Bring the magic of ancient Greece into the modern world with this powerful book full of Strix, Hellenic Polytheist, and Iatromantis practices. Featuring wisdom that used to be only available to scholars, Strix Craft presents Greek magic in a concise format with contemporary ideas and hands-on practices.
Oracle guides you through the many compelling facets of the Strix, from its relationship with Greece and Thessaly to how it approaches herbal, healing, and erotic magic. Meet the deities and spirits of Greek magic. Explore how to commune with the dead. Discover the mythology, tools, and festivals of the Strix. This engaging book shows you how to apply ancient magical traditions to everyday life, from performing rituals to working at an altar.
"Oracle Hekataios has provided such a refreshing and invaluable contribution to the field of occult books in which he shares a fascinating blend of the praxis and cosmology of the Orphic Mysteries of Hellenism with that of contemporary witchcraft in a way that doesn't feel like it's simply rehashing Wicca in the outer trappings of Ancient Greece. ... Strix Craft is a remarkable and ambitious work that is sure to be an indispensable resource to any magical devotee of Hekate and the classical gods of antiquity."—Mat Auryn, author of Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick, and Manifestation
"Strix Craft is an exciting development in modern Hellenic devotional practice. Oracle Hekataios is bold and unafraid in the subjects he covers, and his skillful blending of well researched historical sources with established techniques from the Western mystery schools will make Strix Craft a delight to read for new and experienced witches alike."—Tara Sanchez, author of The Temple of Hekate: Exploring the Goddess Hekate Through Ritual, Meditation and Divination
"Strix Craft is an intriguing approach to modern witchcraft inspired by ancient Greek lore. ... Highly practical, the author covers magical tools, herbal lore, mythology and devotional rituals, and a large number of spells for love, healing, protection, and more, all informed with an ancient Greek aesthetic. Strix Craft effectively takes hold of what limited knowledge we have about ancient practices, and works it into a complete and useful system."—Patrick Dunn, author of The Orphic Hymns: A New Translation for the Occult Practitioner
"Oracle's remarkable debut book is a must-have for any modern magical practitioner drawn to Hellenism, ancient Greece, and the mysteries of these Old Gods. Providing an excellent balance of academia and hands-on spiritual work, Strix Craft: Ancient Greek Magic for the Modern Witch, is a prolific offering to the world, presenting a glimpse into the mystical currents of the ancient world. Hail Hekate!"—Raven Digitalis, author of Esoteric Empathy and Shadow Magick Compendium
"In the last ten years, books exploring the ways of the Ancient Greeks have become much easier to find for those of us who follow the Theoi. Few are in a class like Strix Craft by Oracle Hekataios. Here, there is a system for connecting with and developing a relationship to the Gods. Doing so is crafted to help with a range of needs in one’s life, and the book doesn’t skimp on providing methods of gaining the help of the Divine. With a strong basis in history, and a grasp of the deeper meaning and poetry of the ancients, Oracle Hekataios has given us a pathway to deeper insight and connection with the Gods."—Sara Croft, author of Evensongs for Hekate and Knowing Hekate
"While I was reading Strix Craft, I felt the ways of the ancient practitioners of magic pouring out from the pages through a contemporary perspective. It is an accomplishment to convey the wisdom of these long-ago magicians in an engaging and informative manner. As someone who has spent years studying the writings of such practitioners, I was impressed by Oracle Hekataois' ability to honor their ways while conveying practical ways to adapt these teachings for anyone interested in diving into their mysteries. With the historical foundations as sound as the practices, Strix Craft makes an excellent addition to the witches' bookshelf."—Cyndi Brannen, author of True Magic and Entering Hekate's Garden