Religion, Spiritual Development

Wiccan Educational Society - A Non- Profit Corporation

  • Ashburnham, MA
  • www.WESociety.com

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This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission Statement

The goal of WES is to provide a safe, supportive, and structured environment for eclectic Wiccans and Pagans interested in developing their spiritual path through education, open rituals, gatherings, workshops, and the formation of a sacred community. On Beltane 2002, our founder and director received a vision while visiting Glastonbury, England. She knew that the Goddess was calling upon her to create a sacred space for us in Central New England where we could explore the Divine Feminine in balance with the God. When she returned, the Goddess Temple Project became a central focus for the Wiccan Educational Society.

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer

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Heidi Couture

Keywords

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wicca, paganism, education, community, Goddess, The Goddess, Temple, Gaia, Ecology, Women

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EIN

04-3530959

Also Known As

WES

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs

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Program 1

~Chanting Group ~Four Greater Sabbat Rituals ~Various Wiccan & Pagan Workshops -Sacred Site Tours

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Wiccan Educational Society - A Non- Profit Corporation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Heidi Couture

BIO

Heidi has been practicing Wicca for over 17 years, and is an initiated High Priestess. She is the founder and director of The Wiccan Educational Society, a non-profit organization and serves WES as their main ritualist. The goal of WES and Heidi's mission is to provide a safe, supportive and structured environment for eclectic Wiccans interested in developing their spiritual path through education, ritual, gatherings, workshops and the formation of a sacred community. Heidi has her Masters Degree in Communication and has taught at the college level for several years, her teaching style encourages active learning, participation and empowerment to students at all levels. Heidi is a public Tarot reader; she has also worked extensively with various forms of divination and healing modalities. She also serves as a spiritual counselor and High Priestess for wheel of the year rituals as well as other Wiccan Ceremonies, such as Handfastings, Wiccanings, and other Rites of Passage. Heidi?s past projects include co-producing ?The Journey to Avalon with Shawna Carol 2003". She has had the pleasure of performing in the Goddess Chant choir in Glastonbury, England at Beltane 2002 and Lammas 2003. She had the honor of reciting "The Charge of the Goddess" at the opening of the Glastonbury Goddess Conference in 2003. On Imbolc 2004, she founded and dedicated The First Goddess Temple in Massachusetts. Heidi also speaks to various audiences about Wicca and Goddess Spirituality. Most recently she has spoken to college audiences and is a popular guest speaker.

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