The Dianic Tradition and Women’s Mysteries
What are Women’s Mysteries? Much of the time Women’s Mysteries can be defined as what only a woman can understand, an inner knowing that comes from within, perhaps her ancestral DNA coming through to guide her through her life.
Others seem to focus only on the Women’s Blood Mysteries which are focused on her bleeding cycles her Lunar Mysteries, celebrated on new moons, full moons and dark moons.. These are regulated by her own flow, menstrual cycle to menstrual cycle. Blood Mysteries can be celebrated in Solar Cycles as well, from birth to death, the cycle of woman that includes, her first menarche, a sexual coming of age, birth, and motherhood, followed by that time a woman truly comes into power in midlife. Finally comes that incredible time when a woman holds her own blood inside to access the wisdom of the Crone.
I like to think there is one last stage, when a woman is approaching death, when she has accepted what is to come and is at peace with it. She is often called the Hag. Carolyn Hillyer calls her Bone Crone in her amazing CD called Old Silverhead. The Hag is who holds the seed inside, that continues the cycle of birth, death and rebirth.
For eons, women have come together to do their women’s work. Examples are quilting, sewing circles, corn husking, pea shelling and any other activity that draws women to sit, work with their hands and share stories. It is these stories that constitute and primary part of Women’s Mysteries. Drawing from their memories, their lives, in a space created for women and by women, safety and security allow women to share deeply of their own experiences and truths. This last serves as a container for all that woman is and can be.
We offer our Women’s Mystery Tradition through Hekate’s Sanctuary. There we welcome all women to celebrate those Mysteries in all ways. We offer the container, for a daily, weekly, monthly and year round celebration of the sharing of women’s wisdom.
Our Priestess training program includes full mentoring, online education, ritual opportunities and more…..
We offer our studies through our Liminal Thealogical Seminary.
Initiation Rites are held for all new incoming students.
Those students who are interested in ordination as priestesses must complete the appropriate classes. Qualification will be determined by the student’s spiritual, intellectual, emotional, personal and professional readiness. Such readiness will be determined by your mentor and/or Bendis, Mother of our Tradition.
By the time the work is completed, each student will have done the work of the Tradition and will be considered for ordination.
We are putting together a full program offering Hekatean Mysteries for men and women. You can read about it here. This program will be live in Austin, Texas as well as online.
Our programs are all available online. Hekate’s Tribe, however, is available in-person in Austin, Texas. It is a combination of an online classroom setting as well as a Google Group for conversation. We ask for a monthly donation in all programs of $60 to help our founder keep this program online. Once enrolled in the program you will have access to designated classes for this program and mentoring services to guide you through the process. Please read over all material before offering a donation as we do not offer refunds on donations. We really want this to be right for you!
For further information, please contact Bendis. Please be aware that class sizes are, so act now if this is for you!