Francine Derschner, São Paulo, Brazil

I am Brazilian, have a degree in history, and have always been fascinated by mythology and esotericism. I am the volunteer responsible for the Brazilian applications to the Covenant of Hekate.

I started my journey with Hekate in 2012 when I was called to her service and since then, I have dedicated myself to Goddess integrally. Currently, I am a Torchbearer and Keybearer of the Covenant of Hekate.

As a Torchbearer, I facilitated the Sanctuary of Hekate Hegemonen, the Sanctuary is in São Paulo, Brasil and it is focused on the research and study of the History of the Goddess Hekate as part of the journey to get closer to her mysteries. Our rites and practices are modern, inspired by Western Mystery Traditions as well as Hellenic Polytheism. We are always seeking, through historical bases, to make Goddess worship accessible to the needs of modern devotees.

I also co-host the virtual sanctuary of Hekate Ourania-Pammetor with the wonderful Edward Cantazaro. In this work, we receive petitions from the CoH members. We then send the energetical support to the petitioner to achieve their goals. In addition to this service, we ask the petitioners to perform some act of charity.

As a Keybearer, I work with the healing of the self, an individualized program of self-improvement based on the connection with the Goddess Hekate in her many faces, to help the participants achieve emotional and energetic realignment. Due to the nature of this training, only a few members are admitted in each period of training. The work will always begin in August as part of a personal offering from the conductor of this activity to the Goddess Hekate.

Also, I am available to work as a Guide to Torchbearer candidates.

My goal in the Covenant is to assist other devotees in their reconnection and rediscovery of the Goddess and to expand the sacred flames of Hekate wherever I can, especially within the Brazilian community.

I also give lectures about the Goddess Hekate and organize public events and rituals for the Goddess of the Crossroads in São Paulo, as the Rite of Her Sacred Fires. I found, in helping our local community of devotees, a new way of servicing Hekate and deepens my devotion.

I can be contacted by my personal e-mail:

Sanctuary of Hekate Hegemonen