We incorporate a way of life that is based on the
beliefs and practices of the ancient Celtic people.
Our teachings evolved from the Shamanistic
philosophies of the early people who merged to form
the Celts. Thus, our ways are deeply rooted in the
Ways of Nature and the Otherworld, a belief
structure centered around the concept of "balance in
The Apple Branch opens their practices to welcome
deities from all cultures, so long as the practice
is in keeping with a nature based philosophy.
Service to Goddess and to the Land is an
important part of our focus.
We believe that there are many paths to
enlightenment and to truth ... no one path is "better"
than another. All have validity. As such those
of the Apple Branch serve in a variety of ways.
All are trained to assist others in life passages.
There are those who specialize in the healing arts.
They may be teachers, counselors and artists.
There are those who serve as "edge walkers" and who
specialize in the awareness of and use of energy.
Regardless of the specialty, all work with the
natural order of life, in balance and harmony with
Magic is viewed as a potential for creation. A
potential that exists within all things...living and
non-living. We draw upon this energy and the energy
within ourselves to bring into manifestation that
which is needed for the highest good of self and
others. We give thanks and offerings respectfully as
we knows we still have much to learn.
Our cosmos is made up of three interconnected
realms...Land, Sea and Sky interwoven with the
Sacred Fire, the Divine Spark within all living and
non-living beings. Some in the Apple Branch
follow the Lunar Cycles applying their knowledge of
the Ogham as their guide. Work is done on the 13 New
Moons, as well as on the Full and Dark Moons. Some
follow the thirteen lunar cycles with their focus on
Goddesses from all over the world. We
keep the Cycle of the Year, that Great Spiral that
guides us in our daily life. Family is important to
us. Our Tribe is important to us. Our values
are important to us. Wisdom is a worthy goal!