February 2020 Bastet Perfume Society: Hekate

The Story of hekate

BY THERAPEUTIC PERFUMER KATE BECKER

Hekate is an ancient Greek goddess that serves as a guide for safe passage through the underworld and times of shadow. Hekate is the goddess of magic, the night, the moon and spirits of the dead. The daughter of Perses and Asteria, Hekate helped Demeter in the search for her daughter Persephone by lighting her way through the darkness with her twin torches. The two torches of Hekate represent the illumination of the unconscious and the discovery of the mysteries of the Universe. Hekate is often depicted in statutory form as a triple goddess, with 3 heads or 3 bodies with her 2 torches. These triple goddess portrayals have led others to associate Hekate with the concept of the Maiden, Mother and Crone. Hekate is closely linked to the Moon in its darkest phases. She is the High Priestess, keeper of sacred mysteries and the Dark Mother. Hekate is the keeper of the keys as she is the gatekeeper between the worlds.  

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The blend for Hekate downloaded in an instant of time, with no necessary alterations. Hekate perfume was born out of an acquired fascination for this Greek goddess, sacred warrior, guide of the underworld and master of perfumes. Her torch shines dim moonlight to help us find our way through the darkness. She holds the key to enter and exit the underworld from the earthly realm and serves as protector and guide along the journey. This mystical winter perfume opens the door to a hidden, secret world, where magik and transformation can unfold. Hekate supports the spiritual warrior within and provides protection as she helps lead you forward on your path. Call upon Hekate as you navigate the darkness of the mysteries of the Universe and the mysteries of your unconscious. Honor the darkness and become her friend. There are lessons and growth that happen in this darkness.

hekate perfume

The formulation for Hekate was created around the highly spiritual Indian Spikenard oil, which was commonly used as an ointment in ancient times by priests, priestesses, queens and kings, as well as Jesus of Nazareth and Mary Magdalene, for its anchoring, calming and supernatural qualities. Joy-inducing Clementine and spicy Pimento Berry bring trust and courage to this enigmatic perfume. Inhale deeply and let the transformative aroma of Hekate usher you through the mountains, valleys, and crossroads of the upcoming winter season.


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