Hekate Speaks About Jesus

The Neoplatonist Porphyry of Tyre (c. AD 234 – c. AD 305) once consulted an oracle of Hekate concerning Jesus. The results he obtained were recorded by a Christian writer but, according to Wikipedia, the other oracles Porphyry obtained from Hekate seem to indicate standard oracular procedure and are probably accurate — except maybe about the consumption of meat, which I honestly don’t care about — and so this oracle was probably recorded accurately as well, especially considering the anti-Christian themes preserved in it.

Quite a while ago I copied and pasted into a text document the oracle below. So sadly I don’t know its English language source. It is repeated with a glaring omission — the actual words of Hekate via Her oracle — in Sorita D’Este’s and David Rankine’s book Hekate: Liminal Rites, p. 118.

Here follows the text of the oracle of Hekate concerning Jesus as well as Porphyry’s interpretation…

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But to some who asked Hekate whether Christ were a God, she replied: “You know the condition of the disembodied immortal soul, and that if it has been severed from wisdom it always errs. The soul you refer to is that of a man foremost in piety: they worship it because they mistake the truth.” To this so-called oracular response he [Porphyry] adds the following words of his own: “Of this very pious man, then, Hekate said that the soul, like the souls of other good men, was after death dowered with immortality, and that the Christians through ignorance worship it. And to those who ask why he was condemned to die, the oracle of the goddess replied, The body, indeed, is always exposed to torments, but the souls of the pious abide in heaven. And the soul you inquire about has been the fatal cause of error to other souls which were not fated to receive the gifts of the gods, and to have the knowledge of immortal Zeus. Such souls are therefore hated by the gods; for they who were fated not to receive the gifts of the gods, and not to know God, were fated to be involved in error by means of him you speak of. He himself, however, was good, and heaven has been opened to him as to other good men. You are not, then, to speak evil of him, but to pity the folly of men: and through him men’s danger is imminent.

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4 thoughts on “Hekate Speaks About Jesus

  1. From the Gospel of Philip:

    Truth did not come into the world naked, but it came in types and images. The world will not receive truth in any other way. There is a rebirth and an image of rebirth. It is certainly necessary to be born again through the image. Which one? Resurrection. The image must rise again through the image. The bridal chamber and the image must enter through the image into the truth: this is the restoration. Not only must those who produce the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, do so, but have produced them for you. If one does not acquire them, the name (“Christian”) will also be taken from him. But one receives the unction of the […] of the power of the cross. This power the apostles called “the right and the left.” For this person is no longer a Christian but a Christ.

    • Rachel Izabella says:

      Hi Hipster, long time no see — Good quote. Gnostic scriptures tend to go over my head. Hell, I’ve probably read the Gospel of Thomas twenty times and understand only a few of the logia. (Yes, I know that modern research indicates it may not be Gnostic at all — force of habit on my part.) Thank you for submitting this. Visit often, comment often. Let’s talk soon.

      Much love — Rachel Parker

  2. G. B. Marian says:

    Very interesting, indeed. This coincides with some of my own theories about Jesus, or at least partly. I don’t have any solid beliefs about Him, except that He exists in some way and that He’s actually on good terms with Seth. I theorize that He was basically a really gifted Jewish wizard who was deified after death, much like Inhotep and Buddha Gautama were.

    • Rachel Izabella says:

      Yes, very similar to my own beliefs. I believe it possible that, as the oracle says, the Master Yeshua is not only living with the Gods but in fact became or was made a God and perhaps even the son of a God. Which God? I’m not sure but probably Iao Sabaoth.

      Much love — Rachel Izabella

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