Honestly, I don't know anyone who, as far as I know, was initiated like this. Not that there's anything wrong with this initiation (OK, the fact that it came after three months of training -- far less than the standard "year and a day", strikes me as a bit off, but maybe they were an intense three months), but watching this clip, I was just struck by how different the Dianic Wicca that I practice is from the witchcraft depicted here -- which is not all that long ago. Having recently read Maxine Saunders' biography, I found this clip, and some others that the same person has posted on YouTube, really interesting.
I'm a woman, a Witch, a mother, a grandmother, an eco-feminist, a gardener, a reader, a writer, and a priestess of the Great Mother Earth. Hecate appears in the
Homeric Ode to Demeter, which tells of Hades who caught Persophone
"up reluctant on his golden car and bare her away lamenting. . . . But no one, either of the deathless gods or of mortal men, heard her voice, nor yet the olive-trees bearing rich fruit: only tenderhearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave . . . ."