What does it mean to be a Priestess? What is required? What are the skills and talents you need to be a Priestess? What tools are necessary to master to walk, talk, act and stand as a Priestess?
I’ve been pondering these questions deeply in my own life. I have a very full life, I am engaged in a variety of business, work, volunteer, community and family endeavors. My guess is that if you asked people to describe me; very, very few would describe me as a priestess. Why is that I wonder?….Isn’t my connection to the Divine and the work I do as a woman walking a spiritual path, isn’t that a Priestess role?
I am really quite interested in pondering this question of what it means to be a priestess. I have Priestess friends, I have Priestess teachers, I’m in a Priestess program, I lead ceremony, do invocations, give blessings, I set up altars and call in the directions. Why do I still ponder what it means to be a Priestess? I don’t have an answer, but I would be interested in knowing what you think.
As a Priestess, I see a big part of my work is bringing the Feminine Face of the Divine into the world. Here are a couple resources I use to do that work. I love the book Stepping Into Ourselves: An Anthology of Writings on Priestesses, edited by Anne Key and Candace Kant. It’s a wonderful resource, including a whole section entitled TOOLKIT. I also look to Kimberly Moore’s Mother House of the Goddess for inspiration, resources and wonderful classes.
If you have other ideas, resources or good things to share, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blessings to all you Priestesses!
Genevieve Mitchell is a Partner with Goddess Ink Publishing. She is a Priestess, a Network Weaver, a photographer, a socially responsible investor, a mother, a grandmother and a devotee of God/Goddess/Divine/Spirit. You can contact her at email@example.com.
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