510(c)3 church.