This is the Dark Temple
Take a moment to think on the Goddess of Time and the North
Nocticula and Kali, Hekate and Morrigu, Ereshkigal
To whom all things go

When I was initiated, twenty years ago, I spoke in trance of defense and battle,
of the holding of a great black castle against all armies and all odds.
I realized that night that the black keep was my ancestral hall, Dubhairegheal
- the "black habitation" -
the ancient home of the O'Caiomh (O'Keefe) clan on the Blackwater River in County Cork -
and that I had been Bespoken by The Morrigan, as She might have Bespoken my many-greats-grandmother in time of need.
In the years since then I have time-and-again had cause to call on the energy of the Dark One;
She has never failed to give me strength and the will to fight.
I will always praise and honor Her.

(Hekate portrait appears courtesy of the artist, Robin M. Weare.)

Hecate's Supper, a handsomely designed ritual.
Read the Charge of the Dark Goddess.

Invocation of Hekate.
The Morrigan - a personal site.
Black Aria - some wonderful dark music.
Brighid's Fire, a brilliant site.

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