Second Degree High Priestess
Teacher & Elder
I’ve been exploring my spirituality since I was young. Actively through various Christian paths as well as studying about other organized paths.
In the late 80’s I started exploring earth-based religions through the Earth Medicine Circle, a Calgary group that celebrated the Sabbats, with public ritual. It went through many changes before finally winding down. My learning and personal practice at that time were through teachers that had studied with various Indigenous elders.
I was then involved with Sacred Space Theatre doing large-scale ritual and participatory theatre. That part of my journey helped to develop my love of ritual and a skill set that I rely on to this day.
I am currently a Second Degree Elder in the Evergreen Tradition and am working on my Third Degree. My passion for ritual is shared by teaching in Evergreen’s Ritual Leadership workshop series and mentoring our members who want to learn more. I am currently doing research on the relationship between the God and Goddess in Wiccan practice
High Priestess & Elder
Heather Dawn started her spiritual journey in the Anglican Church, making stops along the way in Christian Fundamentalism, and Mormonism until she found her way to Wicca and the Evergreen Tradition. She has been a practicing Witch since the early ‘90s, working with a coven in Edmonton, Evergreen, and the Covenant of Gaia Church of Alberta. She has gone through Evergreen’s training system, receiving her First Degree in 1999, her Second in 2004, and her Third in 2014.
Heather has lead a wide variety of rituals, including Handfastings and Requiems, and has a strong interest in interfaith work and chaplaincy. She is a past member of Calgary Pagan Pride, and served on the Host City Organizing Committee for the Canadian National Pagan Conference (Gaia Gathering) in 2017.
Heather has retired from teaching students, focusing her involvement with Evergreen in her role as Elder.
Heather Dawn passed into the Summerlands on November 22, 2021.