Welcome to Hekate’s Sanctuary. We are a local, Austin, Texas Circle of Women who have chosen Hekate as our primary Goddess.
We represent the Apple Branch here in Austin. Our origins lie in Feminist Dianic Wicca, Old Dianic and the Faerie Faith Traditions. Our Matriarch is Bendis, Fierce Huntress of the Two Spears, ordained as high priestess in Old Dianic, Faerie Faith and by Z Budapest in Feminist Dianic Wicca.
The Apple Branch was created from these lineages and is shared in combination as well as individually, to those seeking formal traditions. This has been done online since 2001, by offering classroom space, a private chatroom and one-on-one mentoring for women wishing to be of service in their communities.
The Feminist Dianic Wiccan “branch”of the Apple Tree is the only branch that is held exclusively as “women only.” The branch we call Dianic FaerieCraft is a dual gender tradition, as is the Faerie Faith. However, the choice is left to the High Priestess (Faerie Queen) to decide. Both the Austin Coven and the online program are for women only.
Here is Austin, we have chosen to practice the Feminist Dianic branch of the Apple Tree. We love to be inspired by our creative juices, honoring goddesses from all pantheons. Each ritual is different and all of the women participate in the creation of those rituals and in holding Center.
Our practices include celebrating and honoring the physical, emotional and life cycles of women. We recognize the effects and influences of the dominant culture on every aspect of women’s lives and provide a spiritual healing path that can help women to regain their self-sovereignty.
Dianic rituals celebrate the mythic cycle of the Goddess in the earth’s seasonal cycles of birth, death and regeneration, as it corresponds to women’s own life cycle transitions.
Dianic Witches are committed to finding positive life-affirming solutions for personal and global problems. Dianics envision and strive to create a world where the web of life, which includes all living things, is honored and respected as a sacred creation of the Goddess.
We believe in a Circle of equals and all women have a voice in all concerns of the Circle.
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