Welcome the new generation of Goddess culture makers! All that was taken away from women, our Heras, their names and deeds, the inventors of poems and prose, rituals and dances,we could still not fill the the gaping empty space if we published a million more books like this. But it is something. This work will be seeding the generations after us to continue the research, the relentless reclaiming, the constant agitation, to re create sisterhood. -- Z Budapest, Spiritual Elder of the Dianic Tradition and author of 13 books about the Goddess and her lost mythology, lore, culture.
There are wise words here for those of us who have been burned, and soaring words for those who aspire to step into the title of "Priestess." This book is a balm for those of us who have held positions of power and then still had to carry out the garbage, and find a way to navigate through the deep projections of others. -- Ellen Evert Hopman, Herbalist and Druid Priestess, author of the "Priestess of the Forest" trilogy of Celtic novels and other volumes.
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What is a priestess? Is she a ritualist? A leader? A shaman? A role model? A coach? A soothsayer? A sybil? Or is she all of these, or some of these, or none of these? Stepping in to Ourselves: An Anthology of Writings on Priestesses is a vibrant tapestry of voices illuminating the roles and perspectives of priestesses in the ancient and modern worlds and weaving them together to create the beautiful fabric of women's sacred service. The personal essays, academic articles, poetry, rituals, and tools in this book will speak to your heart, inspiring you to step into your own spiritual authority.