The Sanctuary of Hekate Kleidouchos is an international sanctuary within the Covenant of Hekate facilitated by the Keybearers and Torchbearers of the Covenant of Hekate. It is open to all existing members of the Covenant of Hekate, who are at least 22 years old at the time of application.
This Sanctuary started as a program of study developed by Sorita d’Este for members and was created out of the need expressed by some members for regular, guided practice and learning. We have a continued program of personal development, guided independent study and practice, all of which are aimed at allowing us as individuals to develop a deeper, more meaningful relationship with ourselves, our Goddess and the world around us. There is an emphasis on symbolic language, historical context, continued development of the use of the 5-senses – and psychic faculties, and most of all personal practice. It takes inspiration from history, the Western Esoteric Traditions and practices developed by its founder.
Candidates undergo a 5-8 month period of practice, meditation, devotion and independent study as part of the application process, as well as ultimately temple work. The course material and feedback is conducted in English.
We are rooted in history, drawing on historical literature, art and archaeology for our inspiration; with our living branches firmly in the 21st century – using the technology, knowledge and other tools available to us today. We respect the ancient knowledge passed down to us by those who went before, but do not seek to recreate history past, instead we seek our beliefs, and create our rituals and practices in the present for the history of the future.
Sorita d’Este, also facilitates the Sanctuary of Hekate Soteira, which is a Sanctuary based in Glastonbury (Somerset, UK) holding regular meetings, some of which are open to all, others by invite only. For more information see: Sanctuary of Hekate Soteira