Our Women's Spirituality Teachers
Spiritual education is absolutely a personal calling and an act of love by the women who serve as teachers for the global community. Teaching is deeply humbling, and it's work to stay connected to spirit and walk in spiritual ways with the integrity and respect of the greater global women's spirituality movement. Our teachers are dedicated individuals whose life mission is make this world a better place to live. They represent the new paradigm of Dianic Goddess Woman with an educational program that takes each student on a journey through the life cycle of a woman's body with respect to the Dianic tradition and its spiritual philosophies. We are the storytellers speaking directly to your female heart and soul, to reawaken and beat stronger towards your own personal spiritual journey of self-discovery and understanding.
Bobbie Grennier has been a practicing pagan for more than twenty years. She has taught Wicca classes and led public rituals through the years, founding the Church of the Goddess in 1990. In 2010, Bobbie was ordained by Z Budapest as the first Summoner within the Dianic tradition, opening up a new role for women who want to organize and produce events. She now serves as H.Ps. for the SBAC.
In 2007 with Z's blessing, Bobbie resurrected the Susan B. Anthony Coven #1 after 30+ years of abandonment. Z had named this coven in 1971, but handed it off to Ruth Barrett who used it for a period of years before changing the name to Moon Birch Grove. And thus it laid dead for three decades.
From 2007 to 2016, Bobbie governed this coven and Z lead the public rituals as it pleased her.
From 2014-2016, Bobbie worked privately with a group of women in-person and continued to allow the coven to represent a global presence in support of Z Budapest. Z was an occasional guest speaker during this time, but not acting H.P. The website was changed in 2014 to reflect this shift with Bobbie as the H.P. and Z as honored foremother.
2014 ushered in a ending to the tryst between Bobbie and Z. And now in 2016, because of a total departure in her relationship with Z Budapest, for personal reasons, Bobbie had returned the coven name to Z and renamed her group of women. Bobbie's group will use SBAC to reflect their group, but have renamed themselves to Sisterhood: Blessing All Communities.
On November 29, 2017, Z Budapest announced the formation of her new coven the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Coven #1. Once more, Z has retired the coven name Susan B. Anthony Coven #1 from her own use. Thus, the Sisterhood: Blessing All Communities will remain synonymous with the name of the Susan B. Anthony Coven and continue their work as Feminist Dianics.
Bobbie Grennier holds a B.A. in Speech Communications with Minors in English and History, plus a Clear Teaching Credential in the state of California. She is a certified Master Herbalist (Global College of Natural Medicine) and Hypnotherapist (American Board of Hypnotherapy). She works as an Internet Strategist and Online Marketing expert.
Bobbie studied Celtic Mythology and Herbalism (Sage Mountain Herbal Center) with Kisma Stepanich, the author of the Faery Wicca books and tarot. She was ordained as an Ollamh Fodhla in the Faery Faith Tradition and became a member of Fellowship of Isis.
Bobbie produced and sponsored the first Faery Camp festivals that focused on pagan rituals and Celtic folklore. She produced annual Yule Festivals and an intensive event called Faery Camp, which was the first of its kind. It was attended by Anodea Judith, Shekihinah Mountainwater and Alison Harlow. She also produced some of the Goddess Festivals on the California Central Coast with Shirely Delisi.
Bobbie also organized and produced the Merlin Stone Memorial that took place in Clearwater, Florida. Bobbie is currently working on a documentary about Merlin Stone called In Search of Merlin Stone, which is still in production.
Bobbie established and serves as editor of the Goddess Magazine which features the writings of herself, Z Budapest and various women of the Susan B. Anthony Coven Number One.
She is currently working on her Doctorate of Ministry through the Ocean Seminary College’s Goddess Thealogy doctoral program.
Bobbie has been working with Z Budapest and the Women’s Spirituality Forum’s non-profit overseeing the operations of the Goddess College, Goddess Magazine, Goddess Festivals and several websites since 2007.
As of May 25, 2016, Bobbie formally resigned her position as Vice President of the Women’s Spirituality Forum, Inc., ending all ties to that organization and her direct work with Z. Even though she resurrected the name after over thirty years of abandonment, Bobbie has formally returned the coven name of the Susan B. Anthony Coven #1 to Z. Bobbie also resigned her position as editor of the Goddess Magazine.
Now Bobbie's focus is on her own community of women locally and the continued education of women around the world in the Dianic tradition and goddess lore.
In addition, Bobbie retired her position as the producer of the Z Budapest Goddess Festival, even though she resurrected the event in 2007 after over ten years of abandonment. All future events produced by Bobbie will no longer involve appearances by Z Budapest.
Bobbie continues to honor Z Budapest as the founding mother of the Feminist Dianic Wicca tradition. Bobbie and her community continue to support the tenants of the Holy Book of Women’s Mysteries and Z’s teachings through her 50+ years of service to the Goddess and Her women.
Ghislaine “Eclecta” Yergeau
Ghislaine Yergeau's Research Interests: History, Education, Archaeology, Sociology, Law, Languages and Linguistics, Cultural Theory, Religion, Humanities, Culture, Development Studies, Women's Studies, Theology, International Studies, Women's Spirituality, Environmental Sustainability, Human Rights and Holistic Health.
For decades, Ghislaine’s life has been fuelled by her intense interest and passion for learning, travel, world cultures and religions, human and especially women's rights, the environment, languages, women’s spirituality, and sisterhood. Her travels have taken her to many parts of the globe and she’s thankful to have family and friends on every continent.
Ghislaine’s work has always been multi-faceted. Even while teaching and being a consultant with various school boards and Ministry of Education, she continued her work in translations, simultaneous interpretation, writing, editing, mediation and counselling. She has been a leader in women's organizations in Ontario (Canada), a Conference organizer and speaker. Now retired from the field of education, she devotes her time to women's spirituality in its many forms.
She translated into French Zsuzsanna Budapest's major work, The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries, which will eventually appear in print. She contributes articles to the Women's Spirituality Forum's Goddess Magazine among others, and also serves as a writer and Associate Editor for Neotropica Magazine. She served as a Faculty Member at Goddess College and with the old Susan B. Anthony Coven #1 Dianic University.
Eclecta's focus in life is Sisterhood and Women’s Spirituality in the Dianic Tradition of Z Budapest. She is a Reiki Master Teacher, as well as a trained Mediator. She is a High Priestess of her ancient family tradition, a Priestess, teacher and counsellor in her local women's group, and is a Conference speaker to the larger Pagan community in Costa Rica.
The local group is known as Hermanadad de la Luna, (and no, the word is not a mistake, we did add an extra “a” because in Spanish, the dictionary renders both sisterhood and brotherhood as “hermandad”, but when it comes to translating it back, it only lists brotherhood. So, since women are mostly invisible in the language, we wanted to underline this.)
The group meets twice a month, on the Full Moon for ritual, and on the Dark Moons for learning and teaching and discussions.
Since we all live in the same village or nearby, we see each other regularly and our lives intertwine. I imagine this is how our foremothers, the ancient ones of the Old Ways, lived and shared with each other.
B.A., Lakehead University, French and Social Studies, 1982
B.Ed., Lakehead University, 1983
M.A., U.Q.A.M., Curriculum Development, 1988
S.O.*, O.I.S.E*., 1992
P.Q.*, 1994, 1995
*S.O. Supervisory Officer of Education
*O.I.S.E. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
*P.Q. Principal Qualification, parts 1 and 2