Dianic Wicca Tradition for Feminist Wicthes who Worship the Goddess
by Z Budapest
This is a women-only tradition. We practice Women's Mysteries. We celebrate the seasons of life and our place on the circle of rebirth. This trend of worship, women together in prayer, is present in everybody's ethnic traditions. Women's Spiritual Mysteries are the core of the community, where women take care of important matters, bless the children and the house, provide psychic protection against bad things, even attempt to make rain if there was a draught. This women-only activity created a rich culture of embroidery, cooking and baking, feasting and dancing.
We understand the Goddess as an all-encompassing Flow/Origin of all life. We see males and females united in the Mother who can create the same as her (daughters) and the different from her (sons). She is the Tree of Life. Hence in her eyes all living creatures partake of her divine essence. She is the beginning and she is the end. Beyond Mother Nature there is more nature. She is everlasting and self created. Circle within the circle, her symbol is the spiral like our DNA, all is from her and all returns to her in the end. In other words, we agree with the new scientist who see the universe as a huge recycling entity, everything we see out there is also within us, we are made of the same stuff as the stars. We are the children of the stars, rare, complex and beautiful.
As my song goes, which is best known all over the world:
"We all come from the Goddess,
We honor the Female Principle of the Universe of ten thousand names. This is very important. This is where we are different from all traditions and religions. Most of the religions have one kind of pantheon with an all-important name or code for the deity. We as women are not bound to that rigid mode. Each culture has named the Goddess with their own imaginations, and it continues to happen like that forever more. The Goddess is all women – without exception. She is one mighty force, all-inclusive, all-mother.
However, we are humans and we need to break this concept up into aspects we can relate to. Since we understand Mother Nature as God, her seasons, her nature all merited different aspects complete with names and characteristics, reflecting our earthy adventure from the cradle to the grave. The most often prayed to aspects are the Maiden Goddess: Diana - Artemis - Luna - Athena ... Queen Mother Goddess: Hera - Juno - Minerva - Nu Qua - Kwan Yin ... Crone aspects: Hecate - Magera - Kali - Innanna.
Who is A DIANIC WITCH?
A woman who worships the Goddess in her many guises. Dianics are not asked to be loyal to just one aspect of the Goddess, you can relate to any of them, any time. You can research and come up with aspects of the Female Principle of the Universe we have never heard of before. We see all aspects of the Goddess as one in the end. Dianics are not insecure if you attend some patriarchal church, if you worship any other gods, even male gods, as long as your personal practice is Goddess and women only.
It is important that women have something on their own, their own spirituality, their own culture, their self worth from within. Dianic Tradition fosters strength in women and a view of themselves as divine and complete/whole human beings.
We begin to offer at this time The Journey. As we evolve it will be much more.
The Journey around the sun is starting June 21st. It includes personal destiny work and seasonal witchcraft. I lead this with you. This first installment will be the basics only. Next time we begin on the destiny work. It’s good for all levels to just mindfully encircle the sun, honor the aspects of the Goddess, and enjoy our new sharing with each other. In the process we will learn a great deal about the lost holidays of the Earth and Moon, and the lost Women's Festivals still waiting to be revived. Each season we will learn a new spell, we will learn to use our power.
Textbooks for The Journey are: