About The Author

I'm Stefanos or Alorer (my most used screen-name), from Athens, Greece. I'm studying Theology at the University of Athens. I'm practicing a system of my own design, still under development, which I call Path of the Triskelion or simply Triskelion for brevity. It is a tripartite - as the name suggests - system comprised of the following (sub)systems: Hellenic Polytheism, Witchcraft, and Neopagan-style Spirit-work. These are more specifically categorised as NeoHellenic Witchcraft (the former name and incarnation of my practice) and Wildwood Druidry (a name largely in homage to the powerful influence of certain Druids and Druidic organisations).

My interests lie mainly in Witchcraft, ritual, folk magic (especially Greek), ancient (Greek) magic and religion. I am especially intrigued by the deeper, less accessible side of Witchcraft and "shamanistic" practices such as aspecting and possession, iatromancy and necromancy, entheogens and poisons as well as spirit-work related to the genii loci and daemons. I am also continuously reminded of the significance of the "basics" and, generally, foundational practice and study. When in doubt, review.

 
I value academic excellence in knowledge and study, historical accuracy, and tradition. On the other hand, I am also fond of well-grounded innovation, inspired change and intuition since my life's motto is "meden agan kai metron ariston" - nothing in extremes and moderation is best. Maintaining balance is one of the most important goals in my life.


I am not at all averse to what is commonly called "Unverified Personal Gnosis" (UPG - also called "doxa", meaning "belief" or "opinion") though I always try my best to compare notes, in a sense, with fellow practitioners if possible, or, at the very least, confirm its veracity with divinations and experimentation. 

My goals, somewhat generic though they may be, are to promote the development of polytheistic theology (my primary focus being Hellenic Polytheism), to propagate proper learning and religious education, to help guide others as best as I can and, last but most important, to serve and work with my Gods and spirits in a fulfilling, successful and just manner.

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  1. Hello. I have questions about Hecate. Is there a way I can email you? If not, I will ask here.

    I took some British Traditional Witchcraft courses. After a year and a half I stopped as I found that the instructor was a bit unethical. His UPG about Hecate doesn't match my research of her. I wanted to verify and check some things with you.

    One question that I really would like confirmation on is whether or not Hecate has ever been associated as "Queen of the Fairies" this teacher said she is in Britain but I don't see Hecate being British. When Shakespeare wrote about her, it seems that her British context is more like Queen of the Witches.

    Any help on this topic is greatly appreciated.

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    1. Hello! You can e-mail me at tailmon12@yahoo.com if you want to discuss in private. :)

      I'm not really knowledgeable in British lore as it is outside my field of expertise and main interests (Witchcraft notwithstanding) but I don't think Hekate has ever been historically syncretised with any "Queens of Fairies". It is, of course, quite possible and as I said, not something I've researched. I just don't recall any such info.

      From a non-historical standpoint - that is, from an experiential UPG point of view - it's not a mistake per-se to associate Hekate with a/the Queen of Fairies as long as it's not claimed as historical fact without evidence. I hope this helps. You are welcome to ask anything here or e-mail me if you'd rather do it privately.

      Thanks for your comment and interest! :)

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