Daughters of Diana Gathering is produced by Temple of Diana, Inc., a Dianic Wiccan 501 c3 federally recognized religious, educational, and charitable organization, and tax-exempt Temple. These principles guide our Temple's policies and spiritual activities.
Dianic tradition is based on a goddess-centered cosmology and the primacy of She who is all and whole unto Herself.
Dianic tradition draws inspiration from the goddesses Diana and Artemis representing female embodiment, autonomy, and sovereignty.
Dianic practices are inspired by the awareness that Goddesses have been known throughout time, by many names, and in numerous cultures worldwide.
Dianic seasonal rituals celebrate the mythic cycle of the Goddess within the earth's seasonal cycles of birth, death, and regeneration, and their correspondence to the female life cycle.
Dianic tradition is a Women's Mysteries ritual tradition that celebrates female embodiment from cradle to grave.
Dianic tradition is celebrated in exclusively female-only circles.
Power is sourced through our wombs, and female embodied magic.
Dianics honor the female body as a manifestation of Goddess in all Her glorious diversity of color, size, and shape.
Dianic ritual and magical practices honor women's creativity, and intuitive ways of knowing.
Dianics recognize that women's magic is a sacred trust; therefore, Dianics do not teach their Women's Mysteries and magic to males.
Sexuality is sacred. When lovers meet in mutual love, trust, and equality, these expressions of love and pleasure are a gift to, and from, the Goddess.
Sacred play is a form of spiritual practice.
The Dianic tradition is a teaching tradition.
Dianic tradition stands in accord with the Wiccan Rede, which states "An' it harm none, do what you will." We honor free will, with the intention that our magical actions manifest for the greater good of all.
Temple of Diana Expectations
of Members and Participant Conduct at Daughters of Diana Gathering and all other Temple events
All Temple of Diana and affiliated Grove events are alcohol and drug free.
The Dianic religion is dedicated to challenging isms such as racism, classism, and homophobia within ourselves and our communities, and does not support power-over thinking or actions. Our religion steadfastly holds to the Wiccan Rede; an it harm none, do as ye will as well as the belief that the energy and actions we put out into the world, returns to us threefold.
Temple of Diana endeavors to create safe places for women and girls to gather, exchange ideas and support each other. Our religion celebrates diversity, partnership, empowerment and pleasure.
Temple of Diana vehemently opposes patriarchy in its external and internal forms, and seeks to dismantle its institutions. Patriarchy harms all life; women, men, our children, and our Mother Earth. While our tradition’s focus is solely on serving the needs of woman and girls, we all have men and boys in our lives whom we love. In our definition of patriarchy, we refer to the dominator model of power-over that has historically denigrated women and nature. We seek a world wherein all people, women and men alike, are free from internalized oppression and patriarchal domination.
We expect our members and participants to support this vision, and refrain from derogatory words that carelessly or hurtfully generalize about men and boys, or mothers of male children.
It is our expectation that differences and disagreements are a normal process in daily life, however, it is also our expectation that disagreements are handled honorably and do not include bullying, ridicule, language that can be described as hate speech, condescension or rudeness. We believe in women taking full responsibility for their actions as quickly as possible when disagreements arise.
Temple of Diana, Inc. reserves the right to withdraw participation from our Gathering or other Temple events from anyone who cannot abide by this code of conduct.