About

Temple of Fortuna dot com

Temple of Fortuna dot com is a NeoPagan Religious Public Charity that offers weekly worship services to an internet congregation as a celebration of international spiritual diversity.

Public Charity

Founded on November 19, 2009 ( apparently under sun sign Scorpio ) and incorporated in the State of California, Temple of Fortuna dot com is a tax exempt Public Charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States of America and Section 23701d(c)(1) of California’s Revenue and Taxation code. Contributions are deductible under section 170 of the IRS code. As a Public Charity the organization is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devices, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the IRS code.

USA donors and subscribers: Verify extent of deductibility with a tax adviser. International donors and subscribers: The organization is not aware of any international financial benefits or reciprocal agreements. Verify with a regional tax adviser in your country.

 International donations welcome.
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Mission

Our mission is to provide a doorway to weekly New Age Pagan Goddess worship for beginners, for spiritual people who have been considering Paganism and are accustomed to a more traditional worship service, and for global Pagans who simply wish for an organized system of online worship.

Creed

Our Creed opens and closes each Worship Services podcast. We call the four directions while honoring the turning of Fortuna’s wheel in Latin and English language.

Wheel of Fortune illustration from the Codex Buranus, circa 1220s. Photo credit: image in the public domain via Wikipedia.

Wheel of Fortune illustration from the famous Carmina Burana, circa 1220s. Photo credit: image in the public domain via Wikipedia.

Direction of East:
Sum Sine Regno, I Have no Kingdom

Direction of South:
Regnabo, I Shall Reign

Direction of West:
Regno, I Reign

Direction of North:
Regnavi, I Have Reigned

Online NeoPagan Goddess Worship Services

Temple of Fortuna online worship services podcasts were written, coordinated and recorded on Sunday mornings for more than a year by the organization founder. The podcasts feature a wide variety of wonderful guest speakers as well as permissioned music by many different talented performing artists and bands.

The recordings were created in a global outreach to form both an international, online Pagan congregation and an association for organized, spiritual New Age Pagan Goddess worship headquartered in Southern California, USA. These worship services can be attended at the convenience of the global online Pagan congregation, from the privacy of the home, or anywhere there is an internet connection and access to this website.

The Worship Services podcasts are available to the public for listening free of charge throughout the year. A library of programs and transcribed sermons from our worship services are archived for the convenience of Temple of Fortuna dot com subscribers.

* Podcasts and videos, and permissioned music in the podcasts and videos, are protected by copyright. * Listen online, please do not download.

Ethics and Rituals

Temple of Fortuna specifically supports human, animal and environmental rights.

*The Temple organization prohibits any activity, ritual tool, costume, decoration, or “acting out” of any ritual or temple-affiliated activity which depicts or is derived from abuse, exploitation or harm to animals, people or the environment.*

Rituals and activities shall be in compliance with local, national and international law. Subscribers, ritual priestesses and priests are not bound to secrecy and may seek assistance from outside authorities at any time. Activities found in violation of this section are grounds for revocation of subscription and any priestess or priest title formerly recognized by the Temple organization.

Website

Work on the website of Temple of Fortuna dot com was started in 2009. Soon thereafter, the Temple website could be found organically on the first page of major search engines, for the search terms Pagan Worship Services and Temple Of Fortuna. We may infer that the blessings of the Goddess Fortuna, Herself, has been with us on this virtual, spiritual journey.

In 2014 a new banner and logo were designed by the organization founder. The design was inspired by photographs of a wonderful statue of the Goddess Fortuna, and the colors and detail of an altar decorated with vibrant frescoes of the Goddesses Fortuna and Ceres. The website was upgraded and decorated with matching colors.

Fortuna, Roman replica of Greek Statue of the Fourth Century CE, from the New Wing Chiaromonte Museum of the Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Italy. Photo credit: Sailko Round Temple of Fortuna dot com Banner with Wheel Roman Goddess Fortuna (good luck); fresco from a Roman altar of Fortuna and Ceres at the Archaeological Museum in Milan, Italy. Photo credit: Giovanni Dall'Orto, derivative work permitted.

Image at left: Fortuna, Roman replica of Greek Statue of the Fourth Century CE, from the New Wing Chiaromonte Museum of the Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Italy. Photo credit: Sailko
Image at center: Temple of Fortuna dot com logo created with photo editing software provided by the website of Lunapic.
Image at right: Roman Goddess Fortuna (good luck); fresco from a Roman altar of Fortuna and Ceres at the Archaeological Museum in Milan, Italy. Photo credit: Giovanni Dall’Orto, derivative work permitted.