Discover the Path... at Hestia's Hearth

A Spiritual Organization in support of women who choose their own path.

Discover the path at Hestia's hearth is pleased to have been involved in the first ordination of a SHES Minister in Ontario.  The service was a simple one using cleansing water, healing oils, flowers and candles to unite all of those present.  Two ministers, one Certified Spiritual Healer and one Diplomat of Earth Stewardship were ordained with the help and support of Ingrid Naiman of the Sacred Medicine Sanctuary.

Without consulting the 365 Goddess (Patricia Telesco), we chose November 29th for the ordination day some weeks ago. Imagine our pleasure at finding out much later that in England, this very day was given to Hestia. It is called Stir up day.  The clockwise stirring of a pudding by members of the family represented a time for wishing.  At the end of a year the wish should manifest.

As guardian of the Hearth and Home Hestia's presence could be felt during our ceremony.  The warm homey cottage by the river in Dunedin was the ideal site for inducing the intimate and caring atmosphere felt during the rituals.

Later, as we shared food and laughter and warm conversation, we reflected on how wonderful life could be and how important to take these feelings out into the wider family of our neighbours and community so that we may all get a feeling of new beginings and strength in unity.

Our first ordination then was a memorable one.  We will continue to hold services every April 27, and November 29.

Anyone wishing to become members of Discover the path at Hestia's Hearth or Trusted Servants of SHES should read the information provided below.  We welcome your questions and comments. See feedback form

Discover the Path... at Hestia's Hearth represents a symbolic haven of passages, knowledge, warmth and illumination. A congregation of like-minded women join together in sharing a spiritual philosophy of unity and strength that honours the mythical stories of the ancient Goddesses.

Are you?

  • Interested in the wellbeing of the earth and its communities
  • Involved in any form of energy healing
  • Do you have?

  • a knowledge of the Goddesses from any culture or an identification with the mythological energy of a particular Goddess
  • an open-minded willingness to share with others
  • a sincere commitment to self growth
  • Discover the Path... at Hestia's Hearth is a spiritually based assembly of women which seeks to revisit the myths of the ancient Goddesses and to recognize the potential within our selves for greater expression of the feminine energy. Our assembly, primarily, utilizes the mythological stories of the Greco Roman goddesses as a way of exploring their impact on the collective unconscious of all women. This study includes myths and truths of women from all over the world. See Self-refleting path of Feminine Spiritual Reclamation.

    We are members of the International Assembly of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards (S.H.E.S.) As we work towards strength in self expression and community service, we offer through our association with S.H.E.S., an opportunity to hold the office of Trusted Servant within that organization. Discover the path at Hestia's hearth supports and facilitates those members of the assembly wishing to receive certificates as Ordained Ministers, Certified Spiritual healers or appointed Earth Stewards.

    All Trusted Servants, regardless of category, must adhere to the code of ethics as outlined by S.H.E.S.. Below are some guidelines to help in the decision making process.

    For more information about the International Assembly of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards, you may access their web site at:

    Join us and Discover your path through the personal and spiritual exploration of the myths. Let our shared experiences carry us on a journey of fulfilment.


    Ordained Ministers

    (Hiera de Meter)

    Ministers are nominated by their congregation and must be ordained by two other ministers. The role is one of leadership and suggested for those in teaching or counselling professions. Ordained Ministers may be required to coordinate, organize and support activities within the congregation that will help others to recognize and achieve their full potential personally, professionally, and globally. Ordained Ministers must be aware of and function within the civil laws pertaining to their role in any community.

    As a guideline, the following members may consider a role as an Ordained Minister.

  • Mothers
  • Counsellors
  • Social workers
  • Astrologers
  • Teachers
  • Lawyers
  • Writers
  • Channels/mediums
  • Nurses
  • Psychics
  • Doctors
  • Child and Youth workers
  • Spiritual Healers

    Spiritual Healers represent the binding unseen energy of a congregation. No specific role is mandated. The principles of energy flow when guided by a spiritual healer are uplifting and enlightening. The healer is then able to facilitate a process of transformation. Spiritual Healers enable a true vision of the self in relation to others personally, professionally, and globally. Spiritual Healers are not bound by any dogma that inhibits an openess to all.

    As a guideline members in the following professions may consider a role as spiritual Healer.

  • Aromatherapists
  • Reiki Masters
  • Musicians
  • Reflexologists
  • Therapeutic Touch Practitioners
  • Psychic healers
  • Ministers
  • Flower Essence Practitioners
  • Massage Therapists
  • Spiritual Healers
  • Shiatsu Practitioners
  • Acupuncturists
  • Circle Leaders
  • Diplomats Of Earth Stewardship

    Earth Stewards represent the body of the organization and help to provide practical ways in which each member can Function productively at a personal, professional, and global level. Earth Stewards are concerned with the environment, mother earth and all her inhabitants. They seek ways to teach us how to nurture ourselves and each other through respect for our planet and the glorious bounty it provides.

    As a guideline, members engaged in the following practices, either professionally or as a hobbyist may consider a role as an Earth Steward.

  • Herbalist
  • Gardener
  • Florist
  • Environmentalist
  • Farmers
  • Agriculturists
  • Veterinarians
  • Naturalists
  • Botanists
  • Mothers and Grandmothers
  • Artists
  • Builders
  • Navigators
  • The role of Trusted Servants is not limited by the guidelines. Any person may consider one or all three. If you would like to become a Trusted Servant, please click HERE for a form you can complete and mail in. Assistance is provided to members of Discover the path at Hestia's Hearth only.


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