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Deanne 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.

Deanne has published five books and her works include Dancing with Goddess, From the Branch--The Ogham for Spiritual GrowthHer Breath, Annym Billagh: Healing with the Tree Ogham, and Ogham Twigs. She is currently working on a book entitled, Embody the Sacred as well as one on Celtic Shamaism.

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.

Deanne recently spent time in Brazil working with the Dianic Tradition of Brazil and has recently returned to the United States to continue her work online and in Austin, Texas.

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