“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
When you become a member of the Covenant of Hekate you undertake a dedication ceremony called The Rite of the Devotee, during this ceremony you undertake various promises, including that you will:
” I offer myself as a Devotee of your Sacred Fires. Through the ebb and flow of the natural cycles I will strive towards fulfilling my own potential in a quest for wisdom through knowledge and understanding of your mysteries. I dedicate myself to the fulfilment of this oath, from my heart, from my mind and from my body…”
This is not an oath to other individuals – it is an oath between you and the Goddess. As such, you are always free to resign from the Covenant of Hekate community and its activities if you feel that it no longer serves you in what you aim to achieve, or you feel that you no longer share in the guidelines our community strives towards.
Taking a Sabbatical from the Covenant of Hekate:
If you wish to take a break from your involvement in the Covenant of Hekate, for whatever reason, and if you are responsible for a team, activity or other admin function within our community please inform Admin (email@example.com) so that measures can be put into place to ensure that the work continues smoothly in your absence. If you do not have any such responsibilities at the present time, you do not need to do anything. It is fully understood that all members, will at times have reasons for wanting to focus on other activities or have responsibilities they have to focus on.
Resigning as a member of the Covenant of Hekate:
(Torchbearers & Devotees)
If you wish to resign your membership of the Covenant of Hekate, for whatever reason, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your membership number and name, with a note saying you wish to resign. You do not need to provide any reason(s) for your resignation.
This document, dated November 2016, replaces any previous documents or guidelines related to sabbaticals and resignations.