Been thinking a bit about the connection/overlap between mystics of all religions and Wiccans.
Poem by St Theresa
All the earth with snow is covered, Everywhere the white frosts reign; Winter and his gloomy courtiers Hold their court on earth again. But for you has bloomed the Flower Of the fields, Who comes to earth From the fatherland of heaven, Where eternal spring has birth. Near the Rose of Christmas, Sister! In the lowly grasses hide, And be like the humble flowerets, -- Of heaven’s King the lowly bride!
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 . . . ."