- Paperback: 196 pages
- Publisher: Goddess Ink (May 5, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0983346607
- ISBN-13: 978-0983346609
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,897,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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...a rare glimpse into the life of a 21st Century priestess... refreshing and honest...Along the way she deepens her connection to Sekhmet, to the arid land, to the water in the nearby spring and the vast Nevada sky, and, ultimately, to her own embodied experience of spirituality.
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Anne Key has told a great story about her time in the Nevada desert as a modern day priestess of the ancient Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet; raw and expressive and so interesting. I loved it!
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About the Author
Anne Key is adjunct faculty in Women's Studies and Religious Studies at the College of Southern Nevada. She is a graduate of the Women's Spirituality Program of California Institute of Integral Studies where her investigations centered on Mesoamerica. Dr. Key was Priestess of the Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet, located in Nevada, from 2004-2007. She is the author of Desert Priestess: a memoir and she is co-editor of The Heart of the Sun: An Anthology in Exaltation of Sekhmet, both published by Goddess Ink. She resides in Albuquerque with her husband, his four cats and her snake.
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She learns about living in the desert, its surroundings & inhabitants. Her job covers the spiritual leadership of this desert temple. She experiences this particular job description by taking on her duties. Anne describes the Temple & the Goddesses She serves, mainly the great lioness Goddess Sekhmet, an Egyptian Deity. Sekhmet is in Her element in the desert, a Solar Goddess with passion.
Anne, as Priestess falls in the rhythm of the seasons, the Wheel of the year, and the Moon's cycles. We are with Her as She performs the Sacred Rituals for the people gathered to express their faith in the Goddess. Even in a time of doubting Her vocation, She bounces back, with Her strong will & beliefs.
This is the perfect book for Women who have a burning desire to serve the Goddess, or are thinking about being a Priestess. Anne puts down her heart & soul in this book about her calling, to be a practing Priestess, in this day & age.