(For the purposes of this script, a pause lasts approximately 3 seconds and a long pause will be approximately 6 seconds. A very long pause may vary in time, but needs to be at least one minute long.)
Take a moment to make yourself comfortable. Sit on the ground and adjust until you feel content and relax. Take a deep breath in (pause) and exhale as you close your eyes. Take a slow breath in (pause) and exhale slowly (pause).
While you continue to breath deeply, allow your body to relax, releasing the tension from your head and shoulders (pause), from your arms and hands (pause), from your chest and torso, and finally from your legs and feet (long pause). Allow that tension to flow away from your body as you relax into your position as you continue to breath slowly and evenly. (pause)
In your mind’s eye begin to see a dark mist filling the space around you. Watch it grow and expand around you, until the fog surrounds you completely (pause). Now, through the mist, see a small yellow light shining in the distance. Watch it approach, growing larger and brighter. (pause) Now, see the light break through the mists, revealing a shining lantern glowing through the darkness. You now stand at a crossroad, with many directions ahead. (pause) As you look back toward the lantern, you see a robed figure holding the lantern and silently watching from the shadows. She begins to approach you and meets your gaze. This is Hecate, glorious goddess of the crossroads and guide to those who are lost on their path (pause).
Hecate continues to approach you, her brilliant lantern bringing light to the otherwise dark path (pause). Ask her to show you which fork to take, and to help you understand which path is right (pause). Ask to see the signs so you may know the ways again when you next find yourself here (pause).
The goddess looks at you and extends her hand with a smile. Take her hand and follow her through the darkness toward the place where many paths meet (pause). Listen to her words in the darkness, and let her show you the ways and how to find them (long pause).
Looking down each road, see the many possibilities and fates that lie ahead (pause). Understand the potential of each path, and the opportunities that each one may hold (pause).
As you near the juncture of the roads, Hecate leans close and begins to whisper her guidance to help you find the path that is right for you. Listen to her message, meant for your ears only, and follow her words (very long pause).
It is now time to return to our realm and return from the crossroads. (pause) Let Hecate guide you back to home, watching the signs along the way so you can return (pause). Thank Hecate for meeting you at this place, and for providing you guidance along this path and listen to any parting message she has for you (long pause).
As she turns to walk away, the mist begins to roll back in and fill the darkness (pause). The light from her lantern grows smaller and dimmer in the distance (pause) until it fades away completely. Find yourself again sitting, relaxed and comfortable (pause). Begin to wiggle your toes and fingers (pause). Take a moment to settle back into your body (pause) and open your eyes. (pause) Welcome home!
I was honestly quite skeptical about using self-hypnosis, or guided trance with my own voice. I’m the type of person who really dislikes hearing my recorded voice, so I expected to have a level of discomfort throughout the experience. I was pleasantly surprised that after the first few seconds of annoyance, I quickly found myself lost in the words and forgot it was me saying them at all. In addition to this meditation, I also did a full ritual with Hecate as my being of occasion to better my relationship with her, and I think the results overall have been positive.
I began the work, sitting on the floor in front of my altar in a darkened room. I listened to the words as I relaxed my body and focused on my breath. I could soon see the light coming from the fog coming toward me. Hecate’s appearance wasn’t shocking to me, because I’ve always been decent with visualization, but the other sensory experiences were intriguing. I could smell the dew-like fog in the air, and the slight burning sent of the lantern. I could hear the footsteps we took along the road. The many different pathways I saw also took me off-guard. Some of them are paths that are dark and frightening, potential people I could become in the future, while others were joyous and light. Hecate told me that all of these paths were possible from where I currently stand, and that only I have the power to chose and control which one I go down. She told me she was there for guidance, and to help light the paths along the way, but ultimately she couldn’t tell me which path was “right”. Returning from the journey, I felt relaxed and successful, knowing the potential of the future and understanding that I’ve reached a good place. I also feel like I built a bond with a deity that I hadn’t worked with in the past, and that alone is a beautiful feeling.
Greek Oracle Omen:
Beta -- With the help of fortune you will have an assistant, Apollo.
Xu – There is no good to be gained from an angry young man or woman
Lambda -- Blessing in disguise