The Dianic Nemorensis Tradition is result of years of the Goddess Religion existence in Brazil. We descend of a Neopagan Path called Dianic.
The term "Dianic" includes many Craft Traditions and we can say that refers to any branch of Witchcraft that emphasizes the feminine in the humanity, nature, life and spirituality over the masculine.
The Dianic Traditions existent nowdays have been classified and divided in two different categories, since the arise of this Craft path about 1970 in the United States:
1 - The ones who gives supremacy to the Goddess, but recognize the God in their worship. In these branches of Dianism the Goddess have fundamental and central importance. The God is recognized sometimes as an extension Of Her and mentioned secondarily in some myths and rituals of the Tradition. These branches include men and women in the structure. Several of these groups started by Morgan McFarland's and Mark Roberts efforts about the middle of 1971. Even though many Witches that practice Dianism now don't belong the McFarland Tradition, we can mention them as the older Dianic equalitarian format and root or inspiration and influence for the formation of ideas and Thealogia of several groups and subsequent Dianic Traditions, including ours.
2 - Feminist Dianics, influenced by Zsuzsanna Budapest with total focus in the woman, without men's participation and without recognition and worship of the God and masculine Gods in their structure.
The Dianic Nemorensis Tradition is the result of successive years of new ideas and interest mixed to the practices and rituals inherited of our Mother Tradition. After years, we observed that what we did and believed was very different from what was taught to us. So, we decided give a new name to our Dianic expression: Nemorensis.
Nemorensis is one of Diana's titles and means Forest, Wood. She was reverenced by this epithet in Nemi, where there was a worship shrine to the huntress Goddess and her consort. Diana's historical as an untamed Maiden Goddess and with only feminine priesthood is very known. However, close her Temple in Nemi lake any man could become Diana's Priest after take a sacred branch of a certain tree and make certain precepts. He then adopted Rex Nemorensis' title and became the Guardian of the Forest. His duty was maintain the intruders out of the sacred place. To exercise the function of Priest of the Goddess he married ritually with Egeria, the Diana's foutain. Diana's Priestess, washed the Priest with the divine waters and she crowned him with a garland declaring: "Thou art Rex Nemorensis(King of the Forest)". Surprisingly, Rex Nemorensis also received the title of Horned, and the marriage with Diana's fountain is similar to the Great Rite concept, the marriage between the King and the Earth, practiced widely among the old Europeans of Celtic origin.
Our Tradition, even though Dianic, admits men and give to them the same status and power that other Dianic branchs only grant to the Priestesses. This make a spiritual link with "Rex Nemorensis" concept. We choose this name for its deep simbology. So the name Nemorensis tries give to our Tradition an inclusive Dianic identity, confering the same Priestly rights to men and women into Dianism.
In many Dianic Traditions the lineage transmission only can happen through a High Priestess. The Dianic Nemorensis Tradition broke definitively with this pattern, granting to any High Priest or High Priestess, with appropriate preparation and knowledge, the right and freedom to initiate others, independent of gender. One of our central cores is the conviction that everything what a Priest of a gender can do spiritually, another of opposed gender can also do.
The Goddess and the respect to the feminine are the main foundations of our spiritual Tradition. We believe that Dianism can make possible the communion with the Divine Feminine Powers and our empowerment. We recognize Earth as an alive organism, ancient and full of mysteries to share with us and for us the Universe is Feminine. The Vastness and darkness' Universe is the dark womb of the Goddess, with Creation potential in her uterus full of life.
Our principles encourage the rejection to racism, exploration of the Earth, social oppression, sexual prejudice and many other "values" of the modern society that only contribute to propagation of intolerance in its many forms.
The Goddess in all Her colors and forms is celebrated by us, helping to build bridges between our divisions and teaching us to honor our differences.
Dianic Nemorensis Tradition is an unique spiritual path.
We are an initiatory Mystery Tradition with shamanic practices with bases that include meditative exercises, contemplation and self-knowledge for meeting the Wholeness. A highly personal path, our roots involve Celtic symbolisms as the use of the Beth-Luis-Nion calendar, ecstatic practices and the celebration of the Goddes in Her many faces and attributes.
The Spiral of Creation, Grove Mother of Dianic Nemorensis Tradition, offers training to people interested in our philosophy and Tradition. The training happen in one-on-one scheme and enable that the practitioner access deep aspects Dianic practice.