About Bendis

deanne_2011_B_smDeanne Quarrie, D. Min., HPS

While given the name Deanne at birth, Deanne is known as Bendis, Fierce Huntress of the Two Spears, within the Goddess spirituality community. Her work as a priestess began in the eighties and has been dedicated to helping women toward self-empowerment and in sharing with them the ecstasy of our Dance with Her. Her contributions have been devoted towards weaving webs across boundaries and continents, networking and pointing seekers far and wide, serving as moderator for many e-groups, serving as both peacekeeper and technical advisor for thousands of women as they grew in Goddess. She loves being in service to Goddess and promotes learning through diversity–a life-long passion for her.

Deanne became a high priestess in the “Old” Dianic Tradition (now known as McFarland) in 1991. She then became a high priestess in the Faerie Faith tradition in 1998. Finally, Deanne was ordained as a high priestess by Z Budapest in 2000. Her work with the Apple Branch combines all of these traditions.

Deanne’s passion for the Ogham and the Mysteries they hold, led her deeper into her own personal path of both Druidism and Seidr, both from a Dianic perspective. There is no “one way” and so, Deanne brings her own unique perspective to living life.

darkdqDeanne has published five books and her works include Dancing with Goddess, From the Branch–The Ogham for Spiritual Growth, Her Breath, Annym Billagh: Healing with the Tree Ogham, and Ogham Twigs. She is currently working on a book entitled, Embody the Sacred.

Bendis in a dramatic performance as a Dark Goddess

Deanne is the founder of The Apple Branch offering mentoring programs for those who wish to be of service in their communities. In 2002, Deanne founded and runs the organization, Global Goddess, an online community of women who are committed to social/eco justice and publishes the Global Goddess Oracle, an online magazine for women.

sun temple moon templeDeanne recently spent time in Brazil working with Mavesper Cy Ceridwen and the Dianic Tradition of Brazil at the Templo da Deusa outside of Brasilia, Brazil. She has now returned to the United States to continue her work online and in Austin, Texas. She has been invited back to teach during the month of June 2016.

Really, I am a crazy old woman with pink hair and a vibrant love for life. Living my life wnana_hazel1_cropith Goddess has helped me recapture the joy, imagination and play of my girlhood. If I can say one thing to you it would be,

“Be all that you can be. Open yourself to the divine soul that you are and walk hand in hand with Her. Dance with Her. Make love with Her. Write poetry and sing Her Many Names.”

Blessed Be.
Deanne Quarrie, D. Min., HPS